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  • Hitler had son with French teen

    02/17/2012 12:13:28 PM PST · by bkopto · 74 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | Feb 17, 2012 | Peter Allen
    Jean-Marie Loret, who died in 1985 aged 67, never met his father, but went on to fight Nazi forces during the Second World War. His extraordinary story has now been backed up by a range of compelling evidence, both in France and in Germany, which is published in the latest edition of Paris's Le Point magazine. Hitler is said to have had an affair with Mr Loret's mother, Charlotte Lobjoie, 16, as he took a break from the trenches in June 1917. Although he was fighting the French near Seboncourt, in the northern Picardy region, Hitler made his way to...
  • Did Hitler Have a Secret Son? Evidence Supports Alleged Sons Claims

    02/21/2012 8:32:58 PM PST · by lbryce · 20 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | February 21, 2012 | Candace Smith
    Until his death in 1985, Jean-Marie Loret believed that he was the only son of Adolf Hitler. There is now renewed attention to evidence from France and Germany that apparently lends some credence to his claim. Loret collected information from two studies; one conducted by the University of Heidelberg in 1981 and another conducted by a handwriting analyst that showed Lorets blood type and handwriting, respectively, were similar to the Nazi Germany dictator who died childless in 1945 at age 56. The evidence is inconclusive but Lorets story itself was riveting enough to warrant some investigation. The French newspaper Le...
  • Getting to know the Hitlers (relatives alive in NY)

    01/21/2002 1:45:52 PM PST · by Sir Gawain · 33 replies · 2+ views
    Getting to know the Hitlers (Filed: 20/01/2002) FOR more than 50 years, the relatives of Adolf Hitler have hidden under false names in Long Island, New York. They have not spoken publicly since the Second World War. In a revelatory new book to be launched this week, they break their silence. David Gardner tells their story. The faint lilt of German folk music floated through the open window of the dark-wood alpine bungalow as I walked down the short path to the front door. The property straddled two small roads on a forested private estate nestling into one of the ...
  • Terrorist supporter a school teacher [UK]

    04/06/2003 4:25:23 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 6 replies · 103+ views
    http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au ^ | 07apr03 | By KEITH MOOR
    Terrorist supporter a school teacherBy KEITH MOOR07apr03 A TERRORIST group supporter who claims to be Adolf Hitler's illegitimate son has been teaching at a Melbourne school. Despite having recent criminal convictions, extremist organisation leader and master forger Michael O'Hara was able to talk his way into a full-time job at Lilydale High School in January. He still has an outstanding charge against him of taking firearms out of Victoria without informing police. Mr O'Hara, using the name Zeev Gideon Korwan, is executive chairman of the Jewish Defence League in Australia. Writing on the JDL website, Mr O'Hara has vowed to...
  • DNA tests reveal 'Hitler was descended from the Jews and Africans he hated'

    08/23/2010 11:07:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/23/2010 | Allan Hall
    DNA tests have revealed Adolf Hitler may have been related to both Jews and black people that he earmarked for extermination. Brussels news magazine Knack has claimed that DNA obtained from the Nazi leader's relatives living in America led to the discovery. Journalist Jean-Paul Mulders garnered the DNA from a serviette dropped by one of three known Hitler descendants who live on Long Island, New York. That led earlier this year to the tracking down in Austria of a farmer known only as Norbert H. who was found to be a cousin of the German dictator. Mulders used the services...
  • Hitler's Forgotten Library: The Man, His Books, and His Search for God

    04/18/2003 3:21:14 AM PDT · by gd124 · 46 replies · 5,719+ views
    The Atlantic Monthly ^ | May 2003 | Timothy W. Ryback
    Hitler's Forgotten Library: The Man, His Books, and His Search for God You can tell a lot about a person from what he reads. The survivingand largely ignoredremnants of Adolf Hitler's personal library reveal a deep but erratic interest in religion and theology by Timothy W. Ryback ..... 'D id you know that today is Hitler's birthday?" the attendant said as he handed me Adolf Hitler's personal copy of Mein Kampf, a tattered red-leather volume (a special second edition issued in 1926) with the title and author's name embossed in gold on the spine. The young man, clean-cut and dressed...
  • D-Day Vet Goes on Final Jump

    01/31/2016 10:42:12 AM PST · by beaversmom · 14 replies
    Pueblo Chieftain ^ | January 28, 2016 | Peter Roper
    By Peter Roper The Pueblo Chieftain Published: January 28, 2016; Last modified: January 28, 2016 11:01PM Elmer Melchi survived parachuting into Normandy on D-Day and he survived jumping into Holland in Operation Market Garden -- although a German soldier shot him when the young 82nd Airborne paratrooper tried to escape from a POW camp. But death finally caught up with the tough 92-year-old veteran Thursday afternoon, taking him in his sleep at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice here. It was expected. Melchi had cancer and knew he was dying. "My dad went for his last jump," said a tearful...
  • Free short Kindle book "The Rise of Nazi Germany"

    01/30/2016 8:12:03 AM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Amazon ^ | May 3. 2015 | Charles River Editors
    Profiles the seminal events that helped Hitler rise to power and consolidate his position, including the end of World War I, the Beer Hall Putsch, the Burning of the Reichstag, and the Night of the Long Knives "I cannot remember in my entire life such a change in the attitude of a crowd in a few minutes, almost a few seconds ... Hitler had turned them inside out, as one turns a glove inside out, with a few sentences. It had almost something of hocus-pocus, or magic about it." - Dr. Karl Alexander von Mueller It is often claimed that...
  • Oakville's Ted Kersey, 92, awarded Legion of Honour, France's highest national order

    01/10/2016 7:06:59 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 3 replies
    Inside Halton ^ | January 10, 2016 | David Lea
    'Our freedom was threatened by a madman. Somebody had to stand up and why not me?' A Second World War veteran, who now calls Oakville home, is receiving the Legion of Honour for his part in liberating France and the rest of Western Europe from the Nazis. Edward (Ted) James Kersey, 92, joined the Canadian Army in 1943 at the age of 19 and served as a dispatch motorcycle rider with the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corp. During fierce fighting in France, Belgium and Holland Kersey relayed vital messages from the front lines to various military headquarters in the rear thereby...
  • Hal Baumgarten 29th Infantry [Survivor of D-Day short video]

    01/07/2016 12:13:52 AM PST · by beaversmom · 13 replies
    World War II Foundation ^ | October 27, 2014 | WWII Foundation
    Hal Baumgarten was a 19 year old private on D-Day. Jewish and originally from NYC, Baumgarten was in Company B of the 116th Infantry Regiment of the 29th. He landed in the 2nd wave on Omaha Beach in one of the most heavily defended parts of Omaha, the Dog Green sector below the village of Vierville-sur-Mer (as depicted in the movie Saving Private Ryan). Hal was wounded 3 times on D-Day and twice more on June 7th. He had 23 surgeries after June 6, 1944, to repair wounds suffered on the Normandy coast of France. Hal has written several books...
  • Harriet Cohen "Cornish Rhapsody"...from film "Love Story" [1944] (Hubert Bath)

    12/30/2015 10:21:26 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1944 | Hubert Bath
    Harriet Cohen plays "Cornish Rhapsody," which is associated with the 1940s film Love Story. The theme from "Cornish Rhapsody" is the film's musical theme. Composer is Hubert Bath. Hubert Bath himself conducts the rhapsody on the record, but Sidney Beer conducts on the film soundtrack.
  • "Warsaw Concerto" composer Richard Addinsell (London Symphony Orch -- Mathieson conducts) 1941

    12/30/2015 10:13:36 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1941 | Richard Addinsell
    "Warsaw Concerto" was composed for the 1941 film Dangerous Moonlight. It is played by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Muir Mathieson. It seems the film studio wanted a famous Rachmaninoff piece, but that was too costly--the next best thing is to pay a composer to write in the manner of Rachmaninoff (with some Grieg, too). Louis Kentner is at the piano. Louis Kentner is not named on the disc label nor on the original matrix cards, probably because as a "serious" performer he did not wish at that time to be associated with a film. If this was the...
  • Did you know that the Millennium Falcon's cockpit was inspired by the WWII B-29 Superfortress bomber

    12/27/2015 6:48:07 PM PST · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | December 15, 2015 | David Cenciotti
    Did you know that the Millennium Falcon's cockpit was inspired by the WWII B-29 Superfortress bomber? Did you know that the Star Wars saga most famous spacecraft featured a cockpit clearly inspired to a World War II heavy bomber? Well, the iconic greenhouse-style window of the Millennium Falcon was designed with the style of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, a strategic bomber flying 30 years before Han Solo and Chewbacca first appeared driving the iconic spacecraft into the hyperspace, in mind.
  • Fritz and the Soldiers - A Christmas Miracle

    12/25/2015 8:23:09 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Unsolved Mysteries
    During WWII a young boy and his mother living in an isolated cabin take in soldiers from the U.S. and Germany on Christmas Eve. The war was nearly over and Fritz's mother insisted that the men come together for the meal.
  • Charlie McCarthy Show Christmas 1944

    12/25/2015 8:06:20 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1944 | Charlie McCarthy Show; Armed Forces Radio Service
    Charlie McCarthy Show Titled The Night Before Christmas. Original Air Date Was 12/24/1944. This is the "Armed Forces Radio Service" version of the program, minus the original Chase & Sanborn opening, closing and commercials...
  • Battle of the Bulge A Christmas Eve Story

    12/25/2015 7:18:08 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 25, 2015 | Ashley Wiesner; James Hobart
    A class project where our group took first hand accounts of the men at Bastogne and the Battle of Bulge. Thank you to the service men for their sacrifices and efforts.
  • World War II and "American Christmas Classics"

    12/25/2015 1:24:02 AM PST · by WhiskeyX
    YouTube ^ | Oct 14, 2009 | Ronald Clancy
    AMERICAN CHRISTMAS CLASSICS was inspired by those who nobly served in our country's military services, especially the veterans of World War II.
  • World War II Christmas

    12/25/2015 1:23:59 AM PST · by WhiskeyX
    YouTube ^ | Dec 18, 2012 | AmericaInWWII
    Travel back to the 1940s and taste the bittersweet experience of wartime Christmas--at the front and on the American home front.
  • Battle of the Bulge - The Western Front - US 84th Infantry Division - WW2 - 1944

    12/24/2015 11:34:17 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | The Big Picture, U.S. Army
    Tried by Fire - Winter battles by 84th Infantry Division in Battle of the Bulge, crossing of the Roer and Rhine, and the desperate race to the Elbe. The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 -- 25 January 1945) was the German offensive campaign launched through the Ardennes forested region of Wallonia in Belgium, France and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe. The surprise attack caught the Allied forces completely off guard and became the costliest battle in terms of casualties for the United States, whose forces bore the brunt of...
  • HD Historic Stock Footage WWII BATTLE OF THE BULGE - SIEGE OF BASTOGNE

    12/24/2015 12:03:25 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 21, 2012 | Buyout Footage Historic HD Film Archive
    World War II Battle of Bastogne Belgium, part of the larger Ardennes Offensive or Battle of the Bulge. Encircled by the German Army the 101st Airborne Division fights to survive in the frigid cold winter weather. C-47 transport planes drop supplies by parachute to the encircled 101st Airborne Division. American troops gather the supplies. Scene of a crashed C-47 on snow covered field. Snow covered tanks. Soldiers in snow covered foxholes and trenches. Tanks on snow covered field firing. Close-up of soldier in foxhole using a field radio. U.S. soldiers firing rifles and machine gun from foxholes. Captured German soldiers...
  • Battle of St. Vith - World War II

    12/24/2015 12:03:22 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | The Big Picture, U.S. Army
    This two part 1965 film begins with the background of events on Hitler's Ardennes offensive December 1944, with focus on 19 December attack on St. Vith and marking the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge. The second part continues with the Battle of the Bulge along with highlights of the U.S. Army's 84th Infantry Division fighting the German Army in World War II, including the penetration of the Siegfried Line in November 1944 and the move into Belgium in December 1944. The film is narrated by actor, Robert Taylor. The Big Picture two episodes produced by the U.S. Army...
  • The Siege of Bastogne: A Personal Perspective; December 23, 1944

    12/22/2015 11:08:06 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    The Siege of Bastogne ^ | 2015 | Stephanie Schmeling
    By December 23rd holding the line around Bastogne was less of an issue compared to the crisis of dwindling supplies. Not only were troops short on food and medical supplies but ammunition was frighteningly low. Rounds were rationed and soldiers were ordered not to fire unless attacked directly and even then to only fire two rounds. Colonel Thomas L. Sherburn, the artillery commander, was intentionally reporting overestimates of supply levels simply to maintain morale.
  • Harold, the American Soldier at the Battle of the Bulge

    12/22/2015 7:34:45 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 12/22/2015 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    A two hour flight later I was in my beloved South, assaulted by humidity and cold. A heavy and constant rain made it difficult to drive my rented Corolla. I expected humidity and hot and I was shivering in my light clothes. The roads were deserted compared to the heavy constant traffic in D.C. Once in a while a solitary car would pass going in the opposite direction. I had the excellent road all to myself. The dense vegetation and trees displayed lovely shades of green. Hanging lavender wisteria formed nature’s intricate draperies. White, pink, and fuchsia azaleas were in...
  • December 15th, 1944: Mostly Quiet on the Western Front. The Bulge begins tomorrow.

    12/15/2015 6:15:43 PM PST · by OKSooner · 26 replies
    US Army History ^ | 12-15-2015 | Phillips, McManus, et al
    December 15, 1944. All is mostly quiet along the western front in France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. It's cold, and the nights are dark. So dark that GI Joe, sitting and waiting, can't see his hand in front of his face. Four divisions of the US army are parked at a 75-mile front along the western frontier of Germany. The American commanders believe that the German Wehrmacht is finished and not capable of offensive operations. They either haven't been talking to some of the GI Joes in the front lines, or they aren't taking GI Joe seriously. He has been hearing...
  • The ignored historical Nazi-Islamic supremacist alliance

    12/09/2015 5:48:52 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/19/15 | Benjamin Weingarten
    In a recent article titled “Why Hitler Wished He Was Muslim,” the Wall Street Journal draws our attention to two books that reflect the historical Nazi-Islamic supremacist axis. Given the goings-on in Europe, we thought these to be poignant titles adding necessary context to a continent that appears to be a potential powder-keg. Of Stefan Ihrig’s ”Atatürk in the Nazi Imagination,” the Journal writes: Through the 1920s and 1930s, Nazi publications lauded Turkey as a friend and forerunner. In 1922, for example, the Völkischer Beobachter, the Nazi Party’s weekly paper, praised Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the “Father of the Turks,” as...
  • 1932 and 1944: Two new books shine spotlight on success, failure of FDR

    12/08/2015 7:54:34 AM PST · by statestreet · 12 replies
    watchdog.org ^ | December 8, 2015 | John Bicknell
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt loved to keep secrets. He didn't want the public to know he was bound to a wheelchair, so he went to elaborate lengths to hide his inability to walk on his own. And when he was dying, his doctors hid it from the public. Even Roosevelt himself didn't want to know. Secrets of a different sort lie at the heart of two new books about Roosevelt the candidate and Roosevelt the president, with a special guest appearance by Adolf Hitler, before he became der fuehrer. David Pietrusza's 1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR--Two Tales of Politics,...
  • The speech where Adolf Hitler declared war on the USA, 1941

    12/11/2015 6:00:13 AM PST · by equaviator · 65 replies
    On December 11, 1941, several days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States declaration of war against the Japanese Empire, Nazi Germany declared war on the United States, in response to what was claimed to be a series of provocations by the United States government when the US was formally neutral during World War II. The decision to declare war was made almost entirely by Adolf Hitler, without consultation. Hitler had received no advance notice from the Japanese about the attack on Pearl Harbor. Although he and his Foreign Minister Ribbentrop had verbally indicated a willingness...
  • December 7 is the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor (with bonus Monty Python)

    12/07/2015 6:48:58 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 38 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 12/07/2015 | HarpyGoddess
    Today is the anniversary of the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, which brought the United States into World War II. The meticulously planned and devastatingly successful operation was launched from six aircraft carriers and their escorts, which had managed to penetrate to within 200 miles of Oahu without being discovered. Of the eight American battleships in port that day, four were sunk or destroyed, and nine other warships were sunk or severely damaged. Over 2,400 U.S. servicemen lost their lives, including 2.000 sailors, most of whom perished on the USS Arizona (BB-39). The only bright...
  • Not forgotten, Hundreds honor lonely D Day Vet as he is laid to rest

    12/18/2015 10:48:19 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 18 replies
    www.foxnews.com ^ | 12/18/15 | foxnews.com
    Hundreds of strangers paid tribute at a Kentucky funeral home to a “humble” survivor of World War II’s Normandy Invasion whose caregiver had worried that no one would come to his funeral. Vet Warren McDonough was 91 when he died Saturday. He never married and his only known survivor was a nephew in Florida. The big crowd who attended his wake Thursday night at Ratterman’s Funeral Home in St. Matthews showed up in response to a call from Lena Lyons, who runs a boarding home where McDonough spent his final days. Lyons told WHAS-TV McDonough deserved to be remembered because...
  • Operation Wacht am Rhein

    12/18/2015 7:13:22 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Uploaded on May 26, 2009 | Youtubes Official WW2 Channel
    The Ardennes Offensive (16 December 1944 25 January 1945) was a major German offensive launched towards the end of World War II through the forested Ardennes Mountains region of Belgium (and more specifically of Wallonia: hence its French name, Bataille des Ardennes), France and Luxembourg on the Western Front. The offensive was called Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein (translated as Operation The Guard on the Rhine or Operation "Watch on the Rhine") by the German armed forces (Wehrmacht). This German offensive was officially named the Ardennes-Alsace campaign[5] by the U.S. Army,[6] but it is known to the general public simply as...
  • USAF Band WWII Holiday Flashback

    12/18/2015 7:11:52 AM PST · by stylecouncilor · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec. 4, 2015 | The USAF Band
    A special holiday musical presentation from Union Station in Washington, DC celebrating the service and sacrifices of our nation's World War II veterans and commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of the war.
  • World War Two Patton and the Battle of the Bulge 1944

    12/17/2015 9:47:18 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | History Channel
    Patton 360 - Battle of the Bulge by History Channel
  • Battle of the Bulge, Hitler's Last offensive

    12/17/2015 8:23:55 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 83 replies
    YouTube ^ | National Georaphic Channel
    Generals At War: Episode 06 The Battle of the Bulge The Greatest battle America ever fought was against Hitler's Army when it staged one of the last offensives of the war in Belgium against American troops who were alone and unprepared for the Nazi onslaught. Despite overwhelming odds American troops defeated the German Blitz preventing history from repeating itself as it did when Hitler first invaded Belgium in the begining of the war.
  • Suddenly and Deliberately Attacked!: The Story of the Panay Incident

    12/13/2015 3:41:48 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    The USS Panay Memorial Website ^ | n.d. | Nick T. Spark and Others
    It sounds like a familiar story: on a bright Sunday in December, nearly 70 years ago, Japanese planes blazed out of the sky to strafe and bomb an American warship while it lay at anchor. The surprise attack caught the crew off-guard, and despite valiant action, the ship was critically damaged, had to be abandoned, and soon sank. If you said December 7th, 1941, Pearl Harbor, you’d be wrong. The date was December 12, 1937, and the place was the Yangtze River in war-torn China. The vessel? The gunboat USS Panay. It was a sudden and deliberate attack that might...
  • Norman Alley's Bombing of USS Panay Special Issue 1937 Newsreel

    12/13/2015 11:50:24 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1937 | Norman Alley; Universal Pictures Special Feature
    Norman Alley's Bombing of USS Panay Special Issue 1937 Newsreel (1) Reel 1 - "Nanking" (2) Reel 2 - "Uncensored!!! Unedited!!! The U.S.S. Panay Bombing in its entirey - exactly as photographed!" (this newsreel special is 22 minutes long, with music and narration)
  • The Sinking of the SS Cynthia Olson

    12/08/2015 8:43:22 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    west-point.org ^ | 11 November 2011 | Bill McWilliams
    SUNDAY IN HELL: PEARL HARBOR MINUTE BY MINUTE [....] The Sinking of the SS Cynthia Olson [....] The day before sending the SOS, the Cynthia Olson, captained by Merchant Marine Master Berthel Carlsen, was 300 miles off San Francisco, under way at 10 knots, when unknown to her crew, the Japanese submarine I-26, submerged at periscope depth and searching for potential targets, spotted and began tracking her. Commander Minoru Yokota, captain of the I-26, had been ordered to accompany I-10 in reconnoitering the Aleutians, then after 5 December, to deploy to a point between San Francisco and Hawaii to report...
  • America Declares War on Japan - President Roosevelt Speech

    12/08/2015 8:22:19 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1941 | Pathe
    America Declares War on Japan - President Roosevelt Speech [Full Resolution]. On December 8, 1941, President Roosevelt declares war on Japan, the day after Japan bombed Pearl Harbour. Roosevelt gives a speech at a joint session of congress.
  • Pearl Harbor: Tora, Tora, Tora: True Story of Pearl Harbor [2000]

    12/07/2015 2:01:46 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    YouTube ^ | YouTube May 18, 2015 | History Channel
    The History Channel presents Pearl Harbor. The Definitive documentary of the day that will forever live in infamy.
  • “Does anyone remember Pearl Harbor? WMass veterans recall ‘date that will live in infamy’”

    12/07/2015 9:00:24 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 32 replies
    Cynthia Simison has written a first rate story of Pearl Harbor, gathering information from two 93 yr old survivors of the Japanese attack. CiR has reprinted a portion of Ms Simison’s article and included a link to the remainder. Read and remember the events of this deadly day in America’s history as related by men who lived it. There can be no better lesson in the importance of anticipating the villainy of our enemies rather than reacting to it. “Remember Pearl Harbor. Keep America alert.” For a generation of Americans, they were words by which they, and their children, lived....
  • If Obama had been President for Pearl Harbor

    12/06/2015 5:43:36 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb 24, 2015 | theronniebuss
    What if FDR's speech after Pearl Harbor was given using Obama's attitude?
  • Pearl Harbor Clash The Untold Story History Channel Documentary 2013

    12/06/2015 3:24:05 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 28, 2013 | History Channel
    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). The attack led to the United States' entry into World War II.
  • Five Things You Don’t Know: Pearl Harbor

    12/06/2015 2:08:37 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 46 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 2, 2015 | Military.com
    In honor of the Pearl Harbor anniversary, we look at some interesting facts related to the “date which will live in infamy”. Hosted by Benari Poulten, a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve and veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
  • Pearl Harbor 70 Years Later

    12/06/2015 1:56:31 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 13, 2011 | Phyllis Hamilton
    Pearl Harbor, Arizona Memorial
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor | World War II History Documentary in Color

    12/06/2015 6:30:30 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | YouTube Mar 27, 2015 | Discovery Channel
    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). The attack led to the United States' entry into World War II. The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Empire of Japan was planning in Southeast Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States. There were simultaneous Japanese attacks on the U.S.-held...
  • No Surrender Japanese Holdouts

    12/06/2015 6:26:38 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 23 replies
    wanpela.com ^ | Visited: 2015-12-06 | Justin Taylan
    World War II did not neatly end with Japan's surrender on September 2, 1945. At its height the Japanese Empire was more than 20 million square miles of land and sea. Soldiers in isolated regions fought on for years after the surrender some unaware the war had ended, other refusing to believe. Some hide in the jungles alone, others fought in groups and continued to make attacks and conduct guerilla warfare. These men were called Japanese Holdouts, or Stragglers and their stories are some of the most fascinating human interest stories of the 20th Century. Do you have a holdout...
  • Twin boys reunited with their World War II hero

    11/27/2015 9:00:24 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    CBS ^ | 11-27-15 | Steve Hartman
    The folks who run the Yorktown say a lot of kids love the ship, but no kid has ever fallen for a sailor who served on the vessel like these two boys have fallen for Mr. Harding. Which is why, for this trip, the Yorktown made special arrangements for a surprise visitor: Mr. Harding. The boys ran to embrace him; hugging an old salt never felt so sweet. It was hard to tell who enjoyed it more, or who needed it more. Over the years Mr. Harding says he'd kept most of his war stories to himself. "I guess I...
  • Heroic Battle of The Bulge Survivor Recounts his story

    12/17/2004 6:57:45 AM PST · by timtoews5292004 · 13 replies · 1,447+ views
    CNN ^ | 12-17-2004 | Brian Todd
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- After 58 years of marriage, Lyle Bouck and his wife, Lucy, are still helping each other down the front walk. "I didn't think we'd live that long," laughs Lucy. At one point, Lyle didn't even think he'd make it to the altar. Sixty years ago, Bouck was a young, whip-smart lieutenant, commanding a U.S. Army intelligence and reconnaissance platoon made up of 18 elite soldiers -- the eyes and ears of a fragmented Allied force pushing through Belgium toward the German border. By mid-December 1944, they had just about reached the border. But there was a huge...
  • Greatest of All Sea Battles

    11/19/2015 6:43:05 AM PST · by lbryce · 14 replies
    US Naval Institue ^ | October, 1994 | Lieutenant Commander Thomas J Cutler(Retired)
    The Battle of Leyte Gulf was the biggest and most multifaceted naval battle in history. It involved hundreds of ships, nearly 200,000 participants, and spanned more than 100,000 square miles. Some of the largest and most powerful ships ever built were sunk, and thousands of men went to the bottom of the sea with them. Every facet of naval warfare—air, surface, subsurface, and amphibious—was involved in this great struggle, and the weapons used included bombs of every type, guns of every caliber, torpedoes, mines, rockets, and even a forerunner of the modern guided missile. But more than mere size...
  • Barnicle Frets Creating NATO Force Would Fuel ISIS Recruitment

    11/17/2015 5:08:44 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 27 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If Mike Barnicle were around at the beginning of WWII, perhaps he would have written "we better not fight back. It might make Hitler mad." On today's Morning Joe, the cringing former Boston Globe columnist, second-guessing a united front against terrorism, worried "wouldn't . . . creating a NATO force just add fuel to the recruiting fever that ISIS employs within Europe?" Maybe Mike should start referring to ISIS as Borg. After all, he apparently believes that resistance is futile. View the video here.
  • Last surviving dive bomber remembers the Battle of Midway

    11/13/2015 1:20:45 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 43 replies
    CNN via NewsChannel 3 ^ | NOVEMBER 11, 2015
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