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  • Norman Rockwell Art Stolen and Hidden in White House for Decades, Lawsuit Claims...They thought their Norman Rockwells were safely in storage. Until they saw them hanging in the White House

    03/16/2023 6:31:33 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    Wall Street Urinal ^ | March 15, 2023 3:10 pm ET | By Kelly Crow
    An unlikely custody battle has broken out over a stash of Norman Rockwell art allegedly stolen and hidden for decades—in the White House. In 1943, Rockwell created several sketches and watercolors chronicling a typical day in the White House’s executive wing, depicting everyone from senators to soldiers sitting on red sofas and chairs as they waited to meet President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The resulting montage, “So You Want to See the President,” ran in the Nov. 13, 1943, issue of “The Saturday Evening Post.” Rockwell gave the four original works on paper from that assignment to FDR’s longtime press secretary,...
  • 1938: first 'pay for slay' Nazis/Fascists pay Arabs £5 to kill a Jew

    03/14/2023 8:23:24 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 7 replies ^ | Apr 12, 1938
    We should never have taken our marching orders from Signor Mussolini. We should have countered the proposals and the propaganda which Italy and Germany poured in to make the Arabs not anti-Jew but anti-British. The "Times" has informed us that for five pounds an Arab can be got to kill a Jew. I wonder where the money comes from?Parliamentary Debates: Official Report. United Kingdom: H.M. Stationery Office, 1938, p. 943
  • Iran Flaunts Its ‘Deadly’ Missiles That Shot Down US RQ-4 Global Hawk Drone; Prepares To Welcome Su-35 Fighters "(Russia could arm Iran with state-of-art weapons,...the number remains confidential."

    03/14/2023 9:17:23 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 16 replies
    The EURASIAN Times ^ | March 11, 2023 | Tanmay Kadam
    Citing Iran’s mission to the UN in New York, Sputnik said after the end of the Iran-Iraq war in 1988, Iran expressed its interest to buy combat aircraft, and Russia was a willing partner. “The mission added that the Su-35 combat aircraft are technically acceptable to Iran, so after October 2020, and the end of Iranian restrictions on purchases of conventional weapons (UN Resolution No. 2231), Iran completed the procedures for the acquisition,” the Russian news agency noted... Earlier, a video emerged showing Iran’s Khordad-3 & Mersad air defense systems coming out of what is reportedly an underground tunnel. Interestingly,...
  • Major British Newspaper Promotes Bringing ‘Back Rationing’ to ‘Fix Global Warming’

    02/22/2023 2:06:29 PM PST · by JV3MRC · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 2/22/2023 | Joseph Vazquez
    Want to fight global warming? Start rationing food like Britain did in World War 2! At least, that’s the idea that “one of Britain’s oldest and most influential newspapers” is promoting. British publication The Times ran one of the nuttiest bits of climate change babble in a Feb. 20 story headlined: “How to fix global warming? Bring back rationing, say scientists.” The first sentence of the piece dripped with brain-melting nonsense: “Second World War-style rationing of petrol, household energy and meat could help to fight climate change, British scientists have recommended.” The newspaper cited “researchers” – whom it does not...
  • 1946: Jean Luchaire, Vichy journalist

    02/22/2023 10:05:12 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 12 replies
    Collaborationist French journalist Jean Luchaire was shot on this date in 1946. Fortuitously just too young for the trenches of the Great War, Luchaire (English Wikipedia entry | French) was the son of playwright Julien Luchaire, and he — the son — emerged in the interwar years as an important pacifist and advocate for French-German rapprochement. The 1939-1940 war between those countries obviously dunked this philosophy into the crucible, and not long after the Wehrmacht marched into Paris on June 14, 1940, Luchaire emerged as a friend of the Vichy government. His Les Nouveaux Temps* — founded in November 1940...
  • An American submarine that went missing in World War II is found off of Japan's coast

    02/19/2023 10:43:13 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 73 replies
    NPR ^ | February 19, 20235:00 AM ET | EMMA BOWMAN Twitter
    The wreckage of a U.S. submarine from World War II was found off the coast of Hokkaido in northern Japan — after disappearing almost 80 years ago. The USS Albacore, credited with sinking at least 10 enemy vessels during the war, was found by the University of Tokyo's Tamaki Ura and positively identified by the Naval History and Heritage Command, the Navy said on Thursday. Albacore was long assumed to be lost forever. According to Japanese records, the submarine, with a crew of 85 men on board, likely struck a mine just off the shore of Hokkaido on Nov. 7,...
  • The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World-Meet the Escape Artist.

    02/10/2023 7:02:14 AM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | February 10, 2023 | Danusha V. Goska
    The Escape Artist: The Man Who Broke Out of Auschwitz to Warn the World by Jonathan Freedland was published by Harper in 2022. It is 376 pages and it includes twelve pages of black-and-white photographs and maps, as well as an index, end notes, and a bibliography.In The Escape Artist, Jonathan Freedland, a British journalist, tells the story of Rudolf Vrba (1924-2006), who, the book claims, was “the first Jew ever known to break out of Auschwitz and make his way to freedom – one of only four who pulled off that near-impossible feat.”The Escape Artist is one of the...
  • This day in World War II history: Ginger Rogers, Jed Clampett, and Gene "The Fighting Marine"

    01/15/2023 8:58:08 AM PST · by fugazi
    Unto the Breach ^ | Jan. 15, 1943 | Chris Carter
    The front page mentions an air strike in Burma where a pilot named Grant Mahony busted a Japanese truck. Capt. Gratton Mahony of the 17th Fighter Squadron (Provisional) notched his first victory on the Dec. 8, 1941 and by war’s end will have more combat hours than any other American pilot. He is also about to be assigned to PROJECT 9, which we mentioned yesterday... Eddie Rickenbacker’s copilot continues his story on page four… George Fielding Eliot column on page 12… Sports section begins on page 20, which reports that Chicago Bear halfback Hugh Gallarneau has become an officer in...
  • World War II Chronicle: Foss's Flying Circus

    01/08/2023 10:05:12 AM PST · by fugazi · 9 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Jan. 8, 2023 | Chris Carter
    A mother who learned her three sons were all killed in action has received a letter from President Roosevelt. Jack, Edward, and Charles Rogers were at their battle stations when an enemy torpedo blew the bow off of the cruiser USS New Orleans during the Battle of Tassafronga. The destroyer USS Rogers (DD-876) is named in their honor. A fourth brother, Hugh, was also aboard the ship but survived the attack... On pages three and 33: Maj. Donald K. Yost of Marine Fighting Squadron 121 (VMF-121) has become an ace, splashing six Japanese planes between Dec. 23 and 24 last...
  • Old Nazi map sparks treasure hunt in the Netherlands

    01/06/2023 7:47:34 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 18 replies ^ | Jan. 6, 2023 | Reuters
    An old map believed to mark the spot where German soldiers hid treasure worth millions of dollars during World War II sparked the imagination of amateur treasure hunters in the Netherlands this week. Armed with metal detectors and shovels, groups wandered through the fields surrounding rural Ommeren in the east of the country after the map was made public by the Dutch National Archive on Tuesday. The archive said the map was believed to indicate where Nazi soldiers had hidden four large boxes filled with diamonds, rubies, gold, silver and all sorts of jewelry which they had looted after an...
  • World War II Chronicle: nation's top college football coach joining Marines

    01/04/2023 9:29:17 AM PST · by fugazi · 2 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Jan. 4, 2022 | Chris Carter
    Brig. Gen. Dion Williams (USMC, ret.) is featured on page 7. As a young first lieutenant during the Spanish-American War he raised the flag over the naval yard at Cavite, now in Japanese hands. Read more on page 35 of the February 1942 edition of ALL HANDS magazine… One of just three men to survive the U-boat attack on the cargo ship Longtaker tells his story of 19 days in a life raft in the Northern Atlantic (see page 15)… Summary of the war’s 121st week on page 28… Page 29 highlights how horse cavalry is adapting to modern warfare…...
  • History: Issa Basil Bandak: Pro Islamists over Christians, Nazi fan and "student" of its propaganda in 1933, Mufti's ally in 1948

    01/03/2023 10:05:15 PM PST · by Words Matter · 1 replies
    Commentary at DP ^ | 3 January 2023
    Issa Basil Bandak (عيسى باسل البندك; 1891 – May 1984) and his 'Sawt al- Sha'b:* Promoted Nationalism over Religion.* Defended anti-Christian Muslim 'YMMA' with propaganda.* Bandak promoted Muslims' rights even when on the expense of Christians'.* In 1933 he went to Paris to 'receive instructions from a group of Germans and Arabs on conducting Nazi propaganda in Palestine.* In 1948, allied himself with Hitler's ally, the infamous Mufti, Haj Amin al-Husseini.Haiduc-Dale, N. (2013). Arab Christians in British Mandate Palestine: Communalism and Nationalism, 1917-1948. United Kingdom: Edinburgh University Press.p.81:...the Islamic reform movement founded by figures such as Jamal al- Din al-...
  • What were the future Joint Chiefs Chairmen up to during World War II?

    12/29/2022 10:16:55 AM PST · by fugazi · 27 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Dec. 29, 2022 | Chris Carter
    Maj. Gen. Mark Clark’s secret submarine operation to secure French cooperation in Operation TORCH has been discussed in previous posts. Clark is pictured on page five with the three officers that accompanied him to his meeting in Cherchell, Algeria. We have already mentioned Navy captain Jerauld Wright. Also participating was Brig. Gen. Lyman Lemnitzer, who served as a coastal artillery officer before becoming Lt. Gen. Dwight Eisenhower’s Assistant Chief of Staff during the North African campaign. He will later serve on the teams that negotiate surrender with Italy and Germany. Lemnitzer commands the 7th Infantry Division during the Korean War,...
  • Post WW2: Unlike the CIA, Western governments recruiting Ex-Nazis, the Arab-Islamic front was ideological: hatred cooperation

    12/22/2022 4:17:56 PM PST · by Words Matter · 3 replies
    Commentary at DP ^ | Dec.21.22
    Post WW2: Unlike Western governments recruiting Ex Nazis, the Arab-Islamic front was ideological, hatred cooperation. SOME EXAMPLES:Johannes Von Leers: Who published his venom for Goebbels, in Peron's Argentina and for Nasser's Egypt, converted to Islam, and changed his name to Omar Amin. {1}. Otto Remer & Ernst-Wilhelm Springer: Ex SS Otto Remer became "political advisor to Nasser," the other ex Nazi, Ernst-Wilhelm Springer, of the defunct neo-Nazi "Social Reich Party" SRP, Joining him in Egypt in 1953. {2} Springer, later explaining after arrested for arms dealing to Arabs, his motivation: standing with "the political attitude of the Arabs" - AKA...
  • World War II Chronicle: Jack Dempsey, Little Doc, and The Fastest Man Alive

    12/21/2022 2:02:06 PM PST · by fugazi · 2 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Dec. 21, 2022 | Chris Carter
    King George is pictured with Lt. Robert P. Riordan inspecting a heavily damaged B-17 named Wahoo. The article tells how much damage Riordan’s Fort took and still brought the crew back. Riordan flies 51 combat missions during the war and retires as a colonel… Lt. Col. James Roosevelt is pictured on page six being decorated with a Dominican Republic medal for valor. Pres. Roosevelt’s eldest son participated in the Makin Island Raid while serving with the 2nd Raider Battalion and is currently commanding the newly formed 4th Raider Battalion… ... Page 18 also mentions that two undefeated teams, the Second...
  • World War II Chronicle: Eagle Squadrons transferred to U.S.

    12/19/2022 8:55:08 AM PST · by fugazi · 21 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Dec. 19, 2022 | Chris Carter
    Eddie Rickenbacker has made it back to Washington and is pictured with family on the front page. Both of his sons will enter military service: oldest David joins the Marines in 1943 and Bill enters the Air Force after college and flies transports during the Korean War… With Rickenbacker is his business partner, Danish-born writer and B-17 pilot Capt. Hans Christian Adamson. He publishes a biography of Reickenbacker after the war. Christmas now just one week away here is the Utility Squadron 7’s Christmas card which is seen on page three… The next page features a story of the Office...
  • World War II Chronicle: FDR's son, Jimmy Doolittle, and the 1942 Navy football team

    12/17/2022 6:14:29 PM PST · by fugazi · 2 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Dec. 17, 2022 | Chris Carter
    Lt. Col. Elliot Roosevelt is interviewed on page two. He has been conducting photo reconnaissance of airfields and other points of interest in North Africa and the Mediterranean. He commands the 3rd Reconnaissance Group, part of (recently promoted) Maj. Gen. James H. Doolittle’s Twelfth Air Force. The 3rd operates B-17s, F-4s (a photographic reconnaissance variant of the P-38E), and a DeHavilland Mosquito… The sports section begins on page 42 which features a list of 32 Annapolis football players who lettered. Seniors: Warren G. Montgomery, Arthur C. Knox, Richard C. Fedon, Fred A. Schnurr, Robert L. Wilcox, Theodore M. Gilliland, Clyde...
  • Falastin newspaper in its April 1939 issue publishes Hitler's speech and calls him the leader

    12/14/2022 9:31:02 AM PST · by Words Matter · 15 replies
    Falastin (Arabic: فلسطين‎) newspaper in its April 1939 issue publishes Hitler's speech and calls him 'the leader' and talks about Israel's grand plan and Italy's preparations to attack the British in Egypt.___It was banned in 1914 for its anti-Jewish racism, hatred by the Ottoman authorities.* Then reinstared by the Brits in 1921.It was a mouthpiece for the Islamic leader Mufti al-Husseini. Especially 1920s-1930s.* * And even controlled by him. At least in 1929.*
  • To End All Wars a 2001 war film an autobiography of Scottish captain Ernest Gordon, of him soldiers held captive by the Japanese in Burma.

    12/10/2022 6:28:53 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 26 replies ^ | 2001 | Brian Godawa; Ernest Gordon
    Based on real events during WWII, this is the story of four Allied POWs who are forced to build a railroad through the Burmese jungle. 2004 · 2 hr 1 mi [See comment for more description]
  • World War II Chronicle: Dec. 8, 1941 "Day of Infamy"

    12/08/2022 8:48:50 AM PST · by fugazi · 2 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Dec. 8, 2022 | Chris Carter
    On the front page: Oahu reports 3,000 casualties from the Japanese attack and half are killed. One “old” battleship has been sunk. Across the Pacific, Guam is surrounded by Japanese ships and bases across the Philippines are under attack… Pres. Roosevelt did not mention Germany in his address to Congress, and Germany is reportedly about to make an statement about Japan’s attack on the United States. Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin (R — Mont.) is the sole vote against declaring war, which she also did in 1917… Sports section begins on page 16, featuring the 1941 NFL All-Pro team… As the sun...