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  • Dying Marine vet, 98, finally gets high school diploma while receiving hospice care after dropping out of school to fight in World War Two

    05/18/2024 4:25:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/18/24 | Noa Halff
    A dying Marine veteran was finally handed his high school diploma while receiving hospice care after dropping out to fight in World War Two over eight decades ago. Richard Remp, a 98-year-old marine veteran in hospice care, left school at 17 years of age to serve in World War II, before later continuing his service in Korea and Vietnam. But on Friday he was finally handed the high school diploma he had longed for all these years but never received. Remp told local San Antonio NBC affiliate NEWS4SA: 'On behalf of myself and the Marine Corps, I thank you very...
  • 1944: Oskar Kusch, Wehrkraftzersetzung U-boat commander

    05/12/2024 11:48:31 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 21 replies ^ | May 2, 2020 | Headsman
    No assignment in the Third Reich’s war machine, nay not even the fearful eastern front, was as dangerous as service in the Kriegsmarine’s U-boat fleet. Terrors of English shipping in the early war years, these submersible predators became prey once overwhelming U.S. materiel poured into the theater, and Allied intelligence started cracking German signals. By war’s end, fully three-quarters of the wartime U-boat personnel had sunk into watery graves. And on top of all the intrinsic perils of fighting a losing war from the inside of a submerged tin of beans, you’d better do it with enthusiasm or you’ve got...
  • (VIDEO) Russian state TV claims the West lost WWII

    05/13/2024 8:25:47 AM PDT · by MeganC · 57 replies
    Russia 1 state television via Russia Media Monitor ^ | 13 May 2024 | Russia Media Monitor
    Synopsis: Russian state media talking heads claim that the Western Allies actually lost World War Two and that the war was won solely by Russia.
  • Visual representation of deaths in WW2 (A.I.?)

    05/09/2024 5:18:46 AM PDT · by Phoenix8 · 20 replies
    X ^ | ? | Bbbfoumer
  • Was America Evil to Drop Atomic Bombs on Japan?

    05/04/2024 7:00:50 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 270 replies
    The Intellectual Takeout ^ | May 1, 2024 | Kurt Mahlburg
    During a recent appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Tucker Carlson made a bold claim about the August 1945 decision by the United States to bomb the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki—a move that effectively put an end World War II. He said:My ‘side’ has spent the last 80 years defending the dropping of nuclear bombs on civilians… like, are you joking? If you find yourself arguing that it’s a good thing to drop nuclear weapons on people, then you are evil.I like Tucker Carlson and find myself in agreement with him on many topics. I am especially...
  • 1945: Majda Vrhovnik, Slovenian resistance

    05/04/2024 11:37:40 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 3 replies ^ | May 4, 2017 | Headsman
    On this date in 1945, Slovene resistance member Majda Vrhovnik was executed by the Gestapo in Klagenfurt, days before the end of World War II. A University of Ljubljana medical student and Communist destined to be honored as a national hero of Yugoslavia, Vrhovnik (English Wikipedia entry | Slovenian) joined the underground resistance when the Nazis occupied Yugoslvia in 1941. She’d spend the bulk of the war years producing and distributing illicit anti-occupation propaganda but by war’s end she had been detailed to nearby Klagenfurt — a heavily Slovene city just over the border in Austria. She was finally caught...
  • Tiny Miracle—The Proximity Fuze

    05/02/2024 3:26:58 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 19 replies
    US Naval Institute ^ | August 1999 | MIdn Cameron D. Collier
    The idea of a target-influenced fuze was not new; similar fuzes for bombs and rockets existed at the outbreak of World War II. The proximity fuze functions as a small radio station in the shell’s nose. The basic components are a vacuum tube (six inches long and three inches in diameter) a battery, and a radio transmitter and receiver; a small glass tube filled with electrolyte solution acts as the battery. After the shell is fired and begins rotating, centrifugal force pushes the solution to the outside of the tube, where a chemical reaction occurs with small pieces of metal...
  • 1944: Four Italian fascist saboteurs

    04/30/2024 10:45:30 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat ^ | April 30, 2017 | Headsman
    On this date in 1944,* four young Italian fascist agents of Mussolini‘s rump state were shot as spies and saboteurs by the Allies at a quarry near Capua’s Sant’Angelo in Formis abbey. Most of the information readily available about Franco Aschieri, Italo Palesse, Mario Tapoli-Timperi, and Vincenzo Tedesco is in Italian: specifically, in nationalist Italian pages celebrating the sacrificial patriotism of the young men who had parachuted into Allied-controlled southern Italy to operate as partisans. A number of their peers were shot in similar circumstances beginning in late 1943 and in greater numbers through the spring of 1944. The quartet...
  • Warsaw Ghettograd - The 1943 Uprising

    04/29/2024 12:54:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 21 replies
    War Stories ^ | 24/4/24 | Mark Felton
    81 years ago this week, in the Polish capital Warsaw, desperate Jewish fighters fought a long and bloody battle against Himmler's SS, the Germans determined to crush the Jewish Ghetto revolt with the utmost brutality. This is an omnibus edition of the story of the uprising, nicknamed 'Ghettograd' by the Germans as the fighting resembled that at Stalingrad.
  • 1947: Hisao Tani, for the rape of Nanking

    04/26/2024 7:39:25 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 6 replies ^ | April 26, 2017 | Headsman
    Lieutenant General Hisao Tani was shot on this date in 1947 for his part in the Rape of Nanking. Tani commanded a division that took part in the conquest and occupation of that Chinese city in 1937, and it was outside its gates — following a Chinese war crimes trial — that he took his leave of this world.
  • Irena’s Vow-A new film dramatizes the life of an almost unbelievable heroine

    04/26/2024 6:30:38 AM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 26, 2024 | Danusha V. Goska
    Irena’s Vow is a 2023 film dramatizing the World War II heroism of a young Polish nursing student, Irena Gut. Irena’s Vow is a two-hour, color film. It was shot in Poland. The film is in English. It received a limited US release in April, 2024. Irena’s Vow has an 86% professional reviewer rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 93% fan reviewer rating. Veteran reviewer Rex Reed calls Irena’s Vow “One of the most astounding holocaust stories.” He says, “It’s true, if fantastic.” The film is “anchored by the powerful, heartfelt performance of Sophie Nelisse as an innocent girl whose...
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer: A Story of Courage and Faith

    04/26/2024 3:03:32 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German theologian, is a Christian hero for many. Executed by the Nazis just days before the end of WWII for his participation in a plot to assassinate Hitler, Bonhoeffer is hailed as a 20th-century martyr. But Bonhoeffer struggled with a moral dilemma – his religious views were in stark contrast to the evil he saw all around him. He chose to face possible imprisonment and execution and to remain faithful to the principles of his belief in God. Across the political and theological spectrum, Bonhoeffer is celebrated as an icon of true Christianity and his theological writings...
  • EXCLUSIVE: She Survived a Death Camp. Facing Biden DOJ Charges, She Is Prepared to Die in Prison

    04/21/2024 12:48:50 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 24 replies
    Jack Posobiec on Twitter X ^ | April 21, 2024 | Jack Posobiec
    Jack Poso 🇺🇸 @JackPosobiec EXCLUSIVE: She Survived a Death Camp. Facing Biden DOJ Charges, She Is Prepared to Die in Prison From 1:37 PM · Apr 21, 2024
  • Biden suggests unfounded idea about his uncle and ‘cannibals’ in World War II

    04/18/2024 1:34:42 PM PDT · by Twotone · 18 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 17, 2024 | Brady Knox
    President Joe Biden appeared to suggest that cannibals ate his uncle after he was shot down during World War II, though military records say otherwise. Speaking with reporters on Wednesday in Scranton, Pennsylvania, Biden twice recalled the story of his uncle, Ambrose Finnegan, who served in the U.S. Army Air Forces in the Pacific theater of World War II. The president claimed that he was shot down over Papua New Guinea in an area infested with cannibals. “He flew single-engine planes, reconnaissance flights over New Guinea. He had volunteered because someone couldn’t make it. He got shot down in an...
  • Remembrance Mural Vandalised with Spray Paint for Second Time

    04/10/2024 1:18:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    BBC ^ | 4/10 | Shivani Chaudhari
    A remembrance mural has become the target of "mindless vandalism" for a second time. Spray paint was used between Monday and Tuesday last week to deface the artwork situated on Witham's river walk. The initial incident was reported to Essex Police, but silver spray paint was then used at the weekend to create further damage. A spokesperson from Witham Town Council said it was "just mindless vandalism". Police have been contacted for comment.
  • World War II Didn't End The Great Depression

    04/06/2024 2:37:50 PM PDT · by frogjerk · 12 replies
    Stark Realities ^ | Brian McGlinchey
    A principal goal of Stark Realities is to “expose fundamental myths across the political spectrum” — and few myths are as universally embraced as the notion that US participation in World War II lifted the American economy out of the Great Depression. This myth is dangerous not only because it leads citizens and politicians to see a bright side of war that doesn’t really exist, but also because it helps foster a belief that government spending is essential to countering economic downturns. That belief, in turn, has helped propel us to a point where the national debt now exceeds $34.6...
  • Profiles in Courage: Joe Ronnie Hooper...credited with 115 enemy killed in ground combat, 22 of which occurred on February 21, 1968.

    04/06/2024 6:30:25 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 41 replies ^ | TogetherWeServed
    Joe Ronnie Hooper had his share non-judicial punishments (authorized by Article 15 of UCMJ), racked up 115 confirmed kills and was awarded the Medal of Honor. He was also one of the most decorated soldiers in American international combat. Born in the summer of 1938 in South Carolina, Joe Ronnie Hooper was relocated as a child to Moses Lake, Washington where he attended Moses Lake High School... Originally a Navy man, Hooper first enlisted in December of 1956. After graduation... Hooper enlisted in the US Army as a Private First Class...Now a Staff Sergeant, Hooper requested a tour in...
  • Nuking Japan: nobody asked the enslaved Koreans, Chinese, Filipinos, Vietnamese, and other Asian peoples about being colonially occupied by the empire

    04/04/2024 9:25:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/04/2024 | Julian Sinclair
    The discussion about the acceptability of using nuclear weapons usually occurs around August 6 of every year, the date that Little Boy was dropped on Hiroshima; world events have rekindled this discussion outside of its usual season. Absent from the discussion is how the Koreans, Chinese, Filipinos, Vietnamese, and other Asian peoples felt about being colonially occupied by Japan. Often, Japanese “revisionist” historians will try to whitewash Japanese history, in alliance with U.S. far leftists, to portray the U.S. involvement in WWII as “imperialistic against a non-white people.”First, let us address what Japan was doing in Asia in the early...
  • Lou Conter, Last Survivor of USS Arizona From Pearl Harbor Attack, Dies at 102

    04/01/2024 2:11:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/1 | Audrey McAvoy
    Lou Conter, the last living survivor of the USS Arizona battleship that exploded and sank during the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, has died. He was 102. Conter passed away on Monday at his home in Grass Valley, California, following congestive heart failure, his daughter, Louann Daley said, adding she was beside him along with two of her brothers, James and Jeff. The Arizona lost 1,177 sailors and Marines in the 1941 attack that launched the United States into World War II. The battleship’s dead account for nearly half of those killed in the attack.
  • Lou Conter, last living USS Arizona survivor after Pearl Harbor attack, dies at 102

    04/01/2024 1:13:28 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 32 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 1, 2024 | Cecilio Padilla
    The sole living survivor from the sinking of the USS Arizona during the Pearl Harbor attack that brought the US into World War II has now died. Lou Conter, who lived in Grass Valley, was 20 years old at the time of the attack on Dec. 7, 1941. There were 2,403 Americans killed in the attack – including 1,177 of Arizona's crew. Conter was one of the only 335 officers and crewmen who survived. Over the years, Conter shared his experiences and visited Hawaii for remembrance ceremonies. "Minute it happened, we sounded general quarters and they were in there and...