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  • The US Officially Has A New National Park....The Amache National Historic Site highlights a "painful chapter" of American history.

    02/22/2024 2:57:51 AM PST · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    IFL Science ^ | 21 FEB 2024 | MADDY CHAPMAN
    Granada Relocation Center, Amache, Colorado. Image credit: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The US officially has a new national park. Amache National Historic Site near Granada, Colorado, has officially joined the likes of Yellowstone and Yosemite, the National Park Service announced last week. Amache – also known as the Granada Relocation Center – has a dark past, having been one of 10 incarceration sites established by the War Relocation Authority during World War II to imprison Japanese Americans. Over 10,000 people, mostly American citizens, were detained at Amache from 1942 to 1945. At its peak, the site housed...
  • Trump Threatens NATO [semi-satire]

    02/20/2024 8:36:47 AM PST · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Feb 2024 | John Semmens
    North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is complaining that "former President Donald Trump's statement that he wouldn't help defend members of NATO who refuse to pay their fair share for their own defense undermines our security. This is a complete reversal of what the US did when Franklin Roosevelt was president in the 1940s. He told the American people that he was lending us money and equipment to fight the Nazis, but the US never made us pay them back. On top of this the US did send troops after Hitler declared war on them." "Currently, President...
  • Poland Angrily Responds to Putin's Claims About Hitler and World War II

    02/10/2024 1:02:42 AM PST · by canuck_conservative · 167 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Feb. 9, 2024 | Aila Slisco
    ... The Russian president argued that Poland was to blame for Hitler's decision to invade, claiming the Warsaw "went too far" by balking at the annexation of part of its territory. Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski suggested in a post to X, formerly Twitter, on Friday that Putin was "paranoid" and called it "shocking" that Carlson "enabled" the Russian president by giving him a platform to spread his false claims and rhetoric. Sikorski .. also noted that Hitler was joined in invading Poland by the Soviet Union, which was an ally to Nazi Germany for nearly the first two years...
  • D-Day codebreaker claims to possess secret memo signaling end of World War II days before rest of world, and he’s not sharing it

    02/07/2024 5:51:07 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 02/07/2024 | Richard Pollina
    A World War II Veteran who claimed he was the first Allied soldier to receive a message that the Nazis had surrendered vowed to keep the historical document in his family despite intense interest from museums. Bernard Morgan — who turns 100 on Wednesday — was working as a codebreaker for the Royal Air Force around May 6, 1945, when he received a world-changing message through his Typex machine. “The German War is now over. At Rheims last night the instrument of surrender was signed which in effect is a surrender of all personnel of the German forces – all...
  • How FDR Emasculated the Black Press in World War II

    01/19/2024 10:55:41 AM PST · by Spoonerite · 20 replies
    Reason ^ | December 27, 2023 | David T. Beito
    While federal authorities did not bring legal charges against the black press for the balance of the war, that doesn't mean they shifted to a hands-off approach. Instead, they ratcheted up both intense monitoring and informal pressure. In the first half of 1942, FBI agents visited leading black newspapers that had carried critical stories about the federal government. Moreover, postal inspectors admonished two leading papers that the "benefits of citizenship" carried an obligation not to "'play up' isolated and rare instances in such a fashion as to obstruct recruiting and in other ways hamper the war effort."
  • Battle of Midway: Repairing the Yorktown After the Battle of the Coral Sea

    01/18/2024 8:08:54 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 80 replies
    Defense Media Network ^ | May 26, 2012 | Dwight Jon Zimmerman
    Dated May 25 and delivered by plane while the Yorktown was about a hundred miles from Oahu, the report that Nimitz read was sobering...One day ahead of schedule, on May 27, the Yorktown limped into Pearl Harbor. The next morning, after Nimitz had cut orders voiding the safety rule of spending a day purging her tanks of stored aviation fuel, the Yorktown eased into Drydock Number One. The caissons closed behind her, and pumps began draining out the water. With at least a foot of water still remaining in the drydock, men in waders gathered to inspect the hull. One...
  • Demographic Decline: France Sees Lowest Number of Births Since WWII

    01/18/2024 7:01:37 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/18/2024 | KURT ZINDULKA
    The number of births in France has fallen to its lowest level since the Second World War in a grim indicator of Western demographic collapse. Figures released this week from the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (Insee) reported that 678,000 babies were born in France last year, a decline of 48,000 over 2022 and the lowest of any year since 1946. As with other countries in the West, France has long faced a declining birth rate, falling nearly every year since 2010 when 832,799 babies were born in the country, approximately 20 per cent higher than in 2023....
  • Incredible footage shows massive dump of Second World War munitions discovered in 3,000ft of water off the coast of LA

    01/07/2024 5:01:22 PM PST · by Libloather · 20 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/07/24 | Dominic Yeatman
    World War II depth charges, smoke floats and munition cases are among the latest eerie relics to be discovered on a deep-water survey ten miles off the coast of LA. High–resolution cameras found a massive dumping ground of munitions from the Pacific War which were tossed overboard warships before they could endanger the ports they were returning to. A team from the University of California's San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography found the objects up to 3,000ft down between LA and Catalina Island, in the same area where thousands of barrels of the outlawed pesticide DDT were discovered three years...
  • 1946: William Joyce, Lord Haw-Haw

    01/03/2024 10:42:18 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 19 replies ^ | January 3rd, 2009 | Headsman
    On this date in 1946, fascist William Joyce, famous by the nickname “Lord Haw-Haw” for his English-language Nazi propaganda broadcasts, was hanged at Wandsworth Prison for treason. As a pugilistic young anti-Semite with the unusual credential of being a Unionist Irish Catholic, Joyce had been a moving spirit in the interwar British fascist party. (Since audio broadcasts would define Joyce’s life, it seems appropriate to refer the reader for a fuller biography to this recent Oxford biography podcast.) But because time loves a good laugh, it had the guy haranguing his countrymen for insufficient patriotism marked out for the last...
  • Navy Says Wreck Found Off Japan is Legendary Sub USS Wahoo

    11/01/2006 4:29:41 PM PST · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 89 replies · 4,208+ views
    Navy Newsstand ^ | 10/31/2006 7:01:00 PM | Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet Public Affairs
    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (NNS) -- Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet declared Oct. 31 that the sunken submarine recently discovered by divers in the Western Pacific is, indeed, the World War II submarine USS Wahoo (SS 238). "After reviewing the records and information, we are certain USS Wahoo has been located," said Adm. Gary Roughead, the U.S. Pacific Fleet commander. “We are grateful for the support of the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, and appreciate greatly the underwater video footage of the submarine provided by our Russian navy colleagues, which allowed us to make this determination. This brings closure to the...
  • 1943: Lojze Grozde, beatified Slovenian

    01/02/2024 3:12:58 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 5 replies ^ | January 1st, 2011 | Headsman
    On this date in 1943, Slovenian student Lojze Grozde was executed by communist partisans. An ardent young Catholic, the 19-year-old Grozde was on his way from boarding school in Ljubljana in Italian-occupied Slovenia* to visit some relatives when he was stopped at a roadblock. Partisans who found the devotional book The Imitation of Christ on his person were a mite hostile, since the Holy See was not exactly at loggerheads with fascism. All of Yugoslavia had become one gigantic dirty war, and though individual Catholics might fall anywhere on the political spectrum, the institutional church did not shy from working...
  • 16th-Century Painting Returned to Heir of Dutch Collector Persecuted by Nazis

    12/29/2023 4:03:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
    ARTnews ^ | December 29, 2023 | Angellica Villa
    A painting dated from the 16th century depicting the biblical figures of Adam and Eve, looted from the collection of Dutch-Jewish art dealer Jacques Goudstikker during World War II, has been returned to Goudstikker’s only living heir. The scene, attributed to Dutch artist Cornelis van Haarlem, was returned after being offered for donation by a private collector to Musée Rolin, a museum in Autun, a city in central-eastern France. According to New York law firm Kaye Spiegler, which facilitated the painting’s return, museum officials raised flags internally over the painting’s ownership record after uncovering a label with Goudstikker’s surname on...
  • From Celluloid to Cell Phone. (Hedy Lamarr, 1940s actress, designed a jam-proof torpedo system)

    04/21/2003 9:41:59 PM PDT · by Diddley · 13 replies · 342+ views
    ABC News Tech ^ | Apr 21, 2003 | Kris Kosach,
    She was considered one of the most beautiful women ever to grace the silver screen, but Hedy Lamarr never wanted to be known as just a pretty face. . . . . . She is credited for patenting a technology that is used every day. Hers is a story that is something right out of … well … Hollywood. A Kept Woman Finds Freedom Upon the insistence of her parents, Hedy wed a prominent Austrian munitions tycoon by the name of Fritz Mandl. Mandl took his teenage bride everywhere, including prominent business meetings with his biggest client, the Nazi Party....
  • 1942: Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle, Darlan’s assassin

    12/26/2023 7:06:21 AM PST · by CheshireTheCat ^ | December 26th, 2012 | Headsman
    On this date in 1942, just two days after he had assassinated Admiral Francois Darlan, Fernand Bonnier de La Chapelle was shot by the Vichy army in Algiers. Despite its shorthand reputation as a Nazi puppet, Vichy France — especially in 1940-42 — was a more nuanced animal that’s enjoyed increased study of late. Vichy controlled southern France under the obvious pressure of the next-door German occupation and effected state collaboration with Berlin including deportations, but it also maintained diplomatic relations with the U.S. Vichy France even shot German spies. Vichy was one contender among several for political legitimacy in...
  • Arkansas World War II soldier killed in combat returns home after remains found

    12/17/2023 9:07:16 PM PST · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    KATV ^ | 12/15/2023 | Desmond Nugent
    The remains of an Arkansas World War II soldier are finally home. The US Army Air Force veteran traveled 170 miles before receiving a hero's welcome. Roller-McNutt Funeral Home brought home 2nd Lt. Kenyon Brindley was escorted by the Army from the Memphis Airport to Conway. Lt. Brindley served in the 703rd Bombardment Squadron, 445th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force in the European Theater.
  • "Lovely weather for killing Germans": Today Marks the Beginning, 79 Years Ago, of the Greatest Battle in History Involving U.S. Troops

    12/16/2023 6:03:07 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 23 replies
    No Pasaran Blogspot ^ | 16 Dec 2023 | No Pasaran
    Today marks the beginning of the largest battle that America n soldiers ever fought in, as well as, writes Antony Beevor, the greatest battle of World War II in western Europe. When I was a kid in Brussels, my elderly teacher was from the town of Bastogne, and had lived as a little girl through the encirclement of the town during the freezing Christmas with the troops of General "Nuts!" McAuliffe to whom the inhabitants handed out their sheets to serve as winter camouflage. Madame Cop loved my mother and often invited my parents to her home for dinner and...
  • A World War 2 Soldier Was Found Frozen in Ice! | Secrets In the Ice [8:54]

    12/13/2023 11:05:15 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 21 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 20, 2023 | Science Channel
    In 2005, a group of ice climbers stumbled upon a frozen body buried in the ice. The body wore military clothes, making experts wonder if the soldier was on a secret mission at his demise.A World War 2 Soldier Was Found Frozen in Ice! | Secrets In the Ice | 8:54Science Channel | 4.64M subscribers | 3,249,007 views | April 20, 2023
  • ‘I owe them’: At 103, Pearl Harbor survivor makes trip to honor comrades lost in Dec. 7 attacks

    12/05/2023 4:35:58 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 28 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | December 4, 2023 | Jim Mendoza
    [Video] Schab has returned for the 82nd commemoration of the Pearl Harbor attack. HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Pearl Harbor survivor “Ike” Schab is back in Honolulu. The 103-year-old was greeted with applause Sunday as he got off his flight from Portland. Schab has returned for the 82nd commemoration of the Pearl Harbor attack. It’s a trip that almost didn’t happen because of an illness, but Schab was determined to make it to this year’s ceremony. While it’s been more than eight decades since the Pearl Harbor attack, Dec. 7 still brings back his memories of being there. ”And they’re not necessarily...
  • Henry Kissinger's World War II

    11/30/2023 8:17:25 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Warfare History Network ^ | June 2018 | Tim Miller
    In November 1944, a young American soldier wrote back to his parents in the Washington Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. Six years earlier, he and his family had fled Germany for the United States, only weeks before Kristallnacht, the infamous Night of Broken Glass.Now here he was, having returned to the place where, had they stayed, he and his family may well have already perished. "So I am back where I wanted to be," the young man wrote. "I think of the cruelty and barbarism those people out there in the ruins showed when they were on top. And then I...
  • US identifies remains of WW2 tank commander killed in 1944

    11/27/2023 10:23:14 PM PST · by Kartographer · 6 replies
    The US says it has identified the remains of a World War Two tank commander who was killed fighting in Germany in November 1944. Lt Gene F Walker was battling Nazi forces near the German-Belgian border when his M4 Sherman was struck by an anti-tank round. His crew escaped the blast, but were prevented from recovering his body by heavy fighting.