Free Republic University, Department of History presents World War II Plus 70 Years: Seminar and Discussion Forum
First session: September 1, 2009. Last date to add: September 2, 2015.
Reading assignment: New York Times
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Selections from West Point Atlas for the Second World War
North Africa, 1941: Pursuit to Tunisia, November 1942-February 1943
Tunisia 1942: Axis Initiative-Situation 14 February 1943, and Operations Since 1 January
Southwest Russia, 1942: Soviet Winter Offensive, Operations, 13 December 1942-18 February 1943
The Far East and the Pacific, 1941: Status of Forces and Allied Theater Boundaries, 2 July 1942
India-Burma, 1942: Allied Lines of Communication, 1942-1943
posted on 01/13/2013 5:23:58 AM PST
("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
January 13, 1943
- January 12-21: "Twenty thousand Jews are deported from Zambrow, Poland, to Auschwitz.
- January 13: "Fifteen hundred Jews are deported from Radom, Poland, to Treblinka."
"Conductor Wolf Durmashkin poses with the Hebrew Ghetto Choir of Vilna, Lithuania.
Durmashkin was a child prodigy and a leading musician in Warsaw.
After the outbreak of war he went to Vilna, where he taught music at several Jewish schools.
Once the ghetto was established, Durmashkin organized an orchestra, directed a Hebrew choir, and created a music school."
posted on 01/13/2013 5:49:15 AM PST
(a little historical perspective....)
I have several times heard that the policy to require family members to serve on different ships was put in place because of the Sullivans. But here it is made clear that the policy existed before them, and the Sullivans demanded it be waived as a condition of enlistment.
posted on 01/13/2013 12:51:17 PM PST
(Without the Liverpool Care Pathway, St. Maximilian would still be Fr. Kolbe)
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