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
Tunisia, 1942: Final Allied Offensive 22 April Attack, 3 May Attack, and Exploitation
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 05/02/2013 4:15:35 AM PDT
("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
I've done a lot of remodeling work in WV and one of my favorite jobs was to strip the wallpaper from a room to prepare it for modern finishing.
Underneath the two or three layers of gaudy, flowered wallpaper was, oftentimes, a layer of newspaper that poorer folk would paper their wall with.
Fortunately I was self employed, so the time I took to salvage readable news from the thirties and forties was on my dime.
I surely loved to read what Mountain folk were reading in those days.
posted on 05/02/2013 4:25:57 AM PDT
(I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
Thanks for the posting. It always upsets me that unions were given a FREE PASS after WW2. Their leaders should have been hanged for treason. The dock workers were doing the same crap.
Unions are the UGLIEST political entity in existence today, and that’s saying a lot.
posted on 05/02/2013 4:39:56 AM PDT
(Look up "CSCOPE" if you want to see something really scary)
May 2, 1943
- "Four thousand Jews from Miedzyrzec Podlaski, Poland, are murdered at the Treblinka death camp.
- "At Luków, Poland, 4,000 Jews are killed."
"The Stroop Report was first published in 1960.
The 75-page paper painstakingly describes the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto and glorifies the author and commander Jürgen Stroop's role in the process.
His daily entries and communiqués record the cold-blooded brutality he levied against Warsaw's Jews.
On May 16, 1943, Stroop reported that the operation was complete and that 'the Jewish Quarter of Warsaw is no more.' "
"Mordecai Anielewicz was the commander of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. He personally led the attack against the Germans before being killed on May 8, 1943.
"When Germany invaded Poland, Anielewicz became active in the underground movement.
As the Nazi campaigns against the Jews turned genocidal, Anielewicz organized an armed resistance movement.
"Returning to Warsaw in fall 1942, Anielewicz took command of the Jewish Fighting Organization (ZOB) and worked feverishly to secure weapons.
During the mass deportations of January 1943, Anielewicz's group battled German troops in the streets.
When a new wave of deportations began in April, Anielewicz and the ZOB launched a full-scale revolt.
Shortly before his death, Anielewicz wrote: 'My life's dream has come true. I have lived to see Jewish resistance in the ghetto in all its greatness and glory.' "
posted on 05/02/2013 6:00:16 AM PDT
(a little historical perspective....)
I wonder how many of those captured German U-Boat sailors ended up picking and planting beets and potatoes in the Midwest for the rest of the war?
posted on 05/02/2013 9:37:53 AM PDT
(1929-1950's, 20+years for full recovery. How long this time?)
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