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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 articles and the occasional radio broadcast delivered daily to students on the 70th anniversary of original publication date. (Previously posted articles can be found by searching on keyword “realtime” Or view Homer’s posting history .)
To add this class to or drop it from your schedule notify Admissions and Records (Attn: Homer_J_Simpson) by freepmail. Those on the Realtime +/- 70 Years ping list are automatically enrolled. Course description, prerequisites and tuition information is available at the bottom of Homer’s profile. Also visit our general discussion thread.
1 posted on 03/20/2014 4:38:01 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
Selections from West Point Atlas for the Second World War
Eastern Europe, 1941: Russian Leningrad and Ukraine Offensives – Operations, 2 December 1943-30 April 1944
Allied Advance to Volturno River, Reorganization, and Attack on Gustav Line (17 January-11 May 1944)
Anzio-Cassino Area, 1943: Attempts to Cross Rapido and Garigliano Rivers, 17-20 January 1944. Anzio Landing, 22 January 1944. German Counterattack at Anzio, 16-19 February 1944
New Guinea and Alamo Force Operations: Clearing the Huon Peninsula and Securing the Straits, 19 September 1943-26 April 1944
Cartwheel, the Seizure of the Gilberts and Marshalls, and Concurrent Air and Naval Operations, 30 June 1943-26 April 1944
The Far East and the Pacific, 1941: Original Allied Strategic Concept, May 1943; Situation in Pacific, 1 November 1943
2 posted on 03/20/2014 4:38:29 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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Interesting article on Army leadership. The more things change....


8 posted on 03/20/2014 7:41:54 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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Article on page 6 about British Sloops sinking 6 U-boats in a 20 day period mentions Capt. F.J. Walker, the leading submarine killer with 17 kills.

He was called Johnnie Walker after the whiskey and worked himself to death, dying from exhaustion this coming July.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederic_John_Walker


17 posted on 03/20/2014 9:40:20 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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Hanson Baldwin, USNA class of 1924 had quite an axe to grind against the Army, didn’t he. I suppose that was all part of the campaign to ensure that the Navy could keep both its air arm and it army (the Marine Corps) when the Defense Department was formed after the war.


19 posted on 03/20/2014 11:49:32 AM PDT by centurion316
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