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  • JFK’s secret diary: Fascism ‘right thing for Germany’

    05/24/2013 1:13:48 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12:39 AM 05/24/2013 | Jamie Weinstein
    A young John F. Kennedy thought fascism was the right system for Germany, a new book that reviews the late president’s travel diaries from his trip to Germany pre-World War II divulges. The new revelations are found in “John F. Kennedy—Among the Germans. Travel diaries and letters 1937-1945,” a book recently released in Germany, according to the Daily Mail. According to the British tabloid’s account of the book’s contents, Kennedy kept a diary during a 1937 journey to Nazi Germany. During the trip, he concluded: “Fascism? The right thing for Nazi Germany.” … Kennedy also seemed to have been enamored...
  • Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - 1945

    11/26/2015 4:51:30 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 27, 2014 | David W. Haas, M.D.
    MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE – 1945 Friends and family- This home movie is of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1945 in New York City. World War II had just ended several months earlier. The parade had been suspended the prior 3 years due to the need for rubber and helium in the war effort. The movie was filmed by my grandfather, William Whitman, Sr. on 16mm film, and the music is by my daughter, Anna Haas. I hope you enjoy... David
  • U.S. Planned to Drop 12 Atomic Bombs on Japan

    08/15/2015 11:52:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 133 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 14, 2015 | Don Hale
    A week after Nagasaki, Tokyo had still not surrendered. A third weapon was already on its way and a dozen were to follow.LONDON — American military archives reveal that if the Japanese had not surrendered on August 15, 1945, they would have been hit by a third and potentially more powerful atomic bomb just a few days later and then, eventually, an additional barrage of up to 12 further nuclear attacks. Documents highlighted during commemorations to mark the 70th anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima on August 6, and Nagasaki on August 9, which forced the end of World War...
  • Why dropping the bomb 70 years ago was necessary, and why we need to be ready to do it again

    08/09/2015 10:16:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The National Post ^ | August 9, 2015 | George Jonas
    On the morning of Aug. 6, 1945, shortly after 8:00 a.m. local time, a lone American B-29 was conducting what seemed to be a reconnaissance flight at high altitude over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. At about 16 minutes after 8:00, the aircraft released an object over the centre of town. Attached to parachutes, the object floated down slowly enough to give the four-engine Boeing Superfortress time to turn and lumber out of the airspace. The atom bomb exploded at about 1,900 feet above the centre of Hiroshima. The devastation was cataclysmic. Immediate casualties, dead and injured, numbered approximately 115,000....
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Leave Her To Heaven"(1945)

    09/07/2014 12:37:24 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 13 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1945 | John M. Stahl
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Along Came Jones"(1945)

    06/08/2014 2:55:57 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 15 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1945 | Stuart Heisler
  • Vintage U.S. Navy Photo: "Beauty and the Beast" - Panama City, 6th November 1945

    06/24/2013 7:05:32 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 20 replies
    Retronaut ^ | November 1945 | Retronaut
    “Jada were a popular night club act at Club Lido in Panama City. Not surprisingly, her routine was entitled “Beauty and the Beast”. She is shown here performing for the sailors of the US Task Force 11, while they were on leave. The troops were on their way to New York City to participate in Navy Day celebrations, but made a stop before passing through the Panama Canal.”
  • Remember Katanga!

    08/11/2003 6:48:14 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 14 replies · 900+ views
    David W. Neuendorf ^ | 1995 | David W. Neuendorf
    Fifty years ago today, the life work of Alger Hiss came to fruition. Hiss, a US State Department official, served the United Nations as its acting Secretary General during its founding conference in the spring of 1945. On October 24, 1945 the United Nations Charter became effective as a majority of the countries that had signed it ratified their signatures. Several years later, Hiss went to a federal penitentiary for committing perjury when testifying that he was not a Soviet agent. His personal career was over, but his most important work, the United Nations, lived on. Globalists everywhere are today...
  • New Bio of Executed WWII Pastor/Spy Reveals U.S. Influence (Bonhoeffer)

    04/10/2010 7:27:10 AM PDT · by AngieGal · 30 replies · 1,184+ views
    Fox News ^ | 4/9/2010 | Lauren Green
    On April 9, 1945, 65 years ago today, just a few weeks before an allied offensive brought Germany to its knees and ended World War II in Europe, a young, mild-mannered Lutheran theologian was hanged by the Nazis in Flossenburg Concentration Camp. His crime ... conspiring to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a theological genius of the 20th century, is now emerging as a war hero, martyr and spy. "What is so amazing about the story of Bonhoeffer is that he puts a completely different spin for us as Americans on World War II," says Eric Metaxas, author of "Bonhoeffer:...
  • The Trinity Test 1945

    07/16/2010 8:31:27 AM PDT · by NEWwoman · 5 replies · 2+ views ^ | January 28, 2007 | TitusFlavius79
    The "Trinity" test was the first test of a nuclear weapon, conducted by the United States on July 16, 1945 at 33.675° N 106.475° W, thirty miles (48 km) southeast of Socorro on what is now White Sands Missile Range, headquartered near Alamogordo, New Mexico. It was a test of an implosion-design plutonium bomb, the same type of weapon later dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. The detonation was equivalent to the explosion of around 20 kilotons of TNT, and is usually credited as the beginning of the Atomic Age.
  • Japan Surrender video

    06/02/2010 10:57:45 AM PDT · by calex59 · 25 replies · 533+ views
    Email ^ | unknown | Me
    This is a video of the surrender of Japan in WWII. I have never seen the video, only stills of the surrender. This is the first video I have seen of it and thought maybe FReepers would be interested in seeing it. It is what we used to call a News Reel, back in the day.
  • Churchill Was Right (Anti-Socialist Speech from 1945)

    10/17/2009 4:36:37 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 31 replies · 2,274+ views
    10/17/09 | Mark Dixon
    I recently watched a movie called “Into the Storm” which followed Sir Winston through the years before the war through the end of the war.  Towards the end of the movie, Churchill gave a speech on the radio about the perils of Socialism that I found very interesting.  Here is the text of the actual speech: My friends, I must tell you that a Socialist policy is abhorrent to the British ideas of freedom. Although it is now put forward in the main by people who have a good grounding in the Liberalism and Radicalism of the early part of...
  • Jon Stewart: Truman's a War Criminal for Bombing Hiroshima

    Although historians have debated the issue for decades, Jon Stewart has no question about this controversial matter: former President Harry S. Truman is a war criminal for dropping the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in 1945.
  • US loses most jobs since 1945

    01/09/2009 9:49:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,300+ views ^ | 1/09/09 | Krishna Guha, Andrew Ward and Edward Luce
    The US economy lost more than half a million jobs in December for the second month running, new figures showed on Friday, making 2008 the worst year for job losses since 1945. The unemployment rate – which hit a low of 4.4 per cent prior to the start of the credit crisis – jumped to 7.2 per cent, its highest level in 16 years. Unemployment has now risen by a full percentage point since September, when the crisis intensified with the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the investment bank. There was a further rise in the number of discouraged workers no...
  • The Election in England in 1945 and the Parallels of 2008

    11/02/2008 6:26:23 PM PST · by Captain Peter Blood · 3 replies · 752+ views
    Self | 11-02-2008 | Captain Peter Blood
    Although a lot of things have been talked about in this election and the change factor that seems to happen every 16 years or so I thought back to another pivital election. That Election was the one in England at the tail end of 1945 between Churchill and Clement Attlee. England was War weary and a General Election was called in May of 1945. Following is an excerpt for Wikipedia: The war set in motion profound social changes within Britain, and led to a popular desire for social reform. This mood was epitomised in the Beveridge Report. The report assumed...
  • Today in History: Monday April 23, 1945 ("Stars and Stripes")

    04/23/2007 7:53:32 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 4 replies · 622+ views
    4/23/07 | Self
    Here are excerpts and my footnotes in parenthesis from "Stars and Stripes" newspaper for Monday April 23rd, 1945. This is the Mediterranean edition produced in Rome. RED ARMY IN BERLIN 5th Army Races Across Plains Towards Po Moscow April 23--The Red Army was fighting today in the streets of Berlin. Battling against fanatical resistance by suicide troops of Hitler's elite guard, the Russians smashed through the east and northeast suburbs of the German capital. They drove into the boulevards of Greater Berlin and headed for Unter den Linden at the heart of the city, less than four miles away............" "WITH...
  • Juan Peron

    09/09/2004 10:55:26 PM PDT · by Ptarmigan · 1,397+ views
    Juan Peron was an Argentinian president who was a dictator who Fascist tendencies from 1946-1955 and 1972-1974, when he died. He was a soldier originally who in a coup became Secretary of Labor in 1943, then he went to prison, because some military personals feared he was getting powerful in 1945, which he goes to jail. Then in October 17th, a large rally occurs calling for the release of Juan Peron, which he is released. He marries Maria Eva Duarte, who becomes Evita Peron. This was Juan Peron's second marriage. His first wife died of cancer. He is elected in...
  • Happy Halloween from the Pacific, 1945

    10/31/2005 9:28:56 AM PST · by SuzyQ2 · 3 replies · 1,215+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | October 31, 2005 | Heath L. McMeans
    I have not read Dracula ever again. I was ashamed of myself. Here I was, a 2nd lieutenant of Marines, fresh out of OCS, going to fight those Japanese SOB's, and just think, I let a book of fiction scare me like that.
  • Thank God for the Atom Bomb

    08/03/2005 1:18:32 PM PDT · by F14 Pilot · 63 replies · 1,981+ views ^ | August 3, 2005 | By Austin Bay
    The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima (Aug. 6, 1945) and Nagasaki (Aug. 9) didn't end World War II -- at least not quite. The six days between Nagasaki and Japan's surrender on Aug. 15 were six more hideous days of war for U.S. and allied forces. Combat -- and Japanese atrocities -- continued in China, the Philippines and Southeast Asia. They were also six days of vicious political intrigue and turmoil in Tokyo, as the so-called "peace" and "war" factions in Japan's high command struggled for control of the state. In his classic essay "Thank God for the Atom Bomb,"...
  • America Was Always the Best Hope for Peace

    08/02/2005 7:20:50 AM PDT · by hinterlander · 8 replies · 548+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | August 2, 2005 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    How many nations could genuinely say that they had the real potential to conquer the world or destroy it? How many nations had an arsenal capable of obliterating any other nation without risking retaliation? How many nations, with an army and navy superior to any others, an industry and economy capable of producing more weapons and material than any other, with forces already deployed for conquest, how many nations would try to conquer the world while they had such advantages? Sixty years ago, this was exactly situation in which the United States of America found itself. American military forces were...
  • First atomic blast hits 60th anniversary

    07/15/2005 3:31:24 PM PDT · by Jefferson2000 · 13 replies · 509+ views ^ | 7-15-05
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Herb Lehr hasn’t been to Trinity Site since the day a mushroom cloud filled the early morning sky in the New Mexico desert. Standing 12 miles from the blast, he looked toward the Oscura Mountains and watched as scientists detonated the first atomic bomb 60 years ago Saturday, ushering in the nuclear age. “All of a sudden this very bright light came out and where I was, it was intense enough that the whole mountain range itself was completely whited out,” he said. “I could see the ball and fire rising up. It was sort of awe-inspiring.”...
  • June 26, 1945: U.N. CHARTER SIGNED

    06/26/2005 4:18:25 PM PDT · by kellynla · 21 replies · 1,285+ views ^ | 6/26/2005 | staff
    In the Herbst Theater auditorium in San Francisco, delegates from 50 nations sign the United Nations Charter, establishing the world body as a means of saving "succeeding generations from the scourge of war." The Charter was ratified on October 24, and the first U.N. General Assembly met in London on January 10, 1946. Despite the failure of the League of Nations in arbitrating the conflicts that led up to World War II, the Allies as early as 1941 proposed establishing a new international body to maintain peace in the postwar world. The idea of the United Nations began to be...
  • Victory Day. Colour Pictures from 1945

    05/07/2005 8:22:50 PM PDT · by bgarid · 53 replies · 6,835+ views
    Victory Parade, Moscow, Red Square, June 24, 1945
  • Bush: U.S. Had Hand in European Divisions

    05/07/2005 8:50:22 AM PDT · by cornelis · 61 replies · 1,919+ views
    AP ^ | Jennifer Loven
    Bush: U.S. Had Hand in European Divisions By JENNIFER LOVEN RIGA, Latvia - President Bush said Saturday the Soviet domination of central and eastern Europe after World War II will be remembered as "one of the greatest wrongs of history" and acknowledged that the United States played a significant role in the division of the continent. Bush said the agreement in 1945 at Yalta among President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Soviet leader Josef Stalin and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill "followed in the unjust tradition of Munich and the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact." The decisions at Yalta led to the division of...
  • 'His authority was extraordinary. He was charming' - Hitler's nurse on his final hours

    05/02/2005 1:29:59 AM PDT · by Stoat · 39 replies · 2,974+ views
    The Guardian (U.K.) ^ | May 2, 2005 | Luke Harding
    'His authority was extraordinary. He was charming' - Hitler's nurse on his final hours Survivor of bunker tells of admiration for Goebbels' wife and hatred for Eva Braun Luke Harding in Berlin Monday May 2, 2005The Guardian She is the last witness. For 60 years, Erna Flegal said nothing about her starring role in the Third Reich. Her family knew that in the last, desperate weeks of the second world war she had lived in Berlin. But she never spoke of her job as Hitler's nurse and of her time in the Führer's Berlin bunker. Now, as the 60th...
  • 1945 Battle of Manila (Anti-US Military BARRF Alert!)

    01/31/2005 7:21:27 PM PST · by qam1 · 52 replies · 6,159+ views
    INQ7 ^ | 1/31/05 | William Esposo
    THIS February will mark the 60th anniversary of the unwarranted death of over 100,000 civilians whose lives were sacrificed in the 1945 Battle of Manila. The casualty count was that immense because advancing US troops and their commander, Gen. Douglas MacArthur, did not consider that these non-American civilian lives deserved to be protected and secured by US troops whose role after all is to absorb the risk of war. But I wonder if anyone has even cared to remember this national tragedy? Next to Warsaw, Manila registered as the city most devastated by World War II. Early accounts obviously peddled...
  • The Traditional Latin Mass Online. Illustrated and Explained.

    01/05/2005 4:37:16 PM PST · by AAABEST · 48 replies · 1,248+ views ^ | January 5, 2005
    An online guide to the Latin Low Mass has been added to the Angelqueen site. Using a variety of sources, the Mass has been divided into sections with narrative explanation, illustration, history and background. The Latin is side by side with the English exegesis/translation. There are also sections on the altar setup,  the vestments, and the furnishings and equipment with photos and descriptions. You can start at the intro and click through the entire mass by hitting the "next" link on each page. Or use the table of contents to find various sections.One reason it was put together was to...
  • WWII Vet - USS Arkansas - 1945

    11/24/2004 7:28:03 PM PST · by ESchmued · 10 replies · 566+ views
    WWII veteran of the USS Arkansas (BB33)(1945)looking for fellow shipmates. Crewman Richard Timmerman. Any fellow shipmates reading FreeRepublic or do any readers know of fellow shipmates? Later on the USS Vulcan (AR5)(Spring 1946). Any leads?
  • Cavarretta rooting for Cubs

    05/11/2004 7:55:07 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 7 replies · 352+ views
    Chicago Cubs News ^ | 10 May 2004 | Carrie Muskat
    CHICAGO -- Nobody wants the Chicago Cubs to get to the World Series more than Phil Cavarretta, and nobody knows how difficult it is than he does. Cavarretta made his Major League debut with the Cubs at the age of 18 in September 1934. The team had reached the World Series three times in his young lifetime -- in 1918, '29 and '32. He grew up on the north side of Chicago, was a standout ballplayer at Lane Tech High School, and a Cubs fan. In 1935, Chicago manager Charlie Grimm tabbed the teen as the starting first baseman and...
  • 1954 Autobiography of Rabbi Who Converted is Published

    02/17/2004 8:29:32 AM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies · 160+ views
    EWTN ^ | 2/16/04
    Israel Zoller Reported a "Peaceful Conscience"ROME, FEB. 16, 2004 ( The autobiography of Israel Zoller, a wartime rabbi of Rome who converted to Christianity in 1945, has just been published in Italy -- a half-century after it was written. In "Before the Dawn" ("Prima dell'Alba," St. Paul Publishers), Zoller says that at his baptism he took the name Eugene, in honor of the wartime help his community received from Pope Pius XII (Eugenio Pacelli). Zoller led the Jewish community in Rome from 1938 to July 1944. On Aug. 15 of that year, he revealed to Father Paolo Dezza, then rector...
  • Cubs 3, Marlins 8, Final score (Going to Game 7) ~~ LIVE THREAD

    10/14/2003 4:35:38 PM PDT · by Dog · 1,267 replies · 5,552+ views
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  • A brief history lesson for Cub fans

    09/16/2003 6:11:12 AM PDT · by mikeb704 · 59 replies · 343+ views
    Oak Lawn (IL) Reporter ^ | 9/18/03 | Michael M. Bates
    Pennant fever is sweeping the area. With both the White Sox and Cubs in first place or close to it, fans are dreaming of a Windy City Series. Using the suitable clinical terminology, this is just plain nuts. The Sox, well, maybe. It’s been dry on the South Side for a long time, but there is a genuine possibility. Not a great possibility in all likelihood, but one nonetheless. The story on the North Side is different. The Cubs have a long tradition of defeat. And not just being beaten, but losing in the most ignominious ways. Assorted explanations have...
  • I need some help figuring out "Who raised the flag on Iwo Jima"

    04/30/2003 7:29:47 PM PDT · by Zacs Mom · 2 replies · 759+ views
      I have received several requests/suggestions that I change a reference made in the poem whichappears on my "It Is The Veteran" web page. The line reads: Where five good men raised this Flag so high,That the WHOLE DAMN WORLD COULD SEE IT FLY. The requests/suggestions are to correct this line to read: Where SIX good men raised this Flag so high,That the WHOLE DAMN WORLD COULD SEE IT FLY.   First let me say that I am not the author of the verses that appears on this page.I have done an extensive search and, as near as I can tell, the actual author...