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  • Fooling the Nazis: How a Roman hospital invented ‘K Disease’ to save dozens of Jewish lives

    06/28/2016 3:56:33 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Aletelial ^ | June 23, 2016 | Jesús Colina
    The name was terrible, but the “K Disease” was not a lethal virus. It was actually the clever invention of Professor Giovanni Borromeo and a religious of the Hospital of the Brothers Hospitallers of Saint John of God, to save the lives of dozens of Jews persecuted by the Nazis during World War II.When the SS entered the Fatebenefratelli hospital located on the Tiber Island in Rome, medical personnel and religious explained to the Germans that behind the doors of two special wards, there were patients suffering from this terrible K Disease, some of whom were terminally ill. The...
  • Legendary American Hero Steve “Spiro” Pisanos Passes Away at 96

    06/13/2016 3:55:39 AM PDT · by Purdue77 · 6 replies
    San Diego Air & Space Museum ^ | June 2016 | unknown
    Retired Col. Steve Pisanos, a World War II ace who was decorated by four nations, has died, his family confirmed through the San Diego Air and Space Museum on June 9. Pisanos was 96. Born in Athens, Greece, Pisanos [sometimes spelled Pissanos] came to the United States in 1938. He joined the British Royal Air Force in 1941 and served with an Eagle Squadron until American members were absorbed by the US Army Air Forces 4th Fighter Group. Pisanos was then commissioned a USAAF lieutenant. On May 3, 1942, Pisanos became an American citizen during a ceremony in London, England,...
  • Queens Marine who died on Pacific island during World War II battle gets heroic homecoming

    06/11/2016 8:44:01 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 7 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | June 10, 2016 | Seth Bookey, Michael Cruz, Nancy Dillon
    More than 70 years after dying on a beach in World War II, Queens-bred Marine John F. Prince is finally coming home. His remains were excavated from a nondescript parking lot on Betio Island in the central Pacific, identified through dental records and due to arrive in New York next week for a burial with full military honors at Calverton National Cemetery, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Friday.
  • Bell of battlecruiser sunk 75 years ago in Royal Navy's biggest ever disaster retrieved from [tr]

    05/25/2016 5:47:32 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 24, 2016 | Sam Tonkin
    The bell from HMS Hood has been unveiled by the Princess Royal to mark the 75th anniversary of the Royal Navy's largest loss of life from a single vessel. Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen - who funded the expedition to retrieve the bell from the seabed of the Denmark Strait between Iceland and Greenland - attended the event at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard where the bell has gone on display. Anne struck eight bells at midday during the ceremony, held with HMS Victory as a backdrop, watched by descendants of some of the 1,415 sailors who died when the battleship was hit...
  • Missing Remains Of WWII Marine Finally Returned To Texas

    05/29/2016 10:06:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | May 29, 2016 | Bob Price
    The remains of a U.S. Marine who was killed in action during World War II finally completed the 70-year journey from a South Pacific atoll to his home in Texas. His body has been missing since 1943. n November 1943, U.S. Marine Corps Private First Class Elmer “Rabbit” Mathies, Jr. was killed during the Battle of Tarawa. Private Mathies was one of 1,200 Marines killed during the 3-day battle battle. His remains were finally identified and have been returned to Hereford, Texas in time for Memorial Day, the Amarillo Globe-News reported.
  • DePaul president: Campus Black Lives Matter activists like D-Day troops

    05/28/2016 6:23:48 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 65 replies
    .washingtontimes ^ | May 26, 2016 | Douglas Ernst
    <p>The president of DePaul University likens campus race activists who shut down a conservative event to troops who stormed the beaches of Normandy during World War II.</p> <p>A letter issued by Rev. Dennis Holtschneider said the students were wrong — yet also very much like Allied Forces who fought and died in France on June 6, 1944.</p>
  • World War II Vet Recovering After Oxygen Tank Beating

    05/28/2016 5:39:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | May 28, 2016
    A 91-year-old World War II veteran is recovering after police say his caretaker beat him with his oxygen tank. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that 45-year-old Elena Erickson was charged Thursday with attempted murder for the May 15 beating of Michael Tristano. North Port police say Erickson hit him in the head multiple times with the tank before leaving him on the floor to die. They say she returned to the home the next day, found him still alive and called paramedics. She denied any connection to the beating.
  • ACTUAL COLOR FILM OF PEARL HARBOR ATTACK

    05/28/2016 1:07:36 PM PDT · by knarf · 45 replies
    FB ^ | Conservative Post
    Long forgotten, private color film of the actual attack on Pearl Harbor
  • Norman 'Dusty' Kleiss, Battle of Midway hero, dies at 100

    05/14/2016 11:05:28 AM PDT · by DFG · 59 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/25/2016 | Richard Roth
    I knew the day might come. The news still hurt. The daughter of an amazing war hero called the other night to say her father was dying. An overnight email a day later told me that Norman "Dusty" Kleiss, 100 years old, hero of the Battle of Midway, had died Friday. He was the last surviving dive-bomber from the sea battle that turned the tide of World War II. In discussing Dusty with his daughter, we agreed it was as if the pilot was determined to reach the age of 100 before his health faded. Several weeks ago, there was...
  • The Doolittle Raid

    04/18/2016 6:54:01 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 61 replies
    Self | April 18, 1942 | Self
    One week after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt began pressing the U.S. military to immediately strike the Japanese homeland. The desire to bolster moral became more urgent in light of rapid Japanese advances. These included victories in Malaya, Singapore, the Philippines, Wake Island, Guam, and the Dutch East Indies, as well as sinking the British battleships Prince of Wales and Repulse. Only improbable, audacious ideas warranted consideration, because submarines confirmed Japan placed picket boats at extreme carrier aircraft range. One idea even involved launching four engine heavy bombers from China or Outer Mongolia to strike Japan and fly on to Alaska....
  • Holocaust scholar questioned on claim Poles killed more Jews than Germans in war

    04/14/2016 12:19:38 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 14 April 2016 | Associated Press
    ...Gross was questioned after multiple complaints were filed with prosecutors by Polish citizens over an article published in 2015 in which Gross said Poles killed more Jews than Germans during the German occupation – a claim that challenges a widespread conviction in Poland that the Polish response was almost exclusively honourable. Gross made the comparison in an article published by Project Syndicate in September critical of how Poland and other eastern European countries have reacted to the migrant crisis. He decried as “heartless” the region’s opposition to accepting refugees and argued that the attitude was rooted in the region’s “murderous...
  • Obama Admin Apologizing for America Winning World War II

    04/13/2016 10:54:43 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 84 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12 Apr 2016 | David Harsanyi
    Our new motto: Strength through moral equivalenceWhen John Kerry toured the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Museum this week before meeting foreign ministers at the G-7 Summit, Reuters reports that he had witnessed “haunting displays [of] photographs of badly burned victims, the tattered and stained clothes they wore and statues depicting them with flesh melting from their limbs.” “It is a stunning display. It is a gut-wrenching display,” explained Kerry. “It is a reminder of the depth of the obligation every one of us in public life carries … to create and pursue a world free from nuclear weapons.” Iran exempted,...
  • History Channel's "Deep Sea Detecives" dive in advanced Nazi U-boat tonight at 9PM CST

    07/11/2005 2:10:37 PM PDT · by sonofatpatcher2 · 5 replies · 684+ views
    The History Channel ^ | 7/11/05 | History Channel
    The U-2513 is what's known as a Type 21 German U-boat. In the 1940s, the Type 21 was a secret weapon that threatened to change the course of two wars: WWII, and then later, the Cold War. During WWII, German hopes were riding on it, and the Allies were terrified of it. After the war, the British, Americans, and Russians couldn't wait to get their hands on it. It was a weapon that had the potential to change the balance of world power and determine the outcome of the Cold War. Join our Deep Sea Detectives, John Chatterton and Richie...
  • 'German crew scuttled Bismarck'

    02/14/2003 6:26:20 PM PST · by knak · 46 replies · 1,378+ views
    scotsman ^ | 2/14/03
    THE Bismarck, the German battleship which sank with the loss of more than 2,000 sailors, was scuttled by her own crew, according to a news docu-mentary to be screened this weekend. The Second World War flagship, the pride of Hitler’s naval fleet, sank so quickly that it must have been deliberately aimed at the ocean floor by desperate commanders, according to the programme, made by the Titanic film director, James Cameron. Semi-crippled after an aircraft-launched torpedo knocked out her rudder, the Bismarck was hounded across the Atlantic by a chasing British naval pack. Then, on 27 May, 1941, in what...
  • Crew remains from 2 WWII crash sites repatriated from India

    04/12/2016 10:58:55 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Apr 12, 2016 | Tara Copp
    Seventy-two years after eight airmen in the B-24 Liberator Hot as Hell crashed in violent weather over India during World War II, part of the crew began their final journey home after a full-honors ceremony Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Air Force Station Palam in New Delhi, India. TARA COPP/STARS AND STRIPES AIR FORCE STATION PALAM, NEW DELHI, India — Seventy-two years after eight airmen in the B-24 Liberator Hot as Hell crashed in violent weather over India, part of the crew has begun the final journey home. In a full-honors ceremony Wednesday at New Delhi’s airport, Secretary of Defense...
  • A WWII vet’s body lay unclaimed at the morgue. Then neighbors did something beautiful

    04/09/2016 10:35:13 AM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 30 replies
    WaPo ^ | April 8, 2016 | Steve Hendrix
    Andrew Moore lived alone and died alone. He was raised in an orphanage, never married and outlived his friends. For his last 40 years, the World War II veteran slept on a couch in a rent-­controlled efficiency apartment in the nation’s capital. The 89-year-old pensioner died in December with no will, no instructions and no next of kin. He lay in a cold room at the D.C. medical examiner’s office, where the unclaimed dead are usually destined for a nameless pauper’s grave. Instead, on Friday, Moore was given a hero’s sendoff at Arlington National Cemetery. A uniformed honor guard escorted Moore’s...
  • Former Auschwitz guard dies days before trial

    04/08/2016 9:38:09 AM PDT · by Borges · 134 replies
    Fox ^ | 4/8/2016
    A former Auschwitz guard has died days before his trial in Germany -- dashing the hopes of survivors who wanted to see justice for their dead parents. Ernst Tremmel, who was 93, was a guard at the notorious Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War. He was accused of 1,075 counts of accessory to murder, covering the time he worked at the camp from November 1942 to June 1943.
  • Would The U.S. Survive Another Battle of Okinawa?

    04/01/2016 6:35:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 1, 2016 | Brad Schaeffer
    It’s hard to believe the resolve the United States once showed in defeating enemies. One wonders if in a 24/7 news cycle of “living room wars” whether this nation could have ever mounted the sustained effort it took to join the Allies in stopping Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Americans today would find such will to win at any cost difficult to comprehend. Perhaps with Easter just passed, it is fitting to remember Easter of 1945 when the invasion of Okinawa, the last battle of World War II and the largest sea-air-land operation in history, began. It would also be...
  • Meeting at Brenner Pass [Hitler & Mussolini, March 18, 1938]

    03/18/2016 6:53:36 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Today in WW2 History ^ | March 18, 1938 | Contributor: C. Peter Chen
    At 0930 hours on 18 Mar 1938, at the mountain village of Brennero in the Brenner Pass, Italian Alpine troops welcomed the arrival of Benito Mussolini and Galeazzo Ciano by train. As snow drifted down heavily, Adolf Hitler and Joachim von Ribbentrop arrived, also by train. Ciano escorted Hitler and Ribbentrop toward Mussolini's train car over red carpet. The subsequent meeting lasted two hours and twelve minutes; after which, they each returned to their capitals. The two parties discussed potential plans for future joint-aggression, but to the public they offered terms to maintain peace in Europe.
  • Patrick J. Buchanan's Know-Nothing History

    06/13/2008 10:06:48 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 13 replies · 73+ views
    NY Sun ^ | June 11, 2008 | ADAM KIRSCH
    Patrick J. Buchanan's new contribution to the flourishing genre of World War II revisionism, should appear in the same season as Nicholson Baker's "Human Smoke." Never has there been such a clear demonstration of the way ideological extremes tend to converge. Messrs. Baker and Buchanan probably could not stand to be in the same room for five minutes. The former is to the left of most Democrats, the latter to the right of most Republicans. When they look back to the 1930s, Mr. Baker's role models are the Quakers and pacifists who believed it was better to lie down for...
  • Hitler had son with French teen

    02/17/2012 12:13:28 PM PST · by bkopto · 74 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | Feb 17, 2012 | Peter Allen
    Jean-Marie Loret, who died in 1985 aged 67, never met his father, but went on to fight Nazi forces during the Second World War. His extraordinary story has now been backed up by a range of compelling evidence, both in France and in Germany, which is published in the latest edition of Paris's Le Point magazine. Hitler is said to have had an affair with Mr Loret's mother, Charlotte Lobjoie, 16, as he took a break from the trenches in June 1917. Although he was fighting the French near Seboncourt, in the northern Picardy region, Hitler made his way to...
  • Did Hitler Have a Secret Son? Evidence Supports Alleged Son’s Claims

    02/21/2012 8:32:58 PM PST · by lbryce · 20 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | February 21, 2012 | Candace Smith
    Until his death in 1985, Jean-Marie Loret believed that he was the only son of Adolf Hitler. There is now renewed attention to evidence from France and Germany that apparently lends some credence to his claim. Loret collected information from two studies; one conducted by the University of Heidelberg in 1981 and another conducted by a handwriting analyst that showed Loret’s blood type and handwriting, respectively, were similar to the Nazi Germany dictator who died childless in 1945 at age 56. The evidence is inconclusive but Loret’s story itself was riveting enough to warrant some investigation. The French newspaper Le...
  • Getting to know the Hitlers (relatives alive in NY)

    01/21/2002 1:45:52 PM PST · by Sir Gawain · 33 replies · 2+ views
    Getting to know the Hitlers (Filed: 20/01/2002) FOR more than 50 years, the relatives of Adolf Hitler have hidden under false names in Long Island, New York. They have not spoken publicly since the Second World War. In a revelatory new book to be launched this week, they break their silence. David Gardner tells their story. The faint lilt of German folk music floated through the open window of the dark-wood alpine bungalow as I walked down the short path to the front door. The property straddled two small roads on a forested private estate nestling into one of the ...
  • Terrorist supporter a school teacher [UK]

    04/06/2003 4:25:23 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 6 replies · 103+ views
    http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au ^ | 07apr03 | By KEITH MOOR
    Terrorist supporter a school teacherBy KEITH MOOR07apr03 A TERRORIST group supporter who claims to be Adolf Hitler's illegitimate son has been teaching at a Melbourne school. Despite having recent criminal convictions, extremist organisation leader and master forger Michael O'Hara was able to talk his way into a full-time job at Lilydale High School in January. He still has an outstanding charge against him of taking firearms out of Victoria without informing police. Mr O'Hara, using the name Zeev Gideon Korwan, is executive chairman of the Jewish Defence League in Australia. Writing on the JDL website, Mr O'Hara has vowed to...
  • DNA tests reveal 'Hitler was descended from the Jews and Africans he hated'

    08/23/2010 11:07:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/23/2010 | Allan Hall
    DNA tests have revealed Adolf Hitler may have been related to both Jews and black people that he earmarked for extermination. Brussels news magazine Knack has claimed that DNA obtained from the Nazi leader's relatives living in America led to the discovery. Journalist Jean-Paul Mulders garnered the DNA from a serviette dropped by one of three known Hitler descendants who live on Long Island, New York. That led earlier this year to the tracking down in Austria of a farmer known only as Norbert H. who was found to be a cousin of the German dictator. Mulders used the services...
  • Hitler's Forgotten Library: The Man, His Books, and His Search for God

    04/18/2003 3:21:14 AM PDT · by gd124 · 46 replies · 5,719+ views
    The Atlantic Monthly ^ | May 2003 | Timothy W. Ryback
    Hitler's Forgotten Library: The Man, His Books, and His Search for God You can tell a lot about a person from what he reads. The surviving—and largely ignored—remnants of Adolf Hitler's personal library reveal a deep but erratic interest in religion and theology by Timothy W. Ryback ..... 'D id you know that today is Hitler's birthday?" the attendant said as he handed me Adolf Hitler's personal copy of Mein Kampf, a tattered red-leather volume (a special second edition issued in 1926) with the title and author's name embossed in gold on the spine. The young man, clean-cut and dressed...
  • D-Day Vet Goes on Final Jump

    01/31/2016 10:42:12 AM PST · by beaversmom · 14 replies
    Pueblo Chieftain ^ | January 28, 2016 | Peter Roper
    By Peter Roper The Pueblo Chieftain Published: January 28, 2016; Last modified: January 28, 2016 11:01PM Elmer Melchi survived parachuting into Normandy on D-Day and he survived jumping into Holland in Operation Market Garden -- although a German soldier shot him when the young 82nd Airborne paratrooper tried to escape from a POW camp. But death finally caught up with the tough 92-year-old veteran Thursday afternoon, taking him in his sleep at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice here. It was expected. Melchi had cancer and knew he was dying. "My dad went for his last jump," said a tearful...
  • Hal Baumgarten 29th Infantry [Survivor of D-Day short video]

    01/07/2016 12:13:52 AM PST · by beaversmom · 13 replies
    World War II Foundation ^ | October 27, 2014 | WWII Foundation
    Hal Baumgarten was a 19 year old private on D-Day. Jewish and originally from NYC, Baumgarten was in Company B of the 116th Infantry Regiment of the 29th. He landed in the 2nd wave on Omaha Beach in one of the most heavily defended parts of Omaha, the Dog Green sector below the village of Vierville-sur-Mer (as depicted in the movie Saving Private Ryan). Hal was wounded 3 times on D-Day and twice more on June 7th. He had 23 surgeries after June 6, 1944, to repair wounds suffered on the Normandy coast of France. Hal has written several books...
  • U.S. Honors Belgian Nurse for Valor in World War II (Angel of Bastogne finally located)

    12/13/2011 2:01:22 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 26 replies
    NYT ^ | 12/13/11
    U.S. Honors Belgian Nurse for Valor in World War II BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian nurse who saved the lives of hundreds of American soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge at the end of World War II was given an American award for valor on Monday. The nurse, Augusta Chiwy, who is 93, received the Civilian Award for Humanitarian Service medal from the American ambassador, Howard Gutman, in a ceremony at the military museum in Brussels. “She helped, she helped and she helped,” Mr. Gutman said. He explained the long delay — 67 years — in presenting the award...
  • Belgians, Americans to Celebrate Anniversary of Landmark Victory

    12/01/2009 5:44:42 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 428+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Kevin Downey
    CHIČVRES, Belgium, Dec. 1, 2009 – Sixty-five years after World War II's landmark Battle of the Bulge, U.S. and Belgian troops will again march side by side in Bastogne on Dec. 12 and 13. Veterans and servicemembers from both nations are scheduled to join thousands of well-wishers, including town officials, dignitaries and local residents, in commemorating the Allied forces' victory in the famous World War II battle. "The traditional carnival-like atmosphere in Bastogne over the weekend celebrates the historic grit and determination of our two nations' veterans 65 years ago, and the solemn ceremony at the Mardasson Memorial overlooking the...
  • Officer behind 'nuts' response in WWII dies

    01/12/2009 7:59:57 AM PST · by Borges · 29 replies · 2,771+ views
    Journalnow.com ^ | 01/12/09
    His death was announced by his family. Kinnard parachuted into Normandy in the first hours of D-Day. He received the Distinguished Service Cross for heroism during Operation Market Garden, the airborne attack in the German-occupied Netherlands. And he helped pioneer the airmobile concept, sending troops into combat aboard helicopters during the Vietnam War. But he was perhaps best remembered for what happened in December 1944 at the Belgian town of Bastogne, where the 101st Airborne Division, short on clothing and boots in a snowstorm and bitter cold, was surrounded by German troops. Bastogne, at the intersection of important roads, was...
  • General Patton's Prayer at Bastogne

    03/24/2003 1:42:45 PM PST · by TheKurgan · 20 replies · 462+ views
    PattonHQ ^ | This article appeared as a government document in 1950 | Msgr. James H. O'Neill
    Almighty and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech Thee, of Thy great goodness, to restrain these immoderate rains with which we have had to contend. Grant us fair weather for Battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers who call upon Thee that, armed with Thy power, we may advance from victory to victory, and crush the oppression and wickedness of our enemies and establish Thy justice among men and nations.
  • Happy 121st Birthday General Patton! We Miss You!

    11/10/2006 6:40:39 PM PST · by eleni121 · 110 replies · 1,987+ views
    General Geoge Patton website ^ | November 10, 2006 | me
    November 11th is the general's birthday and he like Donald Rumsfeld, resigned during war. General Patton was relieved of his command and decided to resign and Rumsfeld ...well few know the real reason for his resignation...
  • The True Story of The Patton Prayer

    07/19/2004 5:04:30 PM PDT · by flowerjoyfun · 64 replies · 7,984+ views
    The Patton Society ^ | 6 October 1971 | Msgr. James H. O'Neill
    The True Story of The Patton Prayer by Msgr. James H. O'Neill (From the Review of the News 6 October 1971) Many conflicting and some untrue stories have been printed about General George S. Patton and the Third Army Prayer. Some have had the tinge of blasphemy and disrespect for the Deity. Even in "War As I Knew It" by General Patton, the footnote on the Prayer by Colonel Paul D. Harkins, Patton's Deputy Chief of Staff, while containing the elements of a funny story about the General and his Chaplain, is not the true account of the prayer Incident...
  • US veterans, Belgian king recall Hitler's last gamble

    12/18/2004 9:41:53 AM PST · by yonif · 8 replies · 1,048+ views
    Turkish Press ^ | 12-18-2004 | AFP
    BASTOGNE, Belgium (AFP) - In snow and a chilling wind, US veterans and the king of Belgium paid tribute to Allied forces who, in a freezing winter 60 years ago, repulsed the last big German counter-attack of World War II. The Battle of the Bulge, fought in the towns and densely forested hills of the Ardennes, was according to one veteran here, "hell all the way through." With a blanket of snow underfoot -- just as it was in late 1944, one of the worst European winters in memory -- and a chilling wind which blew across the hilltop, King...
  • WWII vet: "We were the bulge"

    12/04/2006 5:28:30 PM PST · by SJackson · 86 replies · 2,193+ views
    Portage Daily Register ^ | 12-4-06 | Jen McCoy
    Twenty-three American soldiers ran through cold mud behind Pvt. Don Hentz as he led the way through the Battle of the Bulge. Adrenaline pumped through Hentz as German soldiers followed close behind. He was blind to the single strand of barbed wire that pierced his thighs. "I took the fence with me and it ripped my legs open," Hentz said. "We were the bulge. I think it was a set-up to draw the Germans. We were the bait. I'm disappointed that so many young men died for that. I saw a lot of men disappear in the bulge." At 90...
  • The Siege of Bastogne: A Personal Perspective; December 23, 1944

    12/22/2015 11:08:06 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    The Siege of Bastogne ^ | 2015 | Stephanie Schmeling
    By December 23rd holding the line around Bastogne was less of an issue compared to the crisis of dwindling supplies. Not only were troops short on food and medical supplies but ammunition was frighteningly low. Rounds were rationed and soldiers were ordered not to fire unless attacked directly and even then to only fire two rounds. Colonel Thomas L. Sherburn, the artillery commander, was intentionally reporting overestimates of supply levels simply to maintain morale.
  • World War Two Patton and the Battle of the Bulge 1944

    12/17/2015 9:47:18 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | History Channel
    Patton 360 - Battle of the Bulge by History Channel
  • Operation Wacht am Rhein

    12/18/2015 7:13:22 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Uploaded on May 26, 2009 | Youtubes Official WW2 Channel
    The Ardennes Offensive (16 December 1944 25 January 1945) was a major German offensive launched towards the end of World War II through the forested Ardennes Mountains region of Belgium (and more specifically of Wallonia: hence its French name, Bataille des Ardennes), France and Luxembourg on the Western Front. The offensive was called Unternehmen Wacht am Rhein (translated as Operation The Guard on the Rhine or Operation "Watch on the Rhine") by the German armed forces (Wehrmacht). This German offensive was officially named the Ardennes-Alsace campaign[5] by the U.S. Army,[6] but it is known to the general public simply as...
  • Battle of the Bulge, Hitler's Last offensive

    12/17/2015 8:23:55 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 83 replies
    YouTube ^ | National Georaphic Channel
    Generals At War: Episode 06 The Battle of the Bulge The Greatest battle America ever fought was against Hitler's Army when it staged one of the last offensives of the war in Belgium against American troops who were alone and unprepared for the Nazi onslaught. Despite overwhelming odds American troops defeated the German Blitz preventing history from repeating itself as it did when Hitler first invaded Belgium in the begining of the war.
  • December 15th, 1944: Mostly Quiet on the Western Front. The Bulge begins tomorrow.

    12/15/2015 6:15:43 PM PST · by OKSooner · 26 replies
    US Army History ^ | 12-15-2015 | Phillips, McManus, et al
    December 15, 1944. All is mostly quiet along the western front in France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. It's cold, and the nights are dark. So dark that GI Joe, sitting and waiting, can't see his hand in front of his face. Four divisions of the US army are parked at a 75-mile front along the western frontier of Germany. The American commanders believe that the German Wehrmacht is finished and not capable of offensive operations. They either haven't been talking to some of the GI Joes in the front lines, or they aren't taking GI Joe seriously. He has been hearing...
  • The ignored historical Nazi-Islamic supremacist alliance

    12/09/2015 5:48:52 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/19/15 | Benjamin Weingarten
    In a recent article titled “Why Hitler Wished He Was Muslim,” the Wall Street Journal draws our attention to two books that reflect the historical Nazi-Islamic supremacist axis. Given the goings-on in Europe, we thought these to be poignant titles adding necessary context to a continent that appears to be a potential powder-keg. Of Stefan Ihrig’s ”Atatürk in the Nazi Imagination,” the Journal writes: Through the 1920s and 1930s, Nazi publications lauded Turkey as a friend and forerunner. In 1922, for example, the Völkischer Beobachter, the Nazi Party’s weekly paper, praised Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the “Father of the Turks,” as...
  • 1932 and 1944: Two new books shine spotlight on success, failure of FDR

    12/08/2015 7:54:34 AM PST · by statestreet · 12 replies
    watchdog.org ^ | December 8, 2015 | John Bicknell
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt loved to keep secrets. He didn't want the public to know he was bound to a wheelchair, so he went to elaborate lengths to hide his inability to walk on his own. And when he was dying, his doctors hid it from the public. Even Roosevelt himself didn't want to know. Secrets of a different sort lie at the heart of two new books about Roosevelt the candidate and Roosevelt the president, with a special guest appearance by Adolf Hitler, before he became der fuehrer. David Pietrusza's 1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR--Two Tales of Politics,...
  • The speech where Adolf Hitler declared war on the USA, 1941

    12/11/2015 6:00:13 AM PST · by equaviator · 65 replies
    On December 11, 1941, several days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the United States declaration of war against the Japanese Empire, Nazi Germany declared war on the United States, in response to what was claimed to be a series of provocations by the United States government when the US was formally neutral during World War II. The decision to declare war was made almost entirely by Adolf Hitler, without consultation. Hitler had received no advance notice from the Japanese about the attack on Pearl Harbor. Although he and his Foreign Minister Ribbentrop had verbally indicated a willingness...
  • December 7 is the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor (with bonus Monty Python)

    12/07/2015 6:48:58 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 38 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 12/07/2015 | HarpyGoddess
    Today is the anniversary of the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941, which brought the United States into World War II. The meticulously planned and devastatingly successful operation was launched from six aircraft carriers and their escorts, which had managed to penetrate to within 200 miles of Oahu without being discovered. Of the eight American battleships in port that day, four were sunk or destroyed, and nine other warships were sunk or severely damaged. Over 2,400 U.S. servicemen lost their lives, including 2.000 sailors, most of whom perished on the USS Arizona (BB-39). The only bright...
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor | World War II History Documentary in Color

    12/06/2015 6:30:30 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | YouTube Mar 27, 2015 | Discovery Channel
    The attack on Pearl Harbor was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). The attack led to the United States' entry into World War II. The attack was intended as a preventive action in order to keep the U.S. Pacific Fleet from interfering with military actions the Empire of Japan was planning in Southeast Asia against overseas territories of the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and the United States. There were simultaneous Japanese attacks on the U.S.-held...
  • Twin boys reunited with their World War II hero

    11/27/2015 9:00:24 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 13 replies
    CBS ^ | 11-27-15 | Steve Hartman
    The folks who run the Yorktown say a lot of kids love the ship, but no kid has ever fallen for a sailor who served on the vessel like these two boys have fallen for Mr. Harding. Which is why, for this trip, the Yorktown made special arrangements for a surprise visitor: Mr. Harding. The boys ran to embrace him; hugging an old salt never felt so sweet. It was hard to tell who enjoyed it more, or who needed it more. Over the years Mr. Harding says he'd kept most of his war stories to himself. "I guess I...
  • Heroic Battle of The Bulge Survivor Recounts his story

    12/17/2004 6:57:45 AM PST · by timtoews5292004 · 13 replies · 1,447+ views
    CNN ^ | 12-17-2004 | Brian Todd
    WASHINGTON (CNN) -- After 58 years of marriage, Lyle Bouck and his wife, Lucy, are still helping each other down the front walk. "I didn't think we'd live that long," laughs Lucy. At one point, Lyle didn't even think he'd make it to the altar. Sixty years ago, Bouck was a young, whip-smart lieutenant, commanding a U.S. Army intelligence and reconnaissance platoon made up of 18 elite soldiers -- the eyes and ears of a fragmented Allied force pushing through Belgium toward the German border. By mid-December 1944, they had just about reached the border. But there was a huge...
  • Greatest of All Sea Battles

    11/19/2015 6:43:05 AM PST · by lbryce · 14 replies
    US Naval Institue ^ | October, 1994 | Lieutenant Commander Thomas J Cutler(Retired)
    The Battle of Leyte Gulf was the biggest and most multifaceted naval battle in history. It involved hundreds of ships, nearly 200,000 participants, and spanned more than 100,000 square miles. Some of the largest and most powerful ships ever built were sunk, and thousands of men went to the bottom of the sea with them. Every facet of naval warfare—air, surface, subsurface, and amphibious—was involved in this great struggle, and the weapons used included bombs of every type, guns of every caliber, torpedoes, mines, rockets, and even a forerunner of the modern guided missile. But more than mere size...
  • Last surviving dive bomber remembers the Battle of Midway

    11/13/2015 1:20:45 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 43 replies
    CNN via NewsChannel 3 ^ | NOVEMBER 11, 2015
    SAN ANTONIO — Norman Kleiss lives in a modest apartment in San Antonio. When I first reached him on the telephone, I almost started to shake. It was like going back in time. I could hear the engines roar over the Pacific Ocean; the tide of World War II was about to change. “So you want to talk about the Battle of Midway?” Kleiss asked. Boy, did I. It’s incredible that still living among us is this amazing American war hero. Norman Jack “Dusty” Kleiss is 99 years old. What did he do in the war? With fuel running low,...