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  • US Veterans won’t strike swastikas from graves of German POWs

    05/13/2020 2:58:05 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 95 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | May 13, 2020 | Staff
    WASHINGTON — The US Veterans Administration will not replace three tombstones of soldiers who fought for Nazi Germany inscribed with swastikas in its military cemeteries, calling them “historic resources.” A group that advocates for religious freedom in the military on Monday called on the VA to replace two World War II-era POW headstones in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas, inscribed with swastikas inside a German cross, and the phrase, “He died far from his home for the Führer, people, and fatherland.”
  • NOT THEIR FINEST HOUR ‘Brainwashed’ pupils being taught Winston Churchill was a ‘war criminal’ in tutorial shared by thousands of teachers

    05/05/2020 8:52:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    The Sun ^ | 20 Apr 2020 | Elizabeth Perkins
    SECONDARY school pupils are told that Winston Churchill was a “war criminal” and “a blundering reactionary” in a teaching tutorial shared by thousands of teachers. It is also claimed the wartime leader’s speeches were “poorly received”, he was “drunk” during his “finest hour” message and Bob Geldof is more important to our history. The lesson plan, Winston Churchill: Hero or War Criminal?” appears on the website of global education company Tes. Using halos and red devils’ horns as bullet points, the lesson contains a potted history of the career of what it calls “an intensely controversial figure”. Part of it...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version DC 19 The Red, White And Blue Or The Blue Line

    04/25/2020 8:08:03 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 4/25/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Well welcome to Stalag Covid 19 for this weekend's adventure..... Hey the one and only "Rnaround Sue" Dion with a song he recorded in the days when he was part of the Contemporary Christian Music scene in the early 1980's. I was around and saw him beret and all in person. Idols and idolatry right out of the Good Book but what about today..... Resistance In Idaho: The Latest This week a woman arrested for asking too many questions, Sara Brady, as a group of mothers and children entered a closed down park in Meridian, Idaho engaging in civil disobedience....
  • If You Want A Lesson In Bravery, Don’t Look To Brian Stelter

    04/23/2020 8:30:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 23, 2020 | Sumantra Maitra
    Instead of respecting and worshiping fragility, anxiety, and vulnerability, it is time to reconsider stoicism and fortitude. In the last week, a 99-year-old World War II veteran from Yorkshire, England, raised more than 31 million British pounds for the National Health Service by walking around his yard in a challenge that then went viral. He is a member of a certain generation regularly taught that when the bugle calls, one should rally around the tattered banner regardless of who is leading the nation to battle.This sentiment was once ingrained in the bloodstream of every civic-minded individual all over the world:...
  • 6 Legendary Lost Treasures of World War II

    04/22/2020 7:15:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    History ^ | APR 17, 2020 | Becky Little
    Human fossils, an amber room and a Raphael masterpiece all went missing during WWII.War has always brought chaos, and with it an opportunity for pillage and plunder. This was especially true during World War II, when countless pieces of priceless art, artifacts and other treasure were destroyed and spirited away from both Europe and the Asia Pacific. Nazis, in particular, systematically looted cultural property from museums, private homes and royal palaces, some of it to help Adolf Hitler build his proposed FĂĽhrermuseum, but other armies carried away their own spoils as well. When the war ended, tales of real and...
  • On 78th Anniversary of Doolittle Raid, Air Force Does Battle Against a New Foe

    04/18/2020 8:02:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies ^ | April 18, 2020 | Lt. Col. David Faggard
    Nearly eight decades ago, on April 18, 1942, a band of airmen known as the Doolittle Raiders lined the deck of the USS Hornet in their B-25 Mitchell bombers, riding the uneasy waves of the Pacific Ocean. Readying to strike the heart of the mighty Japanese Empire - Tokyo - these bold and innovative airmen took the fight to an enemy who had earlier attacked the Hawaiian Islands. The airmen focused their surprise offense with what they had available to them, 16 medium bombers outfitted with just four 500 pound bombs; they chose to strike the enemy’s heart in aviation’s...
  • C. S. Lewis’ Advice To Students During A Pandemic Will Do All Our Souls Good Right Now

    04/09/2020 7:09:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 9, 2020 | Joseph Griffith
    The theologian and author C.S. Lewis identifies three enemies we face during crises such as ours and mental exercises to defend against each. In the autumn of 1939, as Nazi Germany invaded Poland and ignited the fuse of World War II, the great British theologian C. S. Lewis preached a sermon called “Learning in War-Time.” Although written 81 years ago, his advice is perhaps more relevant today than ever.Lewis identifies three enemies facing students during crises such as ours and mental exercises to defend against each. His thought are also helpful to those who are not students.The first enemy is...
  • Meet The Man Who Saved 62,000 People During The Holocaust

    01/27/2020 9:33:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    The Fedealist ^ | January 27, 2019 | Amy Lutz
    This International Holocaust Remembrance Day, take time to remember the victims, remember the survivors, and remember Carl Lutz, the man responsible for the largest civilian rescue mission of the entire Holocaust.As the world observes International Holocaust Remembrance Day Jan. 27, victims and survivors will be honored with incredible stories of bravery and sacrifice. This year marks the 75th anniversary of liberation and the end of the Second World War, plus the 125th anniversary of the birth of Carl Lutz, a man whose story remains mostly lost to history. LutzÂ’s actions toward the end of the war make him responsible for...
  • Presidential Message on the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

    12/16/2019 10:05:03 AM PST · by ransomnote · 5 replies ^ | December 16, 2019 | President Donald Trump
    On December 16, 1944, Nazi forces launched their last major offensive campaign on the Western Front of World War II, deep in the Ardennes Forest. In what would become known as the Battle of the Bulge, the United States and Allied Forces unleashed one of the most consequential—and tenacious—operations in modern military history. Today, we remember the more than 500,000 brave patriots who faced unimaginable peril, including the more than 19,000 who laid down their lives in the gallant stand against tyranny and oppression that would ultimately liberate Europe from Nazi control and secure a victory for the forces of...
  • Hitler’s vegetable garden discovered at his secret headquarters

    11/14/2019 11:17:38 PM PST · by knighthawk · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 14 2019 | James Rogers
    A garden that once provided Adolf Hitler with fresh vegetables has been discovered at his infamous Wolf’s Lair headquarters. Hitler spent much of his time in the final years of the war at the Wolf’s Lair, which is located in what is now Poland. The top-secret, heavily guarded bunker complex was used by the Nazis until January 1945, when it was abandoned and partly destroyed ahead of advancing Soviet forces. The garden was found on the grounds of Mazurolandia, a nearby theme park museum, and excavations took place during the summer.
  • Lost WW2 British submarine found sunk off the coast of Malta

    10/31/2019 5:25:11 PM PDT · by csvset · 8 replies
    VALLETTA (Reuters) - The wreck of a British submarine, which vanished at the height of World War Two, has been discovered lying at the bottom of the sea off Malta, university marine archaeologists said on Thursday. HMS Urge had been based with other submarines in Malta and had carried out several deadly missions when the British navy ordered it and rest of the flotilla to redeploy to Egypt because of a relentless German siege of the Mediterranean island. Urge set sail on April 27, 1942, carrying a 32-strong crew, 11 other naval personnel and a journalist. However, it failed to...
  • Wreck of Famed WWII Destroyer USS Johnston (DD-557) May Have Been Found

    10/31/2019 8:26:12 AM PDT · by Constitution Day · 69 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute News ^ | October 30, 2019 | Ben Werner
    A few days past the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Samar, researchers from Vulcan Inc.’s research vessel R/V Petrel believe they’ve found wreckage from the engagement’s famed Fletcher-class destroyer, USS Johnston (DD-557). Images of twisted metal, a destroyed deck gun, a propeller shaft and other less recognizable debris were posted to Petrel’s Facebook page Wednesday, with a video narrated by Rob Kraft, Vulcan’s director of subsea operations, and Paul Mayer a submersible pilot with the team started by the late billionaire and philanthropist Paul Allen. “This wreck is completely decimated,” Kraft says in the video. “It is just debris....
  • Scientists 'discover two more' of the seven warships lost in the Battle of Midway (TR)

    10/18/2019 11:10:41 AM PDT · by DFG · 68 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/18/2019 | Milly Vincent
    Deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are investigating what they believe could be the third ship of seven lost to the Pacific during the Battle of Midway. Hundreds of miles off Midway Atoll, nearly halfway between the United States and Japan, a research vessel is launching underwater robots miles into the abyss to look for warships from the famed Battle of Midway. Weeks of grid searches around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands have already led the crew of the Petrel to one sunken warship, the Japanese ship the Kaga. This week, the crew is deploying...
  • The Battle of Midway

    06/04/2013 11:18:48 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 50 replies
    Self | June 4, 2013 | Self
    A Near-Run Victory at Midway Walter Lord and Gordon Prange considered Midway an incredible, miraculous victory. For Mitsuo Fuchida and Masatake Okumiya, the battle doomed Japan. The calculated risks Chester Nimitz took required assembling all possible resources, and still left him with a three to one disadvantage in ships. To appreciate further this tenuous condition note the fate of four Army B-26 medium bombers rushed to Midway. Captain James Collins led the aircraft in torpedo attacks. The pilots had never seen or practiced with aerial torpedoes. They would now only practice takeoffs and landings. Those early B-26’s earned a reputation...
  • Milan Wants U.S. to Apologize for World War II Bombing Raid That Killed 184... Children

    10/20/2019 7:31:26 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    ktla ^ | 10/20/2019
    Mayor Giuseppe Sala made the request following a Mass marking the 75th anniversary of the Gorla massacre, named for the quarter in the city that was struck, the news agency ANSA reported. Sala said, adding that he would formalize the request with the U.S. consul in Milan this week. The air raid on Oct. 20, 1944, targeted an industrial complex near the city, but a second wave of bombers went off course and released their bombs southeast of the target to lighten their loads as they returned to base. One bomb struck the Francesco Crispi elementary school as children raced...
  • September 3, 1939: Fireside Chat 14: On the European War

    09/01/2019 2:10:56 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 16 replies
    UVA Miller Center ^ | Sep 3, 1939 | Franklin D. Roosevelt
    My fellow Americans and my friends: Tonight my single duty is to speak to the whole of America. Until four-thirty this morning I had hoped against hope that some miracle would prevent a devastating war in Europe and bring to an end the invasion of Poland by Germany. For four long years a succession of actual wars and constant crises have shaken the entire world and have threatened in each case to bring on the gigantic conflict which is today unhappily a fact. ...I myself cannot and do not prophesy the course of events abroad -- ...I cannot prophesy the...
  • Mock Execution Of World War II 'Traitor' In Siberia Misfires For Many

    08/26/2019 3:17:08 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    RFE/RL ^ | Aug 2019 | Matt Luxmoore
    "Subject to execution by firing squad!" The words rang out this weekend in a Siberian field near the border with Kazakhstan. "The decision is final and cannot be appealed." Three men with Kalashnikovs and military uniforms seized a third man wearing peasant clothing and shouting "I repent!" and "They forced me to do it!" Two shots were fired. The man fell to the ground. "Death to traitors!" a voice shouted through a microphone, as the crowd began to applaud. The guns were fake, the man acting, and the WWII uniforms part of a family oriented history festival at which this...
  • A Bad Deal, 80 Years Ago

    08/15/2019 5:02:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies ^ | August 15, 2019 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Some 80 years ago, on Aug. 23, 1939, Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, formally known as the "Treaty of non-aggression between Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics." The world was shocked — and terrified — by the agreement. Western democracies of the 1930s had counted on the huge resources of Communist Russia, and its hostility to the Nazis, to serve as a brake on Adolf Hitler's Western ambitions. Great Britain and the other Western European democracies had assumed that the Nazis would never invade them as long as a hostile Soviet Union threatened...
  • ESCAPE FROM SOBIBOR (1987) starring Rutger Hauer

    07/24/2019 5:36:10 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 18 replies
    In memory of Rutger Hauer, here is one of the finest portrayals. As a Russian army officer who leads hundreds of his fellow Jews to rise up against their captors in one of the worst of the Nazi death camps. Hauer won a Golden Globe for his role as "Sasha" Perchesky. Escape From Sobibor premiered as a TV movie on CBS in the spring of 1987. But despite the medium it remains one of the most powerful films about the Holocaust ever produced. It has also been called remarkably faithful to the events that transpired.Escape From Sobibor (full movie), 1987
  • 75th Anniversary of D-Day: Remembering those who defend freedom

    06/04/2019 1:17:03 PM PDT · by JZad · 12 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | June 4, 2019 | Dennis Jamison
    The 75th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944, is an especially appropriate time to stop for a moment of silence. Many young Americans volunteered for military service after the attack at Pearl Harbor. Millions went off to Europe to fight against Hitler and the Nazis. Far too many never made it home again.