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  • DePaul president: Campus Black Lives Matter activists like D-Day troops

    05/28/2016 6:23:48 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 59 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 · 21 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.
  • 10 Japanese Atrocities From World War II

    05/27/2016 9:12:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 70 replies
    listverse.com ^ | May 6, 2014 | staff
    The Rape of Nanking and the evil human experiments done by Unit 731 usually come to mind when we think of Japanese war crimes. Unfortunately, those awful incidents weren’t isolated cases. Fueled by racism, fanaticism, and finally desperation as their defeat seemed inevitable, the Japanese in World War II perpetrated several acts on par with Nazi war crimes. 10Laha Airfield MassacreFebruary 1942 This ghoulish event, which killed more than 300 Australian and Dutch POWs, followed the Japanese capture of the Indonesian island of Ambon. Allegedly as an act of reprisal after the Allies destroyed one of their minesweepers, the Japanese...
  • The lessons of Pearl Harbor 75 years later

    05/26/2016 4:33:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 26, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    This year marks the 75th anniversary of the December 7, 1941, Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor that killed more than 2,400 Americans. President Obama is visiting Hiroshima this week, the site of the August 6, 1945, dropping of the atomic bomb that helped end World War II in the Pacific Theater. But strangely, he has so far announced no plans to visit Pearl Harbor on the anniversary of the attack. The president, who spent much of his childhood in Hawaii, should -- given that many Americans have forgotten why the Japanese attacked the United States and why they falsely...
  • Famed voice-over icon Peter Thomas dies at 91 (narrator of Forensic Files)

    05/09/2016 1:21:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread
    Peter Thomas, who died April 30 at the age of 91, was a narrator with a great distinctive voice. He was known as the narrator of Forensic Files AKA Mystery Detectives. He also did many commercials, documentaries, and other voice-over work. A World War II veteran himself, he was also known for his love of veterans. RIP, Mr. Thomas Famed voice-over icon Peter Thomas dies at 91 (Gannett - no excerpting allowed)‘Forensic Files’ Narrator Peter Thomas Dies at 91WikipediaIMDb If you want to hear his voice, here are some samples on YouTube: Cool Whip Frosting Commercial - Charity Commercial Spoof...
  • What is VE Day 2016? The meaning, the facts and the celebrations 71 years on

    05/08/2016 8:25:08 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 18 replies
    Mirror, UK ^ | May 8, 2016
    1 . On hearing the news on the radio, anxious Brits began the celebration on May 7 - without waiting for the official party the following day. People went out on the streets, hung bunting and began dancing. 2. King George VI and the Queen appeared a total of eight times on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the official celebrations on May 8. 3. Half a million homes had been destroyed across Britain during the war 4. The initial suggestion for the Armistice Day silence came from Percy FitzPatrick, a South African author and politician, who was inspired by...
  • Lest We Forget - Corregidor Surrenders May 6, 1942

    05/05/2016 11:55:05 AM PDT · by Oatka · 26 replies
    Lest We Forget - Corregidor Surrenders May 6, 1942
  • Oklahoma Man Discovers WWI ‘Bomb’ While Mowing

    05/05/2016 11:09:06 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    KFOR ^ | MAY 5, 2016 | K. QUERRY
    An Oklahoma homeowner got quite a surprise while trying to do yard work on Wednesday. Around 12:30 p.m., officers were called to the 3800 block of N.W. Arlington after a man said he found a “bomb” while mowing his backyard. Officers found a large shell that was about one foot long. It was immediately handed over to investigators from Ft. Sill, who believe it is a World War I 75 MM explosive ordnance.
  • Croatian Jews to Boycott Official Holocaust Remembrance

    05/03/2016 2:02:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies
    VOA News ^ | April 04, 2016
    Croatia's Jews will boycott the country's official ceremony honoring the victims of the pro-Nazi regime of World War II, accusing the current government of doing little against what they say is a resurgence of neo-Naziism. The main Jewish agency says it will hold its own commemoration "in line with the Jewish tradition." ... Every April, Croatia honors the victims of the Jasenovac death camp, operated by the pro-Nazi Ustasha regime of World War II. The camp is known as Croatia's own Auschwitz. Historians still debate the exact number of people murdered in the camp, with some saying the total is...
  • Obama to make historic Hiroshima visit after G-7 summit

    04/22/2016 7:17:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Nikkei Asian Review ^ | April 22, 2016 | Staff
    U.S. President Barack Obama will make a historic visit to the site of the world's first atomic bombing in Hiroshima after the G-7 summit in Japan in May, U.S. sources said. Obama will be the first sitting U.S. president to visit the city, which was devastated by an American nuclear bomb dropped in the final days of World War II on Aug. 6, 1945.
  • The Horrors of Hiroshima in Context

    04/21/2016 4:41:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 129 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The dropping of two atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 remains the only wartime use of nuclear weapons in history. No one knows exactly how many Japanese citizens were killed by the two American bombs. A macabre guess is around 140,000. The atomic attacks finally shocked Emperor Hirohito and the Japanese militarists into surrendering. John Kerry recently visited Hiroshima. He became the first Secretary of State to do so -- purportedly as a precursor to a planned visit next month by President Obama, who is rumored to be considering an apology to Japan...
  • Obama Apology May Follow Kerry Hiroshima Visit

    04/15/2016 8:46:58 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 15, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    On April 11, John Kerry became the first Secretary of State to pay his respects to at Hiroshima’s memorial to those who died when the atomic bomb was dropped on that city on August 6, 1945. That event, and the dropping of a second atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki on August 9, brought a victorious and rapid end to World War II, and a Japanese surrender 6 days after Nagasaki, saving potentially millions of casualties on both sides if the U.S. had been forced to invade the Japanese home islands. Kerry’s statement during the visit, as reported by...
  • Americans gave their lives to defeat the Nazis. The Dutch have never forgotten.

    04/09/2016 12:20:20 PM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 45 replies
    WaPo ^ | May 24, 2015 | Ian Shapira
    MARGRATEN, Netherlands — They haven't forgotten. For 70 years, the Dutch have come to a verdant U.S. cemetery outside this small village to care for the graves of Americans killed in World War II. On Sunday, they came again, bearing Memorial Day bouquets for men and women they never knew, but whose 8,300 headstones the people of the Netherlands have adopted as their own. For the American relatives of the fallen, it was an outpouring of gratitude almost as stunning as the rows of white marble crosses and Jewish Stars of David at the Netherlands American Cemetery. Each grave has...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Those Who Served: World War II 'Wasn't a Luxury For Us'

    03/21/2016 3:00:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    News-Gazette ^ | Paul Wood | Mon, 03/21/2016
    The Timberwolves were night soldiers, some of the toughest in World War II, and Milford Ray Allen was one of those tough sons of guns, spending 196 consecutive days on the front lines. After D-Day, it looked for a while like the war might be over by Christmas. But on Christmas Eve, Allen, now 91, saw some of the toughest fighting of the war. It was the Battle of the Bulge, a desperate counter-offensive by the Germans. In one of the coldest winters on record, the ground was "frozen like concrete." That was tough on U.S. soldiers, but an advantage...
  • Monday in Holy Week, 1937 ...

    03/21/2016 2:21:19 PM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Father Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment ^ | 21 March 2016 | Fr. John Hunwicke
    Monday in Holy Week, 1937 ... ... was the day when the Gestapo raided diocesan offices and presbyteries all over Germany. The previous day, Palm Sunday, when the churches were packed, priests all over Germany had read publicly the Encyclical Mit Brennender Sorge [=With Burning Sorrow?] of the Holy Father Pope Pius XI [thanks to Fr Ray for reminding us]. It had been smuggled into Germany in the Nuncio's Diplomatic Bag and secretly printed (as when the secret press was thumping away in the attic of Stonor House to produce S Edmund Campion's Decem Rationes); secretly distributed by special couriers...
  • “Cancer Did What WWII Could Not,” Last Surviving Rewmember of U.S.S. Oklahoma Passes Away

    03/21/2016 11:56:59 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    KFOR ^ | MARCH 21, 2016 | MARCH 21, 2016
    A World War II veteran who was the last surviving member of the U.S.S. Oklahoma has passed away at the age of 94. Lewis Jacob Egnatovich was on board the U.S.S. Oklahoma when the Japanese Fleet bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. In all, 429 of his fellow shipmates were killed in the attack. He was just 20-years-old at the time of the attack. “On Friday, March 18, Lou died peacefully at the age of 94, cancer did what WWII could not do,” his obituary reads. “He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Lou was...
  • The Return of Appeasement, Collaboration and Isolationism

    02/18/2016 5:32:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 18, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>World War II broke out when Nazi Germany invaded Poland on September 1, 1939. A once preventable war had become inevitable -- and would soon become global -- due to three fatal decisions.</p> <p>Most infamously, the Western European democracies had appeased Hitler during the late 1930s in hopes that he would quit gobbling up his neighbors. Unfortunately, the Nazis considered Western appeasement as weakness to be manipulated rather than magnanimity to be reciprocated.</p>
  • The MG42 Machine Gun Was Hitler’s Buzz Saw

    10/28/2014 1:28:52 PM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    War is Boring ^ | October 28, 2014 | Paul Richard Huard
    During World War II, American G.I.s called the German MG42 machine gun “Hitler’s buzz saw” because of the way it cut down troops in swaths. The Soviet Red Army called it “the linoleum ripper” because of the unique tearing sound it made—a result of its extremely high rate of fire. The Germans called the MG42 Hitlersäge or “Hitler’s bone saw”—and built infantry tactics around squads of men armed with the weapon. Many military historians argue that the Maschinengewehr 42 was the best general-purpose machine gun ever. It fired up to 1,800 rounds per minute in some versions. That’s nearly twice...
  • WWII Vet Reunites in Australia With Wartime Girlfriend

    02/11/2016 12:55:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Feb 10, 2016
    Norwood Thomas, 93, and Joyce Morris, 88, reunited Wednesday after more than 70 years apart.A 93-year-old World War II veteran from the United States embraced his wartime girlfriend in Australia in their reunion Wednesday after more than 70 years apart. Norwood Thomas and 88-year-old Joyce Morris laughed as they wrapped their arms around each other after Thomas flew from Virginia to the southern Australian city of Adelaide to reconnect with his long-lost love. SNIP Morris was a 17-year-old British girl and Thomas was a 21-year-old paratrooper when they first met in London shortly before D-Day. After the war, he returned...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The solitary world of a vet

    11/08/2015 1:10:23 AM PST · by pboyington · 20 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | November 8, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    As Veterans’ Day approaches, it is important for those who have never served to take a moment to understand the solitary world of a vet. Millions of vets are and have been successful in all endeavors and professions. They are doctors, lawyers, business people and a thousand other professions. Not all have PTSD; not all are the troubled, brooding, street corner homeless guy, although they exist and need help desperately. No matter how successful a vet might be materially, more often than not, vets are often alone, mentally and spiritually each day and for the rest of their lives. Vets’...
  • Grandfather's WWII rifle is an illegal assault weapon, NJ court rules

    10/01/2015 6:38:39 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 63 replies
    <p>Cumberland County man cannot keep his grandfather's World War II rifle because it is an illegal assault firearm, according to a Sept. 15 New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division decision.</p> <p>The New Jersey State Police seized Danny Burt's M1 carbine and 20 other firearms in April 2013 after a temporary restraining order was lodged against him.</p>
  • U.S. UNITS POISED TO ENTER TOKYO (9/3/45)

    09/03/2015 4:59:55 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 183 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/3/45 | George E. Jones, Julius Ochs Adler, Robert Trumbull, W.H. Lawrence
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  • China Parade To Commemorate WW2 Defeat Of Japan (70th Anniversary Of China's Victory in WWII)

    09/02/2015 2:10:09 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 13 replies
    09/02/2015 | BBC News
    China is set to showcase its military might in a parade commemorating the defeat of Japan in World War Two. Some 12,000 troops and 200 aircraft, as well as tanks and missiles, will go on display in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. More than 80% of the machinery will be shown in public for the first time, state media said. China's growing military capabilities will be keenly watched amid geo-political tensions in the region. President Xi Jinping, who is also commander of the armed forces, will be centre stage at the proceedings along with more than 30 foreign government officials and...
  • JAPAN SURRENDERS TO ALLIES, SIGNS RIGID TERMS ON WARSHIP; TRUMAN SETS TODAY AS V-J DAY (9/2/45)

    09/02/2015 4:31:54 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 74 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/2/45 | Frank L. Kluckhohn, William S. White, Robert Trumbull, Herbert L. Matthews, Charles Hurd, more
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 EDITORIALS29 30 31 LETTERS TO THE TIMES32 33 34
  • Formal Surrender Ceremony, U.S.S. Missouri, Tokyo Bay (9/1/45 New York Time)

    09/01/2015 4:57:58 PM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 28 replies
    archive.org ^ | 9/1/45
    Find links to two special broadcasts in a reply below.
  • JAPANESE PREMIER TO SIGN SURRENDER TONIGHT; STASSEN HORRIFIED BY PRISON CAMP OUTRAGES (9/1/45)

    09/01/2015 4:42:47 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 47 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 9/1/45 | Robert Trumbull, W.H. Lawrence, Frank L. Kluckhohn, George E. Jones
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  • M’ARTHUR OPENS HEADQUARTERS IN YOKOHAMA; FREED PRISONERS CHARGE BRUTALITY BY FOE (8/31/45)

    08/31/2015 4:58:02 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 45 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/31/45 | Frank L. Kluckhohn, George E. Jones, W.H. Lawrence, Julius Ochs Adler, Leslie Nakashima, more
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  • M’ARTHUR IN JAPAN; YOKOSUKA IS TAKEN; ARMY, NAVY REPORT ON PEARL HARBOR (8/30/45)

    08/30/2015 4:45:25 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 64 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/30/45 | Frank L. Kluckhohn, Felix Belair Jr., C.L. Sulzberger, Sidney Shalett, James B. Reston
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  • M’ARTHUR STARTS TRIP TO JAPAN AS HALSEY SAILS INTO TOKYO BAY (8/29/45)

    08/29/2015 4:37:37 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 30 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/29/45 | Julius Ochs Adler, Robert Trumbull, Tillman Durdin, Sidney Shalett, C.L. Sulzberger, David Anderson
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  • FIRST TROOPS LAND IN JAPAN FROM 48 PLANES TO PREPARE WAY FOR VAST INVASION THURSDAY (8/28/45)

    08/28/2015 4:39:38 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 44 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/28/45 | Frank L. Kluckhohn, W.H. Lawrence, Julius Ochs Adler, George E. Jones, Tillman Durdin
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  • ENVOYS BOARD U.S. SHIP OFF TOKYO AS 1,200 PLANES GUARD BIG FLEET (8/27/45)

    08/27/2015 4:56:35 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 31 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/27/45 | Frank L. Kluckhohn, Tillman Durdin, W.H. Lawrence
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  • CBS World News Today – August 26, 1945

    08/26/2015 11:57:55 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 9 replies
    archive.org ^ | 8/26/45
    Robert Trout CBS World News Today
  • U.S. WARSHIPS ENTER BAY BELOW TOKYO WHEN TYPHOONS DELAY OUR LANDINGS (8/26/45)

    08/26/2015 4:49:38 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 50 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/26/45 | Frank L. Kluckhohn, George E. Jones, Drew Middleton, Gladwin Hill, John MacCormac, more
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 THE NEWS OF THE WEEK IN REVIEW16 17 18 19 20 21 22 THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE23 24 25
  • Two Men Say They’ve Found a Mythical Train of Nazi Gold

    08/25/2015 4:52:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 42 replies
    Smithsonian ^ | AUGUST 24, 2015 | Danny Lewis
    Treasure hunters have searched for it since the end of World War II, but it may have never existed in the first placeTw wo treasure hunters are claiming they have discovered a train full of Nazi gold and jewels hidden under a mountain in Poland. As much as it sounds like a movie plot, the lost train is a bit of a local legend around the city of Wroclaw. The story goes that towards the end of World War II, as the Soviet army marched on eastern Germany, a Nazi train loaded with gold, valuable art and jewels disappeared into...
  • SURRENDER PLANS DEFERRED 2 DAYS BY TYPHOONS CIRCLING AROUND JAPAN (8/25/45)

    08/25/2015 4:54:59 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 51 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/25/45 | Frank Kluckhohn, Sidney Shalett, Harold Callender, Drew Middleton, John MacCormac, George E. Jones
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  • 7,500 SKY TROOPS TO LAND IN JAPAN WITH M’ARTHUR; SHIP, PLANE RULES IN FORCE (8/24/45)

    08/24/2015 4:26:18 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 44 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/24/45 | Sydney Gruson
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  • BIG 3 MOVING TO BAR CHINA STRIFE; DIVISION OF NORTHEAST ASIA FIXED (8/23/45)

    08/23/2015 5:19:19 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 26 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/23/45 | Hanson W. Baldwin, Frank L. Kluckhohn, Herbert L. Matthews
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  • AIR UNITS DUE IN JAPAN SUNDAY; FOE ASKS KAMIKAZE MEN TO YIELD (8/22/45)

    08/22/2015 5:16:01 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 20 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/22/45 | Sydney Gruson, Kathleen McLaughlin, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • JAPAN WILL SIGN SURRENDER IN 10 DAYS; TROOPS GO ASHORE IN BATTLE ARRAY (8/21/45)

    08/21/2015 4:41:06 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 16 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/21/45 | Frank L. Kluckhohn, George Axelsson, Charles E. Egan
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  • FOE’S ENVOYS CONFER IN MANILA; ASK SWIFT DISARMING OF JAPAN; WAINWRIGHT FOUND WELL IN CAMP (8/20/45)

    08/20/2015 4:23:09 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 45 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 8/20/45 | Frank L. Kluckhohn, George E. Jones, Drew Middleton, Harold Callender, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Poland looking into report of Nazi treasure train found

    08/19/2015 12:38:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Reuters-UK ^ | August 19, 2015 | Alexandra Hamilton
    Two people in Poland say they have found a Nazi German train cloaked in mystery since it was rumoured to have gone missing near the end of World War Two while carrying away gems and guns ahead of advancing Soviet Red Army forces. Local authorities in Poland’s southwestern district of Walbrzych said they had been contacted by a law firm representing a Pole and a German who said they had located the train and were seeking 10 percent of the value of the findings. “Lawyers, the army, the police and the fire brigade are dealing with this,” Marika Tokarska, an...