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  • Japan: Trump must declare Hiroshima a ‘war crime’

    05/26/2017 4:23:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 188 replies
    JAPANESE peace campaigners have written to US President Donald Trump urging him to declare the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings a war crime. A copy of the letter from the Society for Requiring the Admission of Historic Responsibility of the US Government for Dropping Atomic Bombs on Japan, dated today was sent to the Morning Star. “This indiscriminate mass killing should not be forgiven, because it was a crime against humanity,” it read, pointing to the 340,000 deaths from the bombings on August 6 and 9 in 1945. But Washington continues to justify the atrocities “with the excuse that they hastened...
  • USS Enterprise, CV-6 (World War II) in 1/350 scale

    05/08/2017 8:13:10 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 58 replies
    JEFF HEAD MODEL SHOP ^ | 8 May 2017 | Jeff Head
    My Review and Build of Merit Kit #65302, 1/350 Aircraft Carrier, USS Enterprise, CV-6 REVIEW & BUILD, Doolittle Raid Vessel Note: You can see all the pictures in highest resolution at My USS Enterprise, CV-6, Flickr Album, or you can click on any of the pictures here and get a higher resoultion image. USS Enterprise, CV-6, Aircraft Carrier The USS Enterprise aircraft carrier, CV-6, was the sixth official aircraft carrier that the United states Navy had acquired, and she was specifically built from the keel up as an aircraft carrier. Earlier carriers leading up to the the Enterprsie were:...
  • Activision Announces 'Call Of Duty: World War II'

    04/21/2017 2:22:16 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 35 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 21, 2017 | Erik Kain
    Activision officially unveiled the next Call of Duty game this morning. Call of Duty: World War II is being developed by Sledgehammer Games, the makers of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. That was a good game, and I'm excited to see what Sledgehammer can do with a World War II setting. Prior to Advanced Warfare, the developer had been working on a Vietnam-era game which was ultimately scrapped when Activision promoted the studio to one of its three regular Call of Duty developers. We know nothing about the game at this point beyond the setting and name. A livestream is...
  • George Earle Paid a Price for Being the Messenger

    04/18/2017 3:05:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    MainLine Today ^ | Mark E. Dixon
    The Lower Merion resident gave President Roosevelt some unpleasant news on the Soviet massacre.Gov. George H. Earle (wearing the spotlight cap) with striking coal miners in 1937 Most people who work for the president of the United States know not to bring him news he doesn’t want to hear. But some just can’t help themselves—and so they suffer the consequences. Take George H. Earle III of Lower Merion, who, in 1944, passed on to Franklin Roosevelt some unpleasant facts about the Soviet Union’s massacre of an estimated 22,000 Polish army officers in 1940. The Soviets had blamed the atrocity...
  • USS Vincennes, CA-44, in 1/350 scale. One of the escorts on the Doolittle Raid

    04/06/2017 5:10:48 PM PDT · by Jeff Head · 36 replies
    Jeff Head Model Shop ^ | April 5, 2017 | Jeff Head
    My Review and Build of Trumpeter Kit #05309, 1/350 New Orleans Class Heavy Cruiser, USS Vincennes, CA-45 REVIEW & BUILD, Doolittle Raid Vessel Note: You can see all the pictures in highest resolution at My USS Vincennes, CA-44, Flickr Album, or you can cloick on any of the pictures here and get a higher resoultion image. New Orleans Class Heavy Cruisers The New Orleans-class cruisers were a class of seven heavy cruisers built for the United States Navy (USN) from 1933–36. All of them were put into commission bb 1938. They were succeeded by the Baltimore Class Heavy cruisers...but the...
  • It’s Official: Obama Presidency Had Worst Economic Growth Since World War II – 4th Worst in History!

    04/03/2017 4:31:39 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 14 replies
    GP ^ | 04/02/17 | Jim Hoft
    Jonathon M. Trugman at the New York Post reported this week that the final numbers for the Obama Administration are in and they are abysmal: On Thursday we closed the book on the Obama economic “miracle” — and it’s a miracle we are not in a recession. Last week the Commerce Department released its third revision for fourth-quarter 2016 gross domestic product. The number came in at a paltry 2.1 percent, meaning that growth during President Obama’s final year in office — the end of an “Error of Hope” — landed with a big thud at just 1.6 percent. That...
  • Acclaimed Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko dies in Oklahoma

    04/01/2017 12:42:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | April 1, 2017 | Ken Miller
    Acclaimed Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, whose work focused on war atrocities and denounced anti-Semitism and tyrannical dictators, has died. He was 84... Yevtushenko gained notoriety in the former Soviet Union while in his 20s, with poetry denouncing Josef Stalin. He gained international acclaim as a young revolutionary with "Babi Yar," the unflinching 1961 poem that told of the slaughter of nearly 34,000 Jews by the Nazis and denounced the anti-Semitism that had spread throughout the Soviet Union... Until "Babi Yar" was published, the history of the massacre was shrouded in the fog of the Cold War...
  • Another Doolittle Raid VEssel, the USS Gleaves, DD-435 in 1/350 scale

    03/04/2017 9:23:23 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 7 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM - Model Builds ^ | March 5, 2017 | Jeff Head
    My Review and Build of Dragon Kit #1027, 1/350 Gleaves Class Destroyer, USS Grayson, DD-435 REVIEW & BUILD, Doolittle Raid Vessel Gleaves Class Destroyers The Gleaves-class destroyers were a class of 66 destroyers of the United States Navy built from 1938–42. They were designed by Gibbs & Cox. and these were the main production destroyers of the US Navy when it entered World War II. The succeeded the Benson class of which 30 were built before and into World War II. They were initially meant to be a part of a 24-ship class authorized for 1938–40. Bethlehem Shipbuilding, whichhad been...
  • The Doolittle Raid 75th Anniversary - My 1/350 scale USS Hornet, CV-8, Model Build to Commemorate

    02/26/2017 5:13:18 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 66 replies
    Fine Scale Modeler ^ | February 26, 2017 | Jeff Head
    My Review and Build of Merit International Kit #89001, World war II Aircraft carrier, USS Hornet, CV-8, Doolitlle Raid Note: You can also see all of the pcitures from this page in full resolution on the Flickr Album Here on Flickr. Otherwise, click on the picture here and you will get a higher resolution version here. This build is of an already built model. it comes painted and with 12 B-25 Bombers. However, I addded the Tom's Model and GOld Medal Model Photo Etch Kits, as well as building four more B-25s to get the depiction up to the...
  • Hitler Got Regular Injections of Cocaine, Meth and Opiates: Book

    02/25/2017 8:47:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 25, 2017 | Eric Spitznagel
    When we think of Adolf Hitler, we tend to imagine him as the raging, crowd-inciting dictator. But “Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich” paints a very different picture, one of a full-on junkie who could barely show up for military meetings without his regular injections of cocaine, methamphetamine and opiates. In one of the book’s most harrowing scenes, author Norman Ohler describes how “Hitler’s veins were so wrecked” by late 1944 that even his personal physician “could hardly penetrate them.” When he finally did manage to break the skin, “it actually made a crunching noise.”
  • Thousands Gather in Remembrance of World War II destruction of Dresden

    02/13/2017 4:33:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 96 replies
    Dresden's mayor has used the event to remind participants of the brutalities of war, even in the 21st century. During World War II, Allied forces firebombed the German city of Dresden, leaving 25,000 people dead. Around 12,000 people on Monday gathered in Dresden and joined hands to form a human chain in a message of "peace and reconciliation" marking the anniversary of the deadly firebombing of the city by Allied forces towards the end of the Second World War. The act aimed at reminding the participants of the brutal bombing, considered one of the Allied forces more controversial acts during...
  • Fascinating World War II handbook reveals what American soldiers were told to expect in Australia

    02/05/2017 12:00:52 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 34 replies
    Daily Mail (Australia/UK) ^ | 5th February 2017 | Max Margan
    Australian men were described by the US military during World War II as incoherent, beer-drinking tough guys who would gamble on raindrops falling on a window. In 1942, the US Army handed a 54-page booklet to its soldiers who were sent to Australia during the war to help them deal with culture shock. Titled 'Instructions for American Servicemen in Australia', the handbook's overriding theme was that the two countries shared a robust military and cultural alliance. But 75 years later, it gives a compelling insight into America's perception of Australians and reveals what the US Army told its men about...
  • Franklin D. Rooservelt threw over 110,000 Japanese-American Citizens in Prison Camps based on Race

    01/31/2017 5:11:01 AM PST · by topher · 66 replies
    Various | 1-31-2017 | vanity
    After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, over 110,000 to 120,000 Japanese-Americans were interred in Prison Camps by President FDR, a Democrat, based his Executive Order. This was done at the start of World War II as an issue of 'National Security'. Were all these American Citizens a threat to the United States in World War II? Obviously not as a group of these Japanese-Americans formed a unit to fight in Italy in World War II. This unit compiled more medals than any other unit of similar size in World War II.
  • 100-Year-Old Pearl Harbor Survivor From Tennessee Lives on to Tell the Story

    12/07/2016 3:26:56 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 1 replies
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  • How Pearl Harbor Created a Climate of Fear

    12/07/2016 3:20:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | Wed December 7, 2016 | Daniel Greene
    Seventy-five years ago today, hundreds of Japanese bombers attacked the American naval base at Pearl Harbor. America's shock, and its grief for the more than 2,000 US military dead on this date of "infamy" led to overwhelming unity of purpose as we entered a world war. Yet America's unity was matched by its profound fears about national security in the days after Pearl Harbor. Well before December 7, 1941, Americans believed that enemy spies and saboteurs lived among us. Some did, though not nearly as many as we imagined. In 1940, the FBI reportedly received 3,000 complaints or tips every...
  • How Pearl Harbor Shaped the Modern World

    12/07/2016 3:00:43 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Times ^ | DEC. 7, 2016 | JONAH ENGEL BROMWICH
    Seventy-five years ago on Dec. 7, shortly before 8 a.m., hundreds of Japanese aircraft dove from the sky in a surprise bombing attack on a United States naval base in Hawaii, killing more than 2,400 Americans. The attack on Pearl Harbor shocked and outraged the nation and led it into war at a time when Congress and the American people had been split on the response to an already embattled world. News articles from Dec. 8 reflected a sudden shift in the national mood. According to New York Times articles from Dec. 9 and 10, 1941, thousands of men rushed...
  • Brothers finally reunited at Pearl Harbor -- for eternity

    12/07/2016 4:14:25 AM PST · by Enchante · 31 replies
    The Morning Call ^ | December 7, 2016 | Michael E. Ruane
    When John D. Anderson reached his battle station in the USS Arizona's No. 4 turret that morning, he realized the gigantic guns could do nothing against the swarms of attacking Japanese airplanes. But his twin brother, Delbert "Jake" Anderson, was manning an antiaircraft gun out on deck, and was in the thick of the action. "He needs help," John told his turret commander, and asked if could join his brother. Both men were 24. The sons of a judge, they were born in Verona, N.D., in 1917. Both had joined the Navy in 1936. John was a boatswain's mate second...
  • White House: ‘embittered’ World War II veterans should get over Pearl Harbor

    12/06/2016 6:12:30 AM PST · by mandaladon · 175 replies
    BPR ^ | 6 Dec 2016 | Blake Neff
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said during a press conference Monday it was natural for World War II veterans to be “embittered” about Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Pearl Harbor, but they should get over it for the sake of America. It was announced Monday that Abe will be the first Japanese leader to visit Pearl Harbor since it was hit by a surprise attack that killed 2,403 Americans and brought the U.S. into World War II. The visit reciprocates President Barack Obama’s visit to Hiroshima earlier this year for the anniversary of the atomic bomb attack...
  • A Giant Awakened

    12/04/2016 5:42:31 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/04/16 | Jimmy Reed
    America would prove to be: a giant awakened. Born December 7, 1923, my father was eighteen years old on that day which will live in infamy: December 7, 1941. When Dad learned that several thousand fellow Americans had been killed in Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor, he knew what he had to do. Leaving behind a wife and baby son (me), he joined the Navy. Two men would play key roles in those years during which my father served. One was Isoroku Yamamoto, Admiral of the Japanese fleet that pounced on the unaware and unprepared Americans at Pearl Harbor.
  • Pearl Harbor: The Truth Preview

    12/04/2016 11:38:19 AM PST · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    History ^ | December 4, 2016
    Pearl Harbor: The Truth Preview TV-PG Watch a preview for “Pearl Harbor: The Truth,” premiering Sunday, December 4, at 10/9c. HISTORY Honors Pearl Harbor. Duration: 0m 30s