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  • These WWII Facts Will Give You a Different Perspective

    09/22/2020 7:55:17 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 73 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 9/22/20 | K Eppes
    Historian John Keegan words on World War II, was "the largest single event in human history," a conflict "fought across six of the world's seven continents and all its oceans. It killed 50 million human beings, left hundreds of millions of others wounded in mind or body and materially devastated much of the heartland of civilization." Much have been analyzed and explored from numerous angles in history books, films and art. Common figures and events are familiar to the average high school student who is buried in the history books. This era is filled with complex and endless fascinating stories...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Saturday Night...Don't Cross The Turtle...Pennsylvania....Burning The FBI..

    11/09/2019 9:25:52 PM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/9/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Welcome to the weekend and I'll go to election discussion first.... Bevin's downfall his lack of friendship and zeal with the likes of Kentucky's Mitch McConnell..... It's sad to realize that the two tribes fighting out there have groups of government employees they lift up as being 'more equal than others' like in George Orwell's dark vision of a Communist country "Animal Farm"... Pennsylvania Voter Problems.... Our elections are controlled by the Secretary of State here in PA appointed by the Governor. Tom Wolf, Democrat, my neighbor here in York County is the Governor. What I and other voters saw...
  • 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...
  • Where our Sailors Rest

    05/24/2019 5:00:32 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 18 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | May 24th 2019 | Rodney Dodsworth
    “If you ever want to sleep with a blonde again, you had better shoot down these bastards as soon as they come up” - a destroyer captain motivates his exhausted crew shortly before a kamikaze attack. The sea-battle toll for Okinawa, which ended on June 21st 1945, was 36 U.S. warships sunk and 368 damaged. Almost 5,000 sailors were KIA and another 5,000 wounded. War naturally conjures images of brave infantrymen. Almost 200,000 soldiers and marines rest in cemeteries around the world. Too often forgotten are the Navy and merchant sailors felled at sea. It’s understandable; there are no battlefield...
  • Here's the Complete Schedule for the TCM's 75th Anniversary of D-Day Series

    05/04/2019 10:47:25 AM PDT · by PROCON · 76 replies
    military.com ^ | May 2, 2019 | James Barber
    Medal of Honor recipient Audie Murphy plays himself in “To Hell and Back.” (Universal)Never Surrender: WWII in the Movies is a 75-movie series airing on Turner Classic Movies in recognition of the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The series runs on Thursdays in May and June. TCM host Ben Mankiewicz visited the National World War II Museum in New Orleans to film the channel’s trademark introductions with the museum’s staff and noted WWII historian Lynne Olson. He also talked with us about the series and TCM’s unique relationship with its viewers. The month of May is devoted to movies about life...
  • NO, The Polish Cavalry Never Charged German Tanks, An Enduring Piece Of Nazi Propaganda (trunc)

    02/21/2019 4:33:28 AM PST · by vannrox · 19 replies
    War History Online ^ | 15feb19 | Jay Hemmings
    NO, The Polish Cavalry Never Charged German Tanks, An Enduring Piece Of Nazi Propaganda Still Believed By Many Today INSTANT ARTICLESWORLD WAR IIFeb 15, 2019 Jay Hemmings   SHARE:FacebookTwitter Ask many armchair historians when the last ever cavalry charge – as in traditional, pre-tank cavalry, featuring horsemen armed with lances and swords – took place, and most will tell you that it happened during World War II.They’ll likely go on to say that a Polish cavalry detachment armed only with lances and swords spurred their horses into a foolhardy charge, galloping straight at a German Panzer tank division with lances...
  • Remembering the Old Sniper | Shooting USA

    10/02/2018 2:56:35 PM PDT · by Osage Orange · 3 replies
    Shooting USA ^ | Nov 25, 2015 | Shooting USA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VADFpAfDLY
  • Polish ambassador: Calm your emotions, new holocaust law is no attempt to whiten history

    02/27/2018 6:46:28 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 5 replies
    De Dagelijkse Standaard ^ | 02-27-2018 | Marcin Czepelak
    "Marcin Czepelak, the Ambassador of Poland in The Netherlands, doesn't agree with the international criticism that the holocaust law which the Polish parliament has recently adopted is a way to stifle the academic debate on the history of Poland in the Second World War." I am observing with growing concern the media coverage on recent events in Poland, especially misunderstandings and misperceptions around the new law on the National Institute of Remembrance (Instytut Pamięci Narodowej – IPN). In many cases they tend to present Polish actions as motivated by nationalistic feelings or intention to whiten our history. Which is even...
  • Germany owes Greece €185billion in WWII reparations, say German researchers

    12/14/2017 5:12:49 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 17 replies
    Keep Talking Greece ^ | December 13, 2017 | unattributed
    Does Germany owe indeed Greeks billions of euros in World War II reparations for the damages and the enforced loan during the occupation of the country by the Nazis? So far, Berlin has vehemently rejected any Greek claims. However, two German researchers dug into the documents of the dispute. have discovered and calculated that the German state owes Greece 185 billion euros. Of this not even a 1% has been paid to Greece.
  • The Royal Navy at Sea: A sailor's view (WW2 documentary series)

    01/05/2017 6:08:00 PM PST · by Fai Mao · 5 replies
    You Tube ^ | unknown | George Blundell
    The Royal Navy at Sea
  • 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
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...