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  • The Real Resistance-Lessons for America from gun control in Nazi-occupied France

    06/18/2018 6:21:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | June 18, 2018 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Unlike Americans, Germans had no legal right to keep and bear arms and the liberal Weimar Republic sought to register, regulate and prohibit firearms. When Hitler’s National Socialist (Nazi) Party took power, they used those records to disarm and oppress the people, and that is why there was no armed resistance movement in Germany.  That is the story of Stephen Halbrook’s masterful 2013 Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and “Enemies of the State.”  Halbrook’s new book, Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France: Tyranny and Resistance, charts the same process in occupied France. As he notes, of...
  • ‘Battlefield V’ is Right to Include Women — They Were Vital to World War II

    06/10/2018 1:39:20 PM PDT · by Ennis85 · 177 replies
    Fandom ^ | May 25th 2018 | Dom Peppiatt
    The internet is in uproar (again). Developer DICE’s decision to include a woman on the cover art for this year’s Battlefield offering has, for some reason, antagonised the most vocal parts of the gaming internet. Within minutes of DICE revealing its new game, detractors on reddit, Twitter and various online gaming forums were spouting their vitriol, furious that DICE had sacrificed authenticity in favour of ‘political correctness’. Here’s the thing, though: it hasn’t. Women have always played a vital role in the World’s wars, and to ignore that is to be willfully ignorant. From soldiers enlisted in active duty to...
  • D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy in color photographs [74 years ago today]

    06/06/2018 10:57:18 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 63 replies
    Chron.com ^ | June 6, 2018 | John Boyd
    Operation Overlord Normandy, Troops of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division are landing at Juno Beach on the outskirts of Bernieres-sur-Mer on D-Day. 6th June 1944. 14,000 Canadian soldiers were put ashore and 340 lost their live in the battles for the beachhead.
  • Six Facts About D-Day You Never Learned in School

    06/06/2018 2:54:30 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 54 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 5 June 2018 | Jef Sanders
    What most Americans these days know about D-Day comes from the movies "Saving Private Ryan" (1998) or "Band of Brothers" (2001), and that's pretty good! It's infinitely better than not knowing anything at all about this pivotal Allied invasion of World War II. However, to enhance your knowledge of this important battle whose anniversary is June 6, here are a few more interesting facts you may not have learned in school. 1. Teddy Roosevelt Jr. fought on D-Day. You remember the original Teddy Roosevelt and his Rough Riders charging up San Juan Hill in the Spanish American War (1898) right?...
  • D-Day June 6, 1944 : As it Happened (it started last night BST)

    06/06/2018 4:17:29 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 44 replies
    UK Daily Mail 20114 ^ | 6:00PM BST 06 Jun 2014 | | Richard Preston & Ben Hazell
    Timeline of the D-Day landings of 6th June 1944 hour by hour as events unfolded on the day
  • Vanity - so has anyone obtained a list of the 47 immortals referenced by SLA Marshal ?

    key Excerpt from the article - “Taylor is a luminous figure in the story of D Day, one of the forty-seven immortals of Omaha who, by their dauntless initiative at widely separated points along the beach, saved the landing from total stagnation and disaster. Courage and luck are his in extraordinary measure”
  • Bloody but forgotten WWII battle still haunts soldiers

    05/28/2018 2:39:19 PM PDT · by BBell · 95 replies
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — William Roy Dover's memory of the World War II battle is as sharp as it was 75 years ago, even though it's been long forgotten by most everyone else. His first sergeant rousted him from his pup tent around 2 a.m. when word came the Japanese were attacking and had maybe even gotten behind the American front line, on a desolate, unforgiving slab of an occupied island in the North Pacific. "He was shouting, 'Get up! Get out!'" Dover said. Dover and most of the American soldiers rushed to an embankment on what became known as...
  • Tests on skull fragment cast doubt on Adolf Hitler suicide story

    10/01/2009 7:17:05 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 51 replies · 2,095+ views
    Bone with bullet hole found by Russians in 1946 came from an unknown woman, not the German leader Tests on skull fragment cast doubt on Adolf Hitler suicide In countless biographies of Adolf Hitler the story of his final hours is recounted in the traditional version: committing suicide with Eva Braun, he took a cyanide pill and then shot himself on 30 April 1945, as the Russians bombarded Berlin. Some historians expressed doubt that the Führer had shot himself, speculating that accounts of Hitler's death had been embellished to present his suicide in a suitably heroic light. But a fragment...
  • Hitler definitely died in 1945, according to new study of his teeth

    05/20/2018 9:08:09 AM PDT · by golux · 71 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 19 May 2018 | R. Mulholland
    French researchers claim to have put an end to conspiracy theories surrounding the death of Adolf Hitler, after a study of his teeth proved he definitely died after taking cyanide and shooting himself in the head in Berlin in 1945. The researchers reached their conclusion after they were given rare access to fragments of Hitler’s teeth which have been held in Moscow since the end of World War II. "The teeth are authentic, there is no possible doubt. Our study proves that Hitler died in 1945," said professor Philippe Charlier. "We can stop all the conspiracy theories about Hitler. He...
  • Memphis Belle is saved from the scrapheap (TR)

    05/17/2018 12:04:32 PM PDT · by DFG · 71 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 05/17/2018 | AP, Iain Burns, Megan Sheets
    A legendary Second World War bomber is set to go on display for the first time after being restored at the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Ohio. The B-17 'Flying Fortress' known as Memphis Belle was introduced as the anchor of an extensive exhibit in the Dayton-area museum's war gallery. The Memphis Belle has spent the last dozen years or so undergoing a piece-by-piece rehabilitation, from the clear plastic nose cone down to the twin .50-caliber machine guns mounted in the tail. The plane, known for its risque nose paintings featuring a pin-up girl, was celebrated...
  • Saving Private Ryan in 4K: easily the best way to watch Spielberg's war epic

    05/17/2018 8:36:19 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 37 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/18/18 | Jim Bray
    Talkin' 'bout their generation... Steven Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan got a lot of good press when it came out, for its tribute to those who fought and died to save our western civilization from the German Nazis. It also garnered praise for its powerful and graphic depiction of what it was probably like (Hollywood influences notwithstanding) to have made that deadly but vital beach landing on June 6, 1944. This is the perfect time of year, approaching America's annual Memorial Day celebration and the anniversary of the Normandy invasion, for Paramount to reissue a 20th Anniversary edition of Spielberg's film...
  • Michigan WWII veteran hopes to receive 100 cards on his 100th birthday

    05/17/2018 8:13:42 AM PDT · by DFG · 32 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/17/2018 | Madeline Farber
    For his 100th birthday on June 6 -- which comes 74 years after he was miraculously pulled off a Normandy-bound boat on D-Day -- Michigan WWII veteran Isaac "Ike" Fabela has just one wish, his family said. Fabela will be anxiously checking his mail, as the happy and humble vet hopes to rack up 100 birthday cards from well-wishers across the country.
  • Richard Overton, oldest living veteran, turns 112

    05/11/2018 7:06:11 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 8 replies
    KXAN ^ | May 11, 2018 | Chris Davis
    The oldest living World War II veteran and oldest living man in the U.S. turns 112 Friday, and his family and friends are celebrating by inviting everyone to stop by and see him. Richard Overton, born in 1906, still lives in east Austin in the house he built 72 years ago. Overton moved into the house, now on a street named after him, in 1946, and still spends his days on his front porch, smoking cigars and drinking whiskey. "I feel fine every day," Overton told a gaggle of reporters and photographers gathered outside his home on Thursday. "No pain...
  • Desert Rat’s photo album charting unit’s journey from N. Africa to Germany in WWII

    04/23/2018 7:43:01 PM PDT · by Postman Pat · 6 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 23 April 2018 | Connor Boyd
    A Desert Rat's captivating photo album charting the iconic army unit's epic journey from the North African desert to Germany in the Second World War is being auctioned off. Sergeant Ronald Jenner, of the 7th Armoured Division, fought in North Africa, the Middle East, Italy, France, Holland, Belgium and Germany. His armoured car was one of the first to enter Tripoli during the North African campaign when the city was captured by the Allies in January 1943.
  • Central Berlin evacuated for World War II bomb removal

    04/20/2018 7:48:53 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | April 20, 2018 | Ben Knight
    Authorities in Berlin on Friday successfully defused a 500-kilogram (1,102-pound) British World War II aerial bomb that was found during construction work on Wednesday. Evacuations of all buildings within 800 meters of the bomb site started from 9 a.m. to allow the defusal to take place. Berlin's main train station fell within the evacuation area, potentially causing disruption for thousands of passengers. There was something of a holiday atmosphere around the station on Friday morning, as the last few passengers moving out of the station were easily outnumbered by the reporters and TV crews there to interview them, and, unusually,...
  • 4 in 10 millennials don't know 6 million Jews were killed in Holocaust, study shows

    04/12/2018 2:12:06 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 120 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 12, 2018 | Amir Cohen
    More than one-fifth of millennials in the U.S. -- 22 percent -- haven't heard of, or aren't sure if they've heard of, the Holocaust, according to a study published Thursday, on Israel's Holocaust Remembrance Day. The study, which was commissioned by The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany and conducted by Schoen Consulting, also found that 11 percent of U.S. adults overall haven't heard of the Holocaust or aren't sure if they did. Additionally, 41 percent of millennials believe two million Jews or fewer were killed during the Holocaust, the study found. Six million Jews were killed in World...
  • Hitler's Monstrous 'Jagdtiger' Tank Destroyers Were a Colossal Failure

    04/07/2018 9:25:29 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 91 replies
    The National Interest ^ | 04/06/18 | Sebastien Roblin
    To some minds, bigger is always better—but size can create is many new problems as it solves. Midway through World War II, Nazi Germany decided to take its huge 128-millimeter antiaircraft gun and stick it on its biggest, baddest tank. The result was the monstrous Jagdtiger (“Hunting Tiger”), then heaviest tank to see action in World War II—and still heavier than modern M1 Abrams and Leopard 2 tanks! But the vehicle’s terrifying bulk proved to be its own worst enemy. During World War II, German factories churned out numerous turretless assault guns (Sturmgeschutz) and tank destroyers (Jagdpanzers) based on...
  • 1945 - Nazi Concentration Camp footage (US Military)

    04/07/2018 1:05:17 PM PDT · by Moe-Patrick · 55 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1945 | US Military
    58 min. - Concentration camp footage via US Military 1945. Footage highlights many different camps, survivors, and Germans forced to tour the camps. Graphic....and sickening. Can be watched on Youtube or Netflix. This happened because of groupthink, propaganda, and cowardice. Referenced in one scene, villagers had relocated buried bodies because of the odor. After liberation, the US forced these villagers to relocate the corpses again for identification. These atrocities were known by world leaders and fellow Germans, yet it was allowed to continue. Hitler did not kill millions, groupthink did. And a population that willingly disarmed. Many don’t realize that...
  • Story of an American hero’s wife never gets old

    04/06/2018 1:36:27 PM PDT · by Mark · 14 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 4/6/2018 | Dennis McCarthy
    PAMELA MURPHY All these years later, she’s still remembered by newspaper editors and publishers in small towns across this country wanting to know if they can reprint for their readers a column I wrote on her death. Sure, I tell them, go ahead. We had her all to ourselves out here for so long working at the Sepulveda VA, we almost took her for granted — as if that were ever really possible. There never has been a woman who commanded so much attention and respect from the first moment the veterans heard whispers in the VA hallways about who...
  • Jewish-American soldiers didn’t just fight Nazis in WWII — they endured anti-Semitism

    04/05/2018 8:32:06 PM PDT · by PA Engineer · 164 replies
    Jewish Telegraphic Agency ^ | April 5, 2018 11:56am | Curt Schleier
    GI Jews: Jewish Americans in World War II” begins as many Holocaust documentaries do, with a history of the rise of Hitler and Nazism in Germany mixed with what is now standard archival footage of Brownshirts and Kristallnacht. Throw in interviews with some Jewish celebrities — in this case, Carl Reiner and his friend Mel Brooks wearing his old Army jacket — and it has all the workings of a typical PBS documentary. But the film, which premieres April 11, on the eve of Holocaust Remembrance Day, quickly takes an unexpected turn. Jewish-American soldiers, the viewer learns, weren’t only fighting...