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  • Video shows nurses doubled over LAUGHING as 89-year-old World War 2 veteran dies

    11/17/2017 8:09:34 PM PST · by Djl3668 · 54 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 111717 | Mia De Graaf
    This is the chilling moment a group of nurses laughed as a World War II veteran died in a Georgia care home. The nurses were meant to be fixing an oxygen mask onto 89-year-old James Dempsey after he called for help saying he couldn't breathe. But a surveillance camera captured them laughing as the breathing machine failed, and Dempsey fell unconscious, and records show they waited an hour to call 911. One of the nurses is seen laughing so hard she is doubled over Dempsey's deathbed. Initially, Dempsey's family in Woodstock, Georgia, thought he had died of natural causes in...
  • On this date in 1944

    11/12/2017 12:20:39 PM PST · by Bull Snipe · 16 replies
    Two RAF Squadrons drop 29 "tallboy" bombs on the German battleship Tirpitz in Tromso Fiord, Norway. The ship is hit at least twice by the 10,000 pound bombs. The damage is fatal and Tirpitz capsizes. At least 950 German sailors were lost with the ship.
  • Remembering Stalingrad 75 Years Later

    11/09/2017 7:04:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 9, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Seventy-five years ago this month, the Soviet Red Army surrounded --and would soon destroy -- a huge invading German army at Stalingrad on the Volga River. Nearly 300,000 of Germany's best soldiers would never return home. The epic 1942-43 battle for the city saw the complete annihilation of the attacking German 6th Army. It marked the turning point of World War II. Before Stalingrad, Adolf Hitler regularly boasted on German radio as his victorious forces pressed their offensives worldwide. After Stalingrad, Hitler went quiet, brooding in his various bunkers for the rest of the war. During the horrific Battle of...
  • The Ultimate Iconic World War 2 Weapons

    11/03/2017 6:44:39 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 44 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/3/2017 | M Rotchschild
    Infantry weapons of World War 2 began mostly as the standard issue weapons that had been used in World War 1, but by the end of the war, numerous modern assault rifles, automatic pistols, and machine guns were being made. These weapons were made in the millions, and some were the standard issue in front line forces around the world well into the 1970s. Rifles like the M1 Garand, Lee-Enfield, and German Karabiner 98, along with the famous Tommy Gun, Sten Gun and MP44 are familiar from countless war movies and documentaries. These weapons changed the nature of combat, allowing...
  • The Pearl Harbor hero who’s now a record-breaking author

    10/30/2017 9:44:32 AM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 9 replies
    Guiness World Records ^ | October 30, 2017 | Kristen Stephenson
    On 7 December 7 1941, the United States experienced one of its most defining moments in history: the attack on Pearl Harbor. A day of sadness, fear, and chaos – that early Sunday morning marked the unforgettable time that the Japanese attacked the Hawaiian naval base, forcing America to enter World War II. In total, 2,403 men and women were killed during the surprise attack, with thousands more left to recover from terrible injuries and acute burns. Though many were sadly unable to recount their experience from that fateful incident, Naval Lieutenant Jim Downing currently lives on to tell the...
  • Stan Kowalski: Wrestler, veteran, patriot, fundraiser ... friend to many

    10/23/2017 8:34:58 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    CANOE -- SLAM! Sports - Wrestling ^ | October 21, 2017 | Greg Oliver
    With the death of Stan "The Big K" or "Krusher" Kowalski on October 20, the world lost more than just a father, a World War II veteran, a tireless fundraiser, and a professional wrestler. It also lost a great friend.
  • Donald Malarkey, portrayed in 'Band of Brothers,' has died

    10/06/2017 2:17:17 PM PDT · by Borges · 34 replies
    ABC - AP ^ | 10/6/2017
    Donald Malarkey, a World War II paratrooper who was awarded the Bronze Star after parachuting behind enemy lines at Normandy to destroy German artillery on D-Day, has died. He was 96. Malarkey was one of several members of "Easy Company" to be widely portrayed in the HBO miniseries, "Band of Brothers." He died Sept. 30 in Salem, Oregon of age-related causes, his son-in-law John Hill said Sunday. Malarkey fought fight across France, the Netherlands and Belgium and with Easy Company fought off Nazi advances while surrounded at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944.
  • How to Survive as a POW

    09/28/2017 7:21:47 AM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 32 replies
    theTrumpet.com ^ | 28 SEPT 2017
    On the morning of December 8, 1941, tens of thousands of American and British civilians living in China woke up to learn that the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor had been bombed by Japanese forces. Their nations were suddenly at war with Imperial Japan. The Japanese had invaded China years earlier, and the troops stationed there wasted no time turning these Westerners—who were now part of the enemy—into prisoners of war. “They appeared the day after Pearl Harbor was attacked,” Mary Previte told the Trumpet. “We were now the prisoners of the great emperor of Japan, they said.”...
  • Video: I Was a Human Experiment During the Holocaust [A Story of Victimization and Forgiveness]

    09/27/2017 2:22:44 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 3 replies
    BuzzFeedVideo ^ | 9/26/17 | Eva Mozes Kor
    VIDEO: Click on link for 14:36 minute video.
  • Subject: Remember this Lady! Irena Sendler

    09/21/2017 9:01:48 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 18 replies
    Irena Sendler Died: May 12, 2008 (aged 98) Warsaw, Poland During WWII, Irena, got permission to work in the Warsaw ghetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. She had an ulterior motive. Irena smuggled Jewish infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried. She also carried a burlap sack in the back of her truck, for larger kids. Irena kept a dog in the back that she trained to bark when the Nazi soldiers let her in and out of the ghetto. The soldiers, of course, wanted nothing to do with the dog and the barking covered the kids/infants...
  • Nearly Half of Russians Support Soviet-Nazi Non-Aggression Pac

    09/17/2017 5:17:45 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 27 replies
    Moscow Times ^ | Sep 13, 2017 | Staff
    Nearly half of Russian citizens approve of 1939's Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, a Levada Center poll released on Wednesday has found. Thirteen percent of Levada’s respondents said they “definitely approve” of the pact, while 32 percent they “somewhat approve” of it. A combined 17 percent said they “definitely” or “somewhat” disapprove of the treaty that the USSR and Nazi Germany signed on Aug. 23, 1939. Two-fifths of the 1,600 people polled said they had “heard of” the pact and “think that it happened in real life,” the survey revealed. One-third said they’ve never heard of...
  • THE AMERICAN FLAG FLOWN OVER PACIFIC FLEET HEADQUARTERS DURING THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR

    09/07/2017 1:58:32 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 3 replies
    Alexander Historical Actions ^ | September 13 & 14, 2017 | Alexander Auctions
    Full Details for Lot 706 A most historic relic of one of the most notorious dates in our national history, an American flag flown at U.S. Navy headquarters at Pearl Harbor on the day that naval base was attacked by Japanese air and sea forces, December 7, 1941. Estimate $ 75,000-100,000
  • WWII Marine vet returns dead Japanese soldier's flag

    09/06/2017 6:38:36 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    Marine Times ^ | August 15 | Mari Yamaguchi, 
    Marvin Strombo, who had taken the calligraphy-covered Japanese flag from a dead soldier at World War II island battlefield 73 years ago, returned it Tuesday to the family of Sadao Yasue. They had never gotten his body or — until that moment — anything else of his. Yasue and Tatsuya’s sister Sayoko Furuta, 93...covered her face with both hands and wept silently as Tatsuya placed the flag on her lap. ... The flag’s white background is filled with signatures of 180 friends and neighbors in this tea-growing mountain village of Higashishirakawa, wishing Yasue’s safe return. The signatures helped Strombo find...
  • Watch: 86-Year-Old WW2 Vet Picks up Old Rifle… Drops 2.6 Million Jaws [VIDEO]

    09/06/2017 1:28:35 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 31 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | Sep 5, 2017 | Ben Marquis
    Without question, we here at Conservative Tribune have nothing but the utmost respect and admiration for those now-grizzled, old men who, more than 70 years ago, put their lives on the line in the first flush of youth to defend freedom and liberty in World War II. Our admiration and respect for one particular veteran of that war only grew after witnessing how, all these decades later, the man could still shoot a rifle with professionally trained precision, according to Veterans Today. In 2009, then-84-year-old Ted Gundy, a veteran of the 1944 Battle of the Bulge who had served in...
  • The Mihailovich Monument: No Taking Down of Monuments to Legacy

    08/27/2017 6:39:34 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 9 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | August 27, 2017 | Aleksandra Rebic
    The Mihailovich Monument in Chetnik Memorial Park at St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Monastery in Libertyville, IL on a beautiful Summer evening in Chicagoland. Photo by Aleksandra Rebic June 22, 2017 THE MIHAILOVICH MONUMENT: NO TAKING DOWN OF MONUMENTS TO LEGACYWith all the focus on monuments and statues in America recently forced upon us by people with a political agenda, none of us should be surprised that monuments dedicated to General Draza Mihailovich have become a target. It was inevitable. We cannot be apathetic or take anything for granted. "Initiatives" to "remove" the General Mihailovich Monument at St. Sava Serbian...
  • USS Indianapolis Discovery Spurs Relief, Concern from Survivors and Families

    08/22/2017 8:58:47 AM PDT · by Twotone · 16 replies
    USNI News ^ | August 21, 2017 | Ben Werner
    As news spread over the weekend about the discovery of USS Indianapolis (CA-35), the World War II cruiser lost in the war’s waning days, emotions of anyone associated with the ship ranged from joy, to relief, to consternation. Closure was brought to the few remaining survivors, and the families of crew members who survived or perished when the ship was torpedoed after completing its secret mission delivering to the Pacific island of Tinian the components of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Their friends and loved ones wouldn’t be recovered, but at least they had a sense of where their...
  • Paul Allen finds lost WWII ship USS Indianapolis

    08/20/2017 9:42:16 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 49 replies
    MSN ^ | Leigh Hedger
    "We've located the wreckage of the USS Indianapolis in Philippine Sea at 5500m below the sea." That tweet from entrepreneur and billionaire Paul Allen around 12:20 p.m. Saturday confirmed what many have been searching for since the ship was sunk on July 30, 1945. Allen, who is leading a 13-person team on his 250-foot research ship, the R/V Petrel, said the wreckage was found at a depth of more than 18,000 feet.
  • FOUND: USS Indianapolis

    08/19/2017 5:45:30 PM PDT · by Kodos the Executioner · 5 replies
    Navy.mil ^ | 8/19/2017
    Researchers Announce Wreckage from USS Indianapolis Located
  • Long lost USS Indianapolis wreckage discovered by Paul Allen crew

    08/19/2017 5:12:43 PM PDT · by DFG · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/19/2017 | Fox News
    Wreckage from the USS Indianapolis, which sank 72 years ago after being torpedoed during World War II, was found in the Philippine Sea by the expedition crew of billionaire Paul Allen. The Indianapolis was hit by the Japanese on July 30, 1945 and sank in only 12 minutes, leading to the greatest single loss of life at sea in the Navy's history. Of 1,196 crew aboard the ship, only 317 survived.
  • Billionaire Paul Allen Finds Lost World War II Cruiser USS Indianapolis in the Philippine Sea

    08/19/2017 1:08:09 PM PDT · by Riley · 95 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | August 19, 2017 | Ben Werner
    Seventy-two years after two torpedoes fired from a Japanese submarine sunk cruiser USS Indianapolis (CA-35), the ship’s wreckage was found resting on the seafloor on Saturday – more than 18,000 feet below the Pacific Ocean’s surface.