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  • The Battle of Midway [John Ford's "The Battle of Midway" (1942) Digitally Restored]

    05/31/2015 11:19:33 AM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 51 replies
    U.S. Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless dive bombers from the USS Hornet about to attack the burning Japanese cruiser Mikuma for the third time on 6 June 1942 REMEMBER: June 4–7, 1942: the Battle of Midway, a turning point in World War II in the Pacific. The Imperial Japanese Navy had been undefeated until that time and out-numbered the American naval forces by four to one. Timeline of the Battle of Midway (acc. to William Koenig) 4 June 04:30 First Japanese takeoff against Midway Islands 04:30 10 planes (Yorktown) begin to search for the Japanese ships 05:34 Japanese ships detected by Yorktown...
  • BBC brands Churchill 'an enemy of the people' ... a deeply hated drunk [leftist lies]

    05/31/2015 8:31:27 AM PDT · by pabianice · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/31/15 | Hastings
    A BBC documentary depicting Winston Churchill as a drunken enemy of the working class has been branded as ‘graceless’ and ‘ill-informed’ by his grandson. Churchill: When Britain Said No, broadcast on BBC2 last week, was an account of how the wartime leader lost the 1945 General Election. It showed him as a deeply hated figure among the working class, in part because of the harsh economic policies he pursued as Chancellor in the 1920s. The most vocal critic of Churchill in the programme was a man presented as ‘activist and writer’, Dave Douglass. He said of Churchill: ‘His role during...
  • RESURRECTING THE MIHAHILOVICH MONUMENT IN WASHINGTON, D.C. INITIATIVE!

    05/29/2015 12:07:48 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 3 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | May 29, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Portrait of General Mihailovich by Wisconsin artist Jim Pollard. Aleksandra's Note: It's now 40 years since a group of American Airmen rescued by General Mihailovich in WWII along with Serbian patriotic organizations in the Diaspora initiated the effort to get a monument to General Draza Mihailovich erected on the grounds of Washington, D.C. at their own personal expense. From the time the effort was initiated in 1975, progress was made, then setbacks had to be dealt with. Now in 2015, many of the American airmen are gone, but their dream does not have to die with them. A lot has...
  • The Magnificent Infantry of WW II

    05/25/2015 6:16:41 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 75 replies
    Self | May 25, 2015 | Self
    The Army deployed 65 infantry divisions for the Second World War. Each was a small town with its own equivalents for community services plus eight categories of combat arms. Units such as artillery, engineering, and heavy weapons engaged the enemy directly. Yet of all categories, the foot soldier faced the greatest hazard with the least chance of reward. Except for the Purple Heart and the coveted Combat Infantryman’s Badge, recognition often eluded them because so few came through to testify to the valor of the many. The infantryman confronted the most dismal fate of all whose duty was uninterrupted by...
  • Forgotten WW2 soldier, lost more than 70 years, is finally honored

    05/25/2015 2:37:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | May 25, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    It’s difficult to describe anything as a “feel good story” on a day when we are commemorating the Honored Dead, but I suppose this story comes as close as any. CBS News is providing the details of a tale which took place long ago in a small village a bit to the north of where I live, in Gowanda, New York. They have a war memorial in their town just like so many other places around the country. But for the lifetime of most of the current residents, one name has been missing. Carroll Heath was a young boy born...
  • The Magnificent Infantry of WW II

    05/25/2015 8:09:28 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 33 replies
    Self | May 25, 2015 | Self
    My greatest contact with these men started about age nine when my dad began taking me out golfing on the weekends. There was a man who used the first golf cart I ever saw, because as a brigade commander of the 41th infantry in New Guinea he was debilitated by sickness. I remember one fairly good golfer who had kind of a weird back swing, because he was crippled while serving with the Big Red One in Sicily. I often ended up as a dishwasher at Michelbook Country Club. I noticed the chef always limped as he moved around the...
  • Typhoon gets Battle of Britain VC hero's colours to celebrate 'The Few'

    05/22/2015 8:16:01 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 9 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 5:56PM BST 21 May 2015 | Ben Farmer
    Flt Lt James Brindley Nicolson won Britain’s highest award for battlefield bravery for attacking and shooting down a German fighter even as he was being badly burned from a fire in his own cockpit An RAF Typhoon fighter has been repainted in the Second World War colours of a Battle of Britain hero to mark the 75th anniversary of the crucial clash. The Eurofighter jet which is usually coloured a drab grey has instead been painted with the camouflage and 249 Squadron identification number of the only Fighter Command pilot awarded a Victoria Cross during the battle. Flt Lt James...
  • When will Audie Murphy at last receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama?

    05/21/2015 9:10:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/21/15 | Doug Book
    Nearly 2 years ago, Coach is Right published this piece about Audie Leon Murphy, one of the true American heroes. Though he had at last been awarded the Texas Legislative Medal of Honor by Governor Rick Perry, President Obama had not–has not–honored Murphy with the nation’s highest civilian recognition, the Presidential Medal of Freedom. CiR has included the link to a petition that Audie Murphy be so honored. Few have been more deserving for their contributions during war and peace. Please join those signatories who have already chosen to make the duty of an American president clear to Barack Obama....
  • Jewish Groups Deplore Greek Demand to Remove Star of David From Holocaust Memorial

    05/17/2015 1:26:18 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    The Algermeiner ^ | May 15, 2015
    Jewish groups expressed “shock” on Friday over news that the unveiling of a Holocaust monument in Kavala, Greece was delayed because locals reportedly sought the removal of a Jewish star. -snip- The monument in question memorializes the 1,484 Jews of Kavala who were exterminated during the Nazi occupation of Greece in World War II. The monument was set to be unveiled when, just two days before, the mayor and a majority at the city council insisted on the removal of the image of a Star of David from the memorial. Meanwhile, Greek Secretary General of the Ministry of Culture, Education,...
  • Speaking to WWII veterans, Netanyahu compares Iran to Nazis

    05/13/2015 8:58:43 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 10:05 AM EDT
    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Wednesday that Israel would defend itself against Iran, calling an emerging nuclear pact “a mistake that will cost dearly.” Speaking at the Knesset during a discussion devoted to the victory of the Allied forces in World War II 70 years ago, Netanyahu said world powers should learn a lesson from the rise of Nazi Germany and not go ahead with an agreement that would allow Tehran to continue enriching uranium and lift sanctions. “The lesson of history is never to make concessions to a radical regime which waves the banner of genocide and expansionism,” he...
  • Obituary: Wladyslaw Bartoszewski, The great survivor (of Auschwitz)

    05/12/2015 9:53:59 PM PDT · by Cronos · 14 replies
    The Economist ^ | 7.May.2015 | the Economist
    WHEN Hitler’s forces marched into Warsaw in September 1939, Wladyslaw Bartoszewski’s parents told him not to panic. They had experienced German occupation during the last war. There would be inconvenience, disorder and even looting. He should be careful. But it would not be too bad—the Germans were, after all, west Europeans—and by next year, the British and French would arrive. The Bartoszewskis could hardly have given their teenage son worse advice. The Western allies never came; instead the Soviets joined in the Nazi attack. Hitler not only wiped Poland off the map, but aimed to obliterate its language, culture and...
  • VE Day: 92-year-old Second World War veteran flies Spitfire for first time in 70 years

    05/12/2015 3:13:27 AM PDT · by Islander7 · 5 replies
    The Independent ^ | May 12, 2015 | Heather Saul
    Link only due to copyright. WWII vet flies Spitefire for first time in 70 years
  • WORLD WAR II - THE BATTLE OF OKINAWA - Discovery History Military (full documentary)

    05/11/2015 4:56:59 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 3, 2014 | LifeDiscoveryVideos
    WORLD WAR II - THE BATTLE OF OKINAWA - Discovery History Military (full documentary)
  • Putin and Merkel attend a wreath-laying ceremony in Moscow

    05/10/2015 7:20:08 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 2 replies
    yahoo.com/ ^ | GRIGORY DUKOR
    Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel walk to attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier by the Kremlin walls in Moscow, Russia, May 10, 2015.
  • World War II’s Strangest Battle: When Americans and Germans Fought Together

    05/13/2013 1:16:46 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 40 replies
    The most extraordinary things about this truly incredible tale of World War II are that it hasn’t been told before in English, and that it hasn’t already been made into a blockbuster Hollywood movie. Here are the basic facts: on 5 May 1945—five days after Hitler’s suicide—three Sherman tanks from the 23rd Tank Battalion of the U.S. 12th Armored Division under the command of Capt. John C. ‘Jack’ Lee Jr., liberated an Austrian castle called Schloss Itter in the Tyrol, a special prison that housed various French VIPs, including the ex-prime ministers Paul Reynaud and Eduard Daladier and former commanders-in-chief...
  • World War II's Forgotten Battle [Video]

    05/10/2015 12:34:26 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | 6 May 2015 | Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL)
    Events are being held in many countries to mark 70 years since the end of World War II in Europe on May 8, 1945, but in fact the last large-scale engagement of the conflict began three days after the Nazi capitulation. More than a thousand people, mostly German soldiers, were killed in a largely forgotten battle against U.S. and Soviet troops plus Czech irregulars on May 11-12, 1945. (RFE/RL)
  • World War II Victory in Europe 70th Anniversary Ceremony

    05/10/2015 7:03:22 AM PDT · by iowamark · 2 replies
    c-span ^ | May 8 2015
    Dignitaries and veterans commemorated the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe at a ceremony at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. Speakers included White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice and author and World War II historian Alex Kershaw. The ceremony was followed by a flyover by dozens of World War II aircraft. May 8, 1945, marked the formal acceptance by the Allied forces of Germany’s unconditional surrender.
  • 70th anniversary of end of World War II marked throughout Baltics

    05/10/2015 4:02:58 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    The Baltic Times ^ | 2015-05-08 | The Baltic Times
    The 70th anniversary of the end of World War II was commemorated throughout the Baltic countries today. In Estonia, the largest events will take place in the capital, Tallinn, where wreaths will be placed on behalf of the government at the Defence Forces Cemetery and at the memorial to the victims of Nazism at Rahumäe Jewish cemetery. Traditionally, wreaths are placed in the name of the government at the Maarjamäe Memorial Square at the monument for participants of the 1944 Estonian defence battles, graves of German soldiers and the Red Army memorial. [....] As previously reported, this year Lithuania will...
  • Ukrainian War-Film Hero: Soviet Victory 'Was By All'

    05/09/2015 7:58:47 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | May 09, 2015 | Valentin Baryshnikov and Daisy Sindelar
    Russian state television is promising a special treat for military veterans for Victory Day on May 9: a newly colorized version of the 1973 film classic Only Old Men Are Going To Battle, the powerful story of a doomed squadron of World War II fighter pilots. There's just one problem. The movie, arguably one of the best of the Soviet war genre, was directed by a Ukrainian, filmed in Ukraine, and stars more than a half-dozen Ukrainian actors -- including Vladimir Talashko, whose character, an aspiring opera singer, is killed after deliberately crashing his plane into a Nazi supply train,...
  • Soviet War Dead [Infographic]

    05/09/2015 6:36:22 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 14 replies
    Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) ^ | Sunday, May 10, 2015 | Vadim Erlikman
    Soviet War Dead [Infographic] Population Losses in the 20th Century: A Reference. Key Civilian Dead Military Dead Deaths as % of 1940 population
  • Don’t forget how the Soviet Union saved the world from Hitler

    05/08/2015 10:01:46 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 131 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 8, 2015 | By Ishaan Tharoor
    In the Western popular imagination -- particularly the American one -- World War II is a conflict we won. It was fought on the beaches of Normandy and Iwo Jima, through the rubble of recaptured French towns and capped by sepia-toned scenes of joy and young love in New York. It was a victory shaped by the steeliness of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the moral fiber of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and the awesome power of an atomic bomb.
  • 70th Anniversary of Germany's Unconditional Surrender Ending WWII

    05/07/2015 6:12:19 PM PDT · by WonkyTonky · 12 replies
    IB Times ^ | May 7, 2015 | David Sim
    On 7 May 1945, Germany signed an unconditional surrender at Allied headquarters in Reims, France, to take effect the following day, ending the second world war in Europe. In this gallery, we look back at VE Day and the events leading up to Germany's surrender.
  • Warbirds to Thunder Over Washington in VE Day Flyover

    05/07/2015 9:59:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/6 | AFP By Robert MacPherson
    The unmistakable roar of American warplanes that helped the Allies win World War II will thunder over Washington on Friday to mark the 70th anniversary of Nazi Germany's defeat. From 12:10 pm (1610 GMT), for 45 minutes, 56 restored "warbirds" will fly in formation down the Potomac River, past the Lincoln Memorial and over the National Mall, the nation's symbolic front lawn. Up to 10,000 people are expected to watch the spectacle -- including 300 to 500 of the last surviving veterans of the 1939-45 conflict that the United States entered in December 1941 with the Japanese attack on Pearl...
  • War in the Pacific , Coral Sea [Video]

    05/08/2015 7:19:31 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX
    Part I. The Pacific in Eruption. A segment on the WWII Battle of Coral Sea from the series War in the Pacific.
  • Underwater graveyard of hundreds of World War Two planes revealed

    05/08/2015 12:36:52 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 5-8-2015 | Lydia Wilgress
    A series of incredible photographs showing more than 150 lost World War Two aircraft 130-feet under the Pacific Ocean has been released. The stunning images show the planes surrounded by coral and fish as they lie - sometimes vertically - on the seabed more than seven decades after they were dumped there. The find includes historic American aircraft including Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers, F4U Corsair and TBF/TBM Avengers.Amazingly, many of the planes have remained intact, with only a few broken tails and wings littering the floor. Brandi Mueller, from Cameron, Wisconsin, discovered the planes while scuba diving around five...
  • Wartime navy captain blamed for letting Nazi U-boat get away.... now hailed as a hero...

    05/07/2015 2:30:39 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 52 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 8th May 2015 | Elaine O'Flynn
    The reputation of a disgraced wartime navy captain has been restored, thanks to the discoveries of a documentary featuring the finder of the Titanic. For more than 60 years, Captain Herbert G. Claudius was blamed for letting a Nazi U-boat ‘get away’, after it sank the Robert E. Lee passenger freighter in the Gulf of Mexico in 1942. But an undersea expedition – aided by Dr Robert Ballard who rediscovered the Titanic 30 years ago – has revealed the first published pictures of the submarine’s wreckage, showing how bombs dropped by Cpt Claudius’ crew successfully sunk the attacker U-166. ........
  • German Surrender Ceremony VE Day Reims, France May 7 1945 [Video]

    05/08/2015 6:28:49 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 22 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1945-05-07 | Universal Newsreels
    "Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Forces, Reims: Nazi General Jodl, representing Admiral Doenitz, strides into the 'war room' where Allied Generals await him and his party. After the surrender terms are understood, Jodl fills a third of a page with his scrawly signature, this his associates sign. U.S. General W. B. Smith the Allied Chief of Staff signs as do the remainder of the Allied Generals. In an adjoining room, General Eisenhower, wreathed in smiles, forms the signature pens into a V for Victory sign. Unconditional surrender is an accomplished fact." scenes of peace signed at red scholhouse in Reims, France,...
  • Corregidor Island, Philippines - Journey with Jamie Logan [Video]

    05/08/2015 6:18:04 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 1, 2012 | Jamie Logan
    Welcome to Jamie's Journeys! Join Regent Seven Seas cruise director and adventurer Jamie Logan as he travels to this this small but heavily fortified island which was the site of one of the great battles during WWII. Here American and Filipino forces held off the Imperial Japanese Navy which delayed their advance and saved Australia from invasion. See the incredible remains of this battle torn island!
  • The Story of the Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor - 1/6

    05/08/2015 6:17:56 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Uploaded on Aug 3, 2008 | Department of National Defense, the Philippines
    "The Filipinos did most of the fighting and most of the dying..." This tells the "true story" behind the "forgotten war" of Bataan and Corregidor -- savage battles that violently hurled falsely reassured Filipinos and an ill-prepared Philippines into the Second World War in the Pacific. Produced by the Department of National Defense of the Philippines and the Philippines Veterans Affairs Office this series of videos documents the outstanding courage, heroism and nobility of Filipinos regardless the inevitable fall of the country to the unrelenting Imperial Japanese military juggernaut. An outcome inevitably irreversible despite the fierce resistance of the mostly...
  • Battle of the Coral Sea - Lest We Forget new documentary

    05/08/2015 6:17:45 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Uploaded on Apr 22, 2010 | ProtectOurCoralSea
    Battle of the Coral Sea - Lest We Forget The Coral Sea holds great historical significance for Australia and the United States. In May 1942, it was the scene of a naval battle that reversed the tide of World War II in the Pacific. The Protect Our Coral Sea campaign has produced an 8-minute documentary in honour of those who fought and died in the Battle of the Coral Sea. Special thanks to veterans Tommy Simms and Ted Simpson and their families and naval historian Dr David Stevens and everyone else involved with this documentary for their contribution.
  • VE-Day: How it unfolded, told through CBC's original reports

    05/08/2015 12:54:48 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    cbc.ca ^ | May 07, 2015 | CBC News
    Seventy years ago, then-British prime minister Winston Churchill declared May 8, 1945, to be "Victory in Europe Day" after a gruelling five-year war against Nazi Germany and its allies. The day before, people had already started celebrating amid news that Hitler had committed suicide in his so-called Fuehrerbunker in Berlin days prior, and Germany has surrendered unconditionally. Canada celebrated, too. It had joined the war effort early, with its first troops departing for Europe at the end of 1939. More than one million Canadians performed full-time duty during the war. They fought in the raid on Dieppe and at Juno...
  • 187 scholars urge Abe to address Japan’s wartime history

    05/07/2015 1:46:43 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 18 replies
    Japan Times ^ | May 7, 2015 | Eric Johnston
    A group of 187 scholars of Japanese and East Asian studies have called on Japan to accurately address its history of colonial rule and wartime actions, particularly the so-called “comfort women” who were forced to work in Japanese wartime military brothels. In a letter sent Monday to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the group, including Pulitzer Prize-winning historian John Dower and Ezra Vogel, professor emeritus of history at Harvard University and author of the 1979 best-seller “Japan As No. 1: Lessons for America,” said the ability to celebrate 70 years of peace between Japan and its neighbors was being undermined by...
  • German-born US rocket expert Oscar Holderer dies at 95

    05/06/2015 11:59:09 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 6, 2015 | unattributed
    The last known surviving member of the German engineering team that designed the rocket that took US astronauts to the Moon has died in Alabama. Oscar Holderer, who was 95, suffered a stroke last week and did not recover, his son Michael said. Mr Holderer was one of about 120 engineers who moved to the US after World War Two, bringing technology used in the German V2 rocket. They played a key role in the Saturn V rocket used in the 1969 Moon landing. The team, led by Wernher von Braun, was part of a project called Operation Paperclip that...
  • Berlin in July 1945 (HD 1080p color footage)

    05/06/2015 5:05:40 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 30 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 1945 | Kronos
    That's how it looked like just after the Second World War in Berlin! Fascinating moving pictures in color show the situation of the city in summer 1945, just after the Second World War and the capitulation of Germany. Daily life after years of war. Pictures from the destroyed city, the Reichstag, Brandenburger Tor, Adlon, Führerbunker, Unter den Linden, rubble women working in the streets, the tram is running again. A collage of archive material produced by: Kronos Media
  • The Battle of the Coral Sea: Summary

    05/06/2015 4:28:24 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 15 replies
    Delsjourney.com ^ | N.D. | Delsjourney.com
    The Battle of the Coral Sea was fought between the Japanese and Allied navies from May 4 through May 8, 1942 in the Coral Sea, about 500 miles northeast of Australia. Occurring only six months after the surprise Japanese attack on American forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and a month before the decisive battle at Midway, it was one of the first naval battles fought in the Pacific during World War II. The battle, roughly a draw, was an important turning point in the Pacific campaign. My uncle, Bill Leu, fought at the Battle of the Coral Sea on the...
  • Lest we Forget - Corregidor falls

    05/06/2015 1:17:59 PM PDT · by Oatka · 12 replies
    Seventy-three years ago today. Here's some covers in commemoration, with the last report sent by Irving Strobing, who survived the war. A nice detailed of the report here. Right up to the end we kicked butt and took names. [excerpt] The Americans and Filipinos on shore, unaware of the confusion in the Japanese ranks and still reeling under the effects of the bombardment, met the enemy with every weapon they could muster. One 2-gun 75-mm. battery near the tail of the island, just east of North Point, had never disclosed its position and it opened fire, together with some 37-mm....
  • May 2015 is the 70th Anniversary of ... Operation Keelhaul

    05/05/2015 11:05:24 PM PDT · by No One Special · 29 replies
    Diana West's website ^ | May 5, 2015 | Diana West
    For 70 years now, anniversaries of the end of the Second World War in Europe -- the "Good War" -- have neglected to reckon with another milestone: the approximate anniversary of Operation Keelhaul, the Allied operation that forcibly repatriated literally millions of people, Soviet-claimed anti-Communists in the Western war zones at war's end, to Stalin's Gulag or the firing squad. You've never heard of such a thing? You are not alone. From American Betrayal, pp. 232-236: ********** In contemporary terms, “repatriation” was a policy of reverse “ethnic cleansing” that scrubbed Western Europe of displaced or captured Russians and other nationals...
  • Grande Duke Nikolay Nikolayevich, His Spouse Laid to Rest at WWII Memorial Chapel

    05/05/2015 6:23:44 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 11 replies
    Interfax ^ | 5/5/15
    Moscow, May 5, Interfax - The remains of Grand Duke Nikolay Nikolayevich Romanov and his spouse Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolayevna have been reburied in Moscow to the sound of funeral tunes and artillery gun firings. The remains of the princely couple arrived from France on April 27 and were reburied at the Chapel of the Transfiguration at a military cemetery in the Russian capital. "The Duke and the Duchess have returned to their Homeland, their names are acquiring a worthy place in the Russian public memory," State Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin, who chairs the Russian Historical Society, said at the...
  • Your Army In The Making" - 1942 Carolina Maneuvers

    05/04/2015 10:25:00 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1942 | U.S. War Department
    Freely downloadable at the Internet Archive, where I first uploaded it. 1942 U.S. Army Film Bulletin #15 "Your Army In The Making." National Archives description: "On army maneuvers in North and South Carolina, 1941. Consists mostly of brief scenes of representative activities by various branches, corps,
  • War Game - Largest Peacetime Us Army Maneuver [sic] Lner (1938)

    05/04/2015 10:21:55 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1938 | RKO / British Pathé
    Titles read: "WAR GAME - LARGEST PEACETIME US ARMY MANEUVER [sic]".
  • WW2: Army on Wheels (1941)

    05/04/2015 10:16:37 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1941 | Wilding Picture Productions
    A film report on a practical field test of men and equipment under simulated combat conditions. The peacetime maneuvers, held in Texas in 1940 and involving 70,000 men from around the country and trucks and other vehicles from Detroit, demonstrated new standards of motorized mobility for the United
  • EPISODE 7: THE FINAL CHETNIK OFFENSIVE AGAINST THE AXIS / REVIEW by Carl Savich

    05/04/2015 6:30:29 AM PDT · by Ravnagora · 2 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | May 4, 2015 | Carl Savich
    EPISODE 7: THE FINAL CHETNIK OFFENSIVE AGAINST THE AXIS / REVIEW by Carl Savich: Documentary Series "The Kingdom of Yugoslavia in the Second World War" The Kingdom of Yugoslavia in the Second World War [2 Series: Why Were the Balkans Given Over to Communist Control?] is the second part of a documentary series consisting of six approximately 30 minute episodes. This series continues from part one which consisted of six episodes that examined the German invasion and subsequent occupation and dismemberment of Yugoslavia released in 2014. The first series analyzed the period from the German invasion and occupation of Yugoslavia...
  • Greek talks stall over 'red lines' as country fights to remain in eurozone

    05/03/2015 12:13:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | Sunday, May 3, 2015 | Szu Ping Chan, and agencies
    Reports claimed the government was prepared to reduce at least three different VAT rates to one, and limit exemptions. Prime minister Alexis Tsipras had opposed the move, claiming that the change would hit poorer people. The country will also press-on with privatisations it had also previously vowed to block, according to reports. However, Syriza has said that demands by creditors to reverse an increase in the minimum wage and cut pensions remain "red lines" that the leftist leadership is unwilling to cross... Mr Sakellaridis said that failure to reach an "honest compromise" with creditors would most likely lead to a...
  • German economy minister calls Greek war reparations request 'stupid'

    04/07/2015 11:45:24 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 10 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 7 April 2015 | Reuters in Berlin
    ...Germany has honoured its obligations, including a 115-million deutschmark payment made to Greece in 1960.
  • Greece demands 279bn(Euros) from Germany in Nazi War Reparations

    04/07/2015 10:20:23 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 44 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | 4-7-2015 | Mehreen Khan
    Greece has demanded nearly €279bn in reparations from Germany, more than the value of its current bail-out, as the cash-strapped country continues to pursue compensation for crimes carried out by the Third Reich. A parliamentary committee established by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras put an official number on the claim, which includes the cost of a forced Nazi loan made by the Bank of Greece and the return of archaeological treasures. Greece suffered a brutal occupation at the hands of the Third Reich in 1941, with over 40,000 people starving to death in Athens alone. SNIP--- Berlin moved to quickly to...
  • Greek minister: Evidence for massive German war reparations

    04/09/2015 5:01:52 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 14 replies
    AP via Yahoo! Finance ^ | April 7, 2015 11:35 AM | DEREK GATOPOULOS and FRANK JORDANS
    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's defense minister said his country's government has obtained "stunning evidence" to support its claim that German World War II reparations are worth a massive 278.7 billion euros ($302 billion). ... "The evidence is so compelling that it will lead to the reopening of cases, even those that have already gone to court." ... Germany says it has already settled its reparations to Greece in post-war agreements. Sigmar Gabriel, Germany's economy minister, argued that Greece's new left-led government was attempting to use the reparations issue to influence debt negotiations. "To be honest I think it's dumb,"...
  • Greece Nazi occupation: Athens asks Germany for 279bn euros

    04/07/2015 4:29:33 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 7, 2015
    The Greek government says Germany owes Greece nearly €279bn (Ł204bn; $303bn) in war reparations for the Nazi occupation during World War Two. It is the first time Greece has officially calculated what Germany allegedly owes it for Nazi atrocities and looting during the 1940s. However, the German government says the issue was resolved legally years ago. The new figure given by Greek Deputy Finance Minister Dimitris Mardas includes €10.3bn for an occupation loan that the Nazis forced the Bank of Greece to pay. "According to our calculations, the debt linked to German reparations is 278.7bn euros," Mr Mardas told a...
  • Tsipras raises Nazi war reparations claim at Berlin press conference with Merkel

    03/24/2015 5:54:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 46 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | March 23, 2015 | Ian Traynor
    Greece’s leftwing prime minister Alexis Tsipras stood beside German leader Angela Merkel and demanded war reparations over Nazi atrocities in Greece on Monday night, even as the two leaders sought to bury the hatchet following weeks of worsening friction and mud-slinging. “It’s not a material matter, it’s a moral issue,” said Tsipras, unusually insisting on raising the “shadows of the past” at the heart of German power in the gleaming new chancellery in Berlin. It was believed to be the first time a foreign leader had gone to the capital of the reunified Germany to make such a demand.
  • Looks Like Germany May Have To Pay Up

    03/21/2015 6:58:09 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    Automatic Earth ^ | 22 March 2015 | Raúl Ilargi Meijer
    German magazine Der Spiegel digs deep(er) into the ‘Greece question’ this weekend, and does so with a few noteworthy reports. First, its German paper issue has Angela Merkel on the cover, inserted on a 1940′s photograph that shows Nazi commanders against the backdrop of the Acropolis in Athens. The headline is ‘The German Supremacy: How Europeans see (the) Germans’. The editorial staff has already come under a lot of fire for the cover, and I’ve seen little that could be labeled a valid defense for further antagonizing both Germans AND Greeks (and other Europeans) this way. Oh, and it’s also...
  • Greece just threatened to seize German assets over World War II

    03/11/2015 9:18:34 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 22 replies
    BI ^ | 3-11-2015 | Karolina Tagaris
    Greece's justice minister said on Wednesday he was ready to implement a High Court ruling allowing Athens to seize German state-owned property to compensate victims of a Nazi massacre in a small Greek village. Nikos Paraskevopoulos' comments come against a backdrop of rising tensions between Athens and Berlin as Greece's new leftist government struggles to persuade its European Union partners to renegotiate a 240 billion euro bailout package. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Tuesday accused successive German governments of using legal tricks to avoid paying reparations for the brutal Nazi occupation of Greece and said he would support efforts to...