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  • On this date in 1942

    08/07/2017 4:20:44 PM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 29 replies
    USMC Major General Vandergrift landed his 11,000 Marines of the 1st Marine Division on the island of Guadalcanal. The next 6 months would show the world the mettle of the fighting men of our Marine Corp.
  • Dunkirk and the History Christopher Nolan Failed to Mention

    07/26/2017 12:10:06 PM PDT · by Thistooshallpass9 · 48 replies
    theTrumpet.com ^ | 26 July 2017 | Brad Macdonald
    Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk opened last Friday to massive crowds and rave reviews. By the end of the weekend, the movie had grossed more than $100 million worldwide; $24 of which came from my wife and me. Dunkirk, in my opinion, is an entertaining film and a fine diversion, but entirely underwhelming and a missed opportunity. Dunkirk is everything you’d expect from 21st-century Hollywood. There’s plenty of action, some epic panoramas, and more than one plotline crafted to tug the heartstrings. Add in (another) superb score from Hans Zimmer, and Dunkirk is everything Hollywood tells us we want. But although it...
  • DPAA {Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency} conducts solemn movement — at Joint Base Pearl Harbor..

    07/25/2017 10:42:48 AM PDT · by PROCON · 1 replies
    U.S. Service members with the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) carry cases containing remains believed to be of unidentified Service members from the Battle of Tarawa out of the back of a U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, during a solemn movement at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, July 24, 2017. The contents of the transfer cases will be examined by forensic anthropologists at DPAA's skeletal identification laboratory. DPAA's mission is to provide the fullest possible accounting for our missing personnel to their families and the nation. (DPAA photo by Sgt. Kelly L. Street) — at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.Photos...
  • How Warner Bros Beat The Period-Film Curse At The B.O. & Positioned ‘Dunkirk’ As A Summer Tentpole

    07/24/2017 6:18:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | July 23, 2017 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    Period has become increasingly challenging at the box office, not to mention in recent times marquees have been inundated with World War II fare, particularly films starring Brad Pitt. But when director Christopher Nolan embraces the historical subject, it’s a different story, and Warner Bros is celebrating a win for its older-male-skewing Dunkirk this weekend with $50.5 million — a figure that not only beat tracking, but the total $40M stateside ticket sales of Pitt’s November WWII bomb Allied.
  • 97 Year Old Calgary veteran who survived Dunkirk attends premiere

    07/23/2017 10:21:33 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 19 replies
    Global News ^ | July 22 2017 | Carolyn Kury de Castillo
    Theatre goers watching the premiere of “Dunkirk” at Calgary’s Westhills Cinemas on Friday night got a surprise encounter with a 97-year -old man who was at the battle in 1940. The Battle of Dunkirk took place during the Second World War between the Allies and Nazi Germany in Dunkirk, France. Calgarian Ken Sturdy, dressed in a jacket adorned with medals, viewed the movie and was impressed by what he saw...
  • SAW 'DUNKIRK' TODAY-OBSERVATIONS

    07/23/2017 3:18:02 PM PDT · by DIRTYSECRET · 127 replies
    The U.S. should NEVER put itself in that position. The Brits sent their civilian boaters to save them. Destroyers and most planes were left behind to 'save England.' Make sure the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is always filled. Get the hell out of the Middle East with no more immigrints from that region. The Brits should get out of the Falklands. They have bigger fish to fry. Maybe we should al store food like the Mormons. My history teacher, retired military, said Hitler should have bombed them all on the beach. Cost him the war.
  • Dunkirk - one Freeper's opinion

    07/19/2017 6:53:21 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 82 replies
    19th June 2017
    I just got back from seeing Dunkirk and I was impressed. Speaking as a military historian it seemed accurate enough for a film that is quite clearly stated to be a fictional account with fictional characters not a docudrama. I was worried that a modern treatment might head towards the politically correct or the overly mawkish, but, it delivered what I was hoping to see. Even though large tracts of Europe and many old and famous States have fallen or may fall into the grip of the Gestapo and all the odious apparatus of Nazi rule, we shall not flag...
  • She’s ROLLING: Andrea Mitchell tweets about 100th anniversary of WWII, there’s just 1 problem

    07/16/2017 3:58:15 PM PDT · by DFG · 60 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 07/16/2017 | Sam J
    July 14 is Bastille Day, the French national holiday that celebrates the beginning of republican democracy in France and the end of tyrannical rule. Many media outlets in America reported on the festivities around the celebration in France: But none did it … better … than Andrea Mitchell.
  • WWII aviator’s remains found embedded in tree

    07/16/2017 9:30:16 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | 16 July 2017 | Laura Italiano
    Two best-friend aviators from Washington State, one who survived World War II, and one who did not, are now buried side by side — a sad reunion made possible after the one vet’s bones were discovered in Germany, embedded in the roots of a tree.
  • 86 Year Old WWII Vet Makes the 1000 Yard Hit

    07/13/2017 5:50:44 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 17 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 7/13/2017 | J Hines
    This retired sniper is about to make a shot that you wouldn't believe without seeing it. Veteran Ted Gundy served as a sniper in the U.S. Army during the Second World War. He saw action during some of the war’s most brutal offensive campaigns, including the Battle of the Bulge. At age 86, Gundy received the Black Hat, one of the highest honors from the United States Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU). As part of the honor, Gundy was given a replica of the army-issue Springfield 1903 A4 he used during the war. After receiving the replica rifle, Gundy used it...
  • President Trump honors 89-year-old veteran of Battle of the Bulge, exposes...

    07/01/2017 8:09:46 PM PDT · by NetAddicted · 36 replies
    ljr.com ^ | 7/2/2017 | Virginia Krupta
    Sorry, my iPad won't copy anymore.
  • Hitler's last gasp! Kamikaze Doodlebug with room for a PILOT that was the Nazis' [tr]

    06/22/2017 6:32:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 26 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 22, 2017 | NIck Enoch
    An incredibly rare Kamikaze version of Adolf Hitler's deadly V1 terror weapon is about to go on display at a British museum 47 years after it was saved from the scrapheap - and restored in Germany. The piloted Doodlebug was effectively a suicide bomb packed with one ton of explosives in its nose. Towards the end of the Second World War, some 5,000 V1 rockets, the world's first cruise missile, were launched by the Germans to bomb London, causing massive loss of life.
  • Hidden Trove of Suspected Nazi Artifacts Found in Argentina

    06/20/2017 3:06:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 20, 2017 | DEBORA REY
    In a hidden room in a house near Argentina's capital, police believe they have found the biggest collection of Nazi artifacts in the country's history, including a bust relief of Adolf Hitler and magnifying glasses inside elegant boxes with swastikas. Some 75 objects were found in a collector's home in Beccar, a suburb north of Buenos Aires, and authorities say they suspect they are originals that belonged to high-ranking Nazis in Germany during World War II. "Our first investigations indicate that these are original pieces," Argentine Security Minister Patricia Bullrich told The Associated Press on Monday, saying that some pieces...
  • Fred ‘Earl’ Smith, Pearl Harbor vet, former Santa Rosa Junior College instructor, dies at 94

    06/09/2017 8:17:45 PM PDT · by rey · 6 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 9 June 2017 | CHRIS SMITH
    The day before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, an 18-year-old sailor named Fred “Earl” Smith, quite a baseball player, took the infield for two intra-Navy games. Smith and his shipmates from the battleship USS Tennessee took on the team from the Arizona, then from the West Virginia. The first game was close, the future Santa Rosa Junior College instructor recalled in an interview in 2015, until he hit a home run. “It won the game against the Arizona,” Smith told Hawaii Public Radio. “The West Virginia, we stomped ‘em.” The Navy baseball players partied that Saturday night...
  • Army veteran, 92, finally gets his high school diploma 73 years after he was drafted into World...

    06/08/2017 7:10:45 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | June 8, 2017 | AP
    FULL TITLE: Army veteran, 92, finally gets his high school diploma 73 years after he was drafted into World War II and had to drop out A World War II veteran has received his high school diploma - more than 70 years overdue. WNEP-TV reports that 92-year-old Elmer Shinskie had attended Shamokin Area High School until the 10th grade, when he was drafted into the Army and sent overseas. Shinskie finally received his high school diploma Wednesday and got a standing ovation, cheered on by his wife, two daughters and their families. Scroll down for video
  • HALYARD MISSION VETERAN LT. COL. MILTON FRIEND REMEMBERS GENERAL MIHAILOVICH ON ANNIVERSARY OF D-DAY

    06/06/2017 1:17:27 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 4 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | June 6, 2017/June 6, 2010 | Aleksandra Rebic/Staci Sturrock
    Aleksandra's Note: On this website you'll find much information regarding Lt. Col. Milton Friend of the USAF, particularly in the way his life path has crossed with that of Serbia's legendary General Draza Mihailovich, both before the General's death and decades after his passing. Lt. Col. Friend has been directly involved in the effort to establish a monument in Washington, D.C. honoring General Mihailovich and his saving of over 500 American airmen in WWII, and in the Mihailovich rehabilitation process in Belgrade, Serbia that ended successfully in May of 2015. I'm reposting a news story here from 2010 in honor...
  • Extraordinary colourised photos bring D-Day landings(T)

    06/06/2017 9:13:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    thesun.co.uk ^ | 6/6/2017 | Sophie Roberts
    EXTRAORDINARY photographs of the D Day landings have been colourised to mark the 73rd anniversary of the largest seaborne invasion in history. Brazilian artist Marina Amaral has transformed the images in remembrance of one of the turning points of World War II where experts believe 4,400 allied troops lost their lives.
  • World War II Training Film for Spies

    06/05/2017 10:59:28 AM PDT · by NRx · 14 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1944 | OSS
    A WWII training film for American spies by the OSS (wartime predecessor of the CIA).
  • Ceremony Marks 73rd Anniversary of D-Day Landings

    06/05/2017 10:38:25 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies
    Defense.gov ^ | 6/5/2017 | Army Spc. Kelsey M Little
    SAINTE-MERE-EGLISE, France, June 5, 2017 — "There are moments in a nation's history when its future course is decided by a chosen few who walked bravely into the valley of the shadow of death," Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti said during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Iron Mike Memorial here yesterday. "In such moments, young men and women pledge their lives so that their nation can live," said NATO's supreme allied commander for Europe and the commander of U.S. European Command. U.S. Army paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and the 82nd Airborne Division; French,...
  • A 'Eureka' moment: How Andrew Higgins landed himself on the U.S. Navy's radar

    06/04/2017 2:57:21 PM PDT · by BBell · 32 replies
    THEN: In 1939, the U.S. Navy awarded the relentless Andrew Higgins with a contract to build his Eureka boats for the military. Despite his now-famous contribution to the U.S. effort in World War II -- most notably his Higgins landing craft, a later version of the Eureka boat -- the path to this contract was bumpy and difficult, something that only someone as determined as Higgins could overcome. Although the New Orleans boat builder had successfully sold his boats to the Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers, the Navy was more interested in developing its own technology than testing...