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  • Jasenovac victims honored at former death camp site

    04/26/2017 1:05:08 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 11 replies
    B92 ^ | April 24, 2017 | BETA
    Photo: TanjugJasenovac victims honored at former death camp site Serbian PM Aleksandar Vucic on Sunday attended a commemoration for the Jasenovac victims, held at the site of one of the death camp's largest killing grounds. The camp in Donja Gradina - now a town in the Serb Republic (RS), in Bosnia-Herzegovina, near the border with Croatia - was formed in 1942 as part of the Jasenovac complex of concentration camps, operated by the Ustasha regime of the Independent State of Croatia (NDH). By the end of the Second World War and the disintegration of this Nazi-allied entity, hundreds of...
  • Allied Powers Knew About The Holocaust Two Years Before They Discovered Camps

    04/18/2017 10:50:44 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 113 replies
    The Forward ^ | Naomi Zeveloff | April 18, 2017
    The Allied Powers knew about the Holocaust two and a half years before they intervened, newly accessed documents show, according to a report in the UK’s Independent newspaper. The U.S., the UK and the Soviet governments had even prepared war crime charges against Adolf Hitler and head Nazis, aware that at least two million Jews had been killed and another five million were under threat, but in the end did little to stem the bloodletting. “The major powers commented [on the Holocaust] two-and-a-half years before it is generally assumed,” Dan Plesch, the author of “Human Rights After Hitler,” told The...
  • Remembering Arthur "Jibby" Jibilian, Halyard Mission Hero, as Winter turns to Spring

    04/17/2017 4:02:26 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 6 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | April 2017 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Arthur "Jibby" Jibilian, O.S.S. and Aleksandra Rebic "Forgotten 500" Halyard Mission Reunion / Michigan June 2009. Photo: Rebic collection.This year, 2017, the world will be marking the 72nd anniversary of the end of World War Two, the era of the "Greatest Generation". For me, one of the measures of a man who dies is how deeply the loss is felt in the hearts of those who knew him, and if they didn't know him personally, were affected by his work or by his existence on this earth in a positive way. WWII OSS radioman Arthur "Jibby" Jibilian was short in...
  • How the U.S. Assassinated the Japanese Admiral Who Planned Pearl Harbor

    04/17/2017 7:37:05 AM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 137 replies
    The National Interest ^ | 04/16/2017 | Michael Peck
    Some sixty-eight years before U.S. special forces killed Osama bin Laden, America conducted an assassination of another kind. This time, the target wasn’t a terrorist. It was the Japanese admiral who planned the Pearl Harbor operation. But the motive was the same: payback for a sneak attack on the United States.
  • Know Your Enemy: Japan

    04/15/2017 6:17:08 PM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 52 replies
    US Military Film ^ | 1945 | Frank Capra
    This is a film about Japan's buildup for WWII and their history of warring against other nations. The US military commissioned Frank Capra to produce this documentary on Japan as an enemy of the free world. It lays out the mindset of the Japanese in effective fashion and has been called propaganda, but much of it is based on historical facts.
  • Japanese Nambu Type 94 – may be the Most Dangerous Pistol Ever Made

    04/13/2017 11:50:29 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 30 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 4/13/2017 | E Nestor
    The Japanese Nambu Type 94 Pistol is one dangerous sidearm. When loaded, this pistol was known to fire at the worst possible times. Back in World War Two Japananese forces used the Nambu Type 94 Pistol as their service pistol. The Nambu Type 94 Pistol was chambered for the weak 8mm Nambu cartridge. The magazine capacity was 6 rounds. When loaded if the pistol could fire accidentally if the exposed sear bar gets pushed. Holstering a loaded Nambu Type 94 Pistol could cause a nasty accident when that sear bar gets bumped. Now that is scary for us concealed carry...
  • Obama is America's Version of Stanley Baldwin

    04/13/2017 1:48:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 13, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Last year, President Obama assured the world that "we are living in the most peaceful, prosperous and progressive era in human history," and that "the world has never been less violent." Translated, those statements meant that active foreign-policy volcanoes in China, Iran, North Korea, Russia and the Middle East would probably not blow up on what little was left of Obama's watch. Obama is the U.S. version of Stanley Baldwin, the suave, three-time British prime minister of the 1920s and 1930s. Baldwin's last tenure (1935-1937) coincided with the rapid rise of aggressive German, Italian and Japanese fascism. Baldwin was a...
  • Marine Le Pen's Holocaust remarks condemned by Israel

    04/13/2017 7:45:10 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 29 replies
    USAToday ^ | 4-10-17 | Jane Onyanga-Omara
    Israel on Monday slammed statements by French far-right presidential contender Marine Le Pen suggesting that France was not responsible for the roundup of Jews at a stadium in Paris during World War II. “I don’t think France is responsible for the Vel d’Hiv,” she told RTL radio on Sunday, referring to the Paris cycling stadium where 13,000 Jews were rounded up in July 1942 before being sent to Nazi death camps. "I think that generally speaking if there are people responsible, it's those who were in power at the time. It's not France," National Front party leader Le Pen told...
  • CHILDREN OF THE 1930s and 1940s – “THE LAST ONES”

    04/03/2017 9:20:51 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 39 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/3/17 | Denise Eyherabide
    Born in the 1930s and early 1940s, we exist as a very special age cohort. We are the “LAST ONES.” We are the last, climbing out of the depression, who can remember the winds of war and the war itself with fathers and uncles going off. We are the last to remember ration books for everything from sugar to shoes to stoves. We saved tin foil and poured fat into tin cans. We saw cars up on blocks because tires weren’t available. We are the last to hear Roosevelt’s radio assurances and to see gold stars in the front windows...
  • Croatia Threatened with Lawsuit by WWII Victims

    03/20/2017 3:09:52 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 19 replies
    Balkan Insight ^ | March 20, 2017 | Sven Milekic
    Croatia has been threatened with a lawsuit if it doesn’t support victims of the WWII fascist Ustasa movement in their claims for reparations - although one expert doubted Zagreb would back the case. Ustasa guards stripping prisoners before they enter the Jasenovac concentration camp. Photo: Wikimedia CommonsUS lawyer Jonathan Levy said on Monday that he will lay charges against Croatia if it fails to back claims against the Vatican Bank made by victims of the Croatian WWII fascist Ustasa movement. Certain people in the Vatican allegedly sponsored the exiled Ustasa government after WWII and helped to transfer parts of its...
  • Croatian Holocaust victims seek $3.5 billion in compensation

    03/15/2017 12:20:35 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 27 replies
    Victims of Croatia's pro-Nazi World War II regime and their relatives are seeking $3.5 billion in damages in a suit filed in the US.Visitor walks past display at US Holocaust Memorial Museum (Reuters) Victims of Croatia's pro-Nazi World War II regime and their relatives are seeking $3.5 billion in damages in a suit filed in the United States, local media and officials said Monday. The group wants compensation from the Croatian government for property seized from ethnic Serbs, Roma and Jews, as well as for their suffering during the war, state-run HRT television reported. The suit was filed in a...
  • Report: Poland confirms Minneapolis man was Nazi commander

    03/13/2017 5:25:23 PM PDT · by Huntress · 90 replies
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | 3/13/17 | Paul Walsh
    A prosecutor in Poland is seeking the arrest of a Minneapolis man on allegations that he commanded a Nazi unit implicated in the deaths of 44 Poles. As reported by the Associated Press, prosecutor Robert Janicki said that "all the pieces of evidence interwoven together" in the yearslong investigation have confirmed "100 percent" that 98-year-old Michael Karkoc was a World War II commander of a unit in the SS-led Ukrainian Self Defense Legion, which is accused of burning villages and killing civilians in Poland. Prosecutors of the state National Remembrance Institute have asked a local court in Lublin, Poland, to...
  • Japan's Monster World War II Battleships Were the Biggest Ever

    03/12/2017 11:45:09 AM PDT · by DFG · 124 replies
    National Interest ^ | 03/11/2017 | Robert Farley
    Japan withdrew from the London Naval Treaty in 1936. The chief Japanese negotiator, Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, feared that concessions on the part of his negotiating team would lead directly to his assassination upon return to Japan. Japanese nationalists believed that the Washington Naval Treaty system was holding Japan back and preventing it from becoming a first-rate power. Freed from the constraints of international treaties, they believed that Japan could build a world-beating fleet that would push the Western powers out of Asia and help usher in a new era of Japanese dominance.
  • Restored B-29 takes flight

    Nice short video of a restored B29
  • Boy finds WWII plane with pilot's remains in cockpit

    (CNN) - A 14-year-old Danish boy doing research for a history class found the wreckage of a German World War II plane with the remains of the pilot in the cockpit. Daniel Kristiansen and his father, Klaus, discovered what's believed to be a Messerschmitt fighter plane buried in a field on their farm near Birkelse in northern Denmark. "We went out to the field with a metal detector," Klaus Kristiansen told CNN. "I hoped we might find some old plates or something for Daniel to show in school." Instead, they found bits of plane debris. So they borrowed an excavator...
  • Sacrifice at Saint-Nazaire

    03/07/2017 11:07:52 AM PST · by Retain Mike · 9 replies
    Naval History Magazine ^ | April 2017 | Michael D. Hull
    In one of World War II’s most spectacular raids, the Royal Navy and British Commandos virtually ensured that the battleship Tirpitz would never venture into the Atlantic. As the spring of 1942 approached, the British Admiralty had its hands full with the Battle of the Atlantic, which had been raging for two and a half years. U-boat wolf packs, surface raiders, and warplanes had sent about eight million tons of Allied shipping to the bottom, and the situation was getting worse. Slipping out from their havens in the western French ports of Brest, Lorient, La Pallice, Bordeaux, and Saint-Nazaire, the...
  • Another Doolittle Raid VEssel, the USS Gleaves, DD-435 in 1/350 scale

    03/04/2017 9:23:23 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 7 replies
    JEFFHEAD.COM - Model Builds ^ | March 5, 2017 | Jeff Head
    My Review and Build of Dragon Kit #1027, 1/350 Gleaves Class Destroyer, USS Grayson, DD-435 REVIEW & BUILD, Doolittle Raid Vessel Gleaves Class Destroyers The Gleaves-class destroyers were a class of 66 destroyers of the United States Navy built from 1938–42. They were designed by Gibbs & Cox. and these were the main production destroyers of the US Navy when it entered World War II. The succeeded the Benson class of which 30 were built before and into World War II. They were initially meant to be a part of a 24-ship class authorized for 1938–40. Bethlehem Shipbuilding, whichhad been...
  • 72nd Anniversary of Flag Raising on Mt Suribachi

    02/23/2017 8:49:21 AM PST · by rey · 20 replies
    23 Fe 2017
    Just a reminder, to day is the 72nd anniversary of the flag raising on Mt Suribachi.
  • Today we Honor the Men of Iwo Jima

    02/19/2017 8:35:58 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 29 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 2/19/17 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Seventy two years ago today the United States Marine Corps sent waves of teenage men onto the black, foreboding beaches on a Japanese held island called Iwo Jima. Capturing Iwo Jima was essential to the American war against Japan as it offered a place for battered bombers to safely land which would save the lives of hundreds of airmen returning from sorties over Japan in barely flyable planes. The average age of these men was just under nineteen. They knew what was at stake and charged up Iwo’s beaches sometimes straight into enemy machine gun fire that would have stopped...
  • Hitler’s Personal Traveling Phone for Sale

    02/17/2017 11:09:08 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 23 replies
    Hamodia.com ^ | 2/17/17
    A Maryland auction house is selling Adolf Hitler’s personal traveling telephone. Bill Panagopulos of Alexander Historical Auctions in Chesapeake City says occupying Russian officers gave the phone to Brig. Sir Ralph Rayner.... .....bidding will start at $100,000 this weekend.