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  • Obama won’t apologize for Hiroshima during trip to Japan

    05/02/2016 3:55:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | May 2, 2016 | Olivier Knox
    President Obama may visit Hiroshima when he travels to Japan late this month for a summit of key industrialized nations, but he will not apologize for the World War II decision to destroy that city with an atomic bomb, the White House said Monday. Asked by Yahoo News whether Obama believes Japan deserves a formal apology for the August 6, 1945, bombing, White House press secretary Josh Earnest replied: “No, he does not.” …
  • Former SS Auschwitz guard apologizes at trial

    04/29/2016 5:46:09 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 125 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | April 29, 2016 | David Rising
    A 94-year-old former SS sergeant admitted in court Friday that he had served as an Auschwitz death camp guard, apologizing to Nazi Holocaust survivors looking on in a German courtroom that even though he was aware Jews were being gassed and their corpses burned, he did nothing to try to stop it. Reinhold Hanning told the Detmould state court that he had never spoken about his service in Auschwitz from January 1942 to June 1944, even to his family, but wanted to use his trial as an opportunity to set the record straight. "I want to say that it disturbs...
  • Third Commemoration Takes Place at Jasenovac

    04/27/2016 3:56:54 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 1 replies
    Total Croatia News ^ | April 24, 2016 | Vedran Pavlic
    After a commemoration organized by the Jewish Communities last week [April 15, 2016] and the official state commemoration on Friday [April 22], the third commemoration takes place at Jasenovac camp.
  • The Doolittle Raid

    04/18/2016 6:54:01 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 61 replies
    Self | April 18, 1942 | Self
    One week after Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt began pressing the U.S. military to immediately strike the Japanese homeland. The desire to bolster moral became more urgent in light of rapid Japanese advances. These included victories in Malaya, Singapore, the Philippines, Wake Island, Guam, and the Dutch East Indies, as well as sinking the British battleships Prince of Wales and Repulse. Only improbable, audacious ideas warranted consideration, because submarines confirmed Japan placed picket boats at extreme carrier aircraft range. One idea even involved launching four engine heavy bombers from China or Outer Mongolia to strike Japan and fly on to Alaska....
  • U.K. Spy Chief Sorry for Treatment of Gay WWII Codebreaker Alan Turing

    04/16/2016 7:43:27 PM PDT · by Cyberman · 36 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 04/16/2016 | AP
    The head of Britain's digital espionage agency has apologized for the organization's historic prejudice against homosexuals, saying it failed to learn from the treatment of World War II codebreaker Alan Turing. In a rare public speech, GCHQ chief Robert Hannigan told a gathering organized by the rights group Stonewall that the agency's ban on homosexuals had caused long-lasting psychological damage to many and hurt the agency because talented people were excluded from working there. "The fact that it was common practice for decades reflected the intolerance of the times and the pressures of the Cold War, but it does not...
  • Obama Apology May Follow Kerry Hiroshima Visit

    04/15/2016 8:46:58 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 15, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    On April 11, John Kerry became the first Secretary of State to pay his respects to at Hiroshima’s memorial to those who died when the atomic bomb was dropped on that city on August 6, 1945. That event, and the dropping of a second atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki on August 9, brought a victorious and rapid end to World War II, and a Japanese surrender 6 days after Nagasaki, saving potentially millions of casualties on both sides if the U.S. had been forced to invade the Japanese home islands. Kerry’s statement during the visit, as reported by...
  • Holocaust scholar questioned on claim Poles killed more Jews than Germans in war

    04/14/2016 12:19:38 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 25 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 14 April 2016 | Associated Press
    ...Gross was questioned after multiple complaints were filed with prosecutors by Polish citizens over an article published in 2015 in which Gross said Poles killed more Jews than Germans during the German occupation – a claim that challenges a widespread conviction in Poland that the Polish response was almost exclusively honourable. Gross made the comparison in an article published by Project Syndicate in September critical of how Poland and other eastern European countries have reacted to the migrant crisis. He decried as “heartless” the region’s opposition to accepting refugees and argued that the attitude was rooted in the region’s “murderous...
  • Obama Admin Apologizing for America Winning World War II

    04/13/2016 10:54:43 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 79 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12 Apr 2016 | David Harsanyi
    Our new motto: Strength through moral equivalenceWhen John Kerry toured the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Museum this week before meeting foreign ministers at the G-7 Summit, Reuters reports that he had witnessed “haunting displays [of] photographs of badly burned victims, the tattered and stained clothes they wore and statues depicting them with flesh melting from their limbs.” “It is a stunning display. It is a gut-wrenching display,” explained Kerry. “It is a reminder of the depth of the obligation every one of us in public life carries … to create and pursue a world free from nuclear weapons.” Iran exempted,...
  • History Channel's "Deep Sea Detecives" dive in advanced Nazi U-boat tonight at 9PM CST

    07/11/2005 2:10:37 PM PDT · by sonofatpatcher2 · 5 replies · 684+ views
    The History Channel ^ | 7/11/05 | History Channel
    The U-2513 is what's known as a Type 21 German U-boat. In the 1940s, the Type 21 was a secret weapon that threatened to change the course of two wars: WWII, and then later, the Cold War. During WWII, German hopes were riding on it, and the Allies were terrified of it. After the war, the British, Americans, and Russians couldn't wait to get their hands on it. It was a weapon that had the potential to change the balance of world power and determine the outcome of the Cold War. Join our Deep Sea Detectives, John Chatterton and Richie...
  • 'German crew scuttled Bismarck'

    02/14/2003 6:26:20 PM PST · by knak · 46 replies · 1,378+ views
    scotsman ^ | 2/14/03
    THE Bismarck, the German battleship which sank with the loss of more than 2,000 sailors, was scuttled by her own crew, according to a news docu-mentary to be screened this weekend. The Second World War flagship, the pride of Hitler’s naval fleet, sank so quickly that it must have been deliberately aimed at the ocean floor by desperate commanders, according to the programme, made by the Titanic film director, James Cameron. Semi-crippled after an aircraft-launched torpedo knocked out her rudder, the Bismarck was hounded across the Atlantic by a chasing British naval pack. Then, on 27 May, 1941, in what...
  • Crew remains from 2 WWII crash sites repatriated from India

    04/12/2016 10:58:55 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 16 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Apr 12, 2016 | Tara Copp
    Seventy-two years after eight airmen in the B-24 Liberator Hot as Hell crashed in violent weather over India during World War II, part of the crew began their final journey home after a full-honors ceremony Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at Air Force Station Palam in New Delhi, India. TARA COPP/STARS AND STRIPES AIR FORCE STATION PALAM, NEW DELHI, India — Seventy-two years after eight airmen in the B-24 Liberator Hot as Hell crashed in violent weather over India, part of the crew has begun the final journey home. In a full-honors ceremony Wednesday at New Delhi’s airport, Secretary of Defense...
  • The Obama Administration Is Now Apologizing For America Winning World War II

    04/12/2016 3:49:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 12, 2016 | David Harsanyi
    When John Kerry toured the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Museum this week before meeting foreign ministers at the G-7 Summit, Reuters reports that he had witnessed “haunting displays [of] photographs of badly burned victims, the tattered and stained clothes they wore and statues depicting them with flesh melting from their limbs.” “It is a stunning display. It is a gut-wrenching display,” explained Kerry. “It is a reminder of the depth of the obligation every one of us in public life carries … to create and pursue a world free from nuclear weapons.” Iran exempted, of course. But, really, is this...
  • D-Day veteran Verdun Hayes celebrates 100th birthday with skydive

    04/11/2016 3:10:31 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 7 replies
    A great-grandfather has celebrated his 100th birthday with a skydive from 10,000ft (3,000m). D-Day veteran Verdun Hayes made the jump at Dunkeswell Airfield near Honiton, Devon, to raise money for the North Devon Hospice.
  • America’s Super Battleships That Never Were

    04/04/2016 6:03:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    War is Boring ^ | April 2, 2016 | Robert Farley
    In the early 1940s, the U.S. Navy still expected to need huge, first rate battleships to fight the best that Japan and Germany had to offer. The North Carolina, South Dakota, and Iowa-class battleships all involved design compromises. The Montanas, the last battleships designed by the U.S. Navy, would not.
  • Monday in Holy Week, 1937 ...

    03/21/2016 2:21:19 PM PDT · by iowamark · 4 replies
    Father Hunwicke's Mutual Enrichment ^ | 21 March 2016 | Fr. John Hunwicke
    Monday in Holy Week, 1937 ... ... was the day when the Gestapo raided diocesan offices and presbyteries all over Germany. The previous day, Palm Sunday, when the churches were packed, priests all over Germany had read publicly the Encyclical Mit Brennender Sorge [=With Burning Sorrow?] of the Holy Father Pope Pius XI [thanks to Fr Ray for reminding us]. It had been smuggled into Germany in the Nuncio's Diplomatic Bag and secretly printed (as when the secret press was thumping away in the attic of Stonor House to produce S Edmund Campion's Decem Rationes); secretly distributed by special couriers...
  • Meeting at Brenner Pass [Hitler & Mussolini, March 18, 1938]

    03/18/2016 6:53:36 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    Today in WW2 History ^ | March 18, 1938 | Contributor: C. Peter Chen
    At 0930 hours on 18 Mar 1938, at the mountain village of Brennero in the Brenner Pass, Italian Alpine troops welcomed the arrival of Benito Mussolini and Galeazzo Ciano by train. As snow drifted down heavily, Adolf Hitler and Joachim von Ribbentrop arrived, also by train. Ciano escorted Hitler and Ribbentrop toward Mussolini's train car over red carpet. The subsequent meeting lasted two hours and twelve minutes; after which, they each returned to their capitals. The two parties discussed potential plans for future joint-aggression, but to the public they offered terms to maintain peace in Europe.
  • General Mihailovich becomes a dead man walking in March of 1946 as his journey to eternity begins.

    03/16/2016 2:53:52 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | March 16, 2016 | Aleksandra Rebic
    General Draza Mihailovich Belgrade 1946 The famous bridge over the Drina River in Visegrad, Bosnia. Photo: Creative Commons Aleksandra's note: 70 years ago, on the night of March 12-13, 1946 near Visegrad in Bosnia, the town made famous by Ivo Andric's classic novel "The Bridge on the Drina" published in 1945, the most decorated Serbian military officer and leader of the first successful uprising against the Nazis in all of occupied Europe was finally captured by the Yugoslav communist special security agents (OZNA) loyal to Marshal Josip Broz Tito after a long manhunt. A short time later the Yugoslav communists...
  • Americans treated as prisoners by Tito's Partisans/Chetniks treated us like free men and allies.

    03/05/2016 2:31:51 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 13 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | March 4, 2016 | Lt. Col. James M. Inks (USAF) / Aleksandra Rebic
    Lt. Col. James M. Inks (USAF) 1921-2004 Lt. Col. James M. Inks (USAF): American Military Forces treated as prisoners by Tito's Partisans / The Chetniks treated us like free men and allies."...I kept an accurate account of what happened to me and my comrades while we were in Yugoslavia. This has recently had its secret classification removed by the army and is now cleared for publication. I hope in the near future to have it before every citizen in the United States, in one of our popular magazines and you can rest assured that I will leave nothing out that...
  • Patrick J. Buchanan's Know-Nothing History

    06/13/2008 10:06:48 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 13 replies · 73+ views
    NY Sun ^ | June 11, 2008 | ADAM KIRSCH
    Patrick J. Buchanan's new contribution to the flourishing genre of World War II revisionism, should appear in the same season as Nicholson Baker's "Human Smoke." Never has there been such a clear demonstration of the way ideological extremes tend to converge. Messrs. Baker and Buchanan probably could not stand to be in the same room for five minutes. The former is to the left of most Democrats, the latter to the right of most Republicans. When they look back to the 1930s, Mr. Baker's role models are the Quakers and pacifists who believed it was better to lie down for...
  • February 23, 1945 - the raising of the American Flag on Iwo Jima: quotes, history, and a documentary

    02/23/2016 2:47:46 PM PST · by harpygoddess · 12 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 02/23/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    February 19 was the anniversary of the beginning of the amphibious assault by the United States Marines on Japanese-held Iwo Jima (wiki) in 1945, during the final year of World War II. Located in the Volcano Islands, 750 miles south of Tokyo, Iwo Jima was one of the final steps in Admiral Nimitz's Central Pacific "island-hopping" campaign and was attacked both to eliminate a base from which Japanese fighter aircraft could intercept Tinian-based U.S. B-29 bombers on bombing raids against Japan and to provide those bombers the protection of U.S. fighter escorts based there, plus an emergency landing site. After...
  • General Mihailovich did not sacrifice others for his own glory.

    02/18/2016 10:57:58 AM PST · by Ravnagora · 19 replies
    www.generalmihailovich.com ^ | February 18, 2016 | Aleksandra Rebic / Capt. Walter Mansfield
    General Draza Mihailovich on Ravna Gora in Serbia 1943 Aleksandra's Note: This year, 2016, will mark the 70th anniversary of the martyrdom of Serbian legend General Draza Mihailovich. There have been many testimonies over the last 70 years that accurately reflect who the General was as both military commander and as a man. Due to the vast institutionalization of communist propaganda over the course of these same seven decades, the truth has had to fight its way to the light. But "Truth" does, and always will, prevail. That is the nature of God's justice, and God's justice will always be...
  • Community rallies to attend veteran’s funeral

    02/10/2016 8:39:29 AM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Amanda Baillie
    When word spread that WWII/Korean War vet had no one to mourn him, that changed quickly He died an American hero, but with no family to mourn him. On Tuesday, however, Sergeant First Class Sidney Dean Cochran was buried with full military honors, surrounded by hundreds of strangers who came to pay their respects to the World War II veteran. Thanks to a social media campaign that began with a post on funeral director Ryan Jensen’s wife’s Facebook page, word quickly spread about the service.
  • American World War II veteran reunites with wartime girlfriend in Australia

    02/10/2016 3:25:27 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 10, 2016 | Associated Press
    SYDNEY – A 93-year-old World War II veteran from the United States embraced his wartime girlfriend in Australia in their reunion Wednesday after more than 70 years apart.
  • Video: Jerry Yellin, World War II Veteran Interview

    02/07/2016 5:54:07 PM PST · by XEHRpa · 6 replies
    Capt. Jerry Yellin, from Fairfield, Iowa, flew the final combat mission in World War II. World War II veterans visit Iwo Jima for the 70th anniversary Mar. 21 in commemoration of the end of World War II.
  • Hitler had son with French teen

    02/17/2012 12:13:28 PM PST · by bkopto · 74 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | Feb 17, 2012 | Peter Allen
    Jean-Marie Loret, who died in 1985 aged 67, never met his father, but went on to fight Nazi forces during the Second World War. His extraordinary story has now been backed up by a range of compelling evidence, both in France and in Germany, which is published in the latest edition of Paris's Le Point magazine. Hitler is said to have had an affair with Mr Loret's mother, Charlotte Lobjoie, 16, as he took a break from the trenches in June 1917. Although he was fighting the French near Seboncourt, in the northern Picardy region, Hitler made his way to...
  • Did Hitler Have a Secret Son? Evidence Supports Alleged Son’s Claims

    02/21/2012 8:32:58 PM PST · by lbryce · 20 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | February 21, 2012 | Candace Smith
    Until his death in 1985, Jean-Marie Loret believed that he was the only son of Adolf Hitler. There is now renewed attention to evidence from France and Germany that apparently lends some credence to his claim. Loret collected information from two studies; one conducted by the University of Heidelberg in 1981 and another conducted by a handwriting analyst that showed Loret’s blood type and handwriting, respectively, were similar to the Nazi Germany dictator who died childless in 1945 at age 56. The evidence is inconclusive but Loret’s story itself was riveting enough to warrant some investigation. The French newspaper Le...
  • Getting to know the Hitlers (relatives alive in NY)

    01/21/2002 1:45:52 PM PST · by Sir Gawain · 33 replies · 2+ views
    Getting to know the Hitlers (Filed: 20/01/2002) FOR more than 50 years, the relatives of Adolf Hitler have hidden under false names in Long Island, New York. They have not spoken publicly since the Second World War. In a revelatory new book to be launched this week, they break their silence. David Gardner tells their story. The faint lilt of German folk music floated through the open window of the dark-wood alpine bungalow as I walked down the short path to the front door. The property straddled two small roads on a forested private estate nestling into one of the ...
  • Terrorist supporter a school teacher [UK]

    04/06/2003 4:25:23 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 6 replies · 103+ views
    http://www.heraldsun.news.com.au ^ | 07apr03 | By KEITH MOOR
    Terrorist supporter a school teacherBy KEITH MOOR07apr03 A TERRORIST group supporter who claims to be Adolf Hitler's illegitimate son has been teaching at a Melbourne school. Despite having recent criminal convictions, extremist organisation leader and master forger Michael O'Hara was able to talk his way into a full-time job at Lilydale High School in January. He still has an outstanding charge against him of taking firearms out of Victoria without informing police. Mr O'Hara, using the name Zeev Gideon Korwan, is executive chairman of the Jewish Defence League in Australia. Writing on the JDL website, Mr O'Hara has vowed to...
  • DNA tests reveal 'Hitler was descended from the Jews and Africans he hated'

    08/23/2010 11:07:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 57 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 8/23/2010 | Allan Hall
    DNA tests have revealed Adolf Hitler may have been related to both Jews and black people that he earmarked for extermination. Brussels news magazine Knack has claimed that DNA obtained from the Nazi leader's relatives living in America led to the discovery. Journalist Jean-Paul Mulders garnered the DNA from a serviette dropped by one of three known Hitler descendants who live on Long Island, New York. That led earlier this year to the tracking down in Austria of a farmer known only as Norbert H. who was found to be a cousin of the German dictator. Mulders used the services...
  • Hitler's Forgotten Library: The Man, His Books, and His Search for God

    04/18/2003 3:21:14 AM PDT · by gd124 · 46 replies · 5,719+ views
    The Atlantic Monthly ^ | May 2003 | Timothy W. Ryback
    Hitler's Forgotten Library: The Man, His Books, and His Search for God You can tell a lot about a person from what he reads. The surviving—and largely ignored—remnants of Adolf Hitler's personal library reveal a deep but erratic interest in religion and theology by Timothy W. Ryback ..... 'D id you know that today is Hitler's birthday?" the attendant said as he handed me Adolf Hitler's personal copy of Mein Kampf, a tattered red-leather volume (a special second edition issued in 1926) with the title and author's name embossed in gold on the spine. The young man, clean-cut and dressed...
  • D-Day Vet Goes on Final Jump

    01/31/2016 10:42:12 AM PST · by beaversmom · 14 replies
    Pueblo Chieftain ^ | January 28, 2016 | Peter Roper
    By Peter Roper The Pueblo Chieftain Published: January 28, 2016; Last modified: January 28, 2016 11:01PM Elmer Melchi survived parachuting into Normandy on D-Day and he survived jumping into Holland in Operation Market Garden -- although a German soldier shot him when the young 82nd Airborne paratrooper tried to escape from a POW camp. But death finally caught up with the tough 92-year-old veteran Thursday afternoon, taking him in his sleep at the Sangre de Cristo Hospice here. It was expected. Melchi had cancer and knew he was dying. "My dad went for his last jump," said a tearful...
  • Free short Kindle book "The Rise of Nazi Germany"

    01/30/2016 8:12:03 AM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Amazon ^ | May 3. 2015 | Charles River Editors
    Profiles the seminal events that helped Hitler rise to power and consolidate his position, including the end of World War I, the Beer Hall Putsch, the Burning of the Reichstag, and the Night of the Long Knives "I cannot remember in my entire life such a change in the attitude of a crowd in a few minutes, almost a few seconds ... Hitler had turned them inside out, as one turns a glove inside out, with a few sentences. It had almost something of hocus-pocus, or magic about it." - Dr. Karl Alexander von Mueller It is often claimed that...
  • Oakville's Ted Kersey, 92, awarded Legion of Honour, France's highest national order

    01/10/2016 7:06:59 PM PST · by BeadCounter · 3 replies
    Inside Halton ^ | January 10, 2016 | David Lea
    'Our freedom was threatened by a madman. Somebody had to stand up and why not me?' A Second World War veteran, who now calls Oakville home, is receiving the Legion of Honour for his part in liberating France and the rest of Western Europe from the Nazis. Edward (Ted) James Kersey, 92, joined the Canadian Army in 1943 at the age of 19 and served as a dispatch motorcycle rider with the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corp. During fierce fighting in France, Belgium and Holland Kersey relayed vital messages from the front lines to various military headquarters in the rear thereby...
  • Hal Baumgarten 29th Infantry [Survivor of D-Day short video]

    01/07/2016 12:13:52 AM PST · by beaversmom · 13 replies
    World War II Foundation ^ | October 27, 2014 | WWII Foundation
    Hal Baumgarten was a 19 year old private on D-Day. Jewish and originally from NYC, Baumgarten was in Company B of the 116th Infantry Regiment of the 29th. He landed in the 2nd wave on Omaha Beach in one of the most heavily defended parts of Omaha, the Dog Green sector below the village of Vierville-sur-Mer (as depicted in the movie Saving Private Ryan). Hal was wounded 3 times on D-Day and twice more on June 7th. He had 23 surgeries after June 6, 1944, to repair wounds suffered on the Normandy coast of France. Hal has written several books...
  • Harriet Cohen "Cornish Rhapsody"...from film "Love Story" [1944] (Hubert Bath)

    12/30/2015 10:21:26 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1944 | Hubert Bath
    Harriet Cohen plays "Cornish Rhapsody," which is associated with the 1940s film Love Story. The theme from "Cornish Rhapsody" is the film's musical theme. Composer is Hubert Bath. Hubert Bath himself conducts the rhapsody on the record, but Sidney Beer conducts on the film soundtrack.
  • "Warsaw Concerto" composer Richard Addinsell (London Symphony Orch -- Mathieson conducts) 1941

    12/30/2015 10:13:36 PM PST · by Arthur McGowan · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1941 | Richard Addinsell
    "Warsaw Concerto" was composed for the 1941 film Dangerous Moonlight. It is played by the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Muir Mathieson. It seems the film studio wanted a famous Rachmaninoff piece, but that was too costly--the next best thing is to pay a composer to write in the manner of Rachmaninoff (with some Grieg, too). Louis Kentner is at the piano. Louis Kentner is not named on the disc label nor on the original matrix cards, probably because as a "serious" performer he did not wish at that time to be associated with a film. If this was the...
  • Did you know that the Millennium Falcon's cockpit was inspired by the WWII B-29 Superfortress bomber

    12/27/2015 6:48:07 PM PST · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    The Aviationist ^ | December 15, 2015 | David Cenciotti
    Did you know that the Millennium Falcon's cockpit was inspired by the WWII B-29 Superfortress bomber? Did you know that the Star Wars saga most famous spacecraft featured a cockpit clearly inspired to a World War II heavy bomber? Well, the iconic greenhouse-style window of the Millennium Falcon was designed with the style of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress, a strategic bomber flying 30 years before Han Solo and Chewbacca first appeared driving the iconic spacecraft into the hyperspace, in mind.
  • Fritz and the Soldiers - A Christmas Miracle

    12/25/2015 8:23:09 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | Unsolved Mysteries
    During WWII a young boy and his mother living in an isolated cabin take in soldiers from the U.S. and Germany on Christmas Eve. The war was nearly over and Fritz's mother insisted that the men come together for the meal.
  • Charlie McCarthy Show Christmas 1944

    12/25/2015 8:06:20 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1944 | Charlie McCarthy Show; Armed Forces Radio Service
    Charlie McCarthy Show Titled The Night Before Christmas. Original Air Date Was 12/24/1944. This is the "Armed Forces Radio Service" version of the program, minus the original Chase & Sanborn opening, closing and commercials...
  • Battle of the Bulge A Christmas Eve Story

    12/25/2015 7:18:08 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | Dec 25, 2015 | Ashley Wiesner; James Hobart
    A class project where our group took first hand accounts of the men at Bastogne and the Battle of Bulge. Thank you to the service men for their sacrifices and efforts.
  • World War II and "American Christmas Classics"

    12/25/2015 1:24:02 AM PST · by WhiskeyX
    YouTube ^ | Oct 14, 2009 | Ronald Clancy
    AMERICAN CHRISTMAS CLASSICS was inspired by those who nobly served in our country's military services, especially the veterans of World War II.
  • World War II Christmas

    12/25/2015 1:23:59 AM PST · by WhiskeyX
    YouTube ^ | Dec 18, 2012 | AmericaInWWII
    Travel back to the 1940s and taste the bittersweet experience of wartime Christmas--at the front and on the American home front.
  • Battle of the Bulge - The Western Front - US 84th Infantry Division - WW2 - 1944

    12/24/2015 11:34:17 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | The Big Picture, U.S. Army
    Tried by Fire - Winter battles by 84th Infantry Division in Battle of the Bulge, crossing of the Roer and Rhine, and the desperate race to the Elbe. The Battle of the Bulge (16 December 1944 -- 25 January 1945) was the German offensive campaign launched through the Ardennes forested region of Wallonia in Belgium, France and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe. The surprise attack caught the Allied forces completely off guard and became the costliest battle in terms of casualties for the United States, whose forces bore the brunt of...
  • HD Historic Stock Footage WWII BATTLE OF THE BULGE - SIEGE OF BASTOGNE

    12/24/2015 12:03:25 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sep 21, 2012 | Buyout Footage Historic HD Film Archive
    World War II Battle of Bastogne Belgium, part of the larger Ardennes Offensive or Battle of the Bulge. Encircled by the German Army the 101st Airborne Division fights to survive in the frigid cold winter weather. C-47 transport planes drop supplies by parachute to the encircled 101st Airborne Division. American troops gather the supplies. Scene of a crashed C-47 on snow covered field. Snow covered tanks. Soldiers in snow covered foxholes and trenches. Tanks on snow covered field firing. Close-up of soldier in foxhole using a field radio. U.S. soldiers firing rifles and machine gun from foxholes. Captured German soldiers...
  • Battle of St. Vith - World War II

    12/24/2015 12:03:22 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | The Big Picture, U.S. Army
    This two part 1965 film begins with the background of events on Hitler's Ardennes offensive December 1944, with focus on 19 December attack on St. Vith and marking the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge. The second part continues with the Battle of the Bulge along with highlights of the U.S. Army's 84th Infantry Division fighting the German Army in World War II, including the penetration of the Siegfried Line in November 1944 and the move into Belgium in December 1944. The film is narrated by actor, Robert Taylor. The Big Picture two episodes produced by the U.S. Army...
  • The Siege of Bastogne: A Personal Perspective; December 23, 1944

    12/22/2015 11:08:06 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 16 replies
    The Siege of Bastogne ^ | 2015 | Stephanie Schmeling
    By December 23rd holding the line around Bastogne was less of an issue compared to the crisis of dwindling supplies. Not only were troops short on food and medical supplies but ammunition was frighteningly low. Rounds were rationed and soldiers were ordered not to fire unless attacked directly and even then to only fire two rounds. Colonel Thomas L. Sherburn, the artillery commander, was intentionally reporting overestimates of supply levels simply to maintain morale.
  • Harold, the American Soldier at the Battle of the Bulge

    12/22/2015 7:34:45 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 12/22/2015 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    A two hour flight later I was in my beloved South, assaulted by humidity and cold. A heavy and constant rain made it difficult to drive my rented Corolla. I expected humidity and hot and I was shivering in my light clothes. The roads were deserted compared to the heavy constant traffic in D.C. Once in a while a solitary car would pass going in the opposite direction. I had the excellent road all to myself. The dense vegetation and trees displayed lovely shades of green. Hanging lavender wisteria formed nature’s intricate draperies. White, pink, and fuchsia azaleas were in...
  • December 15th, 1944: Mostly Quiet on the Western Front. The Bulge begins tomorrow.

    12/15/2015 6:15:43 PM PST · by OKSooner · 26 replies
    US Army History ^ | 12-15-2015 | Phillips, McManus, et al
    December 15, 1944. All is mostly quiet along the western front in France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. It's cold, and the nights are dark. So dark that GI Joe, sitting and waiting, can't see his hand in front of his face. Four divisions of the US army are parked at a 75-mile front along the western frontier of Germany. The American commanders believe that the German Wehrmacht is finished and not capable of offensive operations. They either haven't been talking to some of the GI Joes in the front lines, or they aren't taking GI Joe seriously. He has been hearing...
  • The ignored historical Nazi-Islamic supremacist alliance

    12/09/2015 5:48:52 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/19/15 | Benjamin Weingarten
    In a recent article titled “Why Hitler Wished He Was Muslim,” the Wall Street Journal draws our attention to two books that reflect the historical Nazi-Islamic supremacist axis. Given the goings-on in Europe, we thought these to be poignant titles adding necessary context to a continent that appears to be a potential powder-keg. Of Stefan Ihrig’s ”Atatürk in the Nazi Imagination,” the Journal writes: Through the 1920s and 1930s, Nazi publications lauded Turkey as a friend and forerunner. In 1922, for example, the Völkischer Beobachter, the Nazi Party’s weekly paper, praised Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the “Father of the Turks,” as...
  • 1932 and 1944: Two new books shine spotlight on success, failure of FDR

    12/08/2015 7:54:34 AM PST · by statestreet · 12 replies
    watchdog.org ^ | December 8, 2015 | John Bicknell
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt loved to keep secrets. He didn't want the public to know he was bound to a wheelchair, so he went to elaborate lengths to hide his inability to walk on his own. And when he was dying, his doctors hid it from the public. Even Roosevelt himself didn't want to know. Secrets of a different sort lie at the heart of two new books about Roosevelt the candidate and Roosevelt the president, with a special guest appearance by Adolf Hitler, before he became der fuehrer. David Pietrusza's 1932: The Rise of Hitler and FDR--Two Tales of Politics,...