Tag Archives: WWII

Nein! (German D’oh!)

Dave Attell once said he never wanted to take up jogging because joggers are always the ones who find the dead bodies. Well, this German jogger thought they found a dud grenade from WWII in a bag. The police-bomb squad … Continue reading

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Greyhound

It has been a while since I wrote about a movie or two. That doesn’t mean I stopped watching them…I’ve slowed as I’m binge watching a slew of animated shows, plus staying on top of Lovecraft Country. Here’s the one … Continue reading

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1945: Victory in Europe Day

The Nazis unconditionally surrendered 75 years ago today. One horror show was ending, another would be done in a few months and then the Cold War, which almost bankrupted the West if the Soviets weren’t so bad at Math. It’s … Continue reading

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RIP Robert Conrad

When I was growing up, Robert was the star of a short-lived WWII show called Black Sheep Squadron. It was loosely based upon the memoirs of Pappy Boyington, a fighter pilot in command of a Marine base. He was also pretty … Continue reading

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1944: D-Day 75th Anniversary

On this day, thousands gave their lives on the beaches of Normandy and the fields of rural France to continue liberating Europe from the Nazis and their allies. I’m glad that NPR mentioned the other three code-named landing sites our … Continue reading

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1939: Italy invades Albania

I always thought Mussolini pulled this dumb stunt after WWII started but as you can see by the link, I was wrong. Admitting to being wrong of course is one of us Liberals’ weaknesses as Conservatives go full on no … Continue reading

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1919: Benito Mussolini founds the Fascist Party

A century ago, a horrendous political movement was created by Benito Mussolini. Although Hitler would take this crappy mindset even further, resulting in three percent of the planet being killed and practically all Jews in Europe exterminated, Mussolini came from … Continue reading

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1939: American Nazis rally at MSG

This shameful incident in American History came to light for me via  On the Media and The Guardian, the latter was namely how Faux News refused to air a commercial for a documentary about this rally. I know why Murdoch’s Right-Wing Noise … Continue reading

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RIP Joachim Rönneberg

This incredibly brave man passed away back in October and what he achieved should be celebrated by both the US and Russia. During WWII, Rönneberg led his Norwegian freedom fighters to destroy a Nazi heavy water facility. Without this rare … Continue reading

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Dunkirk: Must See

Christopher Nolan returns to cover a real event instead of a hypothetical future he failed to impress me with his poor Astronomical knowledge (aka Interstellar). In this retelling of the Allied evacuation at Dunkirk, his style works and frustrates. I’ll go … Continue reading

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1917: Jeannette Rankin elected

Mrs. Rankin was the first woman elected to the US Congress via the House. Pretty amazing in a couple ways. Firstly, women didn’t get to vote in the majority of the States until the 19th Amendment (thank you School House Rock). Secondly, … Continue reading

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The Imitation Game: Worth Seeing

Alan Turing has been having a belated comeback in the same style as Tesla, except, I think Turing’s accomplishments are more verifiable now that much of Enigma and Ultra have been declassified. Modern computers can blow away whatever the participants … Continue reading

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Italian #29: Giulio Douhet

With 2014 being the centennial of WWI, aka the War to end all Wars, I wanted to cover a lesser-known Italian general whose influence remains when it comes to strategy. Sadly, I learned about Giulio from The Science of Battlestar Galactica‘s … Continue reading

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1944: D-Day, 70 years later

I’m sure we’ll all be reminded through the day and weekend over the massive landing/invasion/retaking of France. It is tragic to think about all the lives lost so suddenly on both sides thanks to stubborn and/or insane governments at the … Continue reading

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The Monuments Men: Don’t Bother

A rather schmaltzy synopsis about how the (Western) Allied Forces undertook semi-dangerous missions to recover stolen artwork from the Nazi regime. We also went despite tepid reviews because The Lego Movie was sold out and we had free tickets to iPic, a … Continue reading

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