Tag Archives: WWII

1942: SS Virginia sunk in Mississippi River by Germans

Rather odd how this little incident is often never mentioned in our History text books. It demonstrates how unprepared and vulnerable the US was on the Gulf Coast. To be fair, the headline didn’t have enough space to state it … Continue reading

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1922: USS Langley commissioned, the first US aircraft carrier

It’s a good thing the US finally got rolling on the shape of things to come even though other parts of the War Department, White House and Congress were getting pissed off at General Billy Mitchell (father of the US … Continue reading

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1941: Pearl Harbor Part Two, dispelling the myths

I think I can thank Qanonsense for the lessening of the lies perpetuated about the attack on Pearl Harbor I’ve heard for years. The biggest one is often, FDR made it happened. Nothing could be further from the truth. The … Continue reading

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1941: Pearl Harbor attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy

One thing I’m glad to reflect on with this horrendous event is that after 80 years, the peoples of Japan and the United States have evolved into being friends. The brutal battles which followed for the next three years were … Continue reading

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Italian #58: Oriana Fallaci

Oriana was primarily a journalist who was famous for getting some really spectacular interviews, experiencing some History firsthand and writing numerous books which allows me to give her the final author slot for this month. Her life was also a series … Continue reading

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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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