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WORLDWIDE WW II B-17 Survival Story

WW II B-17 Survival Story

B-17 “All American” (414th Squadron, 97 Bomb Group)  in 1943 A mid-air collision on February 1, 1943, between a B-17 and a German fighter over the Tunis dock area, became the subject of one of the most famous photographs of World War II. An enemy fighter attacking a 97th Bomb Group […]

MEDIA Fury, review: ‘astonishing’

Fury, review: ‘astonishing’

  As in Sam Peckinpah’s Cross of Iron (1977) and Samuel Fuller’s The Big Red One (1980), any Hollywood gloss has been scoured away: the plot is raw, episodic and wholly unsentimental; a gruelling onward rumble from one brush with death to the next. “We don’t murder, we kill,” says […]

REVIEWS I survived – Review by Phil Hodges

I survived – Review by Phil Hodges

Loveable: That’s how 4124 Private ‘Ginger’ Byrne came across in this book; after all it is his and based solely on his memoirs. It’s the sort of tale that would have been heard up and down the country, grandchildren listening to their grandfathers stories of the trenches; stories that got […]

WHO-TUBE WHO-Tube: World War Two │Tank Battles of El Alamein 1942 │ History Documentary

WHO-Tube: World War Two │Tank Battles of El Alamein 1942 │ History Documentary

The Battle of El Alamein was one of the most important battles of both the North African Campaign and World War II. The war continued in all fronts, however, it was a major turnover which would prove to be one of the most decisive battles for the outcome of World […]

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Texas WWII B-17 pilot crosses off bucket list item with visit to Mighty 8th in Pooler
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Texas WWII B-17 pilot crosses off bucket list item with visit to Mighty 8th in Pooler

  With his eyes fixated on the aluminium-bodied airplane just ahead of him, Sam Smith slipped past a rope and rushed up a set of stairs toward the door of the pristine B-17G Flying Fortress. The 90-year-old Texas man unlatched the door and ducked inside the World War II-era bomber […]

War Criminals of WWII Japan Confess Their Crimes
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War Criminals of WWII Japan Confess Their Crimes

Of all historic conflicts, WWII may be most associated with war criminals. Vicious wrongdoings were in abundance as the Allies fought tooth and nail to end tyranny worldwide. Many perpetrators of such crimes were put on trial once the war was over, and a number of them provided written statements […]

WWII Veteran and Olympic Runner Louis Zamperini Dies of Pneumonia
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WWII Veteran and Olympic Runner Louis Zamperini Dies of Pneumonia

Louis Zamperini was a veteran of the Second World War. He left his career as an Olympic runner to fly for the Allied forces, but wound up stranded in the middle of the Pacific Ocean with two of his comrades after an unfortunate craft. After about a month and a […]

Magnificent men and flying machines
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Magnificent men and flying machines

No doubt you will all remember the 70th anniversary of D-Day in June. One June 4 there was a fly-past of eight (DC3/C-47/LI-2) Dakota aircraft, from eight countries including America, Finland and Hungary. The Memorial Airborne Invasion Dakota formation took off from Daedalus aerodrome at Lee-on-the-Solent and flew north to […]

Fury: Brad Pitt and ‘Platoon’ in World War Two With Tanks
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Fury: Brad Pitt and ‘Platoon’ in World War Two With Tanks

Columbia Pictures with their version of World War Two in Fury has Brad Pitt with a Platoon type tank unit that argues, fights, and has a love/hate relationship with each member; alternatively bullying and connecting with one another. Written and directed by David Ayers (Sabotage, Street Kings) the film is […]

Airman killed during Battle of the Bulge returned to state for burial
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Airman killed during Battle of the Bulge returned to state for burial

The Iowa National Guard says the remains of an airman who died nearly 70 years ago in Europe are being returned to Iowa. The Guard announced Thursday that through DNA testing, a team identified remains found near Allmuthen, Belgium, as those of Staff Sgt. Maurice L. Fevold. Fevold grew up […]

The Brown Shirts – The Literary Digest May 6th 1933
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The Brown Shirts – The Literary Digest May 6th 1933

THE “BROWN TERROR” DOES NOT EXIST in Germany, according to Hitler dicatatorship. Even to talk about it is a penal offense. But the “Brown Terror” goes on. This is the declaration of a famous English newspaper, the Manchester Guardian, long known as an authoritative source of information about German affairs […]

Russian Embassy Awards British WWII Arctic Convoy Veterans with the Ushakov Medal
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Russian Embassy Awards British WWII Arctic Convoy Veterans with the Ushakov Medal

The Russian embassy awarded 30 British World War II veterans with the Ushakov medal. The medals were presented by the Russian embassy’s defense attaché Captain Oleg Kornienko. One of the Arctic Convoy veterans honored was 91 year old able seaman Charles Lewis from Calmore, Hampshire. Mr. Lewis pointed out that […]

Sad End to a WWII Plane
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Sad End to a WWII Plane

A Texan claims in court that he was defrauded of $900,000 by an aircraft mechanic who “thoroughly destroyed” a World War II plane flown by the Texan’s late father. Seth Washburne and his company Thirsty 13th LLC sued James Terry and Terry’s entities Pacific Prowler LLC, Pacific Prowler Nonprofit and […]

The Unsinkable Navy Heroes of the First World War
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The Unsinkable Navy Heroes of the First World War

They guarded the waters going towards South Americas and the eastern parts of China and Middle East and kept the British Empire rock solid during the troubles of the First World War but still, sadly, their mention is often over shadowed by the forces on the Western Front whenever a […]