BBC: The number of people who survived the Holocaust is dwindling – they are all now old men and women. But the Holocaust carries a special importance for Israel. Can it ensure that the next generation knows, and does not forget, what happened in Europe seven decades ago? Under a lightless Polish sky as dull and flat as a sheet [...]
The Guardian Reports: Photographer Jan Kempenaers spent three years trawling the remotest spots of former Yugoslavia to capture these bizarre architectural ‘medals in the countryside’ planted by Tito “Call this decay? I could take a picture of some council flats in Doncaster and they’d say more about decay.” A moody punter is standing in front of Jan Kempenaers’s photograph Spomenik [...]Read more...
WWII Airborne Demonstration Team Open Hangar Day/Fly In date set Read more: Altus Times – WWII Airborne Demonstration Team Open Hangar Day Fly In date set
The WWII Airborne Demonstration Team’s Summer 2013 Open Hangar Day and Fly-In is set for Saturday, July 27. The Open Hangar Day and Fly-In concludes the teams Summer Jump school, which will be held at the at the historic Frederick Army Airfield section of the Frederick Regional Airport, southeast of Frederick, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is [...]Read more...
Parts of the aircraft piloted by Quentin Roosevelt, a son of former US president Theodore Roosevelt, are being offered at auction in France at the end of this month. Quentin Roosevelt, born 1897, was the youngest of five children of Theodore Roosevelt’s second marriage to Edith Kermit Carow. At just 20 years of age, Quentin Roosevelt was killed in action during the [...]Read more...
washingtonpost.com: Senior North Korean officials received copies of “Mein Kampf,” Adolf Hitler’s rambling prison memoir, as gifts for Kim Jong Un’s birthday this January, according to a report by New Focus International, a North Korean news organization that sources from defectors and volunteer citizens within the country. The famous Nazi autobiography was reportedly distributed as what’s called a “hundred-copy book,” [...]Read more...
Based on the book “Escape from Davao” by John D. Lukacs. Narrated by Dale Dye. April 4, 1943, ten American prisoners of war and two Filipino convicts executed a daring escape from one of Japan’s most notorious prison camps. The prisoners were survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March and the Fall of Corregidor, and the prison from which they [...]
THE CENTURION TANK By Pat Ware With illustrations by Brian Delf Published by Pen & Sword Military ISBN 978 1 78159 011 9 Out on the road today I saw a Deadhead sticker on an Austin Champ and it reminded me to read this book! A million years ago I picked up a preview for a new magazine and my [...]
bellinghamherald.com: On June 24, Whatcom County pilots Jeff Geer and Alan Anders plan to fly from Bellingham in Anders’ World War II-vintage T6-F Texan warplane bound for Fairbanks, deep in the heart of Alaska. The 2,100-mile flight is a training leg in their ambitious effort to create a multi-part documentary, “Warplanes to Siberia,” about the secret U.S. program that delivered [...]
The Guardian Reports: Photographer Jan Kempenaers spent three years trawling the remotest spots of former Yugoslavia to capture these bizarre architectural ‘medals in the countryside’ planted by Tito “Call this decay? I could take a picture of some council flats in Doncaster and they’d say more about decay.” A moody punter is standing in front of Jan Kempenaers’s photograph Spomenik [...]
In World War II Europe, we are aware of five American soldiers who single-handedly attacked and stopped German tanks in combat. Such acts are the stuff of legend and truly “above and beyond” the call of duty! For their heroism, four men were awarded the Medal of Honor. However, James “Maggie” Megellas received the SILVER STAR. Hero [...]
The Washington Post reports: Hungarian prosecutors indicted a 98-year-old former police officer Tuesday for abusing Jews and assisting in their deportation to Nazi death camps during World War II. They said Laszlo Csatary was the chief of an internment camp for 12,000 Jews at a brick factory in Kosice — a Slovak city then part of Hungary — in May [...]
Michael Karkoc Investigation: Poland Reviews Files On Commander Of SS-Led WWII Unit Living In Minnesota
huffingtonpost.com: Prosecutors in Poland and Germany said Tuesday they are reviewing files on a Minnesota man who was a commander of a Nazi-led unit to see if they have enough evidence to press charges and request his extradition from the United States. An Associated Press investigation revealed that Michael Karkoc, 94, entered the U.S. in 1949 by lying to American [...]
Rare film from the “German war files” pack
gooletimes.info: Goole town councillors this week joined a war veteran, who found himself in the midst of the D-Day landings, to commemorate the 69th anniversary of the most important battle of the Second World War. With medals pinned across his chest, 92-year-old George Smith, of Airmyn, paid his respects at the relatively unknown memorial in Goole to the soldiers who [...]
The New York Times reports: The German president recalls it as an electrifying moment. One of Berlin’s most resplendent avenues is named simply the “Street of June 17” in remembrance. But the heady, short-lived uprising by hundreds of thousands of East Germans 60 years ago on Monday has never lived in history as the more famous anti-Communist revolts that followed [...]
The Guardian Reports: In announcing details of the official programme of commemorations for the centenary of the first world war, Maria Miller, the culture secretary, was careful to say the government would simply “set out the facts” about the origins of the conflict without any interpretation. I am not the only historian to be uneasy about this. The government, through its silence, [...]
The Coventry Telegraph reports: The memorial in a Radford churchyard has had to be removed because of frequent attacks by vandals and thieves. It used to carry the names of all local men who had fought in the Great War. Two of the large four bronze plaques were stolen about two years ago and now metal thieves have returned. They [...]
Conservation staff at the RAF Museum in Cosford, Shropshire, are using a very dilute acid to clean away the debris that has stuck to the aircraft. The remains of the largely-intact bomber were lifted from the bottom of the English Channel where it has lain since being shot down in the Battle of Britain. In what is believed to be [...]