What’s a military museum without firearms of yesteryear?Chicago Alderman Edward Burke introduced an ordinance last week that would allow museums in the Windy City to possess and display unloaded guns classified as “curios or relics” after learning that the Pritzker Military Library and other city museums are currently banned from including them in exhibits. If passed, the museum’s president and [...]
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Metro: She started life as a motoring mogul’s plaything but become the flagship of the US navy during World War II. Her colourful past includes a devastating fire that briefly sunk her and a stint as a luxury passenger liner. Now, the SS Delphine has gone full circle and is being offered as a £50million private yacht to billionaires. [...]
Telegraph Obituary: Already a veteran of 31 bombing raids over Germany, Jenner joined No 159 Squadron in October 1942 and flew one of the unit’s new American-built, four-engine Liberator bombers to Aqir in Palestine. Over the next few weeks he bombed shipping and port installations in Greece and on the North African coast, including at Tobruk, Benghazi and Tripoli. During [...]
Guardian: A mayor in Japan has been condemned by the US government for declaring that sex slaves known as “comfort women” were a necessity during the second world war – at the same time as China has told its TV studios to tone down anti-Japanese storylines related to the period. Toru Hashimoto, the mayor of Osaka, stood by his remarks [...]
Most Americans are ignorant of Russia’s incredible contribution to the defeat of Nazi Germany and Japan.
Most Americans are ignorant of Russia’s incredible contribution to the defeat of Nazi Germany and Japan. Americans can barely remember the details of World War II and worse still they do not want to be bothered with more than a cursory review of the details, subtleties and chance that WWII was. What the US populace knows of Russia’s efforts in [...]
“LEST WE FORGET-THE DAMBUSTERS IN THE DERWENT VALLEY” written by Vic Hallam (the following is an extract from his book ) The Derwent and Howden Dams were built between 1901-1916, and for many years they remained at peace in the Derwent Valley, their waters only disturbed by the occasional storm, then the peace and tranquility of the valley was shattered [...]
On May 5, 2013, Israeli security forces had a logistically complex mission – to neutralize a rusty WWII bomb that was recently discovered in north Tel Aviv. The bomb was found adjacent to a new neighborhood in Tel Aviv when a police officer accidently came across it during a routine search of the area. Once it was exposed, the security [...]
Forced prostitution of women for use by Japanese soldiers during World War II was ‘necessary’ claims mayor of Osaka
The Telegraph: An outspoken nationalist mayor said the Japanese military’s forced prostitution of Asian women before and during World War II was necessary to “maintain discipline” in the ranks and provide rest for soldiers who risked their lives in battle. The comments are already raising ire in neighbouring countries that bore the brunt of Japan’s wartime aggression and that [...]
BBBC – A formerly secret World War II and Cold War naval communications centre in Powys has been branded a blot on the landscape after years of vandalism. The Criggion radio station near Welshpool shut a decade ago but since then has been “abandoned and left to rot”, claims a local councillor. Graham Brown said its buildings were the target [...]
Part of a family-owned collection of WWII vehicles, including a landing craft used in the film Saving Private Ryan, is to go on show to the public. The collection, in Clevedon, North Somerset, was started in the 1940s by David Shopland. His son James is preparing to showcase some of the vehicles which include Bedfords, Chevrolets, Crossleys, Austins and [...]