Little Boy

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It’s the marking of the turning point of world history.  The United States of America showed the world that the power of the atom was within their hands, and with one plane, and one bomb, the devastated the town of Hiroshima. This ultimatum unfortunately was not enough, and another bomb was necessary to end the … Continued

Remember, Remember

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The 7th of December When the Japs secured their fate The years numbered four But we evened the score And it was surely worth the wait That’s a good version of the The fifth of November poem.  Sure there are more lines that I’m not adding to, but honestly, who else remembers anything except the … Continued

Alternate History Thursday: Nagasaki

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The Butterfly Effect from a few days ago, it’s still in effect today as 71 years ago Fat Man fell on the city of Nagasaki.  What would have happened if that butterfly didn’t flap it’s wings?  Read on for the crazy hyperbole that I came up with.

Midway Ends

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What’s this?  Two World War 2 posts in a single week?  Back to back nonetheless?  Crazy talk you say.  No, this is history!  74 years ago, on June 07, 1942 Admiral Nimitz helped lead the Americans to successfully defeat an attacking Japanese Navy in the Battle of Midway. This battle is often called the turning … Continued

Pearl Harbor

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Another year has gone by, another few gallons of oil have seeped out of The Arizona, but still, time marches on, and still we remember.  The people effected might no longer be with us, but the memories of them, are still.  And the actions, both directly, and indirectly, changed the course of history.  All of … Continued