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On a cold spring day in April, Adolf Hitler was born.  Or at least that’s the official story.  You know the saying, if you went back in time to kill Hitler as a child, you wouldn’t really be killing him.  The mid-wife/nanny at the time would go steal a baby from someone else and raise … 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

The Alaska Highway

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Yes, this may be a 35 minute video, but the opening lines of the video are pure gold.  It’s an interesting video that shows how the Alaska Highway was built. {reddit}

Manhatten

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Did you know there was a Television series set during the middle/late years of World War II when The Manhattan Project was in full swing.  It’s called, naturally, Manhattan, and it’s on WGN America, which until recently, only had the syndication rights to Person of Interest to show for itself.  Again, I’m glad that I … Continued

The Man in the High Castle

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I don’t remember what I was watching when this trailer came out.  Maybe it was The Great War, maybe it was something else, either way, I’m glad I didn’t skip the ad.  In a bit to combat Netflix, which is trying to combat big Cable, which, in turn, is combating the major networks, Amazon has … Continued

Alternate History Thursday: Poland

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Remember, Remember, The First of September when the axis powers fought Invading the land, and killing the man, of every Aryan not You like that? I just wrote it to commemorate the beginning of World War II.  76 years ago today Nazi Germany invaded Poland to start World War II off in Europe.  Slowly but … Continued

Alternate History Thursday: Little Boy is 70

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In this alternate universe that is.  In our reality, Little Boy went down in a blaze of glory decimating Hiroshima and showing the true military might of the United States of America. In alternate history land, Little Boy is the name of the (actual) twin bombs Big Boy and Little Boy.  Big Boy was used … Continued

Normandy Landings

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71 years ago 150,000 Allied troops led by General Dwight D. Eisenhower & Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, went up against 50,000 Axis troops behind Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt and the Desert Fox, Erwin Rommel. Causalities were great of both sides, and this was an important part of the war.  By the end of the … Continued

WW2 Documentaries

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Youtube user Tinus le Roux has posted tons of video documentaries, the majority of which seem to be on WW2.  Some of them are only a few minutes long, some are full half-hour episodes.  If you’re tired from yesterday’s WW1 documentaries, or you want to skip ahead to it’s sequel, just watch below: {reddit}

The Great War

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World War I began in July of 1914.  It changed the world.  I could go on about what changed, but you should have learned all that in school.  Oh, you didn’t, that’s right, unfortunately, The Great War, is always overshadowed by it’s younger, more deadly & exciting brother, World War II.  That’s ok, in fact, that’s completely … Continued