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

D-Day

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Seventy-two years ago the greatest invasion the world has ever seen began.  Led by the great Dwight D. Eisenhower, over 150,000 Allied troops landed across 5 different stretches of beaches in hopes of liberating France from the clutches of Nazi control.  This might not have been the turning point of the war, but in the … Continued

VE

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There are many important events in the history of WW2.  I could go on and on about them, (I usually do).  But I tend to focus on the big events.  Today is one of them.  Nazi Germany signed their unconditional surrender on this day in 1945.  There’s a lot I could say about it, but … Continued

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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