The story of McConnell's Fine Ice Creams in Santa Barbara is definitely a charmer: Boy meets girl. Boy gets drafted into World War II. Boy tries amazing ice cream in France and wants to recreate it at home. Boy and girl (now married) move to Santa Barbara and boy uses his GI Bill money to buy an ice cream machine. Scoop shop is born.
So, so sad. S.W.A.T. star Steve Forrest passed away on Saturday at the age of 87 in Thousand Oaks, California. In addition to his many other roles, the actor, who was surrounded by family in his final moments, most notably spent two years on the 70’s action show as head of the police department’s special weapons [...]
South Korean war veterans were burning Japanese flags and images of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today, after a top Japanese politician defended the use of Korean women as sex slaves during World War II.Former soldiers rallied outside the...Show More Summary
1944 Willys MB Jeep. All images courtesy of Bonhams Auctions. During World War II, Ford and Willys produced nearly 648,000 Jeeps as light utility vehicles. The bulk of these, some 361,339 units, were Willys MB models, like the 1944 Willys MB Jeep set to cross the block at the upcoming Bonhams Greenwich sale. Constructed in [...]
Photographer Wayne Miller died on Wednesday at the age of 94. Miller, who created a ground-breaking series of portraits about black Americans in Chicago, also served with an elite Navy unit during World War II. Miller was known for incredible combat images of WW II, as well as his work as a curator on an [...] Photographer Wayne Miller Dies At 94 is a post from: The Inquisitr
Flying Fish - Dave Barry: >In December 1941, shortly after Pearl Harbor, a Pennsylvania dental surgeon named Lytle S. Adams thought of a way that the United States could fight back against Japan. It will come as no surprise to anyone...Show More Summary
They were officially known as the Army's 23rd Headquarters Special Troops during World War II, but the unit's nickname suits it better: the Ghost Army. Made up of 1,100 soldiers who were artists, illustrators, sound technicians, etc., the Ghost Army had one mission: Trick Hitler and enemy troops through...
Pilots, ready your planes for World War II air-based combat as MMO World of Aircraft is now available to download for $0.99 cents. Pocket Gamer reports that World of Aircraft features multiple single-player missions, though PvP is the way to go as you compete against other players for total domination of the skies above. Check [...]
I recently read an article posted on Yahoo News about prostitution during World War II in Japan. Prostitution is a difficult and controversial subject for feminists, but what most can agree on is that forced prostitution is a horror...Show More Summary
Don Shipley and Mary sent us a link to the Baltimore City Paper story about Earl Littman who claims to be a “World War II SEAL” and he’s trying to raise money for veterans with a 501(c)3 called “Back Our Vets“. The problem is that there doesn’t seem to be much about Back Our Vets [...]
This morning's key headlines from GenerationalDynamics.com Russia may make WW II criticisms illegal Israel and Syria exchange fire across the Golan Heights border Arab media debate whether to start a Golan Heights war against IsraelShow More Summary
Lowy Institute Executive Director Michael Fullilove's Rendezvous with Destiny, about FDR and the five envoys who took America into World War II, is in stores. Which science-fiction novels should economists read? In Saudi Arabia, some...Show More Summary
Release of "Mission to Moscow": >"Mission to Moscow" was made at the behest of F.D.R. in order to garner more support for the Soviet Union during WWII. It was from the book by Joseph E. Davies, former U.S. Ambassador To Russia. The movie...Show More Summary
In 2004, Ohio resident and World War II vet John Potter became very ill so he and his wife signed their power of attorney over to their daughter, Janice Cottrill. What they didn’t know is that at some point, Janice signed the deed to her parents’ home over to herself, and earlier this year, she filed an eviction notice to her own father. Show More Summary
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Cyferus, Flickr Love letters from fans bundled with a ribbon. A Giovanni Boldini painting worth more than $2 million. Hairbrushes caked in 70 years' worth of dust. All sitting right where the owner left them during World War II. According...Show More Summary
Parade magazine is apologizing for a recent design layout that used the silhouette of a ship that strongly resembles World War II Bismarck-class Nazi battleship. The image was part of Sarah DiGregorio's feature "How Do You Feed an Army?"...
Boomer women knew from the start that we were special. Born of parents who’d suffered both the ravages of World War II and the Great Depression, we benefited from their desire to give their offspring what they lacked in childhood. We were the lucky recipients of a myriad of toys: ballerina dolls, hula-hoops, skateboards and [...]Show More Summary
Japan has long been criticized for school books that fail to acknowledge atrocities committed by Japanese troops in World War II as well as continued ceremonies that honor war criminals. For that reason, many felt that the recent acknowledgment of forced prostitution of thousands of Asian women — called Comfort Women — was a step […]
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has some fresh news from World War II: Thirteen Merchant Marine ships sunk by the German navy in the Battle of the Atlantic threaten to release oil from their watery graves. The finding...Show More Summary