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Gay Pride Version Of Famed Iwo Jima Flag Photo Elicits Controversy, Death Threats

2 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

A photo alluding to an iconic image from World War II meant to depict the struggle for gay rights has stirred controversy online. The picture (above) was take taken ten years ago by photographer Ed Freeman for the cover of Frontiers Magazine. It allu… The post Gay Pride Version Of Famed Iwo Jima Flag Photo Elicits Controversy, Death Threats appeared first on Towleroad.

New Imagery Allows Viewers to ‘Tour’ WWII Shipwrecks

High-tech underwater cameras help uncovering the secrets of HMAS Sydney   A recent expedition to survey historic World War II shipwrecks has produced a wealth

Toyota's latest innovation

Toyota's Long Term Thinking- by Jerry Jasinowski Toyota must surely rank among the most innovative of corporations. It led the Japanese recovery from World War II and turned the U.S. auto industry upside down with its attractive fleet of small cars that were both energy efficient and well made. Show More Summary

"Nicholas Winton, a Briton who said nothing for a half-century about his role in organizing the escape of 669 mostly Jewish children from Czechoslovakia..."

"... on the eve of World War II, a righteous deed like those of Oskar Schindler and Raoul Wallenberg, died on Wednesday in Maidenhead, England. He was 106...."It was only after Mr. Winton’s wife found a scrapbook in the attic of their...Show More Summary

New book honors sportswriting legend W.C. Heinz

5 hours agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

W.C. “Bill” Heinz shows his 1932 Remington typewriter at his home in Bennington, Vt., in this Nov. 7, 2002 file photo. Heinz, an author, sportswriter and war correspondent, used the typewriter in World War II to write about the allied invasion of France. Show More Summary

Astronomical sleuth reveals the timing of the iconic 1945 'Kiss'

6 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

It's an iconic image: A sailor kisses a nurse in Times Square after hearing the news that World War II was officially over - just after 7 p.m. on August 14, 1945.

Oskar Groening: Ex-Nazi Admits Guilt For His Role In Auschwitz, Irene Weiss Testified At The Holocaust Trial, Speaks About The Horrors She Lived Through

Oskar Groening was a former SS soldier for the Nazi’s during World War II. His duty was working as a bookkeeper at the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp from 1942 to 1944. His role was to remove all the cash that Jewish prisoners had on them when they arrived at the concentration camp. Show More Summary

ANALYSIS: The Phony War Against Islamic State

The “Phony War”: That’s how history recalls the meager Allied effort in Western Europe early in World War II. Despite having declared war on Germany in September 1939, the Allies shrank from a major offensive for months. They considered real war too painful and themselves unprepared. Nonetheless, what quickly followed was France’s capitulation on June […]

Courtroom Evacuated Because Of Grenade-Shaped Perfume Bottle

CINCINNATI (AP) — A suspicious item that prompted a Cincinnati courthouse evacuation turned out to be a perfume bottle shaped like a World War II gr... Read more: Grenade Perfume Bottle, Grenade Perfume Bottle Ohio, Courtroom Evacuation, Dumb Crime, Weird for Aol, Weird Ohio, Jim Knapp, Jim Neil, Weapon of Choice, Weird News News

Underground Farm Opens Up in London's Abandoned World War II Bunkers

18 hours agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Growing Underground is providing fresh produce to London markets from beneath the city.

Obama and the "N-word': Language and society evolve

To the editor: The Op-Ed by Madison T. Shockley II ( "Obama said it, and why that's OK," Opinion, June 28) on the "N-word" and who can use it reflects the continuing evolution of language. For example, as a World War II-era kid, I never saw the "F-word" in print, as it was mostly used to describe...

Nicholas Winton, Man Who Quietly Helped Hundreds of Children Escape From Nazis, Dies at 106

20 hours agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

On the eve of World War II, several hundred children in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia—most of them Jewish—were destined to be taken to death camps. They owed their last-minute escape to the efforts of Nicholas Winton, a British stockbroker...Show More Summary

Auschwitz Guard Expresses ‘Humility and Guilt’ at Trial

Oskar Groening, who served as a guard at Auschwitz during World War II, addressed survivors and families of Holocaust victims in a statement at his trial in Germany on Wednesday, expressing his "humility and guilt” for his role in the...Show More Summary

Ohio Courtroom Evacuated Because Of Grenade-Shaped Perfume Bottle

21 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

CINCINNATI (AP) — A suspicious item that prompted a Cincinnati courthouse evacuation turned out to be a perfume bottle shaped like a World War II grenade. Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil told reporters that the bottle was shaped like a "pineapple" hand grenade and was in a woman's suitcase. Show More Summary

Nicholas Winton Dies: 106-Year-Old Man Had Saved 669 Children During The Holocaust, Kept It Secret For 50 Years

Nicholas Winton was a wealthy London stockbroker who traveled to Prague at the start of World War II, then proceeded to use what money he had to help refugee Jewish children escape the Holocaust. By the war’s end he saved 669 children, who would later refer to themselves as Winton’s Children. Show More Summary

Courthouse closed due to "grenade" that was actually perfume

yesterdayHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The Hamilton County Courthouse in Cincinnati, Ohio was shut down yesterday when an object suspected to be a World War II "pineapple" grenade was found in a suitcase. Turns out, it was a bottle of perfume belonging to a homeless woman who was carrying all her belongings in the bag. Read the rest

Thompson: We Need a Marshall Plan for Schools and Prisons

I grew up in the post-World War II era known as "Pax Americana." We all knew that our ambitious New Deal/Fair Deal era policies, ranging from G.I. Bill to the rebuilding of Europe with the help of the Marshall Plan, were not perfect....Show More Summary

Study Links Hitler's Fatal Decisions to Parkinson's Disease

Adolf Hitler suffering from Parkinson's disease played a crucial role in the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II, according to a new study by American scientists.

Busted: Poland to Expel Ukrainian Teen for Flipping Off Holocaust Memorial

A 17-year-old Ukrainian student is due to be deported from Poland for snapping a photo of himself waving his middle finger at a memorial dedicated to Jews who were exterminated at the Majdanek death camp during World War II.

From Greece To France To China, Nationalism Is Back In A Big Way

WASHINGTON -- In China, a military parade this year will commemorate not the triumph of communism, but, rather, the 70th anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War II. Chinese nationalism (and historical hatred of Japan) will trump...Show More Summary

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