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Syndrome K: The Fake Disease That Fooled the Nazis and Saved Lives

16 hours agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

A desperate group of doctors in Italy saved dozens of Jews during World War II by simply inventing a disease.

In 1944, a Malfunctioning B-24 Bomber Required Some Crazy Mid-Air Surgery

WarIsBoring Security, Europe A World War II story for the ages  On April 22, 1944, 26 B-24 bombers from the U.S. Army Air Corps’ 453rd Bombardment Group took off from Old Buckenham Airfield in England. Their target?—?a railway marshaling yard in Hamm, Germany. The pilot of the lead B-24 was Bill Norris, my father and a future Air Force test pilot. Show More Summary

Brit Music: Ten Interesting Facts about Eric Clapton

Born in the last year of World War II, Eric James Clapton is one of the most prominent rock and blues guitarists of all time.  Moving from groups to solo act several times in his career, he’s been active as a musician for over fiftyShow More Summary

The 100th Bomber GroupWorld War II

This week’s movie is a video of the Bloody 100th Bomber Group from WWII, B-17 pilots and crews, flying their bombing missions starting in 1943, and continuing into March 1944, to destroy German factories and rail lines and shipyards, and  at the end of the war, the bombing Berlin and Dresden. The B-17, also known […]

Retired Marines want ship named for Iwo Jima flag photographer

A group of retired U.S. Marines has begun a campaign to name a Navy warship in honor of Joseph Rosenthal, the former Chronicle photographer who took the famous picture of Marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima in World War II. “Joe Rosenthal...Show More Summary

Great Britain's Fed Cup handed tough away trip to Romania

Great Britain's Fed Cup team, captained by Anne Keothavong, will head to the Black Sea city of Constanta to take on Romania's team in next month's World Group II play-off.

Top Trump Aide Has Ties to Anti-Semitic Groups

When photographs recently emerged showing Sebastian Gorka, President Donald Trump's high-profile deputy assistant, wearing a medal associated with the Nazi collaborationist regime that ruled Hungary during World War II, the controversial security strategist was unapologetic. Show More Summary

Jo Konta withdraws from Dubai Duty Free Championships

The 25-year-old world No 10 had last week helped Great Britain's Fed Cup team qualify for the World Group II play-offs by winning the Euro/Africa Zone Group I in Estonia.

GB to face Romania in Fed Cup World Group II play-offs

Anne Keothavong's team will play the tricky away fixture on April 22 and 23 as they bid to reach the competition's second tier for the first time in almost a quarter of a century.

Another Returns

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US airman. From World War II • 2nd Lt. John D. Mumford, 318th Fighter Squadron, 325th Fighter Group, 15th Air Force, US Army Air Forces, US Army, was lost in the Ukraine on 6 June 1944. He was accounted for on 17 January 2017. Welcome back, […]

Harold Hayes, Survivor of Secret World War II Odyssey, Dies at 94

2 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

Mr. Hayes was among a group of noncombatants stranded behind enemy lines in Albania in 1943, hiding in caves, near starvation and hunted by German patrols.

'America First' policy echoes group that opposed fighting Nazis

2 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The America First Committee formed in 1940 against U.S. involvement in World War II included Nazi sympathizers such as Charles Lindbergh.

‘Churchill’ Acquired By Cohen Media Group To Bow On D-Day Anniversary

EXCLUSIVE: Cohen Media Group has acquired U.S. rights to Churchill, a new drama about Winston Churchill and the 1944 D-Day invasion that turned the tide of World War II in Europe. The plan is to release the Jonathan Teplitzky-directed pic in June, coinciding with the invasion’s anniversary. Show More Summary

23 Vintage Photos of Beautiful Female WWII Pilots in the U.S. Army Air Force

During World War II, a select group of young women pilots became pioneers, heroes, and role models... They were the Women Airforce Service Pilots, WASP, the first women in history trained to fly American military aircraft. In 1942, the...Show More Summary

It's The "Most Volatile" Year For Political Risk Since World War II

"In 2017 we enter a period of geopolitical recession," warns Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer, adding that international war or "the breakdown of major central government institutions" isn't inevitable, though "such an outcome is now thinkable." In the company's 19th annual outlook, Eurasia fears that U.S. Show More Summary

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN: Outspoken Prince Charles again shows he’s not much like Queen Elizabeth II. …

GOD SAVE THE QUEEN: Outspoken Prince Charles again shows he’s not much like Queen Elizabeth II. Speaking to the BBC, the Prince of Wales said the rise of populist groups around the world that are “aggressive” toward those who practice a minority faith had “deeply disturbing echoes” of the Nazi era. The 68-year-old was delivering […]

Putin, Abe to take fresh stab at WWII island row

Russia and Japan kick off a summit Thursday aimed at reaching a deal over a group of small islands that have prevented the countries from formally ending their World War II hostilities. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will host Russian...Show More Summary

‘Dunkirk’ Trailer: A New Look at Christopher Nolan’s World War II Epic

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

The first teaser trailer for Christopher Nolan‘s Dunkirk consisted of only a few shots, with one stand out in particular: a group of British soldiers looking skyward as the sounds of German planes grew louder and louder. It was a teaser...Show More Summary

Another Three Return

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US military personnel. From World War II • 1st Lt Robert E. Moessner,, 373rd Bomb Squadron, 308th Bomb Group, US Army Air Forces, US Army, was lost on 18 April 1944 in China. He was accounted for on 17 November 2016. From Korea • MSG […]

Hippies deface WWII Memorial

A group of teachers from Bismark, North Dakota traveling with some students to the nation’s capital discovered that vandals had defaced the North Dakota column of the World War II Memorial with “#NoDAPL” (meaning “No Dakota Access Pipe Line). One of the teachers posted the photo to Facebook and it’s also been written about on […]

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