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Iran's supreme leader released a Holocaust denial video on Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27 is Holocaust Remembrance Day, the UN-mandated commemoration of the Nazis' industrial-scale slaughter of 6 million Jews and another 5 million members of various other minority groups during World War II. Iranian Supreme Leader...Show More Summary

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A recent video of some World War II veterans at the airport when they encounter The Ladies of Liberty, a singing group a la The Andrews Sisters. You will smile. [HT: Bill Wade]

This Just Doesn’t Seem Right

During the early part of World War II, the US Army Air Forces had a pilot shortage.  A relatively small group of women helped mitigate that shortage through various programs.  The first two such programs were the Women’s Flying Training Detachment (WFTD) and the Women’s Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS).  In 1943, these two programs and […]

Female WWII Pilots Kept From National Cemetery

A rule change is keeping a group of female US pilots who flew noncombat missions during World War II from having their ashes laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. The women, known as WASPs, served in a special unit called Women Airforce Service Pilots. They flew noncombat missions to free up male pilots for [...]

Another World War II MIA Returns

DPAA has announced the identification and accounting for of the following formerly-missing member of the US military. From World War II • 1st. Lt. Leonard R. Farron, 67th Fighter Squadron, 347th Fighter Group, 13th Air Force, US Army Air Forces, was lost on 15 October 1942 on Guadalcanal. He was accounted for on 9 December […]

Scientists Say the Nazi Gold Train Doesn’t Exist After All

A group claimed earlier this year that a World War II era train was buried in Poland

Christmas in War - See How U.S. Soldiers Celebrate Christmas during World War II

During World War II there is always an attempt to maintain some of the traditions from home. Group of American servicemen celebrating Christmas eve at midnight mass, singing and lighting candles, on Guadalcanal. Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands. Show More Summary

King of Jordan warns ISIS conflict is leading towards ‘third world war’

3 months agoNews : The Raw Story

Jordan’s King Abdullah II warned Tuesday of a “third world war against humanity”, describing the Islamic State group as “savage outlaws of religion” in the wake of the Paris attacks. During an official visit to Kosovo, Abdullah said both Europe and Islam were under...

How Europe became a 'magnet for waves of refugees'

Europe is in the middle of the worst refugee crisis since World War II. With 60 million people fleeing their homes, over 1 million refugees are set to try and seek asylum in Europe, this year alone. David Folkerts-Landau, group chief...Show More Summary

Surviving Monuments Men receive Congressional Gold Medal

3 months agoArts : Artdaily

Last week, leaders of the U.S. House and Senate presented a Congressional Gold Medal to the Monuments Men, a group of men and women who protected and recovered historical sites and cultural artifacts during World War II. The National Archives holds the original records of the Monuments Men. Show More Summary

Appeals Court Reinstates Lawsuit Over NYPD Surveillance Of Muslims

4 months agoNews : The Two-Way

A U.S. appeals court compared the police department's program to periods of discrimination against groups of Americans — such as Japanese-Americans during World War II.

William Broadwater, Tuskegee Airman, dies at 89

William E. Broadwater, a member of the Tuskegee Airmen, a group of black pilots and support personnel who overcame racial obstacles to serve their country in World War II, died Sept. 22 at a hospital in Washington. He was 89.Read full article >>

Russia Continues to Frustrate Everyone (Except Assad) in Syria

During his speech at the U.N. General Assembly last month, Vladimir Putin said it was essential that the international organization band together, World War II–style, and fight the terrorist group gaining power and influence in the Middle East — the Islamic State.  However, the Russian president also noted that he... More »

Susumu Ito dies at 96; member of Japanese American regiment in World War II

4 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Much has been written about the brutal Lost Battalion mission in France during World War II in which Japanese American soldiers of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team rescued a group of other U.S. soldiers cut off by the German enemy. The tales of loss and ultimate victory in the multi-day battle...

Nazi Photos Documenting Heaps of Everyday Objects Looted From Jewish Households

The images below come from a group of photos assembled after World War II by an art historian who was working for the Allies to restore looted Jewish art to its owners. The album, which was kept in the German Federal Archives in Koblenz,...Show More Summary

Biggest Refugee Crisis Since World War II 'Getting Tremendous'

According to the Head of Doctors of the World aid group, the current migrant crisis in Europe is getting out of hand because the Greek state was not prepared.

Is Gentrification a Human-Rights Violation?

A Brooklyn-based group is arguing that the displacement of longtime residents meets a definition conceived by the United Nations in the aftermath of World War II.

Look: Japanese and Chinese groups hold joint memorial in Nanjing to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII

6 months agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Hundreds of peacemakers from China and Japan held a rally at the Memorial Hall for the Victims of the Nanjing Massacre on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on August 15, 1945, as well as to mourn the victims of the massacre and pray for world's peace. [ more › ]

Another Five Return

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US military personnel. From World War II • 1stLt William O. Pile, 559th Bombardment Squadron, 387th Bombardment Group, 9th Air Force, US Army, was lost on 23 December 1944 in Germany.  He was accounted for on 13 June 2015.  1stLt Pile was the pilot on the […]

70 Years of Dubious Federal Food Rules

6 months agoNews : Reason

From a World War II–era food wheel in which butter is listed as one of the seven major food groups to today's much-maligned "MyPlate" serving chart, take a tour through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's sometimes hilarious attempts to guide Americans toward healthy eating.

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