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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

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 […]

North Dakota Portion of WWII Memorial Vandalized With #NoDAPL Graffiti

Graffiti on the North Dakota portion of the World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. Photo via Facebook Apparently a group of teachers visiting the World War II memorial in Washington D.C. yesterday were greeted with #NoDAPL graffiti on the portion of the memorial dedicated to their home state: MyNDNow.com has more. Show More Summary

Volkswagen Abruptly Parts Ways With Historian Who Chronicled Its Nazi Past

A group of prominent academics has accused the company of reverting to secretive ways over its use of forced labor during World War II.

6 Reasons the AK-47 Is the Most Reliable Rifle in the World: A Guide to Kalashnikov’s Magic for Aspiring Gun Designers, Part II

Yesterday, we took a close look at the AK’s operating group, to enumerate the details that make this pattern such a dependable design. Today, we’re going to be looking at some of the other elements of the AK that make it so reliable,...Show More Summary

How German physicists reacted to the Hiroshima bomb

3 months agoHumor / odd : Kottke.org

During World War II, a group of scientists led by Werner Heisenberg worked on designing a nuclear weapon for Nazi Germany. They were, thankfully, unsuccessful. After the war, the Allies detained ten German scientists in England for six months. Show More Summary

UN Aviation Agency Rejects Taiwan: 3 Losses

Diplomatically isolated Taiwan had a chance this week show for the International Civil Aviation Organization’s annual assembly. The UN group in place since World War II brings together 191 governments to agree on best commercial airline practices for flight safety, efficiency and clean air. Taiwan isn’t a member of the [...]

During the siege of Leningrad, nine botanists starved to death protecting a storehouse of edible crops

4 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

During the siege of Leningrad in World War II, a heroic group of Russian botanists fought cold, hunger, and German attacks to keep alive a storehouse of crops that held the future of Soviet agriculture. In this week's episode of theShow More Summary

FURY V KLITSCHKO II CONFIRMED FOR SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER, LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE ON BOXNATION

4 months agoSports / Boxing : BoxingNews24

Hennessy Sports, K2 Promotions, Team Fury, Klitschko Management Group (KMG) and Frank Warren on behalf of BoxNation are delighted to announce Heavyweight Champion of the World Tyson Fury’s long-awaited [...] The post FURY V KLITSCHKO II CONFIRMED FOR SATURDAY 29TH OCTOBER, LIVE AND EXCLUSIVE ON BOXNATION appeared first on Boxing News 24.

Seeking Justice: Romani People Demand Compensation for Holocaust

There is no such place of World War II executions in the territory of former Yugoslavia, where the Romani have not been killed. However, Germany has not yet recognized the genocide of this ethnic group. Therefore, the World Roma Organization took the initiative to recognize their ancestors’ holocaust and to seek compensation.

Ten Interesting Facts and Figures about the World War II Special Operations Executive

World War II saw the creation of many spy organisations to battle the menace of the Axis powers.  In addition to MI5 and MI6, another group created during this time was the Special Operations Executive.  The SOE was tasked with doing...Show More Summary

Remains of U.S. Marine killed in World War II coming home to N.Y.

5 months agoNews : NY Daily News

The remains of a Pfc. George Traver of Chatham were discovered thanks to the Florida-based group History Flight.

Restored Re-Release Trailer for Terrence Malick's 'The Thin Red Line'

"In this world, a man, himself, is nothing." War is hell. In late 1998, Terrence Malick release his third film, The Thin Red Line, set during World War II telling the story of a group of American soldiers fighting in the Guadalcanal Campaign in the Pacific Theater of World War II. Show More Summary

Clearing Land Mines in Trailer for Danish WWII Drama 'Land of Mine'

"Do you think I feel sorry for you?" Sony Pictures Classics has debuted an official US trailer for a Danish drama called Land of Mine, set near the end of World War II. The story is about a group of very young German POWs captured by the Danish army who are forced to clear thousand of land mines from a beach. Show More Summary

Five More Return Home

DPAA has identified and accounted for the following formerly-missing US military personnel. From World War II • 2nd Lt. Marvin B. Rothman, 311th Fighter Squadron, 58th Fighter Group, US Army Air Forces, US Army, was lost on 11 April 1944 in New Guinea. He was accounted-for on 15 July 2016. From Korea • CPL Curtis […]

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