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The Longest Road of Devastation

I remember standing at the beginning of a long road of devastation. Drawn out before me was the crippling reality of the one place I could never have fully understood without physically being present: Auschwitz-Birkenau. 1,118 more words

Writing

Middle Eastern Oil: One of the Greatest Material Prize in World History!

The U.S. Strategy to Control Middle Eastern Oil: “One of the Greatest Material Prizes in World History

By: Andrew Gavin Marshall

In the midst of World War II, Saudi Arabia secured a position of enormous significance to the rising world power, America. 3,459 more words

Politics

Film Simulator

From the Navy description of this photograph of WAVES in training at the Aviation Gunnery School in Pensacola, Florida:

This 3A-2 trainer shoots a beam of light at the moving picture of a pane projected on the screen.

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Eye-witness Account

Victor E. Stefl

Seaman, US Navy

In the fall of 1941, I was a 19 year-old seaman not long out of the “Great Lakes” school (the US Navy boot camp).   806 more words

History

Curtiss Kittyhawk Mk.III: The Shark Riders.

The 112 Sqn RAF was the first allied unit to adopt during WW2 the ultra-utterly-classic “Shark Mouth” deco around the summer of 1941 . Ironically they copied it from their “friends” across the lines: the Bf 110-equiped ZG 76. 62 more words

The Monuments Men

The first week of September sees the Blu-ray release of The Monuments Men. Imbued with an all-star cast, including George Clooney, Cate Blanchett & Matt Damon, this isn’t just another wartime drama, but the true story of the greatest art heist in history. 600 more words

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