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Name the WWII Generals

Fenton Roskelley, the soldier featured in a chapter called, “The Luck of the Draw,” snapped this photo in 1945. He’d been sent to set up a journalism school for the troops in allied-occupied Germany. 10 more words

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The Battle of Leyte Gulf: October 23-26, 1944

Approximately a week prior to the start of the Battle of Leyte Gulf, the 345th Bomb Group’s ground echelon was aboard two troop transports in Humboldt Bay, waiting to find out where they would be setting up their next camp. 84 more words

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History blows you in the face

Robert Merle calls war ‘History’ and the never-supposed-to-fight-again veteran war hawks ‘historians’ in his novella. The time is 1939, summer, before the 1st of September. I had the uneasy feeling that I wouldn’t find Primerol on the map, and it wouldn’t be my map’s fault this time. 172 more words

Books

Movie Review: Fury

Wasn’t there a time when every film starring Brad Pitt would be released with a lot of fanfare and media coverage? Nowadays it seems like only one out of every handful of his movies gets any type of publicity. 542 more words

General BS

Monuments Men Read-a-Long Update

We’ll be postponing the 2014 War Through the Generations With a Twist Read-a-Long for week three’s discussion of The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter and… 39 more words

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The Quiet Heroes of the Southwest Pacific Theater

Title:                      The Quiet Heroes of the Southwest Pacific Theater

Author:                 Sharon A. Maneki

Maneki, Sharon A. (1996). The Quiet Heroes of the Southwest Pacific Theater: An Oral History of the Men and Women of CBB and FRUMEL… 1,333 more words

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Battle off Samar - Guts & Gallantry

The Battle of Leyte Gulf, also called the Battles for Leyte Gulf, and formerly known as the Second Battle of the Philippine Sea, is considered to be the largest naval battle in history. 1,403 more words

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