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February 15 (Thurs) 1945, The Dodecanese, Greece [Part 2]

We stayed in harbour that night & slipped for Symi early next morning. The weather was good & the sea slight. During the forenoon, the armament was tested. 343 more words

Who really did "murder the vets"?

Wet, deserted, silent.
The stench of death emanating from the heaps of scattered mangled bodies.
But whose fault was it? 524 more words

February 3 (Sat) 1945, Alexandria, Egypt

Anchored on the Mex Roads on completion of exercises yesterday. About 2300, the air vessel of a torpedo in the port tubes exploded, causing a fair amount of damage and a few casualties (1 killed, 5 injured). 137 more words

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882.01.30)

F.D.R. ON CROSSCURRENTS, 1/30:  Statesman and political leader through economic recovery and military victory, being elected four times as President, Franklin D. Roosevelt was born on this date in 1882.  32 more words

Birthday

History stuff

I had to work on a history project for school. There were certain terms I had to look up information on. Though I wanted to go in-depth with all the terms, I had to quicken the pace because of time, unfortunately. 4,266 more words

Give me Broadband- or give me Death

When FDR spoke of the four basic freedoms in January of 1941, he made the speech on a new media radio. Nearly 75 years later I was surprised to see the scope of what we think of as a “basic unalienable right” is the… 143 more words

'The Claws of the Cheetah.' (Wonder Woman # 230, DC Comics, April, 1977).

It is 1942. War Department secretary Diana Prince is attending a gala dinner in support of the American war effort. The President himself is there – Franklin D. 1,136 more words