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Anywhere But There: Battle of Saipan Cleanup

WARNING: Graphic Content

After 25 days, the ferocious Battle of Saipan was largely over, and the island was declared “secured” on July 9th at 1600. For the 27th Division, left behind to supervise the cleanup and eradication of remaining Japanese forces, the trauma of war was hardly about to cease. 913 more words

American History

Statue of iconic Times Square kiss vandalized with #MeToo

SARASOTA, Fla. – Police in Florida want to know who spray-painted “#MeToo” on the leg of a statue depicting a sailor and a dental assistant kissing at the end of World War II. 175 more words


Get Cracking (UK 1943)

George Formby was the top box office star in the UK every year between 1938 and 1944 – an unequalled achievement and, I was surprised to see,  280 more words

British Cinema

In the ’80s, my parents decided to paint again my bedroom. They contacted a professional who lived in the same neighborhood. Raymond was considered as a marginal man. 260 more words


On 75th anniversary of D-Day, Canadians know little about key Second World War battle: Ipsos poll

If the Second World War was a category on a quiz show, Canadians would do well to avoid it.

An Ipsos poll for Global News in partnership with Historica Canada found we failed when asked six multiple choice questions on D-Day, the date which Allied forces invaded northern France. 741 more words


WWII sailor in iconic Times Square kiss photo dead at 95

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The ecstatic sailor shown kissing a woman in Times Square celebrating the end of the Second World War died Sunday. George Mendonsa was 95. 409 more words


spring haiku – D-Day has dawned = à l’aube du Jour J

spring haiku – D-Day has dawned = à l’aube du Jour J

D-Day has dawned  –
the Allies swoop in,
seagulls swoop out

à l’aube du Jour J
les alliés invahissent –
les mouettes s’envolent

Richard Vallance