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This day in American history, October 11, 1944 -- United States Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Korematsu v. United States

Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, the United States declared war on Japan. In February 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, authorizing military exclusion of any citizens from areas deemed critical to national defense and potentially vulnerable to espionage. 366 more words

Lest We Forget

Spitfire 2018

I had to replace a documentary to an earlier post here, about the Spitfire, which the BBC had blocked.  (“copyright”) … The replacement was as close to the content of the BBC history as was available, though limited in scope regarding its creator, R.J. 139 more words


Hurricane (Squadron 303)

Despite the nebulous “Based on a true story”, indicating artistic license in place of real people, this film of Polish pilots who participated in the Battle of Britain rings true.  120 more words


The Plot to Kill Hitler

We all know that Hitler was a tyrannical, genocidal maniac but did you know that there was a secret group with aims at assassinating him? 185 more words

Dietrich Bonheoffer

The Story of World War II

If you ever want to strengthen a conviction towards the cause of peace and non-violence, just read this book. The Story of World War 2 by Donald Miller is a compilation of first-hand accounts strung haphazardly over a loose timeline of the actual events. 1,035 more words

Wrestling With Books

The purpose of my mission was to cause a big fire in the forest which would discourage American citizens to fight with Japan. To make them feel anxiety—therefore to make them

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Quote Of The Day

Dear Mrs. Bird

by A.J. Pearce

This is a charming little book that completely sucked me in unawares. The setting is quite familiar (London during the Blitz), but the author’s style adds a delightful flair, for instance by capitalizing certain words as spoken by a Formidable Woman. 56 more words