WWII newspaper headlines from ...

Jun 5, 2017 by

France Invaded: Allied Troops Launch Mighty Offensive Philadelphia Inquirer (Final) – June 6, 1944   We Crack West Wall,...

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Dinners from dried or chipped ...

Jan 5, 2017 by

Dried beef saves day in emergency by Judith Wilson Handy to have around to meet the emergency of unexpected hungry guests, and...

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Soldiers say farewell as Chris...

Dec 8, 2016 by

Soldiers say farewell to girls as Christmas leaves are canceled A soldier’s world is a lonely, uncertain world. It is a world...

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The truth about Hollywood draf...

Sep 9, 2016 by

The truth about Hollywood deferments by “Fearless” Yes, a lot of the stars have been deferred — and they...

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Humphrey Bogart: Things I don&...

Aug 30, 2016 by

Things I don’t like about myself Humphrey Bogart (as told to Sara Hamilton) I haven’t the guts to stop smoking. To even...

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War: Japan launches reckless a...

Aug 7, 2016 by

Japan launches reckless attack on U.S. In desperate gamble on victory or suicide it strikes first blow at Hawaii Out of the Pacific...

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Dorothy Lamour, American: Star...

Aug 3, 2016 by

Dorothy Lamour, American Madison Square Garden was packed to the guards. It was the final night of the thirty-day stretch of...

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Ronald Reagan: How to make you...

Aug 3, 2016 by

How to make yourself important … and strangely enough, love has a lot to do with it, in a way you’d least suspect By...

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The Andrews Sisters on the cov...

May 20, 2016 by

The Andrews Sisters The Andrews Sisters — Maxene, Patty and LaVerne — comprise one of the top singing trios in the...

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Walt Disney designs Army &...

May 17, 2016 by

Speaking of pictures… Walt Disney designs Army & Navy insignia One day last summer, when the new Navy torpedo boats were...

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WWII fighter planes compared (...

Mar 30, 2016 by

US expects to ‘top’ Focke-Wulf 190 in high altitude dog fights of future Most talked-about new fighter plane in the...

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Victory – and peace R...

Aug 14, 2015 by

While the official surrender of Japan took place on September 2nd with the signing of the surrender document, following the atomic...

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The atomic bombing of Hiroshim...

Aug 6, 2015 by

When J Robert Oppenheimer, often called the “father of the atomic bomb,” witnessed the first test of the weapon he helped create in...

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Allies drive 41 miles on D-Day...

Jun 6, 2015 by

Allies drive 41 miles on D-Day: Offensive rolls into Normandy Beachheads in France are made secure in first rush By Wes...

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Victory in Europe Day (1945)

May 8, 2015 by

After six years of total warfare across Europe which saw cities and entire countries devastated, along with millions of soldiers and...

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V-E Day Celebrations outside N...

May 8, 2015 by

While throngs of people packed Times Square in New York to celebrate the end of the war in Europe, cities and towns across the United...

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The bombing of Hiroshima (1945...

Mar 24, 2015 by

60 Percent of Jap City Blasted By Atom Bomb, Reports Show Tokyo Broadcasts Admit All Living Things Seared To Death by New Weapon...

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Keep mum: Loose talk costs liv...

Jan 2, 2015 by

“Keep mum, chum” is Army’s advice Lowell Sun (Lowell, Massachusetts) January 31, 1942 Hold your tongue. While the...

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The Battle of the Bulge wraps ...

Dec 30, 2014 by

Yanks and British mop up big area on bank of Roer Springboard made for attacks on Ruhr, Rhineland by James M Long Paris — The...

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Stories from WWII: A D-Day dia...

Jun 6, 2014 by

On D-Day June 6, 1944, after the jump, my group of approximately 80 men met with Colonel Shanley’s group of about 120 men on the outskirts of the town of Picauville.

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The Holocaust: IG Farben’...

Apr 28, 2014 by

There is no more sordid or cynical chapter in IG Farben’s entire ugly history than the story of the concentration camp it built and ran for itself.

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Bogart & Bergman are supe...

Apr 21, 2014 by

The superb acting and detail directing took us to the refugee city of Casablanca, and there we stayed, right by the warm sides of Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Paul Henreid and Claude Rains. And we’re still there.

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Early firsthand reports of Naz...

Apr 10, 2014 by

Fabian said he was taken to Auschwitz 10 months ago with 500,000 other Hungarian Jews, and that 400,000 were gassed and cremated in the first two months, and that only 1,000 remained alive.

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Ration stamps from WW2: War Ra...

Feb 12, 2014 by

Never buy rationed goods without ration stamps. Never pay more than the legal price.

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WW2 Ration book Q&A (1943...

Feb 12, 2014 by

Q&A on the use of books Point rationing to start here March 1 The following questions and answers released by the Office of Price...

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Video of “Fat Man”...

Feb 7, 2014 by

Take a few minutes to reflect on the awesome and terrifying power unleashed on the world in the summer of 1945 while remembering the lives lost — and possibly saved.

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Moving the military in WWII: T...

Dec 9, 2013 by

These remarkable color photographs from June of 1942 show US troops training with various types of tanks at Fort Knox, Kentucky,...

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20 ways “The Sound of Mu...

Dec 6, 2013 by

How much does it differ from the truth, such as in the case of the von Trapp family, and the hugely-successful musical based on their lives, The Sound of Music?

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Why the Navy wanted binoculars...

Nov 13, 2013 by

Navy appeals for binoculars Following the precedent of the first World War, the Navy again is calling upon patriotic citizens who...

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The Navy would like to borrow ...

Nov 13, 2013 by

“Binoculars are a necessity on the fighting ships of our Navy,” noted one small-town mayor in Moberly, Missouri in July,...

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Fortress America, Axis & ...

Nov 12, 2013 by

A great general can win any war. Gamemaster challenges you to prove it with the greatest battles ever fought from the past to the...

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Make turkey shapes from cranbe...

Nov 10, 2013 by

Serve 7 turkeys for Thanksgiving! One on a platter, and six made from cranberry sauce! There’ll be oh’s and ah’s...

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Snapshots of Camp Roberts duri...

Nov 4, 2013 by

The Camp Roberts Historical Museum notes, “Camp Roberts officially began its mission as one of the world’s largest...

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Walt Disney’s Life Saver...

Oct 23, 2013 by

Walt Disney’s Gremlin Chasers You’ve heard of the Gremlins, pesky little troublemakers that hang around air fields, army...

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Post-war babies grow up: Proje...

Oct 17, 2013 by

Population shifts: Business effect New trends in population and income are changing America. There is an “explosion” of...

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How to make artillery shells b...

Sep 25, 2013 by

To help maintain capacity production, call in Socony Vacuum You’re seeing the first step in making a shell case. A flat metal...

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American Airlines: Air is inte...

Sep 15, 2013 by

Air is international Passenger and cargo planes of many nations will ply the air after the war. That is a certainty! The problems...

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Miracle in the Rain – mo...

Sep 5, 2013 by

The reel dope: Miracle in the Rain “Miracle in the Rain” is a sad anecdote stretched to 110 minutes of old-fashioned...

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Studebaker Flying Fortress pla...

Sep 4, 2013 by

Swarms of Flying Fortresses … fly on Studebaker-built Cyclone engines (May 1943)   More and more Flying Fortresses…...

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