It is useless to deny that motion picture stars have been getting the best of it (as to immunity from draft). Some have been given special deferments and choice assignments and have been allowed extra months to finish pictures before having to report for active duty.
The Allies today sent their invading forces against Adolf Hitler’s occupied Europe. The long-awaited invasion was announced by General Dwight Eisenhower with the promise that the high command would accept nothing short of victory.
Regular US combat units were deployed to Vietnam beginning in 1965, and while America’s direct military involvement ended on August 15, 1973, the last soldiers left Vietnam on March 29, 1975. Here, take a look back at how some of the military action was portrayed stateside by Newsweek magazine.
“We sometimes despair over specifics in our educational, political, and military systems or of actions, or opinions of individuals representing them.” – Fleet Admiral Chester W Nimitz, USN
In October 1918, near the end of WWI, The New York Tribune and other newspapers nationwide carried the line at the top of the front page: AMERICA’S HISTORIC ANSWER: UNCONDITIONAL SURRENDER.
“The greatest man in America” has fallen in a duel The Sprig Of Liberty (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) – July 27, 1804 DISTRESSING! It is with infinite regret
in the ’60s, UFOs and flying saucers were being reported at a near-record rate -with the 1966 models more varied and colorful than ever.
This well-used map of France is made of silk cloth, and maps of this sort were issued to officers in advance of the D-Day invasion
Americans hurried to flee at the end of the Vietnam War, when the United States pulled out of the fight, and Saigon surrendered to communism.
President Benjamin Harrison on the obligations of wealth (1898) General Harrison addresses a large gathering at Chicago The Union League Club’s celebration in honor of
Soldiers say farewell to girls as Christmas leaves are canceled A soldier’s world is a lonely, uncertain world. It is a world of men, of work,
How to make yourself important … and strangely enough, love has a lot to do with it, in a way you’d least suspect By Ronald
Amid the most dramatic scenes ever witnessed in Congress, the house early today passed the resolution which formally declared Germany as an enemy and launched the United States in the fight for the democracy of the world.
When Francis Gary Powers was shot down while overflying the Soviet Union on May 1, 1960, the US ended up losing a lot more
Allies drive 41 miles on D-Day: Offensive rolls into Normandy Beachheads in France are made secure in first rush By Wes Gallagher, Supreme Headquarters, Allied Expeditionary
First entering service with Eastern Air Lines in 1959, the Lockheed L-188 Electra was a leap forward in airline technology when it appeared. But the planes had a fatal flaw.
Four killed at Kent State as troops fire on crowd Kent, Ohio students were shot to death and 11 other persons wounded, four seriously, in
“Keep mum, chum” is Army’s advice Lowell Sun (Lowell, Massachusetts) January 31, 1942 Hold your tongue. While the toiling hands and fighting hearts of America
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.
These remarkable color photographs from June of 1942 show US troops training with various types of tanks at Fort Knox, Kentucky, including the legendary M4
Model kits: Build guided missile ships… jet planes (1956) with Revell Authentic Kits from Woolworth’s U.S.S. BOSTON, first Guided Missile Cruiser, built 1955. Revell model
Walt Disney’s Gremlin Chasers You’ve heard of the Gremlins, pesky little troublemakers that hang around air fields, army camps, ports of call, and battle stations.
Bulletin from Boeing America’s longest-range defense missile, the Boeing Bomarc IM-99, shown at start of automatic firing from launching shelter. Supersonic Bomarcs have quick reaction
Movie review: The Bridge On The River Kwai “The Bridge on the River Kwai,” like “Beau Geste” before it, may well become the stiff-upper-lip classic
Telegram: Order to appear (1917) Received at SE Corner Pine & Montgomery Sts., San Francisco – Always open San Francisco, Calif – Aug 1 1917 Percy
Below is part of a biography written by my grandfather, discussing some of the time he spent in Europe during WWII. Captain Chet Graham was