“Hacksaw Ridge” is the latest Mel Gibson war movie to hit the silver screen, and it looks to be a compelling war movie about a Seventh Day Adventist named Desmond Doss. Doss stuck to his religious beliefs in World War Two and saved the lives of his men as a medic during the Battle of […]
What an incredible story: Jane Fawcett, a British code-breaker during World War II who deciphered a key German message that led to the sinking of the battleship Bismarck — one of Britain’s greatest naval victories during the war — died May 21 at her home in Oxford, England. She was 95. Her death was first […]
Brian Williams, who was forced to take time off after he was found to have lied about some of his past experiences, doesn’t remember the context of World War Two and the fight against Japan.
His speech at Hiroshima, site of one of the two nuclear bombs dropped by the U.S. to end the Second World War with Japan, ignored the reality facing American soldiers that the Japanese would fight until the bitter end, among other things. Photo by redlegsfan21
Long overdue for the “Ghost Army,” which fooled the Nazis in World War Two. Photo by Onasill ~ Bill Badzo
The two U.S. allies have reached an agreement that includes a financial compensation package and a formal apology from Japan for Korean women who were forced into sexual slavery (who were called “comfort women”). Finally, the hatchet is buried.
It is the 74th anniversary of the surprise attack at Pearl Harbor by the Japanese empire.
Slate ran an article about how insensitive and tasteless it was for Twitter to make World War Two jokes during the U.S.-Japan women’s World Cup championship game yesterday. Nothing better to write about? People have a right to make jokes, insensitive or not, and it’s their right to free speech. It doesn’t make it right, […]
When most people think of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s education programs, they remember the gentle Mr. Rogers welcoming children to his home, or documentaries offering exciting encounters with whales and other exotic creatures. These shows still exist. But CPB today produces lessons that glorify the Black Panthers and riots and protests of the 1960s, present […]
Jewish-Mormon relations are back in the news. Mitt Romney is likely to become the Republican nominee for president — the first Mormon to win the nomination — and will be actively seeking Jewish votes. Meanwhile, controversy has erupted over several Mormon temples conducting proxy baptisms of Holocaust victims. The baptism ceremonies have understandably offended some […]
8/5/2016 - Mel Gibson’s Newest Movie? Story of Desmond Doss, a Medal of Honor Recipient who Didn’t Fire a Weapon
5/31/2016 - RIP Jane Fawcett: British Code-Breaker that Helped Sink German Battlehip Bismarck
5/30/2016 - Brian Williams At It Again: America Bombed Japan “In Anger”
5/28/2016 - Obama’s Hiroshima Speech Lacked Historical Context
3/14/2016 - Congress to Push for Medals for WWII’s Ghost Army which Fooled the Nazis
12/29/2015 - Japan, South Korea reach Agreement and Compensation for World War Two Sex Slaves
12/7/2015 - Remembering Pearl Harbor
7/6/2015 - World War Two Jokes during Women’s World Cup Offends People
6/28/2012 - PBS: Re-Educating America’s Schoolchildren, Thanks to Your Contributions
4/12/2012 - When Mormons Saved Jewish Lives