STORM TRACKER Forecasting the War
At a recent speaking engagement I had the opportunity to have a brief but fascinating conversation with a World War II veteran that was a meteorologist in the Pacific Theatre during the war. Even wi... Posted on 4/6/12 at 8:47 AM
THE FLENSBURGER FILES Dresden Neumarkt: The Medieval Market
Moving on from the markets in the outer portion of Dresden, we come to the Christmas market in Dresdens Neumarkt, one of two major Christmas markets in Dresden's Altstadt. The market is loca... Posted on 12/23/11 at 7:04 PM
FATHER KNOWS LAST American Rallying Cries (Remember Pearl Harbor)
Remember the Alamo was the Texan's rallying cry during their war with the Mexicans. The Mexicans laid siege on the small Texan mission and eventually massacred everyone inside. This lack of mercy serv... Posted on 12/7/10 at 8:51 PM
MODERN-DAY JANE A lovely day to curl up with a good read...
Because I'm a slacker, I did not report on our October book club meeting, and now we've had another, so this will be a BONUS! DOUBLE ISSUE! (Doesn't that make it feel more special instead of just the ... Posted on 11/30/10 at 5:18 PM
The Japanese military's forced prostitution of Asian women before and during World War II was necessary to "maintain discipline" in the ranks and provide rest for soldiers who risked their lives in battle, an outspoken politician said in comments raising ire with Japan's neighbors.
Jerry Joyce made his flight in 2009, and he still gets choked up about it. “When we left Grand Forks, there were Air Force and National Guard people there who carried our bags,” he said. “They treated us like we were really special.” That was the plan.
A North Dakota man who served in the Army during World War II is being honored. Sens. John Hoeven and Kent Conrad presented Pvt. First Class Kenneth Johnson with his military decorations during a ceremony Tuesday.
A Mott native who served with the U.S. Army during World War II has been posthumously presented the Bronze Star Medal during a family reunion. Sen. John Hoeven and his wife, Mikey, joined members of the North Dakota National Guard and the Friedt family in Mott to honor Pvt. Tony A. Friedt.
Officials in Marseille have evacuated an area around the French Mediterranean city's port so they can remove a 1-ton German bomb that dates to World War II. Around 1,000 people were asked to clear out Sunday. Boat traffic has been halted and access to several coastal roads blocked. The bomb will be taken to a military base to be detonated.
John Demjanjuk was convicted of being a low-ranking guard at the Sobibor death camp, but his 35-year fight on three continents to clear his name — a legal battle that had not yet ended when he died Saturday at age 91 — made him one of the best-known faces of Nazi prosecutions.
The documentary “Paragraph 175” will be shown at 7 tonight at UND Memorial Union Lecture Bowl in conjunction with an exhibit at UND on the Nazi persecution of homosexuals before and during World War II.
The collection includes 44 of The Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide's list of top 100 issues from comics' golden age. "The scope of this collection is, from a historian's perspective, dizzying," said J.C. Vaughn, associate publisher of Overstreet.
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