Tag Archives: WWII

WWII Bomb discovered in central Rome

At the site of Wanted In Rome, there is a piece about an unexploded WWII bomb discovered in a well-known street, the Via dei Cappellari, near my old stomping grounds Campo de’ Fiori, in the Regola zone. As a matter … Read More

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75th Anniversary of the end of WWII

Today, 75 years ago… 2 September 1945 – representatives of the Empire of Japan formally signed instruments of surrender on the deck of USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. WWII ended formally.  2194 days after Germany invaded Poland on 1 September 1939 … Read More

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75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Rome – 4 June 1944

The 75th Anniversary of D-Day is 6 June. Today, however, is 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Rome. In the following video, you can see among other things the invasion of Anzio, just below the Castelli Romani across the plain … Read More

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What a contrast to the tensions over Confederate statues!

Honor! I picked this up from a tweet by a friend: Well this story makes an interesting contrast to the tearing down of #ConfederateStatues. https://t.co/TRSTs56dMO — Samuel J. Howard (@Jahaza) August 15, 2017 In a nutshell: A WWII Marine vet … Read More

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Vera Lynn is 100 years old!

Vera Lynn is 100 years old! What a voice!  She was an important figure for the West’s greatest trial which produced the greatest generation. You young’uns pay attention!  There was once music which moved nations to more than… I don’t want … Read More

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70th Anniversary of end of WWII

Today was the 70th anniversary of the formal surrender of Japan.  HERE The instrument of surrender was signed aboard USS Missouri on 2 Sept 1945. Amazing. Also on this day, the Battle of Actium was fought in 31 BC when Octavian … Read More

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WWII Chaplain saying Mass as the armor rolls in

One of our alert readers sent me the link to some spiffy footage from WWII. A Catholic Mass being conducted by a Chaplain in Makin Islands, Kirabati during World War II. I would still very much like to find someone … Read More

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Undeveloped photos from WWII found

One of you readers sent me a link to a great story at the Daily Mail about a man who bought 31 rolls of undeveloped film from the WWII era at an auction. Along with them were moving letters written … Read More

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Last original WWII Navajo Code Talker, a Marine, dies on the birthday of the Corps

The last Navajo Code Talker, Chester Nez, USMC died on 10 November 2014, the 239th birthday of the Corps. They played a vital role during WWII. From AZCentral Marine veteran Michael Smith wept Wednesday when he heard about the death … Read More

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REVIEW: Great book of documentary evidence about the Pontificate of Ven. Pius XII

I just received in the mail a copy of the 3rd edition of POPE PIUS XII AND WORLD WAR II: THE DOCUMENTED TRUTH : A Compilation of International Evidence Revealing the Wartime Acts of the Vatican.  (UK link HERE) Wow.  Useful … Read More

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Spitfires! Very cool story.

I saw this at Sancte Pater from the Daily Mail. One of the coolest airplanes evvvver. The new Battle of Burma: Find 20 buried Spitfires and make them fly By Kirsty Walker (Mail Online) Twenty brand-new RAF Spitfires could soon … Read More

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Pres. Obama objects to FDR’s D-Day prayer at the World War II Memorial

A reader alerted me to the following.  I cannot say that I am surprised. Obama Administration Opposes FDR Prayer at WWII Memorial By Todd Starnes Published November 04, 2011 | FoxNews.com Republican lawmakers and conservative activists are expressing outrage after … Read More

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Lost and found

You never know what you are going to find. This is a great video.

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