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In June 1944, the US Navy captured a German submarine off the coast of Africa after her crew failed to scuttle her. The U-505 was the first enemy ship captured by the US since the War of 1812, and ...
by Lenny Flank
Comment Count 58 comments on Sat Sep 14, 2013 at 07:43 AM PDT with 73 Recommends
I know that houses are like people. If they remain standing long enough they can become all things. First the little house on K street was a home and then it was a bordello and a bar, and then it ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed May 08, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
I have to wonder what the thoughts were of the Japanese emissaries, as they arrived back in le Shima Island. Were they seeing their lives as sacrificed in the service of their country? Were they ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Feb 06, 2013 at 06:00 AM PST with 0 Recommends
I believe the long argument about just what would have been the human cost of an invasion of Japan in 1945 can be settled by knowing that the United States has not had to order a single new Purple ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 06:00 AM PST with 6 Recommends
I was stunned to discover, reading the "Potsdam statement", issued in July 26, 1945, issued in triumphant from amidst the rubble of a vanquished and occupied Nazi Germany, that it was pure politics -
by KAMuston
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 06:00 AM PST with 3 Recommends
I am certain the attack was a total surprise in every way possible. In the south, the Russians came across the mountains and desserts of Mongolia, a path that seemed impossible because they could ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 06:00 AM PST with 5 Recommends
I am continually amazed that it wasn't until June 22nd, 1945, a year after the Tojo cabinet had collapsed - a year after Japanese leaders realized that they had lost the war - that the Emperor ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 06:00 AM PST with 6 Recommends
I have begun to wonder just how we can end will the war in Afghanistan. In this endeavor we are haunted by the old dictum from American Civil War General, U.S. Grant; "No terms except unconditional ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 06:00 AM PST with 2 Recommends
I have to wonder what the thoughts were of the Japanese emissaries, as they arrived back in le Shima Island. Were they seeing their lives as sacrificed in the service of their country? Were they ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Apr 25, 2012 at 06:00 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
I believe the long argument about just what would have been the human cost for an invasion of Japan can be settled by knowing that the United States has not had to order a single new Purple Heart ...
by KAMuston
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Apr 18, 2012 at 02:04 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
Japanese-American farm mother ...
by Denise Oliver Velez
Comment Count 260 comments on Sun Jan 29, 2012 at 03:00 PM PST with 225 Recommends
A good man died after living a long and productive life. We should all be so lucky. Though many of you may not know the man's name you almost certainly know his work. He was a writer, an artist, ...
by Notthemayor
Comment Count 40 comments on Fri Dec 16, 2011 at 03:13 AM PST with 125 Recommends
As you may have already finished reading aisb23's fine diary on Miep Gies, I want to add some thoughts from a personal perspective. I could blather on and on about what makes a hero in this day and ...
by behan
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Jan 12, 2010 at 04:23 AM PST with 16 Recommends
Pieces of the jigsaw puzzle were put in place rapidly in 1945. When the year opened, General MacArthur was named Commander of the Allied forces in the Pacific. On January twentieth Franklin ...
by Charlotte Lucas
Comment Count 35 comments on Fri Oct 02, 2009 at 01:59 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
When the new year of 1943 began, the country was beginning to operate like a well-oiled machine. War bonds would be issued. Women went to war officially. Besides the WACs, Waves, and Spars, ...
by Charlotte Lucas
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Sep 18, 2009 at 02:17 PM PDT with 9 Recommends
I'm 48 years old. When I first became aware of World War Two, it was something that had begun about 30 years ago. Today it's officially something ...
by Wreck Smurfy
Comment Count 126 comments on Mon Aug 31, 2009 at 09:30 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
There's another thing that Greenwald doesn't mention. When it comes to starting wars, the history is fairly consistent. ...
by BooMan23
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Aug 21, 2009 at 09:31 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
Niall Ferguson used his clout to try to discredit Obama's economic stimulus. Some believe that Ferguson’s work is highly original. But it is enabled by Godwin rule: mention Hitler, and you ...
by patriceayme
Comment Count 42 comments on Wed Aug 19, 2009 at 03:08 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
I have a couple of friends I've never met. They are here on Daily Kos. I just read a deeply-felt comment by one of them regarding the struggles of World War Two, and how this friend was/is ...
by wewhodream
Comment Count 13 comments on Mon Jun 08, 2009 at 07:37 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Know what these photos are?
by Brandon Friedman
Comment Count 293 comments on Thu Apr 30, 2009 at 02:06 PM PDT with 725 Recommends