Archive for the World War II Category

Soldier’s Gear from 1066 to 2014

August 11, 2014 with No Comments and Posted in Middle Ages, Reformation, World War I, World War II by

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-one/11006139/Inventories-of-war-soldiers-kit-from-1066-to-2014.html

How a Double Agent Tricked Hitler’s Intelligence Service

July 22, 2014 with No Comments and Posted in World War II by

http://priceonomics.com/the-greatest-double-agent-in-history/

A WW2 Beachmaster

June 19, 2014 with No Comments and Posted in Weekly Video, World War II by

How the US Government Tried to Censor News of Germany’s Surrender in WWII

May 28, 2014 with No Comments and Posted in World War II by

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/05/how-world-leaders-tried-to-embargo-one-of-the-biggest-stories-of-the-20th-century/371659/

Enlisting in the Navy for World War II

May 12, 2014 with No Comments and Posted in Weekly Video, World War II by

Dr. Benjamin James, officer and beachmaster in the US Navy during World War II, describes how he joined the navy.

British Patrol in North Africa during World War II

April 9, 2014 with No Comments and Posted in World War II by

British SAS (special forces) just returned from from a three month patrol in Northern Africa. Taken January 18, 1943.

Interview with “Colonel” Bill Henderson

September 14, 2013 with No Comments and Posted in World War II by

This past week “Colonel” Bill Henderson, World War II Marine veteran, passed away. He was interviewed for the documentary, League of Grateful Sons. Watch him talk about his experiences in this video.

D-Day Landing at Sword Beach

June 17, 2013 with 2 Comments and Posted in World War II by

Tanks and bulldozers land. A flair burns on shore.

Tanks and bulldozers land. A flair burns on shore.

 

Commandos sail towards a crowded beach

 

British commandos exit the landing craft. Directly in front of the camera is bagpiper Bill Millin. In the water to the right of the column is the unit’s commander – Brigadier the Lord Lovat.

 

British troops wait for orders to advance up the beach

 

The wounded being cared for

 

Sword Beach soon fills with vehicles and men

Royal Marine Commandos move inland

Commandos clear Ouistreham in house to house fighting

Tanks pass through Lion sur Mer

Mussolini’s Secret Bunker Discovered

March 25, 2013 with No Comments and Posted in World War II by

A walkthrough of the bunker. For a translation, see The History Blog.

Workers recently discovered an unfinished bunker built by WWII Italian dictator Mussolini. It is inside the Palazzo Venezia, a 15th century palace which Mussolini used as his offices. It is the 12th bunker discovered, and as it is unfinished, it will probably be the last. Workers in the place were cleaning a room to prepare it for public display, when they discovered a wooden trap door in the floor. Going down, they found an amazing nine room compound underneath the building. The rooms had thick concrete walls to protect from dangers of a bombardment. It was never finished, as shown by the unconnected sewage and electric systems, and an incomplete escape route.

It did not take a bombardment to bring down Mussolini. After Axis forces were defeated, he was dismissed from the government and arrested. He was rescued by Hitler’s Germans, and for two years he maintained a puppet government. In 1945, while trying to escape the country in disguise, he was captured by communists. He was shot the next day, on April 27, 1945.

Lessons in Manhood from Iwo Jima

February 19, 2013 with No Comments and Posted in World War II by

Today is the anniversary of the World War II Pacific battle of Iwo Jima. It is important that we remember this historic battle and draw lessons from it for our sons to teach them about manhood.

Read all twelve lessons here on Scott Brown’s blog.