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Weekly Review for Veterans and Oral History for Friday, October 9, 2015

Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week for U.S. Veterans. Enjoy!

 

Mamaev-Hill-Volga-River-Pool-225x300Doing History: Updated CV for Patrick Russell at the Making History Project

I am dedicated to interviewing and preserving as many stories of Veterans as possible for the Making History Project.

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Decisions of History: Hiroshima and Nagasaki: 5 reasons why President Truman made the right decision

The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was apocalyptically awful. 70 years ago today, an estimated 90,000 people were immediately killed when Little Boy detonated 1,950ft above Hiroshima – 50,000 more would die by the end of the year. Two days later, Nagasaki was struck by ‘Fat Man’, killing approximately 80,000 people. It was, as the Allies threatened during the Potsdam Conference, ‘prompt and utter destruction’.

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Seeing History: A visit to the US National Navy Seal Museum

On the way back to Miami from Daytona this past weekend, I had the pleasure to visit the US National Navy Seal Museum in Fort Pierce, Florida.  The Navy Seal Museum is a hidden gem and should not be missed.  Centrally located on the east coast, both the Florida Turnpike and I-95 have exits that lead to historic Fort Pierce.  The museum grounds are located on ocean front property immediately in front of the public beach.

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Weekly Review for Veterans and Oral History for Friday, October 2, 2015

Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week for U.S. Veterans. Enjoy!

 

Talking History: Making History Project panel presentation at the MWWHA 2015 Conference

War and Peace: WWII Trauma 70-Years Later

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Talking History: Making History Project presentation at MWWHA 2014 uploaded

HungerKrieg: The War of the Calorie During World War II

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2015-07-07_13-37-20-640x356Battles of History: Caen – 1944 Normandy France

Operation Charnwood was an Anglo-Canadian offensive that took place from 8 to 9 July 1944, during the Battle of Normandy. The operation was intended to at least partially capture the German-occupied French city of Caen, which was an important Allied objective during the opening stages of Operation Overlord.

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Weekly Review for Veterans and Oral History for Friday, September 25, 2015

Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week for U.S. Veterans. Enjoy!

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This Day in History: Operation Market Garden

In a final attempt to reinforce the perimeter and secure a crossing site the 4th Dorsets cross the Rhine at night. Their main objective is to secure the Westerbouwing Heights so that future reinforcements can be brought in without being under constant German fire.  Unfortunately there are too few boats to make a crossing in force and because of the fast flowing Rhine the Dorsets land widely dispersed and are easily mopped up by the Germans. Only a very small number of Dorsets reach the perimeter, the rest are taken prisoner.

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Honoring a History Maker: ‘Wild Bill’ Guarnere – Easy Company – Band of Brothers – Statue Dedicated

Recently, hundreds gathered in Philidelphia for the unveiling of the Wild Bill Guarnere statue, about 18 months after the death of the U.S. Army soldier and member of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division whose story was portrayed in the HBO miniseries, “Band of Brothers.”

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Thank you for reading (and sharing).  Stay tuned for next week’s weekly review for U.S. Veterans.