Neatorama Posts Tagged "World War II"
70 Years Ago Today: Japan Surrenders, Ending World War II

70 years ago today, the bloodiest, most destructiv...  ...years ago today, the bloodiest, most destructive war in all of human history ended.After the destructi...  ...ugust 15, 1945, that it would surrender. The free world responded with a jubilation known as V-J Day--Vic...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/09/02/70-Years-Ago-Today-Japan-Surrenders-Ending-World-War-II/
War Wizardry

The following is an article from the book Uncle Jo...  ...ncle John's Canoramic Bathroom Reader.To help win World War II , the Allies used every skill they could come up w...  ...s to replenish supplies and troops for the desert war raging in North Africa. That made it a prime targ...  ...fer little information...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/24/War-Wizardry/
Mother and Daughter Reunited 71 Years after Being Separated by the Nazis...

(Photo of the mother and daughter by the Internati...  ...the mother vanished into the chaos of the end of World War II . Bachmann asked the International Tracing Service...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/15/Mother-and-Daughter-Reunited-71-Years-after-Being-Separated-by-the-Nazis/
RIP, The Last of the Dam Busters...

(Image: Lucasfilm)Yes, that’s an image from...  ...the climactic trench run scene at the end of Star Wars . It’s not an error. That scene was inspired...  ...rror. That scene was inspired by the 1955 British war film The Dam Busters. That movie was a retelling...  ...nary raid conducted by the Royal...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/13/RIP-The-Last-of-the-Dam-Busters/
Desmond Doss, The Pacifist Who Was Awarded the Medal of Honor...

(Photo: USG via Materialscientist)Desmond Doss was drafted into the US Army in 1942. He was a pacifist and so wouldn’t take up arms. He was also a Seventh-Day Adventist and so wouldn’t work on Saturdays. So h...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/10/Desmond-Doss-The-Pacifist-Who-Was-Awarded-the-Medal-of-Honor/
Siwash, The Duck Who Fought with the Marines during World War II

(Photo: Lt. Col. Presley M. Rixey)Siwash, a duck,...  ...nd later the entire Second Marine Division during World War II . He went ashore with the Marines at the Battle of...  ...d at the Marine sport of drinking beer. After the war , he lived on a farm before working as a Marine re...  ...e working as a Marine r...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/08/05/Siwash-The-Duck-Who-Fought-with-the-Marines-during-World-War-II/
The Secret American Military Cemetery Where There Are No Names and Flags Are Forbidden...

(Photo: Stranger20824)The Oise-Anise American Ceme...  ...ican soldiers who died in the line of duty during World War I. The United States and France honor these falle...  ...ican soldiers who were executed for crimes during World War II . Atlas Obscura explains:The soldiers ev...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/18/The-Secret-American-Military-Cemetery-Where-There-Are-No-Names-and-Flags-Are-Forbidden/
The German POWs of Texas...

Between 1943 and 1945, captured German soldiers we...  ...120 square feet.) Food was fresh and showers were warm . College credits earned would count at universiti...  ...worked hard to become American citizens after the war . Read about the World War II

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/16/The-German-POWs-of-Texas/
RIP Sir Nicholas Winton, Who Saved 669 Children during the Holocaust...

(Photo: Li-sung)Nicholas Winton was a 29-year old...  ...ned to Britain as that nation and Germany went to war in 1939. He drove an ambulance and later joined t...  ...e and later joined the Royal Air Force. After the war , he worked in various positions, including co-own...  ...n a scrapbook containing document...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/07/01/RIP-Sir-Nicholas-Winton-Who-Saved-669-Children-during-the-Holocaust/
How World War II Made America Literate

(Photo: NPR)Before World War II , F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gats...  ...is regarded as a treasure of American literature. World War II had a profound impact on American culture, includ...  ...rket for inexpensive paperback reprints after the war . Thinking alon...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/06/03/How-World-War-II-Made-America-Literate/




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