Neatorama Posts Tagged "world war ii"
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/
Americans Heroes Buried in the Netherlands are Not Forgotten...

On Sunday, people gathered at the Netherlands Amer...  ...buried there were the liberators of the Dutch in World War II . Each American grave was “adopted” by...  ...rder, including scores of descendants of American war dead who had traveled here from all over the Unit...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/25/Americans-Heroes-Buried-in-the-Netherlands-are-Not-Forgotten/
RIP Alan Sanford, The Man Who Fired the First US Shots of World War II

(Photo: Madeline Marshall/Wall Street Journal)Earl...  ...Alan Sanford, 18, was on board the destroyer USS Ward . That ship guarded the entrance to Pearl Harbor....  ...to fire at the object. On the opening day of the war , 75 minutes before Japanese warplanes swarmed over the a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/21/RIP-Alan-Sanford-The-Man-Who-Fired-the-First-US-Shots-of-World-War-II/
92-Year Old World War II Fighter Pilot Flies a Spitfire Again

(Image: BBC)Joy Lofthouse, 92, was a pilot with Br...  ...lot with Britain's Air Transport Auxiliary during World War II . She flew the UK's legendary Spitfire fighter pla...  ...ircraft and supplies throughout the UK during the war .Lofthouse and her colleagues, which included her...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/10/92-Year-Old-World-War-II-Fighter-Pilot-Flies-a-Spitfire-Again/
The Time the Allies Tried to Disarm Hitler With Female Sex Hormones...

Did you hear the one about the plot to sneak estro...  ...ritory, he would lose his hold on Germany and the war would be won.Sources differ on whether the hope w...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/05/06/The-Time-the-Allies-Tried-to-Disarm-Hitler-With-Female-Sex-Hormones/
The Toblerone Line, A Fortification in Switzerland...

(Photos: Kecko, Pascal Binczak)Nazi Germany covete...  ...the Swiss were largely spared from the ravages of World War II .This was in part because the Swiss made thoughtfu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/04/21/The-Toblerone-Line-A-Fortification-in-Switzerland/
70 Years Ago Today: US Marines Raise the American Flag over Mount Suribachi...

This photograph, which was taken 70 years ago toda...  ...rm the basis of the design of the US Marine Corps War Memorial outside of Washington, D.C.

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/23/70-Years-Ago-Today-Marines-Raise-the-American-Flag-over-Mount-Suribachi/
Mission Impossible: The Raid on Cabanatuan...

The following is an article from the book Uncle Jo...  ...to History Again.Saving the forgotten soldiers of World War II .Nearly everybody knows about the bombing of Pearl...  ...Hitler’s concentration camps deserve their worldwide infamy, did you know that Allied troops in Philip...  ...ered starvation, t...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/23/Mission-Impossible-The-Raid-on-Cabanatuan/
How the Military Waged a Graphic-Design War on Venereal Disease

Learning a lesson from the venereal disease epidem...  ...disease epidemic among military personnel in Word War I, the U.S. government wanted to take no chances...  ...the U.S. government wanted to take no chances in World War II . They enlisted artists, designers, and advertisin...  ...ook Protect Yourself: Ven...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/02/12/How-the-Military-Waged-a-Graphic-Design-War-on-Venereal-Disease/
70 Years Ago Today: Lt. Audie Murphy Holds the Line...

Born in poverty and orphaned as a teenager in Hunt...  ...ieutenant at the age of 19. Before the end of the war , Murphy would earn every combat award offered by...  ...et 21 years old. He was also tremendously famous ( warning : auto-play). When he mustered out and returned ho...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/26/70-Years-Ago-Today-Lt-Audie-Murphy-Holds-the-Line/




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