Neatorama Posts Tagged "world war ii"
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/
The Effect of Hollywood on Historical Perspective...

Pollsters asked French citizens who contributed th...  ...ontributed the most to the defeat of the Nazis in World War II . The poll was conducted in 1945, then repeated in...  ...olled in 1994 and 2004 were not around during the war , and what they know was learned in classrooms and...  ...million soldiers of th...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/24/The-Effect-of-Hollywood-on-Historical-Perspective/
Adrian Carton de Wiart: The Unkillable Soldier...

View image | gettyimages.comIn 1899, a young Belg...  ...main a soldier.Carton de Wiart served in the Boer War , World War One and World War Two. In the process he was shot in the face, losi...  ...

http://www.neatorama.com/2015/01/07/Adrian-Carton-de-Wiart-The-Unkillable-Soldier/
After 72 Years, Snubbed US Navy Captain Gets Credit for Sinking a U-Boat...

(Photo of the U-166 by the Ocean Exploration Trust...  ...ed him of command, and sent him to anti-submarine warfare school for retraining.Now, 72 years later, Captai...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/18/After-72-Years-Snubbed-US-Navy-Captain-Gets-Credit-for-Sinking-a-U-Boat/
The Submarine That Sank a Train: The Extraordinary Raid of the USS Barb...

The USS Barb was a Gato-class submarine operated b...  ...by the United States in the Pacific Ocean during World War II . Under the leadership of Commander Eugene B. Fluc...  ...at the Japanese Empire came toward the end of the war when the crew of this submarine attacked a train...  ...5. Commander Fluckey stay...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/11/12/The-Submarine-That-Sank-a-Train-The-Extraordinary-Raid-of-the-USS-Barb/
The Japanese Navy's Crazy Plan to Bomb Texas...

(Photo: Max Smith)Other than a handful of submarin...  ...tly attack the 48 contiguous United States during World War II . The Japanese did, however, have larger ambitions...  ...the Japanese developed this plan too late in the war to make it feasible. They cancelled it and simila...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/30/The-Japanese-Navys-Crazy-Plan-to-Bomb-Texas/
Witold Pileki: Polish Badass...

Witold Pileki was a leader in the Secret Polish Army, a resistance group that operated under the radar after Hitler’s troops occupied the country. In 1940, they knew that the Nazis were rounding up Jews and others...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/17/Witold-Pileki-Polish-Badass/
Beauty as Duty...

In England during World War II , clothing and fabric was rationed, woman had to r...  ...nd fabric was rationed, woman had to register for wartime jobs, and money was scarce. Everyone was expected...  ...feel normal, but it was dressed up as part of the war effort so they wouldn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/29/Beauty-as-Duty/
How a Jewish Doctor Duped the Nazis...

During World War II , the German military faced a threat worse than th...  ...the most effective but least-known deceptions of World War II , one that is wondrously thick with irony: For 16...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/25/How-a-Jewish-Doctor-Duped-the-Nazis/
The Long Shadow Of The Manhattan Project...

World Science Festival published a two-part article abo...  ...t what they were doing. After all, they were in a World War that dragged on for years, and their aim was to e...  ...atomic bombs on Japan really necessary to end the war ? The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/21/The-Long-Shadow-Of-The-Manhattan-Project/




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