War

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Photo: Alexander Turnbull Library

Photo: Alexander Turnbull Library

Excerpts from Soldier’s Diaries, Letters and Memoirs

Their Thoughts on Various Topics Reveal Much About What The Anzacs Were Experiencing.

 New Zealand and Australian soldiers above Anzac Cove, 1915.

Albert Facey

“We were scared stiff, – I know I was – but keyed up and eager to be on our way. We thought we would tear right through the Turks and keep going to Constantinople. Troops were taken off both sides of the ship onto destroyers. My platoon and other D Company men were on the same destroyers. All went well until we were making the charge into rowing boats.

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Photographer: Pvt. Ralph Forney. (Army)  This photo has been colourized.

Photographer: Pvt. Ralph Forney. (Army)
This photo has been colourized.

Concentration Camp Inmate

Breaks Out in Tears in Wöbbelin

4th of May 1945

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Tightrope walker

High-Wire Circus Artist

Heumarkt, Cologne, 1946

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Photo: © Foundation Gilles Caron

Photo: © Foundation Gilles Caron

Ibo Soldier, Biafra,1968

Ibo separatist guerrilla, near Onitsha, Biafra, Nigeria. The Ibo took up arms after years of ethnic friction.

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Photo: National Museum of Health and Medicine

Photo: National Museum of Health and Medicine

Forehead Grenade X-ray

 Grenade embedded in forehead. Vietnam war

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Example of Hawaii Overprint Banknotes. National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

Example of Hawaii Overprint Banknotes.
National Numismatic Collection at the Smithsonian Institution

When the US Burned All of Its Money in Hawaii

 At the start of the Pacific War, there was the very real danger of the Japanese invading Hawaii. The possibility of the enemy getting their hands on $200 million circulating in the islands worried authorities. Their extreme solution? Burn all of it.

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Left wing campaign backfires against American Sniper

As is usual from the left wing, when something happens that they don’t like they bring out the ban hammer and attack all and sundry for their efforts.

They no longer believe in freedom of expression.

Ever since American Sniper came out there have been attacks from all the usual suspects. Michelle Obama even found time to attack the movie because it was about blokes and not women. The stupid cow didn’t even realise that it was a film about the life of a real person, Chris Kyle, an American hero. Instead she had to make a stupid political point about why it wasn’t a movie about a woman sniper.

All the left wing outrage has done though is guarantee the success of American Sniper.

American Sniper” has broken another record.    Read more »

The future belongs to…

…whoever is willing to fight for it.

Attacks by Islamist terrorists grow daily.  Their goal is singular and focused.  Islam must be the one and only global religion, and anyone who stands in their way will be dealt with at the end of a gun, via beheadings or car bombs, to name just some of their favored methods. The killings are intensifying in their frequency as each successive terrorist is emboldened by the success of his predecessors. Incredibly, after each attack the apologist pundits are quick to point out why this is not the fault of Islam, Islamists, and a slew of other obvious perpetrators. All of this masks one basic issue: we are in a fight with Islamists about the future.

Western Europe needs to realize the threat that is growing in their midst. Young ideological men, with no promising future, are being indoctrinated by radical Islam, an ideology promising a better future, where they will no longer be lost in society, giving them purpose and meaning in their daily struggle for existence. Contrast that with the hedonistic vision proposed by the current culture that exists in Europe. It is hedonistic, with a future that has little promise of a better life, of growth, of meaning, spiritual or otherwise.

Not sure I agree that there is no future for non-Islamic people in Europe, unless Islam takes over, in which case it is somewhat of a moot point.   Read more »

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What would alien observers make of a planet going to war with itself over a picture someone drew?

French-Magazines-Naked-Mohammed-Cartoons

I guess nations have gone to war for less.

What a mess.

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Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images. A photo titled 'Me As Al Jolson', from an album belonging to Hitler's companion Eva Braun (1912 - 1945), depicting her in blackface as American actor Al Jolson in 'The Jazz Singer', Munich, Germany, 1937. Braun, enjoyed private parties with friends and liked to watch American films such as 'Gone with the Wind'.

Photo by Galerie Bilderwelt/Getty Images.
A photo titled ‘Me As Al Jolson’, from an album belonging to Hitler’s companion Eva Braun (1912 – 1945), depicting her in blackface as American actor Al Jolson in ‘The Jazz Singer’, Munich, Germany, 1937. Braun, enjoyed private parties with friends and liked to watch American films such as ‘Gone with the Wind’.

Eva Braun

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