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  • Book Review: Salina Utah Massacre by Mike Rose
    Book Review: Salina Utah Massacre by Mike Rose
    One of the little known events in Utah history had a phenomenal impact on the immediate aftermath of World War II, especially as it related to treatment of hundreds of thousands of Prisoners of War (POWs) housed throughout the American countryside...
  • Eichmann Before Jerusalem
    Eichmann Before Jerusalem:
    There have been many books about Eichmann’s trial and conviction in Israel for the murder of six million Jews. And there have been books about Eichmann while he was the architect Nazi genocide. But few authors have focused primarily upon...
  • Ukraine crisis draws comparisons between Putin and Hitler
    Ukraine crisis draws comparisons between Putin and Hitler
    Monday marked the 75th anniversary of the beginning of WWII. It was September 1st, 1939 that the world saw Adolph Hitler finally shed the charade of "peace in our time" with the West and invaded Poland. The day did not go unnoticed by...
  • Minuteman Missile Guidance System
    Work in Progress: Computer History Museum, Mountainview, CA
    History of PlaceSilicon Valley, once the fertile ground of fruit farms, has long been symbolic of the wealth of the Golden State. Along this vein, the Valley has notoriously continued to become a hive for wealth manufacturing including well-known...
  • Kate Middleton and her grandmother Valerie Middleton share that Middleton beauty!
    Kate Middleton intriguing reveal plucked from family tree
    Kate Middleton has a family secret that has just been revealed to the world via the Clarence House Twitter page. Kate's beautiful smile and that spark for life seen in her eyes was a gift to her through the family gene pool, which was passed...
  • HMS Empire Anvil 1944
    The last hours of Pvt. Melvin Cowdell before his landing on Omaha Beach
    This article is a continuation of Salt Lake man killed on D-Day during the assault on Omaha Beach.Pvt. Melvin C. Cowdell, a 22 year old infantryman from Riverton, Utah, was killed in the initial landings on Omaha Beach in Normandy, France, on D...
  • Melvin Clyde Cowdell
    Salt Lake man killed on D-Day during the assault on Omaha Beach
    This article is a continuation of The hours of Pvt. Melvin Cowdell before his landing on Omaha Beach.June 6, 1944 (D-Day), Pvt. Melvin C. Cowdell, a 22 year old infantryman from Riverton, Utah, was killed in the initial landings on Omaha Beach in...
  • Army troops wade ashore on Omaha Beach
    Connecting the last day of Fortress Europe to to-day.
    The last day of Fortress Europe, called D-Day, was the day that the Western Allies broke through the Atlantic sea wall erect by the Germans after their conquest of Europe. Festung Europa, or “Fortress Europe” was a “propaganda...
  • D-Day landings
    D-Day: Invasion of Normandy remembered 70 years after the 'Day of Days'
    If the December 7 attack on Pearl Harbor is a date which will live in infamy, then June 6, 1944 is the date that America proved to the world it would not be intimidated by bullies.70 years ago, the United States and its allies invaded Normandy to...
  • Walter Stovall Goodbye
    'Godfather of Houston Street' Walter Stovall, Jr. dies at age 92
    On the day Walter Adams Stovall, Jr. was born, August 30, 1922, Babe Ruth was thrown out of a New York Yankees baseball game for his fifth time. By the time Walter reached age 12, Ruth retired in 1935 on June 2. Walter died on June 2, 2014...
  • Audie Murphy with medals
    On this Day, May 28, 1971: Decorated War Hero/Actor Audie Murphy Dies
    It was on this day, May 28, 1971, decorated war hero/actor Audie Leon Murphy (born June 20, 1924) died in a plane crash one of six people. Through LIFE magazine’s July 16, 1945 issue (“Most Decorated Soldier”/cover photo), he...
  • WWII Veterans
    Forgotten: WWII Vets feel they are on the short list
    While visiting family members who are in the WWII generation this memorial day, one remark keeps appearing in different places and among different communities, “Nobody cares about WWII vets anymore.” It isn’t as if veterans are...
  • Stalingrad
    Now on Blu-Ray, 'Stalingrad' looks great but lacks any genuine emotional punch
    We live in a world, that quite frankly is getting smaller and smaller each and every day, and the action filmed war epics are no longer the exclusive domain of the Hollywood machine. "Stalingrad" is the first ever Russian produced IMAX...
  • Richard Overton (l) & Elmer Hill (r)
    America’s oldest WWII veterans met in Austin
    It’s not every day a centenarian meets someone who is older than him/her. However, that is exactly what happened for 107 year old Elmer Hill when he was introduced to Richard Overton at a senior center in Austin, Texas on December 12, 2013....
  • Betty Bloomer
    Woman power - part five: Chicago women who transformed our world
    In the Bible’s Old Testament, long passages of lineage about who begat whom did not bother to mention the females born – nor the mothers who bore all those babies – only the males. Even in the New Testament, Apostle Paul said...