69 Years Ago Today
69 Years Ago Today
Since the Japanese surrender after World War II, Japan cannot have an offensive military. Should they amend this law with China claiming rights to Japanese islands? or with North Korea testing Nuclear weapons? What do you think?
Grave of the Fireflies is out on Blu-Ray now!
The Eighth Route Army Culture Park in Wuxiang county, China, allows visitors to dress up at Chinese or Japanese troops. And then shoot each other with phony guns.
Lt Colonel Fighting Jack Churchill, aka Mad Jack
-fought throughout WW2 with a longbow and a broadsword
was also known to bring bagpipes
-he volunteered for the Commandos, not because he knew what they did but “because it sounds dangerous”
-he crawled out of a concentration camp
-about the end of WW2, he commented “If it wasn’t for those damn Yanks, we could have kept the war going another 10 years.”
During the early hours of June 6th 1944 a bloody but victorious offensive took place in occupied Western Europe that would claim thousands of lives. Codenamed ‘Operation Overlord’ the armies of the combined allied forces would begin their long push to Berlin, with the aim of bringing down the despised Nazi regime.
But the chilling realities of Hitler’s true intentions are exposed, to create a force that can never be beaten, a 4th Reich - The New World Order. A team of Nazi doctors and scientists were charged with generating a superior race. Their experiments and research would produce unspeakable evil and change the face of humanity forever. A small select brigade of soldiers from the British 3rd Infantry Division, under the command of the battle hardened Captain Bathurst embark on a dangerous quest to liberate Europe. Fighting their way through the French countryside, villages and war ravaged towns. Every advance they discover increasingly strange events until they reach an abandoned research facility where the true horrors begin.
A welder at a boat-and-sub-building yard adjusts her goggles before resuming work, October, 1943. By 1945, women comprised well over a third of the civilian labor force (in 1940, it was closer to a quarter) and millions of those jobs were filled in factories: building bombers, manufacturing munitions, welding, drilling and riveting for the war effort.