As often with historic writings we can see that they are written from one site, shedding a light from the victor, presenting themselves always better than the other.
Can you imagine what the history books would look like when Germany would have won World War II?
Take note of:
- violence + attitude towards violence – normal fact of life.
- historians tried to delete or massage one side of the history, while keeping the opposite side’s in full, and often adding to it.
- 102-year-old Knoxville vet says he’d do it again (local8now.com)
Did you know a 102-year-old veteran lives in Knoxville?
Luke Hardin served in the Army during both World War II and the Korean War.
- Walk on Water: A Film About World War II Set In 2005 (gizmodo.com)
Most of us are the children or grandchildren of the generation that fought in World War II—we have the luxury of thinking about the war as history. In the great 2005 movie Walk on Water, we watch as the descendants of both German and Jewish grandparents grapple with their predecessors’ actions in the present.
- Antique Technique Properly Dating Your Signs (smartsign.com)
Humans are a perceptive species, with the ability to process data at an incredible speed. Each day, we are bombarded with information, the majority of which comes from various types of signage. Advertisements, street signs, and business signs are just a few of the different inputs that people absorb each day. Hence, the ability to evaluate and discern the validity and era of the signs we are confronted with is a valuable skill. For example, a sign that reads “Carriage Parking Here” is probably a bit dated and can be disregarded. But what if you’re confronted with content that’s a bit more vague? A sign that says “Warning: Carriages Cannot See Pedestrians” is harder to place along a timeline, especially when posted near a store that rents carriages.
- Sen. Blumenthal to present World War II vet with medals nearly 70 years later (wtnh.com)
The long wait is almost over for a Connecticut veteran who did not receive military medals for his World War II service nearly seven decades ago.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal is set to finally present the medals to 91-year-old Vincent Meli at a senior home in Greenwich on Monday morning.
- Local vet shares his memories of World War II (radioboston.wbur.org)
Ed Clark, of Medford, Mass, who served in World War II all over Europe: from the Battle of the Bulge, to Remagen to the occupation of Berlin. He came home with a lot of memories — and his typewriter: A deep maroon Royal portable, called an Aristocrat, which he’s had since he was 16 years old.
- Veterans Day – 2014 (weaselzippers.us)
In the aftermath of World War II and the Korean War, Armistice Day became Veterans Day, a holiday dedicated to American veterans of all wars.
- Comfort Women (lawyersgunsmoneyblog.com)
The level of denial in Japan over forced prostitution, rape, and colonized Korean “comfort women” in World War II is remarkable. Instead, the Japanese government’s narrative is that Japan is the victim in this story.
At some point in studying various cultures of the world you come to the conclusion that the portion of the population that we now refer to as wingnuts in the US is present in every human population everywhere. It appears to be a genetic component of humanity and to have evolved very early in species development. You’d think that in the long and varied span of human history there would be some instances in which the wingnuts managed to, through rage and fury, kill all of themselves off in some ill-advised war. And there are a few remote tribes here and there where that may have happened and the survivors are predominantly of collaborative, empathetic natures – but in most cases through interbreeding the wingnut genes appears to have been revived and to thrive. At the same time, the wingnut genes also never survive as the majority of the population, probably because doing so insures their self-destruction.
- NC library donates Nazi photos to Holocaust Museum (bismarcktribune.com)
A collection of photographs of Nazi Germany during World War II now belongs to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., after spending decades in North Carolina.
The Perquimans County Library donated three volumes that depict Germany in 1939-41, The Daily Advance of Elizabeth City reported (http://bit.ly/1ESoEpG). The volumes have a German title that translates as “Greater Germany in the Affairs of the World.”
Most of the photo albums were prepared as gifts for Nazi party leaders and contained photographs of German cities, official construction projects, art works, and Nazi activities, according to research by the Library of Congress.
- NC library donates Nazi photos to Holocaust Museum (nwitimes.com)
The opening page of the 1939 volume includes a credit to Henrich Hoffman, who served as Adolf Hitler’s official photographer. Hoffman served four years in prison after he was captured in 1945. He died in 1957.
The books were donated to the North Carolina library by Clement Jordan on behalf of his son, Joseph, who served in the Army after World War II. It wasn’t clear exactly how the Jordans came across the books.
- After World War II Great Briton is Reduced to Little Briton (dailytwocents.com)
Hitler and the Second World War however sounded the death knell of the empire. In retrospect the victory over Germany was a Phyrric victory. Just 2 years after the end of the war, Great Briton was reduced to little Briton as the Empire collapsed like a pack of cards. Hitler thus in a way had the last laugh. Even in defeat he had achieved the impossible, the dismemberment of the Empire.