The day that evil and arrogance was hung.

On May 31st 1962 Adolf Eichmann was executed for his crimes by hanging. I have read a lot about Eichmann and have seen a lot of documentaries. He was a particularly evil man, he never showed any remorse for all the crimes he committed or ordered to be carried out. Throughout his trial he remainedContinue reading “The day that evil and arrogance was hung.”

Your job in Germany and Our Job in Japan.

Cat in the hat;How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and It’s a Wonderful Life are not stories you would associate with WWII or propaganda, and yet they have a distinct ,albeit indirect link to WWII propaganda movies. The name Theodor Seuss Geisel will mean little to many people,although there is a hint in his name which givesContinue reading “Your job in Germany and Our Job in Japan.”

Nazi War criminals in Ireland

Before I start I have to say I love Ireland and I love living here, but like most nations in the world Ireland too has some black pages in its history. Although Ireland was supposed to be neutral, at times it took that neutrality too far, Sending condolences to Germany after Hitler died was aContinue reading “Nazi War criminals in Ireland”

Jacques Cousteau-Oceanic explorer,Naval officer and Resistance fighter.

Before David Attenborough explored the oceans in the Blue Planet, Jacques Cousteau had been doing it for decades and he did much more then that. When it comes to Oceanic exploration he literally wrote the book. The title ” The Silent World” was released this day 65 years ago. As a kid I would beContinue reading “Jacques Cousteau-Oceanic explorer,Naval officer and Resistance fighter.”

Flight 19-The Lost squadron

The Bermuda Triangle’s reputation as a boat and plane-devouring chasm was first sealed in December 1945, when a group of five U.S. Navy Avenger torpedo bombers known as “Flight 19” vanished in the Atlantic off the coast of Florida. No sign of the Avengers was ever found, and a Navy seaplane sent to rescue themContinue reading “Flight 19-The Lost squadron”

Denazification-a small price to pay for a Genocide.

After the liberation of Germany in May 1945 the Allied Powers initiated a comprehensive denazification program. Its purpose was to eradicate National Socialist thought from political, economic as well as intellectual and cultural life. As a first step the NSDAP and its subdivisions were prohibited, Nazi laws were abolished and the external signs and symbolsContinue reading “Denazification-a small price to pay for a Genocide.”

When did WWII really end-Was the cold war really cold?

It can be argued that WWII never really ended or that the cold war wasn’t really all that cold. Immediately after WWII, in fact technically still during the War in the Pacific,Indonesia declared it’s independence triggering an armed conflict with the Dutch and British. Under pressure from radical and politicised pemuda (‘youth’) groups, Sukarno and Hatta proclaimed IndonesianContinue reading “When did WWII really end-Was the cold war really cold?”

Do cry for me Argentina- The other side of Evita Peron

The former first lady of Argentina has been accused of accepting Nazi treasures stolen from wealthy families during the Holocaust in return for using her country as a safe haven.  According to a new book, Eva Peron and her husband, former president Juan Peron, kept quiet about the number of Nazis who were hiding out inContinue reading “Do cry for me Argentina- The other side of Evita Peron”

The heart broken widow bride

Marine Sergeant Lena Basilone was the wife of Medal of Honor winner John Basilone,one of the famous Marines every Marine Corps recruit learns about at boot camp. He is often discussed in Marine Corps history classes but no one ever mentions that his wife was a Marine too. John Basilone (November 4, 1916 – FebruaryContinue reading “The heart broken widow bride”

Operation Paperclips-Evil deeds rewarded.

Operation Paperclip (also Project Paperclip) was the code name for the O.S.S.–U.S. Military rescue of scientists from Nazi Germany, during the terminus and aftermath of World War II. In 1945, the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency was established with direct responsibility for effecting Operation Paperclip. The primary purpose for Operation Paperclip was for the U.S. toContinue reading “Operation Paperclips-Evil deeds rewarded.”