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USS Houston Wreck Found in Pacific Ocean

USS Houston Wreck Found in Pacific Ocean

By Brian Powell August 19, 2014

On the night of February 28, 1942, the USS Houston, nicknamed “The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast,” was engaged in a naval skirmish in the Battle of Sunda Strait off the coast of Java. The battle was precipitated by …

Mikhail Kalashnikov: Was He Guilty About the Ak-47? Mikhail Kalashnikov: Was He Guilty About the Ak-47?

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The deceased Russian designer of the Ak-47 may have just felt guilty months before his death in December. According to a heartfelt letter to Russia’s Orthodox Patriarch in April 2013, Mikhail Kalashnikov pondered on the notion that he may be …

Mikhail Kalashnikov, Pioneer of AK-47 Dies at 94 Mikhail Kalashnikov, Pioneer of AK-47 Dies at 94

Russian gun designer Mikhail Kalashnikov died on Monday 23 at the age of 94. He was well known for his creation of the AK-47, which became one of the most abundant machine guns that has ever been used in combat …

Doolittle Raid: Four of Eighty Men Still Living Doolittle Raid: Four of Eighty Men Still Living

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The “final reunion” of the men that took part in the Doolittle Raid took place at the US Air Force’s National Museum in Dayton, Ohio on Saturday. Only four men of the eighty men that were a part of the …

‘Stalingrad’ Takes Chinese Box Office By Storm ‘Stalingrad’ Takes Chinese Box Office By Storm

Stalingrad‘s depiction of the battle between Hitler and Stalin during World War II has taken the Chinese box office by storm. In fact, the 3-D movie has now become the highest-grossing Russian release to ever hit the Chinese box office. …

Clooney’s ‘The Monuments Men’ Delayed to 2014 Clooney’s ‘The Monuments Men’ Delayed to 2014

Back in September, Pixar’s massive release date pushback gave moviegoers the prospect of a 2014 without a single Pixar movie. Now, with less than two months to go before its original release date, the George Clooney movie The Monuments Men …

Massacre Oradour: German Leader Visits WWII Site Massacre Oradour: German Leader Visits WWII Site

The year is 1944, and it is June 10, a Saturday. It is idyllic and serene in Oradour-sur-Glane, or it would be, if the threat of war had not cast its shadow over the small town’s residents. In an instance …

Google Launches Hiroshima, Nagasaki Exhibits Google Launches Hiroshima, Nagasaki Exhibits

Google announced on Monday that it has collaborated with the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum on a group of online exhibits for the Google Cultural Institute. This month marks the 68th anniversary of the atomic …

Minnesota: Nazi Commander Found Living in the U.S. Minnesota: Nazi Commander Found Living in the U.S.

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A 94-year-old Nazi commander has allegedly been found living in the U.S. state of Minnesota. According to an Associated Press investiagation, Michael Karkoc lied when immigrating to the U.S. in 1949, claiming that he was not a member of the …

Japan Mayor Apologizes For Sex Slaves Comments
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Earlier this month, Osaka, Japan Mayor and co-leader of the Japan Restoration Party, Toru Hashimoto caused controversy by referring Japan’s policy of providing “comfort women” to soldiers in World War II as “necessary.” The women he referred to were taken …

Jolie, Coen Brothers Team Up on WWII POW Biopic

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Ethan and Joel Coen (the Coen brothers, most known for movies such as Fargo, No Country for Old Men, and The Big Lebowski) will be teaming up with Angelina Jolie on a screen adaptation …

Company of Heroes 2 Gameplay Trailer Released

Company of Heroes fans have been waiting a long time for a look at Company of Heroes 2, and THQ knows it. The publisher earlier this week even saw fit to gratuitously tease gamers with a teaser trailer for the …

Navajo Code Talker George Smith Dies at 90
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Flags all around the country are positioned at half mast today to honor a brave and noble American Indian George Smith, who aided in the United States’ defeat against the Japanese forces during World War II by sending encrypted messages …

Nazis Planned to Kill Churchill with Chocolate
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Nazis planned to kill Churchill with exploding chocolate? Apparently so. Although I’d like to think that some talented individual out there could make up a fictional scenario as ridiculous as this, I highly doubt it. According to secret papers exchanged …

Hitler Protected Jewish Vet During World War II
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Hitler protected a Jewish Vet during World War II, one historian recently discovered. In order to prevent the World War I veteran from falling prey to the genocide sweeping across the landscape, Hitler wrote a letter which effectively spared the …