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World War II Stories: The Curious Tale Of An Extreme Jinxed Ship

The jinxed ship called the USS William D. Porter (DD-579). During WWII, the Allies had a ship so jinxed it destroyed itself by nearly destroying something else. The USS William D. Porter (DD-579) was named in honor of Commodore William D….

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World War II Stories: Afrika Korps’ Last Soldier Surrendered In1985 After 40 Years On The Run

The last soldier surrendered. During World War II around 450,000 German soldiers were imprisoned in 700 camps across the United States. After the war ended, these prisoners were repatriated to Germany.  But seven of them escaped and disappeared into the…

How Fanta Was Created for Nazi Germany
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World War II Stories: How Fanta Was Created for Nazi Germany

Fanta for Nazi Germany. It’s February 1944 and Berlin is attempting to recover from American aerial bombing. But life and industry continues on the city’s outskirts. In farmhouses, bottles clang and a mix of ex-convicts, Chinese laborers, and other workers…

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World War II Stories – Hitler And The Occult. The People He Killed

Hitler and the occult. The rise of the Nazi regime which led to the occupation of several countries and the extraction and eradication of countless Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, aged, disabled and children did not happen by accident. It was a…

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World War II Stories: Rare Historical Photographs Of The Dunkirk Evacuation

The Dunkirk evacuation, code-named Operation Dynamo, also known as the Miracle of Dunkirk, was the evacuation of Allied soldiers during World War II from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk, in the north of France, between 26 May and 4 June 1940. The operation commenced after large numbers…

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World War II Stories : The Resistance At Westerplatte

The city of Danzig was home to a lengthy territorial dispute between the Germans and Poles who inhabited it and had been declared a free city by the League of Nations. In late August 1939, the Schleswig-Holstein, a German World War I–era battleship,…

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World War II Stories: Bomber Plane Captures U-Boat

Bomber plane captures U-Boat. On August 27, 1941, U-boat U-570, captained by Kapitanleutnant Hans-Joachim Rahmlow, surfaced off the coast of Iceland. Almost immediately, it was spotted by James Thompson, the acting leader of a British squadron based in Iceland who was on an anti-submarine…

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World War II Stories: WW2 German Ace Stumbled Across A Crippled B-17 And Escorted It Home

WW2 German Ace escorts crippled B-17 home. Warfare is not really a place for humanity, ethics and morals, but the Christmas Truce of WWII was a true example of a moment of humanity. The heroic actions of a German Luftwaffe…

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World War II Stories: Operation Jericho – A Rescue Mission That Turned Deadly

Operation Jericho was an air raid conducted by the RAF with the goal of freeing the captives of the Nazi-held Amiens prison in France. The raid happened on 18 February 1944, and though it wasn’t a large-scale operation, its precision…

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World War II Stories: The Ready Made British Resistance

The Story The ready-made British resistance. After the disastrous campaign in France in 1940, the remnants of the British Expeditionary Force and the Free French Forces found themselves critically short of vehicles, ammunition, and other equipment. This led to the…

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World War II Stories: Albert Goering, The Anti-Nazi Brother Of Hermann

War Stories: Albert Goering, The Anti-Nazi Brother Of Hermann Albert Goering was born on 9 March 1895 in the Berlin suburb of Friedenau. He was the fifth child of the former Reichskommissar to German South-West Africa and German Consul General to Haiti, Heinrich Ernst Göring, and his wife Franziska “Fanny”…

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World War II Stories: Bombers Of The Second World War – Capt. Donald Macintosh

Second World War Two bombers. The Lancaster is probably the most famous of all the bombers of the Second World War. According to Capt. Donald Macintosh (ex-Second-World-War bomber pilot and author) it was a lot smoother to fly than the…

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World War II Stories: The Marine Carrying An Aircraft Machine Gun On Iwo Jima

This is the story of a marine carrying a aircraft machine gun one of Japan’s Volcano Islands called Iwo Jima. He took out over twenty Japanese troops and saved a number of his fellow Marines who had been wounded in…

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World War II Stories: Pearl Harbor – Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition

Desperate times call for desperate measures. When Pearl Harbor was hit in a surprise attack at dawn, in 1941, the scattered American forces were pinned down by the charging Japanese Zero planes. The Legend The legend says that during the…