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Tokio Kid WWII Propaganda Posters During the Second World War, the U.S. government produced a series of anti-Japanese propaganda posters featuring a caricature dubbed the Tokio Kid. (Tokio was a common spelling of Tokyo at the time.) These posters, featuring absurd exaggerations of Asian facial features and pidgin English, warned Americans that wasteful habits and slacking off on the job could aid the enemy.
Tags: Tokio  Kid  propaganda  Second  World  War 
Added: 2nd March 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964
The Andrew Sisters Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy This really fits after Teresa's post of the Andrew Sisters. At the beginning of World War II, the War department, through the Army Services Forces — Special Services Division, distributed thousands of shellac phonograph records (V DISCS) to Army Forces throughout the world, this was one of them.
Tags: the  andrew  sisters  boogie  woogie  bugle  boy    WWII  music 
Added: 5th October 2007
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Posted By: Naomi
1974 - Japanese WWII Soldier Finally Surrenders Hiroo Onoda, a Japanese soldier, refused to believe the Second World War had ended--and continued his mission of clandestine sabotage for twenty-nine years. On December 26, 1944, Onoda was sent to Lubang Island in the Philippines. His orders were to hamper enemy activity on the island, including destroying the airstrip and the pier at the harbor. Onoda's orders also stated that under no circumstances was he to surrender or take his own life. When he landed on the island, Onoda joined forces with other Japanese soldiers. The officers in the group all outranked Onoda, which prevented him from carrying out his assignment. United States and Filipino forces retook Luband Island when they landed on February 28, 1945. Within a short time, all but Onoda and three other soldiers had either died or surrendered. Onoda, who had been promoted to lieutenant, ordered the men to take to the hills. Onoda continued his campaign as a Japanese holdout, initially living in the mountains with three fellow soldiers (Akatsu, Shimada and Kozuka). Although hostilities ceased in August 1945, Onoda and his comrades were oblivious to Japan's unconditional surrender. Thus the foursome carried out guerrilla activities, killed some 30 Filipino citizens, and engaged in several shootouts with the police for years. As early as 1945 Onoda saw a leaflet saying the war had ended, but he and his comrades thought it was enemy propaganda. They continued their bloody raids against local farmers and police. Even leaflets from General Tomoyuki Yamashita of the Fourteenth Area Army failed to convince the maverick soldiers to capitulate. One of the four, Yuichi Akatsu, walked away from the others in September 1949 and surrendered to Filipino forces in 1950 after six months on his own. In 1952 letters and family pictures were dropped from aircraft urging the remaining three to surrender, but they concluded it too was a ruse. Shimada was shot in the leg during a gun battle with local fishermen in June 1953. Onoda nursed him back to health. On May 7, 1954, Shimada was killed by a shot fired by a search party. Kozuka was killed by two shots fired by local police on October 19, 1972, leaving Onoda alone. He and Onoda were burning local farmers' rice harvest as part of their guerrilla activities. On February 20, 1974, Onoda met a young Japanese man, Norio Suzuki, who was on a personal quest to find him. Onoda described this moment in a 2010 interview: "This hippie boy Suzuki came to the island to listen to the feelings of a Japanese soldier. Suzuki asked me why I would not come out..." Onoda and Suzuki became friends, but Onoda still refused to surrender, saying that he was waiting for orders from a superior officer. Suzuki returned to Japan with photographs of himself and Onoda as proof of their encounter. The Japanese government located Onoda's commanding officer, Major Yoshimi Taniguchi, who had become a bookseller in civilian life. On March 9, 1974, Taniguchi met with Onoda and persuaded him to surrender. Onoda turned over his sword, his rifle (still in working order), 500 rounds of ammunition, and several hand grenades, as well as a dagger his mother had given him in 1944. Though he had killed numerous civilians since the war's end, Onoda received a pardon from Filipino president Ferdinand Marcos. Upon his return to Japan, Onoda was uncomfortable with his celebrity status and the erosion of traditional Japanese values. Onoda moved to Brazil where he became a successful cattle rancher. He occasionally returned to Japan to promote conservative causes, including organizing educational camps for wayward Japanese youths. As of December 2013, Onoda was still alive at age 91.
Tags: WWII  Japanese  soldier  surrenders  1974 
Added: 28th December 2013
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Posted By: Lava1964
Memories of Danny Kaye Danny was born David Daniel Kaminsky in Brooklyn in 1913, the son of an immigrant Russian tailor. After dropping out of high school he worked for a radio station and later as a comedian in the Catskills. After his solo success in the Catskills, he joined the dancing act of Harvey and Young in 1933. On opening night he lost his balance and the audience broke into a roar of laughter. He would later incorporate this into his act. Enjoying growing popularity in 1939, Danny won over the Broadway crowd that same year with his show-stopping comic singing in "Lady in the Dark," in which he rattled off the names of more than fifty polysyllabic Russian composers in 39 seconds in a song called "Tchaikovsky." Throughout the early 1940's he performed night club acts, on Broadway, and to support the troops overseas during WWII. Though he appeared in his first film in 1937, it wasn’t until almost 10 years later that his film career hit its stride. Throughout his career he starred in seventeen movies, including THE KID FROM BROADWAY (1946), THE SECRET LIFE OF WALTER MITTY (1947), THE INSPECTOR GENERAL (1949), HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN (1952), and the incomparable THE COURT JESTER (1956). In one of his final performances, he proved the versatility of his talent and earned rave reviews for his impassioned portrayal of a Holocaust survivor in the 1981 television movie SKOKIE. In 1987 Danny died of a heart attack in Los Angeles. An amazing actor, singer, dancer, comic, and all-around entertainer, he was a Renaissance man off the stage as well as on, where he was a celebrated chef, a baseball team owner, and an airplane pilot, flying everything from Piper Cubs to Boeing 747’s. His deep and continued commitment to the betterment of the people of the world was an inspiration, and his intelligent humor created a style all his own that made him one of the most beloved entertainers of his time. In a clip from the 1952 film "Hans Christian Andersen", Danny shows off his incredible style with "Inchworm.
Tags: danny  kaye  actors  singers  comedians 
Added: 7th November 2007
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Posted By: Sophia
They Are Not Forgotten For all the heroes of WWII. For all those who cared enough about freedom to fight and die. Veterans from many countries are represented on this video. Thank you for all you did.
Tags: world  war  II  veterans  tribute 
Added: 11th November 2007
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Posted By: Babs64
Rosie the Riveter Here are some great photos from the Library of Congress. I first heard about this when I was a kid, from my mom, who worked as a riveter for an aircraft plant during WWII. Rosie was an actual person, a riveter from Kentucky who represented the six million women who worked in the manufacturing plants that produced munitions and material during World War II. These women took the places of the male workers who were absent fighting in the Pacific and European theaters. The character is now considered a feminist icon in the US, and a herald of women's economic power to come. Rosie and her slogan were featured on posters, magazines, and more. These hard working women were paid a whopping $31.21 a week compared to men who brought home $54.65. Now....over 60 years later we're still fighting for equal pay!
Tags: rosie  the  riveter 
Added: 22nd January 2008
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Posted By: Naomi
D-Day June 6 1944 Tags: Britannica    D-Day    Normany    WWII    Eisenhower    War    Hitler    History    Education    Reference   
Added: 6th June 2008
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Posted By: Old Fart
In The Mood The Glenn Miller orchestra. Love the sound of the Big Bands!
Tags: This  is  so!  WWII  Awesome! 
Added: 14th July 2008
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Posted By: Marty6697
Remembering Home Remembering Home Letters from home brought more than messages from wives and sweethearts, for these young men it brought visions of home. Of the simple, everyday things that were once taken for granted. Photos The Library of Congress S.O. Fisher Collection Lynchburg History Foundation United States Army Signal Corps. Music Glen Miller Moonlight Serenade Stardust Bob Hope and Shirley Ross Thanks for the Memories Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera Lynn Snow conceived and produced by Dale Caruso
Tags:   veterans    day    WWII    1940s    Remembering    Home 
Added: 25th September 2008
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Posted By: dalecaruso
In Their Own Words In Their Own Words .. Remembering the Forgotten Theater of World War II The China - Burma - India Theater Throughout the history of the world, in times of peril and aggression, nations have called upon their military forces for defense against their enemies. Our country has been very fortunate for, whenever the men and women who comprise our Army, Navy, air forces and other services have been called upon; they have served their country bravely and faithfully, regardless of where they were sent or what they were asked to do. Many Americans remember their dedicated service and are appreciative of their performances, but, too soon after the danger is over, the services of these veterans fade into oblivion. — 1st Lt. Albert O. Wilkat CBI Veteran, Pilot, 2nd Troop Carrier Squadron, USAAF to the men of Merrill's Marauders to the pilots and crews of the Burma Banshees and to ALL who served in the CBI "When you get back, tell them of us and say For your tomorrow, we gave our today." Flim Clips American Pathe News BBC Worldwide Library Grinberg Libraries Library of Congress National Archives Paramount News Reuters Television Library The Veterans 88thFS, 80thFG Burma Banshees Captain Kenneth Wilbur Thomas 5307th Composite Unit Merrill's Marauders Private Kermit A. Bushur Second Lieutenant Herbert Clofine Technician Four Lester Lawrence Hollenback Staff Sergeant Warner Katz Staff Sergeant Robert E. Passanisi Captain Philip B. Piazza Technician Five Sigmund S. Bialosky 1891st Engineer Aviation Battalion Frank D. Girard Air Transport Command Lieutenant Colonel George J. Laben 2nd Troop Carrier Sq, 343rd Group, 10th AF Sergeant Earl Lester Mahl 613th Field Artillery Battalion Cpt. James Edward Rice Air Transport Command music fanfare for the common man Aaron Copeland where eagles dare 633 squadron battle for britain Ron Goodwin victory at sea suite Richard Rodgers conceived and produced by For more information on the China - Burma - India Theater of Operations, we highly recommend CHINA - BURMA - INDIA Remembering the Forgotten Theater of World War II http://cbi-theater.home.comcast.net
Tags:   WWII    Veterans    CBI    China    Burma    India    Merrill 
Added: 25th September 2008
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Posted By: dalecaruso

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