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Operation Petticoat 1959 A submarine newly commissioned is damaged in the opening days of WW II. A captain (Cary Grant), looking for a command, insists he can get it to a dockyard and command it. Going slowly to this site, they find a stranded group of Army nurses and must take them aboard. How bad can it get? Trying to get a primer coat on the sub, they have to mix white and red in order to have enough. When forced to flee the dock during an air attack, they find themselves with the world's only Pink submarine, and 5 women yet! Here's a funny scene with Tony Curtis stealing a pig, which he names Seaman Hornsby, and then trying to hide it in the Officer's Head.
Tags: operation  petticoat  cary  grant  tony  curtis  joan  obrien  dina  merrill 
Added: 25th March 2008
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Posted By: Naomi
How to Show Gratitude to our Military Hereos If you go to a parade tomorrow and want to communicate your gratitude to them this is how!
Tags: operation    gratitude    campaign    military    army    navy    air    force    marines    thank    you   
Added: 26th May 2008
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Posted By: Steve
Featured Member - Marty I am one of six boys my mom and dad raised. Grew up in southeastern Michigan. Back then ya couldn't keep us in the house. No computers or cable TV, We made our own fun. Football, Baseball, Hockey, We even made our own Ice Rink every year. Went into the army 1980, thought gonna get drafted,wanted to get in before. Reagan just got into office The Hostages, Remember? Met my beautiful wife in the service. Lived in Germany a couple years,had such a great time. Been married going on 26 years. Lots of rough times but thats made us appreciate the good times. Did various jobs over the years. Cooked in lots of restaurants loved it but hated the hours. Weekends nights Holidays, Aargh. Just recently moved into our own Home, Own it! Such a Blessing, goes to show ya Do good, good things will come your way. To be included in the profiles of members is an honor to me. Such great people here! Thanks Steve for the Invite! Life Is Good!
Tags: Featured  Member  -  Marty 
Added: 2nd May 2008
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Posted By: Steve
Empress of Ireland Tragedy 1914 An almost forgotten maritime tragedy is the sinking of The Empress of Ireland, a trans-Atlantic ocean liner owned by the Canadian Pacific Steamship Company. At about 2 a.m. on May 29, 1914, during one of its regular voyages from Quebec City to Liverpool, it collided with the Norwegian ship Storstad in the cold waters of the St. Lawrence River. Out of the 1,477 passengers aboard, 1,012 perished. The high death toll was largely attributable to how quickly the ship sank (14 minutes) and that most of the passengers were in bed when the accident occurred. Among the dead were 167 Salvation Army musicians who were travelling to England to perform at a charity function. A Canadian inquiry into the disaster blamed the Storstad for the collision while a Norwegian inquiry blamed the Empress of Ireland. For years the Empress of Ireland was visited by scuba divers who plundered some of its valuables. However, it is now illegal to dive near the wreck as the Canadian government has declared it a maritime gravesite. (There are human remains inside the ship.) There are no living survivors from that awful night. The last one died in 1985.
Tags: Empress  of  Ireland  sinking 
Added: 29th April 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
France Falls to Germany 1940 History's greatest act of tit-for-tat: When the French Army surrendered to Nazi Germany in June 1940 during the Second World War, the Germans forced the French to sign the documents of surrender in Marshal Foch's railroad car--the very place where the Germans had been forced to sign the Armistice on November 11, 1918 that ended the First World War.
Tags: Second  World  War  French  surrender 
Added: 11th June 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Featured Member- ChowDog aka Steve I was born and raised an "Army Brat" in Ft. Campbell, KY(1956) and lived the Army life until I was 10 years old. At which time my dad went to Vietnam and moved us back to my mom's and his hometown of Rockingham, NC which I still call "home". I had the typical home life and my parents were the best in the world as far as I'm concerned. I have moved myself several times since then to include a tour in the Air Force from 1974-1978. Went to college at UNC-Greensboro from 1979-1981. Didn't graduate though. Got married and moved back to Rockingham. That one didn't work out! But good things come to those that wait and married the true love of my life, Mary, in 1995. We have lived in Myrtle Beach, SC since then, but prior to that we lived in Atlanta, GA. Life has sure had it's ups and downs, but my "best friend" Mary always seems to make them OK regardless of what happens. We don't have any children but we do have 2 dogs that have us trained very well! I've had several professions over my life time to include working for Campbell Soup for awhile. But the past few years I have been heavily involved in marine electronics installations with my own business up until 2007 when doctors told me my right hip and my back just couldn't take that any more. What do doctors know huh? At least that was my thinking but boy did they prove me wrong! (So did my back and hip!) Got a job with Kodak after that as Director of Photography and Training at the Hard Rock Theme Park in Myrtle Beach that went belly up after their first year and now on lay off. BUT WAIT! Someone actually bought the place and looks like I may be back at work. Keep those fingers crossed!!! I stumbled on to YRT about a year ago. And for awhile my wife would literally have to make me come to bed! I couldn't get enough of this site! The past few months I went through surgery on my back and was laid up for awhile, was getting better, got a nasty sinus infection and that laid me up as well! (Talk about bad luck!) But all is better and I'm back at it again with new stuff to upload. Steve has made on heck of a site! While I don't know him or others on here personally I can tell you out of all the sites on the internet this is most certainly my favorite. People like "Jedgwrn" who supplys tons of trivia, "Marty6697" with all those great videos (where does he find all that stuff????) and "Lava1964" who I believe has every single episode of "What's My Line"! (I love 'um Lava!!) There are others but I've bored everyone enough. :-) One things for sure, Steve deserves massive "Kudos" for all his efforts! A "YRT" fan forever... The other "Steve", "ChowDog"
Tags: Featured  Member-  ChowDog  aka  Steve 
Added: 12th March 2009
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Posted By: Steve
Notre Dame Four Horsemen 1924 Notre Dame defeated Army 13-7 in a college football game on October 18, 1924. Grantland Rice of the New York Herald-Tribune began his eloquent report this way: 'Outlined against a blue-grey October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as famine, pestilence, destruction and death. These are only aliases. Their real names are Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden. They formed the crest of the South Bend cyclone before which another fighting Army team was swept over the precipice at the Polo Grounds this afternoon as 55,000 spectators peered down upon the bewildering panorama spread out upon the green plain below.' Rice's article was terrific, but what really made Notre Dame's Four Horsemen famous was this photograph. Once the victorious Irish arrived back on campus, team publicity man George Strickler posed Harry Stuhldreher, Don Miller, Jim Crowley, and Elmer Layden atop horses borrowed from a local livery stable. The photograph was widely circulated and Notre Dame's 1924 backfield became legendary.
Tags: Notre  Dame  Four  Horsemen 
Added: 16th June 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Stripes  Music Video Ivan Reitman's classic army comedy with Bill Murray featuring one of the late, great Elmer Bernstein's best scores. 1981
Tags: Movie  Stripes    Music  Video 
Added: 19th June 2008
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Posted By: rickfmdj
Glenn Miller Disappearance Renowned band leader Glenn Miller's disappearance in 1944 has led to some interesting speculation. On December 15, 1944, Miller, a major in the U.S. Army, and two other military personnel departed from an RAF base in England in a small aircraft bound for Paris. Miller was scheduled to meet with his band and begin a concert tour for U.S troops in recently liberated areas of France. Miller's airplane never arrived. No wreckage nor any bodies were ever found. The prevailing wisdom is that bad weather over the English Channel caused the plane to crash into the sea killing all aboard. Two other possibilities have emerged: That same day a squadron of bombers destined for Germany had their mission aborted because of the inclement weather. Unable to return with their payload of explosives, the squadron was ordered to jettison their bombs into the English Channel. Years later one aviator claimed some of the discarded bombs accidentally caused a small aircraft flying below the squadron--which could have been Miller's--to crash into the sea. A more lurid tale claims Miller landed safely in France but died of a heart attack in a Parisian brothel. According to this yarn, Miller's seedy death was covered up by the military for propaganda reasons. This latter rumor circulated during the war and was given new life when the German tabloid Bild reprinted the brothel tale in 1997. Miller biographers consider that story to be sheer nonsense. They rightly ask, 'What became of Flight Officer John Morgan and Lt. Col. Norman F. Baessell (the other two men aboard Miller's plane) who also vanished?'
Tags: Glenn  Miller  disappearance 
Added: 14th July 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
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

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