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Katyn Forest Massacre - 1940 One of the most horrifying events during the Second World War was the Katyn Forest massacres which occurred in the spring of 1940. About half the officer corps of Poland was put to death by the Soviet Union's secret police (NKVD). In August 1939 Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union--two ideological enemies--shocked the world by signing a non-aggression pact. As part of the deal, Germany was allowed a free hand to invade Poland from the west on September 1. The Soviets would invade from the east half a month later. The Poles were utterly overwhelmed. The Soviet Red Army met almost no opposition as the Polish Army was told by its government to not confront the Russians. In effect, conquered Poland was divided into two sections: one controlled by Nazi Germany, the other under the heel of the Soviet Union. Polish prisoners in the Soviet Sphere numbered about 30,000. At least 22,000 were executed methodically by gunshots to the back of their heads from close range. Along with most of the Polish officer corps, numerous intellectuals, journalists, doctors, lawyers, and professors were also killed by the NKVD on the special order of Josef Stalin. Their corpses were hastily buried in mass graves in the Katyn Forest. After the Germans attacked the Soviet Union in 1941, they learned about the mas graves. Sensing a propaganda bonanza that would demonize the USSR, they exhumed thousands of corpses. International Red Cross officials and top forensic scientists were called in by the Germans to make a report. They all agreed the massacre was done by the Soviets. Some Allied POWs were also brought in to witness the scene. One American agreed, saying the Russians were undeniably to blame. After reconquering the area, the Soviets blamed the Germans for the massacre. It took until 1990 before the Soviet Union accepted responsibility for the mass extermination of the cream of Poland's officer corps and much of its intellectual community half a century before.
Tags: Katyn  Forest  massacre  NKVD  Second  World  War 
Added: 11th June 2015
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Posted By: Lava1964
Bob Beamon Shatters Long Jump Record Back in 2007 I posted another video on this topic, but this one is much better in quality--and substance. To me this clip shows the greatest single individual accomplishment in the history of sports: Bob Beamon obliterating the world record for the long jump in 1968. Going into the Mexico City Olympics, Bob Beamon was having a bad year on the international athletics circuit. His teammate, Ralph Boston, was thought to be the best hope for the USA to win the gold medal in the long jump. That all changed on the first jump of the finals. Beamon executed a technically flawless leap and seemed to accelerate in mid air. When he landed there was a problem: Beamon had surpassed the officials' ability to measure the jump with the equipment they had available. The existing world record was 27 feet 4.75 inches. During the tense time when everyone was waiting for a measurement, Boston told Beamon, "Bob, I think it's past 29 feet." Incredulous, Beamon replied, "What happened to 28 feet?" After an agonizingly long delay because an old-fashioned tape measure had to be found, Beamon's jump was measured at 8.90 meters. That's 29 feet 2.5 inches. Beamon had surpassed the old mark by 21.75 inches. To put that into proper perspective, in the previous 32 years the world record for the long jump had advanced only eight inches. Beamon started to celebrate but was quickly overcome by the enormity of what he had done. He collapsed on the infield and wept uncontrollably; his body became limp like a rag doll. Some people credit Beamon's leap to the high altitude of Mexico City, but if that were the case it would have helped the other jumpers too. No one else even came close to the old world record! Beamon's record stood for nearly 23 years. Although it was broken by Mike Powell in 1991, Beamon's jaw-dropping achievement is a testament to untapped human potential.
Tags: Bob  Beamon  long  jump  world  record  Mexico  City  Olympics 
Added: 27th June 2015
Views: 1124
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Posted By: Lava1964
Jailhouse Rock Commercial Tags: Jailhouse  Rock  commercial  Elvis  Presley  Elvis  the  Pelvis  Ted  Steele  TV  Star  Rock  and  Roll  The  King  of  Rock  and  Roll  1957  movie  Blackboard  Jungle  Kid  Sings  Fights  Dances  Falls  In  Love  Teen  Teenager  Judy  Tyler  Mickey  Shaughnessy  MGM  Metro  Goldwyn  Mayer  Avon  Production  Rockabilly  Jerry  Leiber  Mike  Stoller  first  hit  Shifty  Henry  Purple  Gang  Sad  Sack   
Added: 15th July 2015
Views: 1240
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Posted By: Cliffy
Troggs- Wild Thing Peaked at #1 July 30, 1966
Tags: Troggs-  Wild  Thing    Chip  Taylor  The  Wild  Ones  Peaked  at  #1  July  30,  1966  Rock  and  Roll  Classic  Rock 
Added: 30th July 2015
Views: 986
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Posted By: Music Maiden
Tippee Toes Introduced in 1967 the doll continued into the 80's making little girls happy.
Tags: Mattel  doll  Tippee  Toes  stroller  girl  toy  1967 
Added: 31st August 2015
Views: 665
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Posted By: Freckles
Remington Computer Commercial Tags: Remington  Computer  Commercial    UNIVAC  mainframe  computer  payroll  business 
Added: 3rd September 2015
Views: 1325
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Posted By: Cliffy
Rolling Out Of Bed Is Easy..... Tags: Rolling  Out  Of  Bed  Is  Easy  Getting  Off  The  Floor  Is  The  Hard  Part  Comics  on  Agin 
Added: 28th September 2015
Views: 1108
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Posted By: Freckles
McCormick Sloppy Joes Mix Tags: McCormick  Sloppy  Joes  Mix  ground  beef  kids  food  hamburger  roll 
Added: 12th October 2015
Views: 796
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Posted By: Cliffy
3 Dog Nights Cory Wells Passes Sad to report 3 Dog Night's founder Cory Wells passed away suddenly on October 20, 2015 at the age of 74. He had been touring with the band until September 2015 when he developed "severe back pain." No cause of death was given.
Tags: 3  Dog  Nights  Cory  Wells  Try  a  Little  Tenderness  70's  music  rock  and  roll 
Added: 21st October 2015
Views: 745
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Posted By: Steve
Family Feud - Mutual Friends Answer One of the first clips I ever posted on this website was the famous 'September' answer from a 1982 episode of Family Feud--and host Richard Dawson's uncontrollable reaction to it. Here's another answer that renders Richard equally helpless.
Tags: Family  Feud  Richard  Dawson  Mutual  Friends 
Added: 26th October 2015
Views: 1259
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Posted By: Lava1964

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