As a kid growing up I like most young boys was fascinated by war and guns etc. This documentary series by Thames Television UK soon gave me the idea that war was not fun. This in my opinion is still one of the best documentary series and is still as poignant now as it was then. There also was no warning telling you that some scenes may be upsetting.
Added: 13th August 2008
Posted By: donmac101
Filmed near the site of contemporaneous nuclear testing grounds, the set was contaminated by nuclear fallout. After location shooting, much dirt from the location was transported back to Hollywood in order to match interior shooting done there. Scores of cast and crew members developed forms of cancer over the next two decades, many more than the normal percentage of a random group of this size. Quite a few died from cancer or cancer-related problems, including John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Pedro Armendáriz (who shot himself to death soon after learning he had terminal cancer), Agnes Moorehead, 'Thomas Gomez' , John Hoyt and director Dick Powell. People magazine researched the subsequent health of the cast and crew, which it published in November 1980. By the time of the article's publication, 91 of the 220 members of the film's cast and crew had contracted cancer, and half of these had died from the disease. The figures did not include several hundred local American Indians who served as extras on the set. Nor did it include relatives who had visited cast and crew members on the set, such as the Duke's son Michael Wayne. The People article quoted the reaction of a scientist from the Pentagon's Defense Nuclear Agency to the news: "Please, God, don't let us have killed John Wayne".
Added: 16th September 2008
Posted By: pfc
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."
American Pathe News
BBC Worldwide Library
Library of Congress
Reuters Television Library
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
fanfare for the common man
where eagles dare
battle for britain
victory at sea suite
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
Added: 25th September 2008
Posted By: dalecaruso
My name is Stacy, I'm 41 and I live in Texas. I am the youngest of 5. My siblings were 13, 14, 19 and 24 when I was born. My first five years were filled with the greatest 60s and 70s music around blaring all the time thanks to my then teenage brother and sister. My brother had tons of records and I listened to them every chance I got. I was allowed to stay home alone in the summer when I was around 8-12. The lady next door was my sitter but she let me hang out in my house and would just come check on me. Its was fabulous. I sat around and ate and watched television all summer!
My husbands name is Lance and he is in the Tx Army Guard and went to Iraq for a year. We have 3 boys Cody is 21, Trevan is 11 and Grant is 7.
We have two dogs Simona and Moose also we have two cockatiels names Jax and Cate.
We also have one boring turtle. We had two but Grant put him on the washing machine and the next minute he was gone.
As for jobs, I was a cheerleading coach from 1990 until 2007. I owned my own program from 1998 to 2007. I retired in 2007.I was a photographer in high school and our year books are loaded with pictures I took. I continued that hobby well into adulthood. In 2004 I opened a free gallery of my "stock" type photos. My photos have been used in tons of stuff. Ive been the cover of at least 3 books that I know of. A handful of magazines, My photos have been used in two games, hundreds of advertisements and one was recently featured on Good Morning America.
While my husband was in Bosnia I bought Photoshop and taught myself. I got so good I began teaching online classes.
My main thing right now is home schooling my kids. Cody is out of school but Trevan is in 6th and Grant is in 1st. I started home schooling with Cody way back in 1992 so its really not a challenge anymore. Its great fun and I enjoy having my kids with me pretty much all the time.
I collect movies and I have over 1000 of them. Do you know how much room that takes up? As I said in my bio I'm slightly obsessed with Oscar. I never miss him and I have stuffed lots of Academy Award trivia in my head. I love old stuff and collect barbies, sesame street stuff, star wars stuff, and tons of other stuff I don't need. Ill be sure and post some pix soon.
Future plans are to sell our house (were packing now) and buy an RV and be full timers.
Added: 31st March 2009
Posted By: Steve
On the evening of August 2, 1923, Warren G. Harding, the 29th president of the United States, died suddenly in a room at the Palace Hotel in San Francsico. He was 57 years old. Harding was in the midst of a west coast trip, but he had taken ill as his train rolled through Seattle. Almost immediately, the rumors surrounding his passing began. There was no official cause of Harding's death. Some sources claim it was a fatal case of food poisoning; others claim it was a heart attack or a stroke. Despite his wife and his nurses being frequently in and out of the room, the time of Harding's death could not be pinned down any more specifically than between 7 and 7:30 p.m. Florence Harding had her husband's body embalmed and ready for a funeral train back to Washington within an hour of the president's death, thus no autopsy could be performed. (California had no mandatory autopsy laws at the time.) Although Harding was a perfect candidate for poor health--he was a heavy smoker and drinker, plagued by stress, who rarely exercised--there are those who think Mrs. Harding had something to do with her husband's demise. According to the conspiracy theorists, Mrs. Harding either wanted to spare Warrren G. the shame of the scandals about his administration that were soon to surface--or she took revenge over her hubby's numerous extra-marital trysts. Those who don't think anything was amiss point to Harding's declining health at the hands of a quack homeopathic physician and Harding's generally poor living habits. Maybe Harding himself sensed the end was near: Before leaving for the west coast, Harding had written a new will. He had also curiously sold the Marion (OH) Star, his hometown newspaper, which he had bought with the intent of running it after he retired from politics.
Added: 25th January 2009
Posted By: Lava1964
Bob Bogle, lead guitarist and co-founder of the rock band The Ventures, known for 1960s instrumental hits like "Walk, Don't Run," and "Telsta", has died at age 75.
Don Wilson, the band's other co-founder, stated that Bogle became ill over the weekend and died Sunday.
The band sold millions of albums and heavily influenced other rock guitarists. It was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2008.
Among its other hits were "Perfidia" and the theme from "Hawaii Five-O."
The band got its start in 1958 in Tacoma. Bogle played lead and bass and Wilson played rhythm guitar. They were soon joined by Nokie Edwards, another guitarist, and drummer Howie Johnson, later replaced by Mel Taylor.
Added: 16th June 2009
Posted By: Naomi
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