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Fail Safe 1964 great movie, but tense!
Tags: Fail-Safe    Fonda    Hagman    Matthau    suspense    bombers   
Added: 19th June 2008
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Posted By: Teresa
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
Jayne Mansfield Interview 1957 - Blonde bombshell Jayne Mansfield affirms she'd rather be an actress than a star. On this CBC-TV clip from "Tabloid" the pin-up legend discusses her meteoric rise to fame.
Tags: Jayne  Mansfield 
Added: 11th June 2009
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Posted By: Carl1957
USS Forrestal Burns- July 29 1969 This is clipped from Trial by Fire: A Carrier Burns, a 1973 film produced by the United States Navy about the devastating 1967 fire aboard USS Forrestal off the coast of Vietnam. The film is unique in that it was produced from actual footage of the fire and emergency response efforts, both successful and unsuccessful, taken by on board cameras. Due to the first bomb blast killing nearly all of the specially trained firefighters on the ship, the remaining crew, who had no formal firefighting training, had to improvise. Though there were many firefighting tools available on the Forrestal, including emergency respirators, the general crew was not trained in their use and so were unable to use them correctly. In response to this tragedy, recommendations made were: development of a remote-control fire-fighting system for the flight deck, development of more stable ordnance, improvement in survival equipment, and increased training in emergency response and fire survival. This film has been used to teach new recruits firefighting and emergency response lessons learned in the mishap.
Tags: 1976  USS  Forrestal  Burns  July  29  69    emergency    response    first    responder    hazwoper    OSHA    EPA    FEMA    hazmat    jet    fuel    fire    NIEHS    incident    command    training    safety    Forrestal    hazardous    material     
Added: 29th July 2008
Views: 2606
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Posted By: Old Fart
Bath School Disaster 1927 It might surprise you to learn that the worst act of school violence in American history happened way back on Wednesday, May 18, 1927 at the Bath Consolidated School in Bath Township, Michigan. The perpetrator was a school board official named Andrew Kehoe who was angered by a new tax levy. Kehoe planned his revenge for months, secretly hiding hundreds of pounds of explosives beneath the school. On the morning of May 18, 1927, Kehoe killed his wife and fire-bombed his farmhouse. As fire officials raced to the Kehoe farm, Kehoe drove to the school and ignited the hidden explosives. As rescuers and concerned parents arrived at the school, Kehoe then blew up his car, killing himself plus several others who had survived the initial explosion. Kehoe's grim total for the day: 45 people killed and 68 others wounded. Most of the fatalities were students between the ages of eight and 12.
Tags: Bath  school  explosion 
Added: 11th March 2009
Views: 2733
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Posted By: Lava1964
The Fifties in Music Fashion and News An eight minute recap of what was going on in the world during the Cold War Era.
Tags: 1950s  Fashion  Rock  &  Roll  Elvis  Presley  Cold  War  Korea  Hydrogen  Bomb  Marilyn  Monroe  Bikini  Atoll 
Added: 27th August 2008
Views: 2290
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Posted By: Naomi
Please Never Forget This Day September 11, 2001, the day America was attacked.
Tags: bombing  of  the  world  trade  centers  and  america 
Added: 11th September 2008
Views: 1205
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Posted By: Naomi
The Conqueror- Takes Many Lives Including John Wayne The Conqueror is a 1956 epic film produced by Howard Hughes and starring John Wayne as the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan. The Conqueror on location in Utah in 1955, Of the 220 actors, 91 had contracted cancer as of the early 1980s and 46 died of it, including stars John Wayne, Susan Hayward, and Agnes Moorehead, and director Dick Powell. Experts say under ordinary circumstances only 30 people out of a group of that size should have gotten cancer. The cause? No one can say for sure, but many attribute the cancers to radioactive fallout from U.S. atom bomb tests in nearby Nevada. Many people involved in the production knew about the radiation (there's a picture of Wayne himself operating a Geiger counter during the filming), but no one took the threat seriously at the time. Howard Hughes was said to have felt "guilty as hell" about the whole affair, although as far as I can tell it never occurred to anyone to sue him. For various reasons he withdrew The Conqueror from circulation, and for years thereafter the only person who saw it was Hughes himself, who screened it night after night during his paranoid last years.
Tags: The  Conqueror-  Takes  Many  Lives  Including  John  Wayne 
Added: 16th September 2008
Views: 1648
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Posted By: pfc
Christmas Toy Memories Ok, who got what for Christmas from the is page?
Tags: Christmas  Toy  Memories  Hands  Down  Time  bomb  Yahtzee  Booby  Trap  Tiger  Island  Race  Trap  Getaway  Chase  Game  Silly  Safari 
Added: 21st November 2008
Views: 1898
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Posted By: Old Fart
Halifax Explosion On December 6th of 1917, the worst pre atom bomb explosion in history occured in Halifax NS. Two ships, the Imo, and munitions ship the Mont Blanc collided in the Halifax harbor, and within 10 minutes, the Mont Blanc was ablaze, and the explosion took place about 25 minutes after that, at approx. 9:05 AM. The top picture was taken about 15 to 20 seconds after the blast from 21 kilometers away, The bottom picture is 2 days following the devastation, with the Imo shipwrecked in the harbor about mid picture. It is estimated about 2000 lives were lost, and without the help of train dispatcher Vince Coleman, who lost his life in the blast, more would have died as a passenger train from here in Saint John was expected to arrive in Halifax momentarily. Mr. Coleman sent a warning via Morse Code stating, "Stop trains. Munitions ship on fire. Approaching Pier 6. Goodbye",and would not stop until he recieved a message back from the train. Mr. Coleman saved about 300 lives, but lost his own due to his heroism.
Tags: halifax  explosion  1917 
Added: 15th April 2009
Views: 1779
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Posted By: nbmike

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