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To the Shores of Iwo Jima

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On March 13, 2014
The U.S. military’s use of film during World War II was remarkable. The bravery of the cameramen, risking and often losing their lives, in taking this footage is amazing. Of course, it took good direction to turn unbelievable footage into a good film. In The Battle of San Pietro, John Huston did that. To the […]

Bomb Shelter Cat

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On January 21, 2014

I may not have any boxing cats for you tonight. And I may not have any firefighting cats either. Or any LOL-style cat photos from the 1870s. But I do have a picture of a cat in a reinforced cat carrie

K-25

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On December 24, 2013

I was unaware that K-25, the building at Oak Ridge that separated uranium-235 from uranium-238 during the Manhattan Project, is nearly demolished to make way for a new industrial park. And really, if

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Korematsu

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On December 18, 2013
Worth noting that today is the 69th anniversary of the notorious Korematsu v. United States decision, when the Supreme Court ruled for the acceptability of Japanese concentration camps. Early in World War II, on February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066, granting the U.S. military the power to ban tens of thousands […]

Dear Arabella

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On September 20, 2013
Do you ever wonder what your LGM writers do on Friday evenings, scouring the internet to entertain you? Well this, your daily World War II musical artifact, is pretty much what I do. It goes well with a negroni. As does everything else. …A film in the same series, “Yankee Doodler” is just a bit […]

Yamamoto

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On May 21, 2013
Interesting (slightly old) piece on Isoruku Yamamoto in Japanese historical memory: Unlike the Yushukan museum at the controversial Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, the Yamamoto museum does not appear to re-write or glorify Japan’s war history. A small exhibit notes Yamamoto’s role in the attack on Pearl Harbor and the devastating defeat at Midway. The main […]
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