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Donald Duck and Wartime Propaganda

Originally posted on A R T L▼R K:
On the 9th of June 1934, Donald Duck debuted in Disney’s The Wise Little Hen, which was part of the Silly…

June 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

42 Historical Objects, No. 37: Kennedy’s coconut from the PT-109 incident.

It’s hard to see in this picture, but this paperweight is actually a hardened, almost petrified coconut with a message scratched into its surface. The message reads “NAURO ISL…COMMANDER…NATIVE KNOWS … Continue reading

June 7, 2014 · 2 Comments

42 Historical Objects, No. 36: Wooden “Mein Kampf” cover.

The frightening emblem on the cover of this wooden box should be recognizable to anyone with even a passing interest in history. The SS or Schutzstaffel was one of the most … Continue reading

June 4, 2014 · 5 Comments

Oh, Ashley!: The mysterious fate of BOAC Flight 777.

Seventy-one years ago today, on June 1, 1943, a DC-3 traveling under the designation BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) flight 777 was shot down by eight German fighters over the Bay … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Winds of Change, New York City 1945-46

Originally posted on If It Happened Yesterday, It's History:
(New York City. Sometimes referred to as the Wonder City or the City of Tomorrow.) Every year millions of migrating…

May 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

A tangled tapestry of faith and prophecy: the Fátima events.

A few days ago when I started planning this article I expected to write a short, fairly straightforward description of the events surrounding Our Lady of Fátima, a fascinating episode that … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Hitler’s Laziness

Originally posted on The Bully Pulpit:
“Adolf Hitler – remarkably, in a man whose father was the son of an illegitimate housemaid – had grown up with the middle-class confidence…

April 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Retro Book Review: Sabotage (Choose Your Own Adventure).

At last! After two duds in a row, I’m finally able to recommend a really good Choose Your Own Adventure book. Sabotage, the maiden effort in the series by historical fiction … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · 3 Comments

A jazzy interlude: “I’ve Heard That Song Before” by Harry James. [audio/video]

I’ve had this very old song in my head for several days now, not knowing precisely who performed it or how old it was, so last night I went searching … Continue reading

March 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Chapter 42 of “The Armored Satchel”: the fiery (almost) finale!

It’s almost over! Yesterday, Chapter 42 of my World War II spy thriller The Armored Satchel went up on JukePop Serials. It’s a finale, of sorts–this chapter resolves almost all of … Continue reading

March 15, 2014 · 2 Comments
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