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Judy the Dog:  Only Canine POW of WWII

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Judy the dog survived internment in a Japanese POW camp. Her story is told in No Better Friend (see sidebar).
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu May 21, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: War, Dogs, 1940's, South Pacific

The Dripping Bloody Hawk-Mummy of War

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Original article here.

In 1930 we learn, from no less an authority than the founder of the Boy Scouts, about this macabre prescient bird corpse.

A followup article the same year explains more, and gives the owner's name.

Then after four years, the hawk crops up again.

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Original article here.

Since then, nothing. I wonder what ever became of this talisman?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Apr 09, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Animals, Superstition, War, 1930's

Air Raid Apparel

It's important to continue to be a fashion leader, even when hiding in an air raid shelter.
Source: The Valley Morning Star - Apr 30, 1941.



Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Mar 27, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Fashion, War, 1940's

Operation Ranger and Operation Buster-Jangle



What a crazy old world that was. "Mutually Assured Destruction." But we just thought it was normal at the time.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu May 22, 2014 | Comments (3)
Category: Death, Destruction, Dreams and Nightmares, Science, Technology, War, Armed Forces, Weapons, Documentaries, 1950's

Nazi Musicals





The Ginger Rogers of Nazi Germany.

More on Marika Rokk here and here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Apr 10, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Dictators, Tyrants and Other Harsh Rulers, Movies, War, 1930's, 1940's, Dance, Europe

Neighbours





Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Mar 02, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Domestic, Humor, War, Stop-motion Animation, 1950's

Make nuclear war in your own home

Aim, launch, and game over.

Old ad from comic book. No date given. Via Curious Objects.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Feb 23, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: War

Pax Victis

In 1930, the residents of Dedham, Mass. paid $12,600 for a war memorial on which was inscribed the phrase "Pax Victis." But six years later a Latinist pointed out that the phrase meant "Peace to the conquered," which didn't quite sound right. It's along the lines of 'Slavery is Freedom.' So the city paid $400 to change the inscription to "Pax Victoribus" -- "Peace to the victorious." But apparently that didn't sound quite right either because eventually it was changed to read simply "Pax." [Waterville Times - Apr 16, 1936 (pdf)]

Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Aug 16, 2013 | Comments (12)
Category: Statues, Monuments and Memorials, War, 1930's

Tiniest North Korean Spy Caught!

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Full story here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jul 15, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: War, 1950's, Asia

Super Green Beret

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Read all his adventures here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu May 09, 2013 | Comments (7)
Category: War, Comics, Teenagers, 1960's
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