Category Archives: In the news

In the news: Remembrance Day/Veterans Day—11 November

Monday 11 November 2013 — Remembrance Day. Once again, we gather to remember that eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, when the guns went silent and the Great War ended. It is time to honour and … Continue reading

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In the news: 238th Anniversary of the US Marine Corps—10 November 2013

The United States Marine Corps was created in Philadelphia, two hundred and thirty-eight years ago today, on 10 November 1775. The memorial shown to the left is dedicated to the men and women of the US Marine Corps who died … Continue reading

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In the news: SOE operative,Jean-Louis de Ganay, dies at 91

The British newspaper The Telegraph reported the death yesterday of Jean-Louis de Ganay. He was 91 years old. French, and aristocratic by birth, de Ganay offered his services to the French Resistance during World War II. He was recruited by … Continue reading

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In the news: Memorial Day 2013

We honour our troops and veterans on Memorial Day, Monday 27 May 2013. The above photograph shows Explosive Protection Military Working Dog Whiskey relaxing between the feet of his handler. The use of dogs in warfare goes back to ancient … Continue reading

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In the news: 15 May, Nylon Stockings Day!

Today is Nylon Stockings Day! Nylon was invented by the Du Pont Corporation in New Jersey. On 15 May 1940, Du Pont’s nylon stockings went on sale across the United States. Pairs that were worn out by 1942 are seen … Continue reading

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In the news/Vignette: Let slip the dogs of war

Cry ‘Havoc’, and let slip the dogs of war—as Shakespeare’s Mark Anthony so famously said. Seventy-one years ago today, the United States Army did exactly that. On 13 March 1942, they began to train dogs for the War Dog Program, … Continue reading

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In the news: Have a look at my new facebook page

I have recently  created a new facebook page that contains all the blogposts of Second by Second World War. Please have a look at the page and ‘like’ if you like it. Here is the link for the fb page … Continue reading

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