My father remarked every time he saw our neighbor light up that he was driving another nail in his coffin. So I asked the kid next door if his father was really building a coffin. He didn't know what the heck I was talking about!
In attendance at the French Arrival Ceremony there were over 100 members of the military from every branch, every state and every background. They represented to the fullest degree with every movement being in perfect coordination.
This film will entertain and inform the public about these epic but little known events of World War II, and introduce them to the men and women who saved so much of the world's beauty which we cherish today.
Japanese cables and other message intercepted by the United States showed that they were still trying to enlist the Soviets' help in presenting surrender terms -- they would even send an envoy -- but were undecided on just what to propose.
July 31, 1945: The assembly of Little Boy is completed. It is ready for use the next day. But a typhoon approaching Japan will likely prevent launching an attack. Several days might be required for weather to clear.
A U.S. bombing raid on the small Japanese city of Aomori -- which had little military significance beyond being a transportation hub -- dropped 83,000 incendiaries and destroyed almost the entire city, killing at least 2,000 civilians.
Wars are frequently glamourized in American popular thought, but none more than World War II. Historians, whose business it is to provide the truth about the past, tend to present a more nuanced picture of the Second World War.