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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Excellent, primary source material!
     
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    Thanks, Ted. I love reading old newspapers. They are so much more informative than what we get today.
     
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    Thanks Lou

    You are right about the newspapers - I quit paying for them. The story below, if written today, would be filled with politicians being quoted about how we shouldn't have attempted to take out Hitler as he has civil rights. The writers today give us their opinions - not the news

    There was a link at the bottom of the freerepublic thread which leads to a Chronology of WWII site and on it was an interesting story of a British attempt at assassination of Hitler on this day the 9th.

    "In Holland... Two British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) officers, Major Richard Stevens and Captain S. Payne Best, are kidnapped by the Gestapo while attempting to contact members of the German resistance to the Nazis. The two British agents have been meeting with a "Major Schaemmle" who claims to represent German Army officers plotting to overthrow Hitler. (He is actually Walther Schellenberg, a Gestapo officer.) Their meetings have been at Venlo, 5 miles (8 km) from the German border. Today, they are to meet at a cafe a few yards from the border. Upon arriving, their car is hit by machinegun fire, they are overpowered by German security forces and forcibly taken across the border. Himmler ordered the kidnapping immediately after the Munich bombing incident. One of the officers is carrying a list of British agents with him and from this and other indiscretions as well as from their interrogation, the German authorities are able to arrest many British agents in former Czechoslovakia and other occupied territory. The Venlo Incident is a serious setback for British Intelligence. Both officers remain imprisoned until April 1945.

    Ted
     
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    Another good source, albeit not freely available online, is Vital Speeches of the Day, a sampler of the important pronouncements of the times. It was bi-weekly and can be found in the periodicals section of American university libraries (and probably elsewhere, of course.)
     
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    Thanks Opana
    You appear to appreciate history as much as I.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Check my sig.
     
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    Sig?
    sorry I haven't learned that yet. How?
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Debabble: Signature line, below the post.

    WWII Resources. Primary sources.
    The Myths of Pearl Harbor. Demythologizing the attack.
    Hyperwar. Hypertext history of the Second World War.
    The USN, the first 125 years, (link coming soon.)
     
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    If you haven't run across this site yet Ted, it is alot of fun as well. Thanks for your link, I'll add it to my faves for sure. Anyway...

    Goto:

    TIME Magazine Covers - TIME Covers - TIME Magazine Cover Archive

    and scroll down to the section that asks you to "find your birthday". Then enter an early Jan. day, and a year from 1929 (or whenever) on up to today. It will take you to the first Jan. edition of Time magazine for 1929. You can then enter "contents" and read the entire mag. online for that week. Then goto the top of that page and click "next issue" and read the next one, and so on and so on.

    Great resource as well, and as others have mentioned a great waster of your time if you aren’t careful about it!
     
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    Clint

    that is incredible. thanks, I had fun going there and reading some of the stories. It is absolutely amazing that we can access all of this info. Can you imagine how hard it would have been for those in 1940 to get the same kind of info about 1916. And how amazing is it that most don't use it. Too occupied with reality shows etc.



    thank you for the great resource.

    Ted
     
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    Opana,

    20 year vet USN

    thank you for your service. Started out in a tough time for our country especially for the military. I was in junior high without a care in the world. Little did I know

    take care
    Ted
     
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    I once spent hours viewing reels of the New York Times from 1939 to just before December 7, 1941. I was struck by the advertisments such as "Ford Builds Trucks For the Army" and "Chesterfield Cigarettes For Our Men in Uniform!" And this was a full year or more before the attack on Pearl Harbor. If you were alive at the time, and read the New York Times on a regular basis, there is not doubt that the US was on a path toward war. Keep the articles coming. Thanks.

    Greg C.
     
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    While at Purdue I did a study of two college papers, Indiana University and Purdue, for the period from the invasion of Poland to Pearl Harbor. The attitude about "we have to do something" ramped up steadily from start to finish. One near riot resulted when a fraternity announced the German Consul at Chicago had been invited to give a talk on campus.

    These were two "midwestern" Unis, one considered conservative, one liberal, and there was almost nothing to chose from between the two. We knew we'd have to fight sooner or later. The world wasn't going to leave us alone. This is one of two major problem America First had. The other was they couldn't decide on what they wanted, other than non-intervention. No good idea of HOW to not intervene.
     
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    This one is a bit harder to navigate, but it too will take you back to the early years of the publications existance "online", the reason it is less "easy" is that the entire magazine is there, ads and all. But Popular Mechanics had alot of interesting "what's new" stuff that did eventually come to pass.

    Goto:

    Popular Mechanics - Google Books

    I especially enjoy going to the war years between 1939 and 1945 to check up on "what they thought" was going to appear.
     
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    Yes, the "What" (ideas) comes easy. The "How" takes a bit longer.

    Greg C.
     
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