Tag Archives: World War II

From the Archives: The 1942 Battle of L.A.

24 Feb

Seventy-five years ago was “The Battle of Los Angeles.” Read about it from the archives of the Los Angeles Times: From the Archives: The 1942 Battle of L.A. – LA Times

The Colors of Japanese Internment

20 Feb

The rich colors of Bill Manbo’s photos remind us that the World War II internment of Japanese Americans at Heart Mountain, Wyoming took place in the same vivid hues as the present. Peruse some of Manbo’s photographs here at the New Yorker: The Colors of Japanese Internment – The New Yorker

When a Christian College Sheltered Japanese Americans During WWII

7 Dec

Some members of Bethel’s freshman class from the fall of 1943: Stan Yamashita sits in the bottom-left corner; Kiyoo Shimatsu is two seats to his left — Bethel University Digital Library

Read Bethel University historian Chris Gehrz’s concise account of Bethel’s hosting of Japanese American students during World War II: When a Christian College Sheltered Japanese Americans During WWII – The Pietist Schoolman

What we can learn from a WWII-era Orthodox nun

4 Dec

She died resisting the Nazis. Her critique of Christians in society still resonates today. Amy Frykholm at The Christian Century explains the views of Maria Skobtsova that can help us see ourselves a bit more clearly: What we can learn from a WWII-era Orthodox nun | The Christian Century

From Memory to History? The Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary

1 Dec

If 50th anniversaries of war tend to be the last grand occasion in which the war generation’s veterans and survivors commemorate their war, what do 75th anniversaries do? And for whom?

Geoffrey White and Daniel Martinez reflect on the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor at the Organization of American Historian’s Process: From Memory to History? The Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary

Veterans on Parade

10 Nov

For Veterans Day, the Library of Congress offers here some photographs of veterans on parade: Veterans on Parade | Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos

Pershing & Patton Diaries Online 

12 Sep

The Library of Congress has recently placed online the diaries, notebooks and address books of John J. Pershing, commander-in-chief of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, and the diaries of George S. Patton, a tank commander in World War I and a U.S. Army general in World War II.

Source: Pershing & Patton Diaries Online | News Releases – Library of Congress

August 14 – National Navajo Code Talkers Day

14 Aug

From Native News Online:

August 14 is National Navajo Code Talkers Day and it is good that, as a nation, we remember and honor these hundreds of courageous men for their serv…

Source: August 14 – National Navajo Code Talkers Day – Native News Online

D-Day in Color

6 Jun

 

From the National Archives, posted two years ago, here are some color photos of D-Day, June 6, 1944: Images of the Week: D-Day in Color | The Unwritten Record

The Battle over Remembering Hiroshima

6 Jun

At The Twelve, my history colleague Rebecca Koerselman offers some thoughtful observations and questions about remembering Hiroshima: The Battle over Remembering Hiroshima – THE TWELVE

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