Proposals today have become fairly elaborate endeavors. Now paying to have the name of one’s beloved written in the sky isn’t enough; men have put themselves in Disney movies and spelled out “will you marry me” with Christmas lights. But as the story below demonstrates, this is not a totally new trend: This Army wife's … Continue reading Now That Is a Dress!
…with a little. Just ask the United States Marines. Six Marines parachuted into occupied France after D-Day to help the French Resistance fight the Nazis. One Marine was killed at the drop zone, another was injured badly. The remaining four faced the task of training the French underground fighters – known as the Maquis – … Continue reading You Can Do a Lot…
Heroism often flowers in the most horrible situations and places. The story of Teresio Olivelli is one of the more recent reminders of this truth. Despite straying into the darkness of Fascism and Nazism, Teresio quickly abandoned both ideologies when their true aims became apparent. He began working against both the German Nazis and the … Continue reading “Blessed Are the Merciful, for They Shall Obtain Mercy”
Take a look at this inspiring story from World War II Poland, readers: During WWII these Polish nuns offered their lives so that others might live Philip Kosloski | Sep 04, 2019 The martyrs of Nowogródek prayed to God that the Nazis would kill them instead of a group of prisoners. In 1942 the Nazis invaded … Continue reading “Greater love than this hath no man: than to lay down his life for his friend.”
The picture of war is one of horror, darkness, and loss. While not inaccurate in itself, this image does leave out a few important facts. Even in the midst of degradation, humiliation, and human horror, there are quiet moments. There are scenes of kindness, concern, and love. Amidst ruin and desolation, there is hope. If … Continue reading War Photos – Soldiers and Their Cats
Alt-history writers might find this article interesting. Most people do not know that the Nazis attempted to build their own nuclear reactor and weapons during World War II. Due to Allied sabotage memorialized by Sabaton* and other factors listed in this Vintage News story, they never completed the project. That does not mean the program’s … Continue reading A Nightmare from History
Good Lord, the Christmas season has already begun?!? Talk about time flying while one is having fun. What a year! As this is the first Sunday of Advent, I have linked to an article with a religious subject for this Flotsam ‘n’ Jetsam post. It might be a bit dark for the Christmas season, but … Continue reading The Priest Who Rescued Jews, Allies, and Germans