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Did Hitler have a secret son?

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By Candace Smith, ABC News
February 21, 2012

Until his death in 1985, Jean-Marie Loret believed that he was the only son of Adolf Hitler. There is now renewed attention to evidence from France and Germany that apparently lends some credence to his claim.

Loret collected information from two studies; one conducted by the University of Heidelberg in 1981 and another conducted by a handwriting analyst that showed Loret’s blood type and handwriting, respectively, were similar to the Nazi (more…)

Nazi hunter’s tools on display

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By David McKenzie, CNN
February 15, 2012 

The attached video reports on the declassified story of the hunt for Adolph Eichmann, the architect of the holocaust.

Irish government promises action on WWII deserters

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January 2, 2012

The Irish government is to take action over the soldiers who were punished for fighting with the British during World War II, the BBC understands.

Ireland was neutral during the conflict, but around 10% of its armed forces deserted to join the fight against fascism.  On their return many were placed on an official blacklist, banning them from getting jobs, benefits or pensions.

There has been growing pressure on Dublin to (more…)

Vets who witnessed Japanese surrender reunite, reminisce

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By Cheryl Kuck, The Brandon News & Tribune
August 01, 2011

PLANT CITY — Veterans who sailed aboard a destroyer that shuttled dignitaries to the Japanese surrender in 1945 met at a local hotel to look back at ship’s storied history.

Tributes to fallen heroes, camaraderie, laughter and a few tears were all a part of the 14th reunion of various crews who served on the USS Rogers – a ship that saw its share of action over four decades. (more…)

Boat maker who won World War II

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By Bruce Kauffmann for the Appeal-Democrat
July 30, 2011

At the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, a sign asks the question that most visitors probably ask themselves: Why is New Orleans the host city for a museum dedicated to World War II?

The answer is simple. It was home to the man who, as Supreme Allied Cmdr. Dwight Eisenhower once put it, “won the war for us.”

Andrew Jackson Higgins, who died this week in (Aug. 1) in 1952, was the founder of Higgins Industries, a New Orleans-based shipbuilding firm (more…)

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