Saturday, February 21, 2015

Danish TV Commercial

Now I have no idea what this commercial says but it is great.  If you understand Dutch,give us the skinny on what's is going down.  Check it out here.

Great stuff!
Brian

Nazi Megladons!!!!!





I hate those things,
Brian

Monday, February 16, 2015

"Pearl Harbor"

This movie tells the tale of a love triangle just before, during and just after the attack on Pearl Harbor.  It's jingoistic and pretty fun.  It's your average big budget Hollywood flick but still has some merit to it.  Check out the trailer and see what you think.

Your average WWII flick,
Brian

Sunday, February 15, 2015

"Fury"

A veteran American tank crew tries to survive the last few weeks of WWII in Europe but the Germans seem determined to prevent that if possible.  Can the crew of "Fury" survive the war or becomes it's latest casualties?  This movie was fucking AWESOME!!!!!!  Real kit and vehicles and to top if off a real PzKpfw VI Ausf E!!!!!!!!  That alone makes it an instant classic and my friends this will be the WWII movie for decades to come!!!  Check out the trailer and see what your missing!

Don't rent it just buy this bad ass flick!  You'll thank me later,
Brian

A M4 crew's worst nightmare!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Talk About Finders Keepers!


Although this story is a few years old, its still an incredible tale!  Swing over to the article and read what's behind the above incredible pic!

Truly incredible story! 
Brian

Honored Allies Wednesday: Georgy K. Zhukov (Russia)


Zhukov is your classic example of strict, bloodthirsty Commie commander who will do anything to achieve victory.  During WWII he was in all the shit and really put the gun up to his men, literally, to achieve victory no matter the cost!  Zhukov's military strategy would also lend him great respect from friend and foe alike and would be the driving force for Russian military doctrine for the years to come.  Zhukov would be awarded the Order of Victory four times and would end up being one of the most decorated Commies during the war.  But like so many in Stalin's sight, he was to ride the wave of his favor and discontent throughout his life.  After Stalin's death, he would find favor in the government again and would hold several high posts until he went against the party hardliners one time to many and was forced into retirement.  This brilliant commander would end his days writing his memoirs and again gaining favor in the new political climate of a new reforming Russia upon his death.

A true no holds barred commander of the mighty Red Army!
Brian

Monday, January 12, 2015

Medal of Honor Monday: Elmer C. Bigelow


"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at the risk of his life above and beyond the call of duty while serving on board the U.S.S. Fletcher during action against enemy Japanese forces off Corregidor Island in the Philippines, February 14, 1945.  Standing topside when an enemy shell struck the Fletcher, Bigelow, acting instantly as the deadly projectile exploded into fragments which penetrated the No. 1 gun magazine and set fire to several powder cases, picked up a pair of fire extinguishers and rushed below in a resolute attempt to quell the raging flames.  Refusing to waste the precious time required to don rescue-breathing apparatus, he plunged through the blinding smoke billowing out of the magazine hatch and dropped into the blazing compartment.  Despite the acrid, burning powder smoke which seared his lungs with every agonizing breath, he worked rapidly and with instinctive sureness and succeeded in quickly extinguishing the fires and in cooling the cases and bulkheads, thereby preventing further damage to the stricken ship.  Although he succumbed to his injuries on the following day, Bigelow, by his dauntless valor, unfaltering skill and prompt action in the critical emergency, had averted a magazine explosion which undoubtedly would have left his ship wallowing at the mercy of the furiously pounding Japanese guns on Corregidor, and his heroic spirit of self-sacrifice in the face of almost certain death enhanced and sustained the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.  He gallantly gave his life in the service of his country."

From  MM Elmer C. Bigelow's Medal of Honor citation, awarded in 1945.

Thank you for your service and may you be at peace,
Brian

Saturday, January 10, 2015

"Foreign Correspondent"






An American newsman finds himself in Europe right before the outbreak of war on a hot story.  He then stumbles into a plot by nefarious 3rd Columnists who are bent on assisting the Nazis in their opening move for world domination.  Can he stop the Nazi confederates or will all be lost!  This is a pretty good flick and has some real pulp aspects to it.  It's also a Hitchcock flick so that means its usually pretty good anyway.  Check out the trailer and see what you think.

A good war-era flick!
Brian

Friday, January 9, 2015

Enemy Elite Friday: Aksel F. Airo

 

Aksel Airo was Finland's military second in command and chief military strategist during the war and really gave them Reds what fore!  He wasn't a front line leading kind of commander but he was still worth his weight in gold for the folks of Finland.  Airo won the coveted Mannerheim Cross on November 18, 1944 for his strategic excellence.  Although a competent and much liked commander during the war, Airo would find himself accused in the Weapons Cache Case that would end his military career.  He would later find himself in politics and would live out the rest of his life in the nation he helped protect.

Although technically and enemy elite, Airo was what the Finnish folks needed during the dark days of WWII.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Honored Allies Wednesday: Agansing Rai (Nepal)

   

In Burma in late June 1944, Agansing was tasked with taking two vital positions now held by an enemy machine gun and 37mm gun.  Upon reaching the location Rai's force became pinned down by withering enemy fire and knowing that any delay will stall or even blunt their assault,  Rai raised and urged his section on forward.  Firing as he charged the enemy position, Rai neutralized the enemy machine gun crew with the help of his men.  With the machine gun beaten, the 37mm gun open up on the position and Rai once again raised up and charged the enemy position.  With his men following, Rai killed most of the crew and silenced the murderous weapon's fire.  Then from a hidden position, the men form the 5th Royal Gurkha Rifles came under intense fire from enemy fire and grenades.  With covering fire from his men, Rai single-highhandedly charged the position and with a single grenade and a burst form his Thompson SMG, he silenced the enemy position.  Witnessing such bravery and skill by the enemy, the remaining Japanese troops retreated their position and the vital position was securely in Allied hands.

For his bravery, Agansing Rai was awarded the Victoria Cross on January 23, 1945. 
Thank you for your service and may you be at peace,

Brian