American Paratrooper Captured in Normandy Escapes and Becomes Red Army Tanker – Joseph Beyrle

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H/T War History OnLine.

R.I.P.Technician Fourth Grade Joseph R. Beyrle August 25, 1923 – December 12, 2004.

When the term badass is looked up you will see Joesph R.Beyrle’s picture.

Joseph Beyrle is the only American soldier who officially took part in battles in the American and Red armies on the eastern and western fronts of the Second World War. Thanks to his dedication, he managed to escape from German captivity and continued to fight in the ranks of the Soviet allies. His battle path is an amazing episode of World War II.

Beyrle was born in 1923 in the city of Muskegon, Michigan. After graduating from high school in 1942, he refused a scholarship at the University of Notre Dame, preferring instead to join the army and go to war. After selection, Beyrle was sent to the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne’s “Screaming Eagles”. His unit specialized…

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Arkansas Push to Replace White Supremacist Statue Meets Dem Opposition

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H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

When DemocRats are pushing to remove statutes of Confederates it is just fine as they were racist and slaveholders.

Yet when Republicans want to remove a statue of a racist white supremest it is petty politics especially if it is a statue of a DemocRat. 

Democrat Clarke Tucker says attempt to remove statue of his racist relative is ‘petty politics’.

There is a push by Republicans in the Arkansas legislature to replace the statues that have represented the state in the U.S. Capitol for the past century. But one of the statues they want removed happens to be related to Arkansas Democrat Clarke Tucker, leading him to charge Republicans pushing for its removal with “petty politics.”

Each state has two statues in the Capitol in Washingon, D.C., and Arkansas has debated changing its statues since Congress began allowing for changes in 2000, according to the 

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Why yes, I do think Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser is a scam artist

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Let me say this woman has a severe credibility gap, and likely a big hunger for a book deal, or some other lucrative benefit from this narrative she has given us

Christine Blasey Ford, the liberal professor who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of groping her 36 years ago, is being blasted on social media for making laughable demands as preconditions to testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee..

Specifically, Ford is demanding the following before she agrees to testify on her own behalf regarding her dubious 11th hour allegations:

  • Ford must not be questioned by lawyers; only by members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • Judge Kavanaugh must not be in the room when she testifies.
  • Kavanaugh must testify first.

She must testify first? She must not be in the same room as the man she is accusing? Screw due process I guess. Well at least she has dropped the…

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The Secret London Exhibition for Spies’ Eyes Only

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H/T Atlas Obscura.

During World War II, the Natural History Museum showcased tools for sabotage.

   Installation shots from inside the exhibition.

Installation shots from inside the exhibition. THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES: HS10-1-3

When Ealing Studios released a feature film in 1948 that showed a secret wartime spy workshop hidden in London’s Natural History Museum, the plot was too far fetched for critics and the public. The New York Times said Against the Wind conveyed only “a minimum of the truth” behind Second World War sabotage efforts. Its director Charles Crichton—perhaps best known for the comedy A Fish Called Wanda—was also rebuffed: “Only Crichton would think of having his secret London headquarters in a museum of stuffed dinosaurs” scoffed one critic.

Half a century later, a series of documents emerged that would have astonished Crichton’s skeptics. In the 1990s, after the British government released formerly classified intelligence files from the Second World…

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