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Unearthing the Deadly DadâEUR(TM)s Army
Offbeat  (tags: World War 2, operational bases, resistance fighters, threat of Nazi occupation, guerrilla warfare, UK )

- 198 days ago -
The story of how Britain prepared for the threat of Nazi occupation in World War Two is quite literally being unearthed by researchers. They have been uncovering hidden operational bases for resistance fighters, most recently near the town of Selkirk in t
Blooms of Death
Offbeat  (tags: war, Japan, U.S., world war 2, kamikaze pilots, cherry blossom, deaths, suicide bombers )

- 1341 days ago -
Some 5,000 Japanese pilots "fell like cherry blossons." The damade their cherry-blossom crafts inflicted on the U.S. and allied warships was slight.
Haiku A Day Helps You Work, Rest, Play
Offbeat  (tags: Japan, Japanese, Japanese American, Hawaii, haiku, 101 years old, artist, 1941, World War 2 )

- 1406 days ago -
Born in 1910 in Hawaii to parents who had gone to work on its pineapple plantations, Oshiro didn't set foot in Japan until age 3, when he was sent to live with his grandparents to receive a Japanese education.
1,040 Paper Cranes Made By 96-Year-Old Woman To Honor Tsunami Victims Displayed at Festival
Offbeat  (tags: paper cranes, paper folding, tsuru, 96-year-old woman, tsunami, victims, lost loved ones, prayer, Japan, Tohoku, Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, tanabata festival, world war 2, devastation )

- 1573 days ago -
"The disaster claimed the lives of people in the prime of their lives, young people with big dreams, and even children who made everyone smile. When I thought about the people who lost their loved ones, all I could do was fold paper cranes in prayer."
WWII-Era Postcard Reaches Japan Man
Offbeat  (tags: interesting, offbeat, unusual, japan, world war 2, postcard )

- 2959 days ago -
A postcard that a Japanese soldier mailed from a Southeast Asian battlefront during World War II has reached a recipient in Japan 64 years later, a university whose student helped deliver it said Saturday.

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