POSTERS OF THE WORLD WAR II ERA
WW II TIME LINE FOR: DECEMBER-- Click on ["More"] for links to additional historical facts.
Dec 6 - At temperatures of -34C (-29F) and below, a major Russian counter attack near Moscow begins. Moscow is saved, and the Germans are pushed back. [MORE]
Dec 7 - The Japanese Navy attacks Pearl Harbor and the Philippines. the US joins the war.[MORE]
With the German failure to defeat Russia, which is marked by their failure to take Moscow, and with the United States joining the war a day later, This date marks the main turning point of World War 2.
Dec 11 - Congress declares war on Nazi Germany and Italy
Dec 19 - Hitler orders "fanatic resistance" and appoints himself military commander-in-chief.
1943 -Dec - P-51 fighters provide all-the-way long range escort to bombers over Germany
1944--Dec 16 - The German attack in the Ardennes begin. In response to the invasion of Normandy, the German went on the offensive in what is known as the Battle of the Bulge [MORE]
KOREAN AND VIETNAM WAR TIME LINE FOR DECEMBER
With their backs to the Sea of Japan and fighting in a brutally cold winter, U.S. Marines encircled at the Chosin Reservoir retreat to the ports Hungnam and Wonsan, where some 20,000 troops and refugees are evacuated. Known as the battle of "Frozen Chosin," the Chinese route 15,000 U.N. troops, causing 12,000 casualties; of those, 3,000 are killed.
The National Liberation Front (NLF), referred to as the Viet Cong or Charlie by the American Army, is established in South Vietnam. The Viet Cong were essentially communist rebels in the Democratic State of South Vietnam and became known for their guerrilla war tactics against the Americans.
SPECIAL POST ON THE NAZI SUBMARINE U-234:
Blues In The Night [ TUNE IN ] Besame Mucho [TUNE IN] I'll Never Smile Again [TUNE IN] When I Grow Too Old To Dream [ CLICK HERE ] Along The Navajo Trail [LISTEN]
You Belong To My Heart [ TUNE IN ] 1940's music collection [ LISTEN IN ]
State Fair [WATCH] Julia Ross [WATCH]
RADIO BROADCASTS ABOUT THE WAR: [CLICK HERE TO LISTEN] (At the beginning of this link there will be a request to donate to the one that maintains this old news broadcast site, I's up to you to donate or not. Just scroll below the donation request where there are a list of available radio porgrams. After making a selection, some audio may take a few moments to begin)
1940 POPULAR RADIO SHOWS INCLUDING DRAMA, COMEDY, ECT. [ TUNE IN HERE
WWII Aircraft history: Whistling Death, The Corsair [CLICK HERE]
A COLLECTION OF 1944 RADIO AND NEWSREELS [CLICK HERE ]
WW2 AIRCRAFT NOSE ART : (See note below pertaining to "Pop ups and ads ) Enjoy the Big Band sound along with the visual. [ CLICK HERE TO VIEW ]
WHAT BOOKS PEOPLE WERE READING IN THE 1940'S. Just click on [BOOK TITLE ]
THE PEARL by John Steinbeck, ANIMAL FARM AND 1984 by George Orwell
FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS by Hemingway, GRAPES OF WRATH by Steinbeck
ON THE HOME FRONT
ARIZONA'S AREA 51, CAMP BOUSE An Army Desert Training Facility of the 1940's
SELECTED SITES OF INTEREST:
The Smart Site for Kittens [Click here]
Oil Paintings by L. C. Herst [ lcherst.com]
LC Herst fine art collection: [CLICK HERE]
U.S. and Southwest History A facebook site: [ Click here ]