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TONIGHT: Listen to "The African History Network Show", Sunday, June 28th, 8:00pm-11pm EST (5:00pm-8pm PST) with host Michael Imhotep. We’ll discuss “Black WWII Soldiers Were Used As Human Guinea Pigs”. Call in with your Questions/Comments or to listen to the show at 914-338-1375. Listen online at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theafricanhistorynetworkshow/2015/06/29/black-world-war-ii-soldiers-were-used-as-human-guinea-pigs or 914-338-1375.
1) A new report details how African American WWII Soldiers were used as Human Guinea Pigs in Experiments. 2) Funerals for those who were killed in the South Carolina Massacre have begun. 3) We’ll continue our discussion about “The History of the Confederate Battle Flag”. 4) This date in African American History – Fort Mose (Florida): An Escaped Slave’s Promise Land
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The November 23, 2013, episode of American Heroes Radio features a conversation with Captain Jack Woodville London, USA, World War II historian.
Captain Jack Woodville London, USA is “an internationally acclaimed author, WWII historian and trial-attorney in Austin, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Law School, and a former captain in the US Army Quartermaster Corps. Jack’s foundation began when he was elected managing editor of the U.T International Law Journal in 1970. Since then he has authored numerous technical articles and papers on various legal topics, and has spoken at many legal programs both nationally and internationally. In 2003, Jack put aside legal writing to enroll in the prestigious writing school of St. Céré, France where he graduated from among other esteemed writers. Jack has spent much of his life exploring a deep interest in WWII and its effects on the home front—particularly small towns. His love for writing and history united to produce his French Letters series of novels which have been internationally praised for their meticulous historical research and ability to capture the language, attitudes, and moral culture of their setting.” Jack Woodville London is the author of French Letters Book One: Virginia's War and French Letters: Engaged in War.
Do you think you know about World War II? You don't know anything! There is a vast "secret history" to what went on that will shock you!
To discuss this we have on Deanna Spingola.Deanna Spingola has authored two books on quilt designan activity that required methodical analysis and mathematical exactness. She has also engaged in extensive family history research through which she acquired an understanding of public and private records and an appreciation for accurate documentation and history.
An understanding of our past is essential to our comprehension of contemporary events. She Investigates government and corporate corruption as it relates to the faltering liberties of American citizens and the war-targeted population of other countries. She is not afraid to address controversial issues. She has been working on a trilogy since January 2009. She published the first one in April 2011 and the second one in June 2012.
Hunting Hitler challenges the the biggest story of World War II - the suicide of Adolf Hitler. Is it possible that Hitler faked his own death and lived out the rest of his life in Argentina? Author Jerome Corsi shares why it is not just plausible, but likely. With no physical evidence, corpse, photos, or even documentation to prove that Hitler committed suicide, there are far more questions than answers.
Join Nancy Reid & Lisa Smith - publishers of WayBackWhenMagazine.com, for Big Blend Radio's WAY BACK WHEN history show, with this episode focusing on World War II History.Featured Guests:- Gary Slaughter - Joining us as special guest co-host, Gary Slaughter is the author of the award-winning COTTONWOOD novel series, which is set in the last five seasons of World War II. Gary will discuss POW Camps in America.- Glynn Burrows - Historian and owner of Norfolk Tours in East Anglia, UK; Glynn will discuss American WWII Airfields in England.- Alan Spears - History buff and legislative representative for National Parks Conservation Association, Alan will discuss WWII history represented in the National Park system.- R. Michael Wilson - Old West expert and author of numerous books including 'Legal Executions in Alaska and Hawaii: A Comprehensive Registry', R. Michael Wilson appeared on the History Channel production 'Massacres' as an old west consultant. Bob will discuss execution of American soldiers in the WWII Pacific Theater.
Joining The Halli Casser-Jayne Show Wednesday, May 8, 3 pm ET is bestselling author Robert Edsel; acclaimed historian and author of September Hope, John C. McManus; and author Denise Kiernan. In SAVING ITALY: The Race to Rescue a Nation’s Treasures from the Nazis, Robert Edsel tells an astonishing account of American efforts to save Italy's vast store of priceless monuments and art during World War II. Historian John C. McManus tells a deeply moving story of uncommon courage in September Hope his account of World War II’s most ambitious offensive to defeat Nazi Germany before the end of 1944. In The Girls of Atomic City, The Untold Story of the Women Who Helped Win World War II, Denise Kiernan rescues a remarkable, forgotten chapter of American history from obscurity.
Join us this week on Christian Devotions SPEAK UP! when award winning authors Alice Wisler and Donn Taylor return to chat about their new books and testimonies.
Alice J. Wisler was born and raised in Japan as a missionary kid. She is the author of Getting Out of Bed in the Morning, and five novels. Rain Song and How Sweet It Is were Christy finalists. Ever since the cancer death of her four-year-old son Daniel in 1997, she has found solace in writing from heartache and teaches “Writing the Heartache” workshops across the country. She lives in Durham, NC with her husband and children where they have a wood carving business, Carved By Heart. Her latest book is published by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolina’s and is titled, Under the Silk Hibiscus. Visit her website at www.alicewisler.com.
Donn Taylor led an Infantry rifle platoon in the Korean War, served with Army aviation in Vietnam, and worked with air reconnaissance in Europe and Asia. Afterwards, he completed a PhD at The University of Texas and taught English literature at two liberal arts colleges. Now retired from college teaching, he writes suspense and mystery fiction as well as literary poetry designed for the ordinary reader. He is a frequent speaker at writers' conferences and study groups. He lives near Houston, TX, where he continues to write fiction, poetry, and essays on ethics and U.S. foreign policy. His latest book is also released through Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolina’s and is called, Lightning on a Quiet Night. Discover more about Donn at www.donntaylor.com.
Take 5 minutes from your busy business day and listen to expert business advice to grow and improve your business with Howard Lewinter.
In today's 5 Minute Business Strategy Howard talks about... Wisdom From World War II Hero Applies To Business And Life.
CEOs, presidents, founders, business owners across America trust Howard Lewinter's business advice to solve business problems, increase business profits and live their entrepreneurial dreams of running a successful business with less stress.
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Historian Heather Voight talks about her new book, "Passionate Crusaders: How Members of the U.S. War Refugee Board Saved Jews and Altered American Foreign Policy during World War II."
About Passionate Crusaders:
Passionate Crusaders tells the gripping story of a few righteous Americans who sought to do what many thought impossible in 1944--save Jews who had not yet been murdered in the Holocaust.
By January 1944, Treasury Department officials Henry Morgenthau, John Pehle, and Josiah DuBois had already convinced President Franklin Roosevelt to create the War Refugee Board, an agency with the authority to provide rescue and relief for Jews and other groups persecuted by the Nazis.
Scholars have criticized the Board for its inability to save more Jews and maintained that the agency should have been created sooner. Heather Voight's groundbreaking research proves that despite its shortcomings, the War Refugee Board changed history and forever altered American foreign policy. Its creation ended the cycle of indifference that the government and the American public had shown to victims of the Holocaust. In the words of Henry Morgenthau, from 1944-1945 "crusaders, passionately persuaded of the need for speed and action" risked their reputations and sometimes their lives to save Jews.
In addition to saving more than 100,000 lives, Board members also made a lasting impact on international law. They pressured the War Crimes Commission to broaden its definition of war crimes by including the murder of civilians by their own countrymen. This new definition of war crimes was applied to genocides committed many decades later in Bosnia and Rwanda, and continues to be used today.
About Heather Voight: Heather Voight is a successful freelance writer and history blogger. She has a B.A. in History and English.
It is 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz by Soviet soldiers and still stories of the Holocaust remain untold. Two of those stories are brought to light thanks to the miracle of film. Joining Halli at her table on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Wednesday, May 27, 3 pm ET are the producer and the director of the film ABOVE AND BEYOND, Nancy Spielberg and Roberta Grossman. And author Glenn Kurtz who uncovered a family treasure which shows the remarkable footage of his grandfather’s birthplace in a Polish village filmed in 1938 prior to the outbreak of World War II, the story of Glenn’s efforts to discover what happened to the people in the film as told in Glenn’s award-winning book THREE MINUTES IN POLAND.
ABOVE AND BEYOND, THE BIRTH OF THE ISRAELI AIR FORCE is produced by accomplished businesswoman, fundraiser and philanthropist, Nancy Spielberg and directed by award-winning filmmaker Roberta Grossman, who has produced more than forty hours of documentary film and television, including HAVA NAGILA and BLESSED IS THE MATCH: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF HANNAH SENESH, which was short-listed for an Academy Award. ABOVE AND BEYOND tells the moving and powerful story of a group of World War II pilots, mostly American, who risked life and limb to volunteer to fight for Israel in the 1948 War of Independence.
Glenn Kurtz, a graduate of the New England Conservatory-Tufts University double degree program who holds a PhD from Stanford University in German studies and comparative literature and whose writing has been published in the New York Times, Salon, Southwest Review, and elsewhere. In THREE MINUTES IN POLAND, DISCOVERING A LOST WORLD Glenn recounts his four-year journey to identify the people captured in his grandfather’s haunting images, and introduces us to seven survivors of Hi
Kay Hughes “is a World War II enthusiast. Her father and contributor is veteran Harold E. Dwyer, a World War II B-17 combat pilot. Hughes has lived in Geneva, Nebraska, for over thirty years with her husband, Rick. A graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Hughes is a mother of three and a grandmother. Her life revolves around family, their farming operation, friends and community.” Kay Hughes is the author of Searching for Stanley: Unforgotten Hero of World War II.
According to the book description of Searching for Stanley: Unforgotten Hero of World War II, “World War II did not end in 1945-at least not for the Dwyer family of Hastings, Nebraska -Nayeli Urquiza and Dardis McNamee, The Vienna Review For decades, Kay Hughes was unaware of her family's unresolved mystery. After her grandparents, Harold W. and Ellen Dwyer, received a telegram stating that their son-2nd Lt. Stanley Dwyer-had become MIA over Austria on May 10, 1944, they began a relentless search. Left with only unanswered, nagging questions, they endured a lifelong private grief. Years later, one question would rekindle the search which, in turn, led Kay and her father, Harold E. Dwyer, Stanley's brother, on an intriguing journey across two continents and generations. In their quest to understand Stanley's fate, Kay and Harold developed friendships, visited with eyewitnesses, stood on hallowed ground, and observed the dedicated work of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command. In her poignant narrative, Kay details how clues salvaged in the charred rubble of a fi re revealed the essence of Stanley- almost forgotten World War II hero. Searching for Stanley is a timeless, real-life tale that illustrates one family's dedication to finding their beloved Stanley who, like thousands of other American patriots, made the ultimate sacrifice for his country.”
Despite adversity and limited opportunities, African Americans have played a significant role in US military history over the past 300 years. They were denied military leadership roles and skilled training because many believed they lacked qualifications for combat duty. Before 1940, African Americans were barred from flying for the US military. Civil rights organizations and the black press exerted pressure that resulted in the formation of an all African-American pursuit squadron based in Tuskegee, Alabama, in 1941. They became known as the Tuskegee Airmen.
The military selected Tuskegee Institute to train pilots because of its commitment to aeronautical training. Tuskegee had the facilities, and engineering and technical instructors, and climate for year-round flying. The first Civilian Pilot Training Program students completed their instruction in May 1940. The Tuskegee program was then expanded and became the center for African-American aviation during World War II.
The Tuskegee Airmen overcame segregation and prejudice to become one of the most highly respected fighter groups of World War II. They proved conclusively that African Americans could fly and maintain sophisticated combat aircraft. The Tuskegee Airmen’s achievements, together with the men and women who supported them, paved the way for full integration of the US military.
Nov. 6, 1998, President Clinton approved Public Law 105-355, which established the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site at Moton Field in Tuskegee, Alabama, to commemorate and interpret the heroic actions of the Tuskegee Airmen during World War II. The site contains a museum and interpretive programs at Moton Field and a national center.
Salute to the sons of the US Virgin Islands: Henry E. Rohlsen and Herbert Heywood, The Tuskegee in Paradise, and to the newsletter about them of the same name.