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January 29, 2011 Posted by | global | Leave a comment

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January 28, 2011 Posted by | global | Leave a comment

WWII Fighter Plane Recovered: BIG PIC : Discovery News

 

 

 

A World War II fighter plane was recovered from the depths of Lake Michigan, more than 60 years after it crashed during a training exercise.

 

Cranes lifted the F6F-3 Hellcat out of 250 feet of water in Waukegan, Ill., about 40 miles north of Chicago, on Tuesday.

The plane had been submerged since Lt. Walter Elcock, the pilot who survived the crash, was practicing landing on the U.S.S. Sable aircraft carrier on Jan. 5, 1945. As he was coming to the deck, Elcock recalled he brought the plane in too low, lost his lift and crashed into the water, according to an interview with the Daily Mail.

He is now 89 years old and lives in Atlanta.

The plane will eventually be displayed at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Florida.

This is the sixth Hellcat fighter plane that the U.S. Navy has pulled out of Lake Michigan. Most recently, the Douglas SBD Dauntless U.S. Navy plane was recovered from the lake in April.

via WWII Fighter Plane Recovered: BIG PIC : Discovery News.

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January 27, 2011 Posted by | Aerospace, history | , , , | 2 Comments

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German court opens Rwandan genocide trial | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 18.01.2011

 

 

 

Germany‘s first trial involving the Rwandan genocide began Tuesday, as an asylum seeker´┐Żappeared before a court in Frankfurt.

 

Onesphore R., a former Rwandan mayor, is accused of organizing three massacres in which over 3,700 Tutsi were killed after seeking refuge in churches. He stands trial on charges of murder, genocide and incitement to both.

“R. was a wheel in the cogs of the genocide,” Dominic Johnson, Africa correspondent for the German daily taz told Deutsche Welle.

“If you like, he was one of many mayors in Rwanda who organized killings, who out of loyalty to the Rwandan state thought they had to participate in the eradication of the Tutsi minority, which is what the Hutu government at the time wanted.”

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via German court opens Rwandan genocide trial | Germany | Deutsche Welle | 18.01.2011.

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January 18, 2011 Posted by | Auschwitz, history | , | Leave a comment

Has Martin Luther King’s dream come true? | Clarence Jones | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

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January 17, 2011 Posted by | global | Leave a comment

Spain files charges against alleged Nazi death camp guard Demjanjuk | Earth Times News

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Madrid – The Spanish judiciary has raised charges and issued an arrest warrant for alleged Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk, who is on trial in Germany, National Court sources said Friday.

Judge Ismael Moreno, who was investigating the deaths of 60 Spaniards in the German concentration camp of Flossenburg, charged the 90-year-old with contributing to genocide and with crimes against humanity.

A total of 155 Spaniards were held at the Flossenburg camp. Many of them had fought against dictator-to-be Francisco Franco in Spain’s 1936-39 civil war. They then fled to France and joined resistance against the German occupation.

Spanish concentration camp survivors had lodged complaints against Demjanjuk and three other alleged Nazis, for whom arrest warrants had already been issued.

Demjanjuk cannot be handed over to Spain as long as he is on trial in Munich.

In Germany, the Ukrainian-born former US car industry worker is accused of having volunteered as a Soviet prisoner of war to work for the Nazis as an SS guard at Sobibor death camp in occupied Poland.

He is charged as an accessory in the murder of 27,900 Jews in the camp’s gas chambers during his service there.

via Spain files charges against alleged Nazi death camp guard Demjanjuk | Earth Times News.

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January 16, 2011 Posted by | Auschwitz, history, Nazi | , , , | Leave a comment

Charlie Chaplin- Table Ballet

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January 15, 2011 Posted by | global | Leave a comment