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flygcforum.com - Glider Escape from Colditz Castle WW2

flygcforum.com - Glider Escape from Colditz Castle WW2 | second world war | Scoop.it

It was one of the most audacious escape plots of the Second World War, and it has left an intriguing question hanging - almost literally - in the air...


 
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flygc's curator insight, October 12, 2013 7:33 PM

Could British prisoners have succeeded in their attempt to fly off the roof of the notorious Colditz Castle and make their escape in a glider?


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Film about WW2 codebreaker Alan Turing is attacked by biographer for exaggerating love affair with woman because he was gay and says Keira Knightley is 'too glamorous'

Film about WW2 codebreaker Alan Turing is attacked by biographer for exaggerating love affair with woman because he was gay and says Keira Knightley is 'too glamorous' | second world war | Scoop.it
Turing played a key role in breaking the German Enigma code during the Second World War while working at Bletchley Park.

 

A film about homosexual wartime codebreaker and father of modern computing Alan Turing has been attacked by his biographer. 


Enigma hero Turing played a key role in breaking the German Enigma code during the Second World War while working at Bletchley Park. He is credited with saving thousands of lives during the conflict. 


But a new American funded film about his life has been lambasted for exaggerating a love affair with a woman, played by Keira Knightley, and making a fictional connection to a notorious spy. Turing was a well known homosexual.


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Linda Hobbet's comment, June 23, 2013 5:13 PM
I hope they don't have a love affair between these two characters.
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'GUERNSEY EVACUEES OF WW2'

'GUERNSEY EVACUEES OF WW2' | second world war | Scoop.it

HITLER PIN CUSHION FROM WORLD WAR TWO.. love it! (RT @Guernseyevacuee: Look where the pins have been placed! HITLER PIN CUSHION FROM WORLD WAR TWO.. love it!


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sofia Oksenberg's curator insight, November 28, 2013 1:56 PM

Punished by his actions

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UNKNOWN WW2

UNKNOWN WW2 | second world war | Scoop.it

A New Way to Look at 
World War 2

World War ll has usually been seen in black and white, but our endless research has unearthed an abundance of superb color film that shows what it really looked like to those who were there. 
The Author presents mainly WW2 recently declassified and other previously unavailable material. 

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flygcforum.com - WW2 Operation Jericho - de Havilland Mosquito

flygcforum.com - WW2 Operation Jericho - de Havilland Mosquito | second world war | Scoop.it

Their target a prison full of Resistance Fighters and British Agents, their purpose to free them - or kill them...

 


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flygc's curator insight, November 25, 2013 4:06 AM

Desperate calls to London from the French Resistance told of 100 men and women due to be shot at dawn, and of a British Agent being tortured to reveal the secrets of the Allied invasion plan...


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Chinese Rosie Riveter: Chinese-American feminism during WW2

Chinese Rosie Riveter: Chinese-American feminism during WW2 | second world war | Scoop.it

World War II marked an improvement in the status of Chinese-American women in the United States.


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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 23, 2013 9:56 AM

A scholarly artice, by a professor, which covers the earlier gender bias in Chinese immigration as well.

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Bugs bunny war bonds for WW2

Bugs Bunny sings for War Bonds and cultural insensitivity


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Why are many of WW2 generation are worried about the rise of fascism?

Why are many of WW2 generation are worried about the rise of fascism? | second world war | Scoop.it
At a time, when those British soldiers killed in war are remembered, it is salutary to focus on why many of the WW2 generation are so nervous about the parallels between the 1930s and now. “What no...

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WW2 Airsoft UK • View topic - "New" M1 Carbine from ASG

WW2 Airsoft UK • View topic - "New" M1 Carbine from ASG | second world war | Scoop.it
WW2 Airsoft UK Community Forum (WW2 Airsoft UK • View topic - "New" M1 Carbine from ASG http://t.co/1d3q3Jyh...)...

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Statue honours WW2 'lumberjills'

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A memorial to the Lumberjills - the women who worked in forestry during the war - is unveiled in North Yorkshire.

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