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Philip Johnston, a missionary's son, grew up on a Navajo reservation. In WWII, the Japanese cracked every code the Americans could encrypt. Johnston knew that the Navajo language had no alphabet or written record, and was near impossible to learn if you weren't immersed in it as a kid. He alerted the military of this, staging a demonstration. Because of him, the Navajo Code Talker program began, the only undecipherable code in modern military history.

Philip Johnston, a missionary's son, grew up on a Navajo reservation. In WWII, the Japanese cracked every code the Americans could encrypt. Johnston knew that the Navajo language had no alphabet or written record, and was near impossible to learn if you weren't immersed in it as a kid. He alerted the military of this, staging a demonstration. Because of him, the Navajo Code Talker program began, the only undecipherable code in modern military history.

Most Decorated Woman in US Military – (1907 to 2002) – Col. Ruby Bradley of the Army Nurse Corps was the most highly decorated army nurse, receiving 34 medals and citations of bravery for her military service during the Japanese and Korean War, on World War II. Her awards included Legion of Merit Medals, Bronze Stars, Presidential Emblems, WWII Victory Medal, U.N. Service Medal, and Florence Nightingale Medal.

Most Decorated Woman in US Military – (1907 to 2002) – Col. Ruby Bradley of the Army Nurse Corps was the most highly decorated army nurse, receiving 34 medals and citations of bravery for her military service during the Japanese and Korean War, on World War II. Her awards included Legion of Merit Medals, Bronze Stars, Presidential Emblems, WWII Victory Medal, U.N. Service Medal, and Florence Nightingale Medal.

Yep, this would be me...blending with the sand.

Yep, this would be me...blending with the sand.

The Edelweiss Pirates...were an anti-Nazi youth and resistance group who often clashed with Hitler Youth and the Gestapo.  Many were executed by the Gestapo. - Click image to find more History Pinterest pins

The Edelweiss Pirates...were an anti-Nazi youth and resistance group who often clashed with Hitler Youth and the Gestapo. Many were executed by the Gestapo. - Click image to find more History Pinterest pins

Het opmerkelijke verhaal van Tokyo Rose - Historiek.net | Geschiedenis nieuws

Het opmerkelijke verhaal van Tokyo Rose - Historiek.net | Geschiedenis nieuws

Five Hurt As London Bus Roof Ripped Off

Five Hurt As London Bus Roof Ripped Off

Niet alle Duitsers met de achternaam 'Hitler' waren gecharmeerd van parades en zwarte uniformen. William Patrick Hitler, een neef van de Führer, smeekte de Amerikaanse president Roosevelt te mogen meevechten tegen de nazi's – en zijn verzoek werd ingewilligd.

Niet alle Duitsers met de achternaam 'Hitler' waren gecharmeerd van parades en zwarte uniformen. William Patrick Hitler, een neef van de Führer, smeekte de Amerikaanse president Roosevelt te mogen meevechten tegen de nazi's – en zijn verzoek werd ingewilligd.

American history: October 19, 1810    Abolitionist Cassius Macellus Clay was born in Kentucky as a southern aristocrat who ironically became a prominent anti-slavery crusader.

American history: October 19, 1810 Abolitionist Cassius Macellus Clay was born in Kentucky as a southern aristocrat who ironically became a prominent anti-slavery crusader.

Arlington

Arlington

These old suitcases were recently discovered in the attic of the Willard Insane Asylum. They belonged to mentally ill patients from 1910-1960 who never left the facility. When it shut down in 1995, photographer, Jon Crispin, has been revealing the contents of approximately 400 suitcases one by one

These old suitcases were recently discovered in the attic of the Willard Insane Asylum. They belonged to mentally ill patients from 1910-1960 who never left the facility. When it shut down in 1995, photographer, Jon Crispin, has been revealing the contents of approximately 400 suitcases one by one

Élise Rivet was Mother Superior at the convent of “Notre Dame de Compassion”, where she not only hid refugees from the gestapo, but also used the convent to stash some weapons & ammunition for the resistance. She was eventually caught & sentenced to hard labor. She volunteered to be killed in place of another woman who has children and is taken to the gas chamber.

World War II : Unsung heroes of the French Resistance : Mother Elisabeth.

Élise Rivet was Mother Superior at the convent of “Notre Dame de Compassion”, where she not only hid refugees from the gestapo, but also used the convent to stash some weapons & ammunition for the resistance. She was eventually caught & sentenced to hard labor. She volunteered to be killed in place of another woman who has children and is taken to the gas chamber.

messenwerpster

messenwerpster

Remembering Henry Johnson, the World War I Soldier Called “Black Death” | History | Smithsonian

Remembering Henry Johnson, the Soldier Called “Black Death”

Remembering Henry Johnson, the World War I Soldier Called “Black Death” | History | Smithsonian

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Vatican Women's Rifle Team, disbanded 1938. Sister Juliette, far right, left the order to join the French Resistance.

Vatican Women's Rifle Team, disbanded 1938. Sister Juliette, far right, left the order to join the French Resistance.

The most notorious and the best documented of these massacres took place on September 29–30, 1941, where in 33,771 Jews were killed in a single operation. The decision to kill all the Jews in Kiev was made by the military governor, Major-General Kurt Eberhard, the Police Commander for Army Group South. It is estimated that between 100,000 and 150,000 more lives were taken at Babi Yar.

The most notorious and the best documented of these massacres took place on September 29–30, 1941, where in 33,771 Jews were killed in a single operation. The decision to kill all the Jews in Kiev was made by the military governor, Major-General Kurt Eberhard, the Police Commander for Army Group South. It is estimated that between 100,000 and 150,000 more lives were taken at Babi Yar.