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Saturday Matinee: The Desert Rats (1953)

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 26, 2008

Rommel has the British in retreat on his way to the Suez Canal. All that stands in his way is Tobruk, held by a vastly out numbered force of Australian troops. Richard Burton leads these troops on daring raids against Rommel, keeping him off balance as they earn the nickname ‘The Desert Rats’.

Wikipedia Article on the British 7th Armoured Division.

Find movies, video and more at Hulu.

These types of services works very well for me, because I live out of range of over-the-air television signals and have no interest in purchasing a satellite receiver. Thank God that I have had Verizon DSL since March.

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Holiday Movie: The Longest Day

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 4, 2008

In honor of Independence Day, here is a movie about where Americans traveled across the Atlantic Ocean to free the French from the Nazis during World War II:

It is my prayer that America will always have such heroes when she needs them.

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The Faith Of My Fathers

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 2, 2008

Here is the story of John McCain’s imprisonment by the Noerth Viet Nemese, but I will let Conservative Voice USA provide the introduction, and paint the picture in broad strokes he made on the 35th Anniversary of his release from the Hanoi Hilton:

The video is in ten parts, and should advance automatically:

Say what you will about John McCain’s policies. You cannot deny that he is a hero.

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Iranian Mortars Pound Israel During Ceasefire

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 25, 2008

Israel is moving anti-mortar radars to its border with Gaza, to fight the growing number of Iranian 120mm mortars Hamas is using. While the mortar is heavy (about 300 pounds), it can be broken down into components (barrel-94 pounds, base plate- 135 pounds, bipod-72 pounds, sight-four pounds). More accurate than the locally made Kassam rockets, and with more range (normally 6-7 kilometers, but up to 10 kilometers with special ammo), the shells weigh 35-40 pounds and have about the same destructive effect as 105mm howitzer shells.

Source: Strategy Page

Another news story:


Under cover of a barrage of more than 50 missiles, mortars and rocket, Hamas made three attempts to breach the Gaza border fence for major suicide bombings, the last one late Thursday, June 12. They sent a bulldozer to ram Netiv Ha’asara, a bomb car to crash the border fence and gunmen on foot to blow up the Erez crossing. Israel ground and air units foiled them all.

Israeli locations from Ashkelon in the north down to Shear Hanegev, Kibbutz Nir Oz and Sderot were struck by 20 missiles, one Grad rocket and more than 35 mortar shells. A woman was injured at Kibbutz Yad Mordecai. Sirens warned people under attack to stay in indoors, as fires blazed and explosions erupted – one close to the Barzilai regional hospital in Ashkelon.

The first Hamas attempt to blow up Israeli military guard posts at the Erez crossing was mounted early Thursday as the Israeli defense ministry’s political coordinator Amos Gilead traveled to Cairo to hand over Israel’s acceptance of the Egyptian formula for a truce in Gaza.

They were intercepted and at least one was killed by Israeli ground and air fire.

Source: DEBKAfile

The terrorists have been at war with Israel, and they are using weapons supplied by Iran…thus acting as a proxy for Iran in its’ quest to destroy Israel.

Why are we aiding the terrorists by restraining Israel?

Why is Secretary of State Condi Rice acting to assist terrorists kill Israelis?

When will we face a reckoning for our actions that contribute to the harming of God’s Chosen People?
When will the government of Israel realize that all a ceasefire does is allow the terrorists to re-arm? I point you to the concept of hudna:

“What is being touted as a ‘cease-fire’ is something called a ‘hudna.’ A hudna [also known as a hudibiyya or khudaibiya] is a tactical cease-fire that allows the Arabs to rebuild their terrorist infrastructure in order to be more effective when the “cease-fire” is called off.” — “Cease-fire?” by Shira A. Drissman

**update** 6.54am
It has occurred to me that most people alive today have not been taught anything other than the pro-Palestinian lies pushed on them by the lefties in our “public” schools systems, and in the media.

I have tracked down and made a playlist for an excellent movie about the founding of Israel told from the point of view of the story of American Mickey Marcus. Note: The videos are out out of order…sorry about that. The owner uploaded them out of order and mislabeled them.

You can buy a DVD of Cast a Giant Shadow, or order the book, Cast A Giant Shadow: The Story of Mickey Marcus Who Died to Save Jerusalem.

There are many history books you can read on the subject at a library near you. There are many online sources of the same information, and I will introduce you to them over the next few weeks.

Here is a complete series put out by the BBC on the birth of modern day Israel in 6 parts:

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NBC Radio Report "Cross Country Reaction to D-Day"

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 7, 2008

Reports from various NBC radio affiliates on the mood of the country, and how people reacted to the news of the invasion of Europe:

NBC Affiliates Report on D-Day Reactions at Home

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CBS Radio: Passing Parade on June 6, 2044 by John Nesbitt

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 6, 2008

This is a remarkable tale told by John Nesbitt about a history class learning about the Invasion of Europe a century hence:

CBS Radio John Nesbitt’s Passing Parade

Previously:

CBS Radio: 6 o’clock News [Link to be added later]

NBC Radio: 4.30pm Report [Link to be added later]

King George VI on D-Day [Link to be added later]

CBS Radio: John Daly Reports D-Day News[Link to be added later]

CBS Radio: John Daly Reports D-Day News

CBS News: De Gaulle Speech and Other War News

Kate Smith Speaks Prayer For Our Troops, News Follows

CBS Radio “The Light of the World”

NBC News Update “Plus 6 Hours”

CBS News Update “The Invasion of Europe Is Underway” Pt 3

CBS News Update “The Invasion of Europe Is Underway” Pt 2

CBS News Update “The Invasion of Europe Is Underway”

NBC News Special Bulletin

This Is London Calling: Communique #1 Invasion of Europe Underway

Unconfirmed Reports of Invasion Underway in Europe

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CBS Radio: 6 o’clock News

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 6, 2008

This was heard on the CBS Radio Network at 6 o’clock:

CBS Radio 6.00 News

Previously:

NBC Radio: 4.30pm Report [Link to be added later]

King George VI on D-Day [Link to be added later]

CBS Radio: John Daly Reports D-Day News[Link to be added later]

CBS Radio: John Daly Reports D-Day News

CBS News: De Gaulle Speech and Other War News

Kate Smith Speaks Prayer For Our Troops, News Follows

CBS Radio “The Light of the World”

NBC News Update “Plus 6 Hours”

CBS News Update “The Invasion of Europe Is Underway” Pt 3

CBS News Update “The Invasion of Europe Is Underway” Pt 2

CBS News Update “The Invasion of Europe Is Underway”

NBC News Special Bulletin

This Is London Calling: Communique #1 Invasion of Europe Underway

Unconfirmed Reports of Invasion Underway in Europe

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NBC Radio: 4.30pm Report

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 6, 2008

This was heard on the affiliates of NBC Radio beginning at 4.30pm, and includes a reading of a prayer written by President Franklin Roosevelt for the troops and America so people could write it down and say with him later that night:

NBC Radio 4.30 News

Previously:

King George VI on D-Day [Link to be added later]

CBS Radio: John Daly Reports D-Day News[Link to be added later]

CBS Radio: John Daly Reports D-Day News

CBS News: De Gaulle Speech and Other War News

Kate Smith Speaks Prayer For Our Troops, News Follows

CBS Radio “The Light of the World”

NBC News Update “Plus 6 Hours”

CBS News Update “The Invasion of Europe Is Underway” Pt 3

CBS News Update “The Invasion of Europe Is Underway” Pt 2

CBS News Update “The Invasion of Europe Is Underway”

NBC News Special Bulletin

This Is London Calling: Communique #1 Invasion of Europe Underway

Unconfirmed Reports of Invasion Underway in Europe

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CBS Radio: King George VI on D-Day

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 6, 2008

An address to the peoples of Britain and America on D-Day:

King George VI

Previously:

NBC Radio: Poem and Prayer for an Invading Army

CBS Radio: John Daly Reports D-Day News

CBS News: De Gaulle Speech and Other War News

Kate Smith Speaks Prayer For Our Troops, News Follows

CBS Radio “The Light of the World”

NBC News Update “Plus 6 Hours”

CBS News Update “The Invasion of Europe Is Underway” Pt 3

CBS News Update “The Invasion of Europe Is Underway” Pt 2

CBS News Update “The Invasion of Europe Is Underway”

NBC News Special Bulletin

This Is London Calling: Communique #1 Invasion of Europe Underway

Unconfirmed Reports of Invasion Underway in Europe

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NBC Radio: Poem and Prayer for an Invading Army

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 6, 2008

Written by Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay
Read by Actor Ronald Colman from Hollywood

Poem and Prayer for an Invading Army

Previously:

CBS Radio: John Daly Reports D-Day News

CBS News: De Gaulle Speech and Other War News

Kate Smith Speaks Prayer For Our Troops, News Follows

CBS Radio “The Light of the World”

NBC News Update “Plus 6 Hours”

CBS News Update “The Invasion of Europe Is Underway” Pt 3

CBS News Update “The Invasion of Europe Is Underway” Pt 2

CBS News Update “The Invasion of Europe Is Underway”

NBC News Special Bulletin

This Is London Calling: Communique #1 Invasion of Europe Underway

Unconfirmed Reports of Invasion Underway in Europe

Posted in history, memorial, Tribute, War, WW II | 1 Comment »