This year marks the 75th anniversary of the World War II allied landing on the coast of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944. On this anniversary, Canadians pay deepest respects to all the men and women who contributed to the defeat of the Nazis in Europe. Nearly 150,000 Allied troops landed or parachuted into the invasion area on D-Day, including 14,000 Canadians at Juno Beach. The Royal Canadian Navy contributed 110 ships and 10,000 sailors and the Royal Canadian Air Force contributed 15 fighter and fighter-bomber squadrons to the assault. Total Allied casualties that day reached more than 10,000, including 1,074 Canadians, of whom 359 were killed. Continue reading
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75th Anniversary of D-Day: Deepest respects to all who contributed to the defeat of the Nazis in World War II
They defeated Nazis. Red Army female snipers in Berlin on May 9th, 1945.
It is estimated that in 1943 there were more than 2000 female snipers in the Soviet armed forces. Female snipers were credited with more than 12,000 confirmed kills.
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Pro-fascist monarchy overthrown
On August 26, 1944 the Nazi-allied Bulgarian government began the talks in Egypt with the USA and Britain, hoping for the dispatch of the US troops in Bulgaria as the Red Army was approaching Bulgarian borders. Continue reading
September 8th has been commemorated as the International Day of Journalists’ Solidarity since 1958, when the 4th Congress of the International Organization of Journalists was held in Bucharest. It commemorates the day of execution of the Czech anti-fascist journalist Julius Fucik by Nazis on September 8, 1943. Continue reading
He is on record as saying: “Britain is ready for a fascist leader… I think Britain could benefit from a fascist leader. … I believe very strongly in fascism… Rock stars are fascists, too. Adolf Hitler was one of the first rock stars…”
The death of David Bowie gave rise to a quite unprecedented outpouring in the media, including postings in the social media. Indeed, his figure was imbued with an almost god-like status, with even the suggestion that constellations in the heavens should be named after him. It was suggested that he used his voice for others who were ignored.
What was glossed over was his overt fascism during the 1970s. “Alternative” media tended to term this as a “brief flirtation”, to be transcended by his later transformations, that he was always a misfit and beloved for it. Continue reading