Archive for March 13th, 2014

Wartime Conferences Chart

Here it is in a simple format. Just click and it will pop open!

Allied Wartime Conferences in World War II


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A clip from The Bridge on the River Kwai

Clip from the Bridge on the River Kwai

This part demonstrates how the Japanese regarded those who had surrendered. This is set in Burma (Thailand).

Notice that the British commander, played by Sir Alec Guiness, is trying to demonstrate to his men that they are still soldiers, and that he is still in command of them. He is making this point for their morale, not for his own benefit, obviously.

The All American Girls Professional Baseball League

During the war, professional baseball for women began as a way for baseball team owners to keep some income coming in while many of their brightest stars were involved in the war.

Here is the link for the real website for the league: It is fascinating!

Here is an overview of the League:

Here is a clip from A League of Their Own, in which director Penny Marshall tells the story of the League from a historical fiction viewpoint. The older ladies at the beginning of this clip were actual players in the League and were playing on the field at the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown New York. A permanent exhibit on women in baseball has been in place there since 1988 and is depicted at the end of the film.