Archive for the ‘World Wars’ Category

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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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: http://www.aagpbl.org/ It is fascinating!

Here is an overview of the League: http://www.seanlahman.com/baseball-archive/womens-baseball/

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.

How Wash U sheltered Japanese Americans from relocation

Here is an amazing bit of video from the Post-Dispatch’s website. Gyo Obata and Richard Henmi are world famous architects still based here in St. Louis.

Here’s the link: http://videos.stltoday.com/p/video?id=7409503

Here’s an entire interactive site from stltoday.com: It’s got all kinds of great stuff, plus some of the pictures by Ansel Adams:

http://www.stltoday.com/stltoday/news/special/usinternmentcamps.nsf/SS/1+-+Main?OpenDocument

About Monsieur Batignole- A movie about the Resistance to the Nazis

Go here: http://voices.yahoo.com/monsieur-batignole-wonderful-film-holocaust-77038.html

FDR Warns About Spies

Zoot suits!

Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Zootsuit2.jpg

Here is an overview of what happened from PBS: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/zoot/

And of course, here is the song from the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies:


“A Date Which Will Live in Infamy”

Roosevelt addresses Congress on December 8 to ask for a declaration of war.