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"german air force" Discussed on The Current

The Current

07:30 min | 2 months ago

"german air force" Discussed on The Current

"Humane a more humane form of bombing will think about the blitz. The blitzes of the german air force the loftus attack on london in nineteen forty is an example of the conventional strategy. What's called area bombing a carpet bombing you send as many planes at bombers as you can over an enemy city. You drop as many bombs as you can. And you're not really even aiming you just dropping bombs on everything in sight because you can't hit a you can't say i wanna hit saint paul's cathedral. There's no way you can be sure that your bomb will find. Its target so what you do. Is you just drop thousands of bombs and just say all all just destroy. Whatever i can in this kind of like say i'm gonna carpet the city with bombs. That's why it was called calming the bomber mafia said. Well let's send one bomber over london and if we think that we would like to destroy ten downing street and leave everything else intact. Let's just aim for ten demonstrate. We don't need. We don't need to kill forty thousand civilians. We can kill just everyone who's in ten downing street right. So that was their notion was. We're still gonna kill people but will kill six people instead of forty thousand. Even if you kill forty thousand people me with the blitz. the blitz didn't break britain right. I mean it did not break the spirit. Who were there. Yeah this gets into this. Whole other argument. The bomber mafia had the british. The british lived through the blitz. When a when a own a full-scale. German airpower assault on london did not break. The will of the british people and the british then turned around and tried exactly the same failed strategy on the germans and the bio mafia would say to them. What are you doing you know. From personal example that just wantonly bombing. The enemy doesn't work. So why are you trying to same crazy. Incredibly immoral strategy on your enemy and the british would have none of that argument right now. Our lives are on our phones and with our phones full of livestream exercise glasses midday work calls and nightly family video calls. There's no room for fraud calls thankfully. At and t. Makes customer security a priority helping block those pesky calls. It's not complicated. At and t. Active armor twenty four seven proactive network security and fraud call blocking to help stop threats at no extra charge compatible device lush service required visit. At and t. dot com slash act of armor for details g. three assistance. Through virginia's community colleges is your pathway to a new future helping those who qualify pay for school in trained for the right career. Right where you are right now earn more. Bcs dot edu forward slash g. Three of the godfathers of the bomber mafia is someone named haywood hansell. Who is sent from europe to the pacific and gets the order to fire bomb japan. Who is he and what does he do when he gets. That order haywood. Hansell was the one of the leaders of the bottom mafia so this group of idealistic young men come out of alabama and the thirties and he is a comes from a long a southern military family. And you can imagine. He's one of those kind of rome. His favorite book is don county. He's which tells you by the way everything you need to know about. He said he was gone from home so often on various missions once he was at home and he heard the noise and he turned to his wife and he said what's that and she said. That's your son that was. They had a baby boy who he'd never heard cry before he he. Is this kind of extraordinary romantic. Figure who would sing to his men broadway tunes over the over the the bomber into common the way back from missions over germany. He was the most passionate believer in this extraordinarily quixotic notion that you could reform or fair and he manages to convince the higher ups in the us military to believe in his vision and he serves. I over europe. Where he's he fails really to kind of enact this humane bombing but then he gets assigned to the pacific theater. And he's the one who begins the the the bombing attacks on japan in nineteen forty four and. He says he is told by his superiors. Give up on this humane woma bombing. We want you to take napalm. 'cause napalm was developed harvard university for the purposes of bombing japan because it was the most powerful incendiary device ever developed. They said take the napalm and burnt down tokyo and he won't do it and he says no no no. I'm doing my way. I'm gonna do this precision bombing until and just take out the factories that are crucial to the to the japanese war effort. He tries fails he tries and fails and he tries and fails and finally they have enough back in washington and that triggers one of the most consequential moments in the second world war which is the replacement of a replacement haywood. Hansell with a man in curtis lemay who had no such qualms about burning down the cities of his enemy. This is a little bit of haywood. Curtis lemay pardon me from Your audiobook it's archival team. The idea was found a ball bearing plants over there. Some of these social chair parking analysts back in a panic the idea was if we knock out flat with supposedly vocal the all during production in the country and other war would by all banks lamb was okay out basically okay but here. We are trying to find something a win war easy way. No such. he's talking about. Swivel chair analysts. Which is a great turn of phrase. How does he view the bomber mafia. And what does he think in terms of how war should be waged. If it's not through this kind of precision bombing yeah so this is a good reminder of a why we spend so much time we spend months on the audio book. Because you don't have to understand that you have to hear his voice so imagine a a bulldog of a man with a cigar in his mouth at all times and that kind of no nonsense. Blunt unsentimental approach. Lemay was his brilliant general who was one of the most ruthless military leaders of the entire second before and he listened to this dream coming from the hague handles of the world and he thought it was nonsense. He's not he's not singing show tunes to his he. He doesn't notice show tune is he. He was namus lemay. Goes on to have this glittering career to the core he. He's famous for saying almost nothing. He was once attended a three hour. Military briefing before the bay of pigs invasion. When he was running the air force he said nothing with three hours got up at the end looked at the people who had to them and said it will work put his cigar back in his mouth. I left room..

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"german air force" Discussed on Airplane Geeks Podcast

Airplane Geeks Podcast

01:32 min | 2 months ago

"german air force" Discussed on Airplane Geeks Podcast

"And i appreciate all that you guys do the content and And the the love of aviation that you share with your with your programs all of you and Our life is going to be poor without doubt. Read there but Like goes on. And so. Mike harris with the why we fly podcasts and To me the the best thing my favorite thing and his lasting contribution is just his energy and enthusiasm for all things aviation just you know he he just eat sleep and breathe aviation and just love. Shares is enthusiasm with young people with old people anywhere. Anybody that would listen. He just would love to talk about anything aviation and just that energy and enthusiasm in his work through the podcast is is really a lasting legacy and and this week the loose wafa. Is it oshkosh right. The the german air force Cargo plane in in. In every time i walked by at this week. I can hear launchpad. Have you seen the lou. The loofah at oshkosh. I could just you know. Just i know he would have just loved that. So much So yeah. I love it in a full missing. So.

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"german air force" Discussed on A Life's Story

A Life's Story

07:16 min | 3 months ago

"german air force" Discussed on A Life's Story

"Two tenths were still to be beaten is don white. Told you could be done if you do it like this younger. You have nothing to worry about. So he made an example out of me for weeks. Ben could not lie on his back. Because of the welts from the beating decades later benz children saw the scars on his back. But not knowing the details of ben's hideous experience with the nazis. They just drew the wrong conclusions. His daughter gail. I remember as a kid seeing the scars on his back and they work so severe. They were pretty much healed right thought that they were. He drove at ups truck. I was a little kid. I thought they were just kinda marks from his truck while the school yang on there is a commotion at the gate. They called those three inmates they were pulling them in. You couldn't recognize any of them bloodied beaten to pieces and putting them in the gate and when the common down sobbed that just like a child who get sick of a toy and he pushes toy away. He told us all of us number ten to go back to the outline. Any orders his henchmen to bring down a portable gallo. They brought down the single gallo and the all had to watch while they were hanging. These three men. One by one i remember. The last one was young younger and he was a religious. I guess he cried out. Prayer shimmaywa struggle this prayer set before dying my israel at the Hainault two more words because it's only six words. When they heard it they kick the stool out for mother him and they wouldn't let them complete other ni- thought less toward god is one there were such sadists one night we hear cannon fire like the fruit with front was closed again that morning vero poorer to go to work as we came down to go to work here a loudspeaker saying no one is going to work today. The camp is being evacuated. It was february nineteen forty five. The allies were advancing aggressively and squeezing nazi germany and a metaphorical vice grip. In the west hitler's desperate counteroffensive against the allies in belgium's are then forest had ended in total failure in the east the soviet army had captured east prussia and reached within fifty miles of berlin. The once-proud luth wafa german air force was a skeleton of air fleet and the allies ruled the skies over europe dropping thousands of tons of bombs on germany. Every day the nazi's began a feverish. Evacuation of the work camps and death camps hundreds of thousands of prisoners were evacuated from hundreds of concentration camps incarceration and labor facilities. Along the retreat paths of the collapsing third reich according to nazi records roughly seven hundred and fourteen thousand prisoners were languishing in the concentration camp network in january of nineteen forty five. This final phase of the war was viciously murderous even by the horrifying standards of nazi genocide as american forces approach. The germans continued frantically moving prisoners out of the camps. Almost thirty thousand prisoners are forced on death. Marches away from the advancing american forces about a third of these prisoners die during the marches. I own cole was Be couldn't take about him and they marched us out that was called the death march. Because if you could not keep pace with the soldiers they simply shot you an all day. Long you heard pup pup pup being shot one week two weeks and after about two weeks. My cousin got very big says ben. Let me stood down the snow. Everyone will pass. Pastel shoot me. I can't take it anymore. I says no isaac. It's not gonna happen. We will both survive this. I will help you. And i helped him along walking a preliminary behalf to march the certain pace saint paces soldier and it was snow on the ground. His shoe was fell apart already. He is walking barefoot it and then couple day slave there. My shoe fell apart. And i'm walking barefoot on snow. Now we've walked be lost time. I don't remember it was two weeks or three weeks four weeks but they found out lately That was seven weeks zapped we marched from dern how to book is about four hundred and fifty kilometers. Heavy you dare became arrived in both moms. Were still alive and we came in. They lied to soften counted the us and they told us to go into disparaging inside their berry. They'll feed you know you can shower. They'll give you fresh clothes impress shoes but tomorrow morning early in the morning. You better chum beck to this book at nine. am cold because both malta's also being evacuated again. The prisoners are apportioned. Eighty two cattle car ben and his cousin isaac climb into the car. These two are all that are left from ben's family. His parents shot by the gestapo as they were attempting to follow their children and escaped poland hungary. Men's older sister. Lola her fate unknown benz other sister and younger brother march to the gas chamber upon.

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"german air force" Discussed on A Life's Story

A Life's Story

07:35 min | 3 months ago

"german air force" Discussed on A Life's Story

"And i am next align. I was the youngest from all of them. I remember walking up to that. So horse bending over and i talked to myself i says ben. This is it. If you wanna survive this huma live another half hour. You have to do sexually what you're told i. Walk over. i tiptoe. I bend over to so without touching the two by four one man is pulling my trousers and the other one's starts to hit and i am counting ice fight. Dry beer said they finally swansea Fines drives months sheared swansea. Swansea twenty five. I made it. You could hear a pin drop in that camp because no one believed that anyone could survive this. And well i made the man who was holding my trouser rose mueller. Tight says to me and the edge his walk over in thank him. I stand up. And i walk over blood runny. Foul my trousers. I walk over to i salute. And i said duncan shown her common. Thank you very much columbia. When he hears it he puts his hand on my collar. And i wonder why what was it. What is he going gonna kill me now for surviving. This twists me around facing the number two tenths were still to be beaten is don white. Told you could be done if you do it like this younger. You have nothing to worry about. So he made an example out of me for weeks. Ben could not lie on his back. Because of the welts from the beating decades later benz children saw the scars on his back. But not knowing the details of ben's hideous experience with the nazis. They just drew the wrong conclusions. His daughter gail. I remember as a kid seeing the scars on his back and they work so severe. They were pretty much healed right thought that they were. He drove up. Ups truck. i was a little kid. I thought they were just kinda marks from his truck while the school yang on there is a commotion at the gate. They called those three inmates they were pulling them in. You couldn't recognize any of them bloodied beaten to pieces and putting them in the gate and when the common down sobbed that just like a child who get sick of toy and he pushes toy away. He told us all of us number ten to go back to the outline. Any orders his henchmen to bring down a portable gallo brought down the single gallo and the all had to watch while they were hanging. These three men. One by one i remember. The last one was young younger and he was a religious. I guess he cried out. Prayer shimmaywa struggle this prayer set before dying my israel at the Hainault two more words because it's only six words when they heard it. They kicked the stool out for mother him and they wouldn't let them complete other ni- less toward god is one. There were such sadists one night we hear cannon fire like the fruit with front was close again that morning vero to go to work as we came down to go to work here a loudspeaker saying no one is going to work today. The camp is being evacuated. It was february. Nineteen forty five. The allies were advancing aggressively and squeezing nazi germany and a metaphorical vice grip. In the west hitler's desperate counteroffensive against the allies in belgium's are then forest had ended in total failure in the east the soviet army had captured east prussia and reached within fifty miles of berlin. The once-proud luth wafa german air force was a skeleton of air fleet and the allies ruled the skies over europe dropping thousands of tons of bombs on germany. Every day the nazi's began a feverish. Evacuation of the work camps and death camps hundreds of thousands of prisoners were evacuated from hundreds of concentration camps incarceration and labor facilities. Along the retreat paths of the collapsing third reich according to nazi records roughly seven hundred and fourteen thousand prisoners were languishing in the concentration camp network in january of nineteen forty five. This final phase of the war was viciously murderous even by the horrifying standards of nazi genocide as american forces approach. The germans continued frantically moving prisoners out of the camps. Almost thirty thousand prisoners are forced on death. Marches away from the advancing american forces about a third of these prisoners die during the marches by janklow was already indication. You couldn't say about him. And they marched us out. That was called the death march. Because if you could not keep pace with the soldiers they simply shot you an all day. Long you heard pup pup pup being shot one week two weeks and after about two weeks. My cousin got very big says ben. Let me stood down the snow. Everyone will pass. Pastel shoot me. I can't take it anymore. I says no isaac. It's not gonna happen. We will both survive this. I will help you. And i helped him along walking a preliminary behalf to march the certain pace saint paces soldier and it was snow on the ground. His shoe was fell apart already. He is walking barefoot and then couple day slave there. My shoe fell apart and i'm walking barefoot on snow. Now we've.

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"german air force" Discussed on Cloudbase Mayhem Podcast

Cloudbase Mayhem Podcast

07:17 min | 11 months ago

"german air force" Discussed on Cloudbase Mayhem Podcast

"When the completely dossier and they land that like i am awesome. Becomes a interesting okay. Well that back to your. Let's let's spend a few more minutes on on some year. Sab stuff at lay said. No you've got a long list there and there's there's endless learning Another big thing when talking about gonna misconceptions own all the things you hear another one about a what to do with an isometric laps. People go all sorts of different ideas about. There's a lot of talk about over controlling the openside. Because you pull too much breaking the slowly up inside so you can deal with that like robbing the raisa. All weight shift alone is enough oil. They there's a lot to these blanket statements and again it comes back to being adopted as a part but if you try and i think most things were flying you can translate to call so few ever set to someone how you turn a corner in a car but just got it like maybe twenty degrees like with is is not gonna deal with every single corner you ever come up. Of course it would. It would be completely stupid to go by kunas alcohol Degrees boom you around the corner relate but in spoi- seems like. Oh yeah you just grab the You just pull you know twenty five percent and you'll be fine if you're having each clamps in a five meter a second time when this your second downdraft is going to be very different action you need to if you're in a to meet or second foul when you just hit a little sheila will if you're already leaning one way or the other so you've got to assess the situation. I'm react just like when you're driving a car and you go around the corner and then. The corner straightens out a little bit and then goes tighter driving the call. You'll moving your hands and the same thing in a class if it's shooting aggressively pull aggressively if it's not you don't but there's no there's no one thing you can do you house to if the god is threatened by turning of course if you bury the bright you're gonna stolen but this writing to do but if it's at the horizon ramping into an altercation than you can help to pull the bright already hot so there's no. There's no one thing you can do that. People have say there is a blanket. Then you can do with collapses also Type collapse you're gonna have. Because as a million different varieties has sounds like the answer is it. Depends it depends the you know the right thing to do is the right thing and that changes with everything. The the happens like we said before putting your hands up is exactly the right today. In some instances in another But just adapting to the situation the is is the most important thing The other thing that really shocks pilots is is certification and it's unfortunately read culture where it's acceptable to be To know how the goes defy the the across but one was lost A low end wing or bay. Zip wall over ten years. I mean unless unless you count like an act growing or single surface or something but exc- haven't flown a see in ten years the Famille when i get by throw nail abi wing choice You'll these domes g breaks than because they've got Read more like you. Just wallowing through the sky on the tight side. but certification is it loads low skill. People got to other today with test ball. It's amazing but people say that they don't need the skills to fly the across because they have a safe way. I think has been really detrimental to us all in the way we should view wings. Any na is dangerous on the nanday is even more dangerous rather than this is a little fluffy kitten on that is an aggressive lawyer. It should be nicer links though it still a year. And that's a that's a lawrence o. thing it's We each an enough not from a position of fear. Because there's a lot of life you know like oh. You should do that. You should use the bar and this you should go in timely you should not from a position of fayette but just like all your join us amazing spoil like this is the safest wing that we do but scare was up a In atlanta flight. Quick because this boy is gonna open like a whole new to you so in a positive way like most people on the wings A neighbor lying fully on the passive safety. And it's not it's not gonna to produce the the certification results you think in timika. God is such a critical point. I'm glad you brought this up. Alex roby and both stephane bernard upshur others. Brought this up. you know like stepping. It was a while now commercial pilot but he was a jet pilot and flow for the german air force and he talks about the right from the beginning they teach autonomy. They teach the they. Don't teach passive safety and things at all. They show what these these aircraft can do. And how can pummel you. And this relying on passive safety. And i think it goes opposite of what we're all trying to achieve in most of the an especially like every other Aviation that's Incompetence is is widely accepted in our spoil. Another former You know they think is mad. Yeah they drill rolls. And you're you're meant it. Yeah i mean look at helicopters. You can't fly helicopter Until you can do the what's it called it re shut the thing off. Yes insane a knife flying planes and gliders and stuff like that you've got to have gone through those those things and i think people are shocked. The glider would behave out of certification. And if that was more widely known i think it would completely change people's attitude towards it like if i gave you an ambassador to the nba right now occupy an md result. Abbott ooh just by doing a smooth movement or A smooth movement the glider or Breaking for at the wrong time can give you the results from an a. m. b. gotta could do the same. I'm and people macos. i had to go aloft. who just from straighten.

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"german air force" Discussed on Makom Israel Teachers Lounge

Makom Israel Teachers Lounge

08:18 min | 1 year ago

"german air force" Discussed on Makom Israel Teachers Lounge

"What's happening in this region one of the reason I think that Republicans are better dealing with this region even with disasters of the Iraq war even mean we should we should put. You know. The. Democratic buffoonery you know should only be put alongside Republican you know the they invade Iraq in two thousand and three, and then the brilliant decision is made to disband the Iraqi army. So three hundred, thousand Sunni young with firearms go home without salaries. That was the greatest idea to stabilize Iraq that no longer had the government. Did create an unmotivated army that tore their uniforms and ran away from Isis at their first sight of dangerous. So the army they disbanded was head parts of that became isis. But. I just WANNA be clear. This is not arguing the Democrats, are buffoons is not an argument that Republicans are somehow geniuses but what Republicans have done in this region both under Bush and under a trump is that they have let. Israeli strategic planners. and Gulf strategic planners lead their send some where things stand and so it is. You know if you're pro Iran. Then, that bothers you because. America's. Listening too much to the side that is opposed to your side but there's at least a coherence to American policy. There's at least a a sort of fits in the grooves of how the region actually works because people in the region operating in the region are sort of the guides to this as opposed to the Obama foreign policy where the policy never left the sort of inner mental space of the Heads of Democrats where Obama was giving tremendous moral speeches in Cairo that deeply matter to somebody for some reason. So there isn't that advantage. I. Was in both of those thinking the Republican and the Democrat the flaws come in when they say we can direct events in the Middle East because we're. America. The smarter thinking is always when they step back and say. Okay, you have these three axes, the Shia. The. Muslim. Brotherhood, and, the Conservatives. Who Do we ally with to let them drive what happens there because we don't have the driver's seat where America for now, we're not there right I mean, this is not America. Yeah. This is not a Marshall Plan in in the Middle East. This is we're just it matters to us but let's let the drivers who who, who are better at holding the steering wheel take control right and let me just say Joe Biden. Has a long long long foreign policy record, which is not true. Usually certainly, not recently of any president is a senator that was part of his. He was a senator yellow and affairs committee. He does not just US senator he was farm fair, Senator? Yeah? Right. Famously knowledgeable of the on those issues I suspect he will have a much much better start than the Obama Administration which was very full of itself also deeply ignorant and so unable to compensate for its ignorance because it refused to be aware of ignorance. So we're going to get a Joe Biden knows. A lot and also knows when he doesn't know something I think that'll be a better. If, Joe Biden wins I think that'll be a better. I suspect you know even if there's a Ben Rhodes Obama was so detached from the hard realities in real ways that this region works that that Ben Rhodes could run policy instead of just young speechwriter, which was you know what? His business card jobless so i. that was crazy and the foreign policy world The united. States was like who the heck is this guy and why isn't Obama listening to us? Right now they feel about jared Kushner but at least Jared Kushner actually. Very. And NBS and not from himself moral, compass okay. So. That's what I think are going with that but I don't think any. I I? Think we're GONNA see diminishing. That that. Paradigm. Shift of we don't drive things in other countries we. Which which trump expresses as America first whether he means how he means that exactly. But the sense that America has to get its domestic house in order I think is going to be the primary concern of the next administration whichever it is. Yeah. Yeah. Maybe that's a good thing withdrawing everyone's retooling for that withdrawal. Everyone I mean, the German Air Force is thinking about you know being a more serious air force because of America's sort of withdrawal from the region, the pivot towards the Pacific. Even the pivotal the Pacific countries like the Philippines and Vietnam and Taiwan all thinking about expanding and strengthening their military capabilities and Japan. To face China with the notion that the US is not as capable as it used to be doesn't want to be as capable as it used to be. So everyone is kind of rethinking the world stage based on this American withdrawal. And I'm wondering if maybe that's not a terrible thing if America withdraws from acting in the region. When his active just just incompetently just unforgivably incompetently time and again. To, strategically, funding or supporting selling weapons systems of certain kinds. To certain agents that America feel serves America's interests so. What we saw now, for example, trump doesn't get credit for for the peace deal with the UAE trump did nothing get. But he gets credit for is. Greasing the wheels is making it pot not screwing it up which sounds know which sounds very little but actually is a tremendous thing because sure. Harder. Jimmy. Almost screwed. That's gypsum piece. Okay. But but he and the did in other words American succeed when they take the backseat and help facilitate right true card to the Yemenis. Right, and when they took the driver's seat with the Palestinians, took the steering wheel, it didn't go anywhere. Right. Yeah Yeah. which by the way, your point just now I think may come bring us full circle to part of your original question if if the can make business deals with much richer countries, why are they focusing here and part of it is that the world is I think turning towards regional thinking And that we yes, they do want to open up trade with China and Europe and but to have a an economic superpower to ally within the Middle East is also beneficial. Doesn't solve your problem of why now? No. Relevant. Factor. Yeah and also one of the advantages that Israel gives them. Israel's a little bit a little bit very little bit but nevertheless, partly a replacement to America. America. Is for a small countries like Bahrain and Huey Endelman. Faced with Iran Oman has a good relationship with Iran but Iran is a little nutty so you can never really trust it. You're good relationship with them but for those kinds of countries, America's strategic depth unless America no longer acts in the region in which case it's no longer is a strategic depth. America will be very sad if you're overrun but it won't bring more than sad. Now, the Israelis can't leave and that's a huge advantage that Israel has in Halle they're stuck here. So if if if the Israelis are inextricably tied to you economically and you're actually a terrible blow to them, economically if you're overrun as well as their general need to contain Iran. That's not a terrible thing. So I think that's also partly locking Israel in. These kinds of actions always have eleven different intersecting. Motives, strategic thoughts and it's true. But there's usually bigger pros and cons whereas at least from I would argue from our perspective. It's it's win win win like it's. It's it works well for us. It works well for them in it works well for the region unless you really really wanted annexation. Right and there is a subset of Israeli society probably fifteen, twenty percent..

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"german air force" Discussed on Yesteryear Old Time Radio

Yesteryear Old Time Radio

08:07 min | 1 year ago

"german air force" Discussed on Yesteryear Old Time Radio

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And now here's the summer of air action in the invasion. Ten thousand tons of bombs cleared the way for the allied on it, and the attacking planes swept through the French skies. Only fifty German planes rose to oppose them. Allied aircraft rule disguise not only over the invasion beaches, but also far inland. The first official reports of the greatest operation of the war that the allies made seven, thousand, five, hundred, thirty between midnight and eight am. In parliament. Prime Minister Churchill said that and I'm not of the eleven. THOUSAND FIRST LINE planes sustain the assault. The. Seven thousand five hundred saw between midnight and eight, a m did not take into account, the hail of bombs, rockets and bullets that crash down upon the French coast and the always following. During the period covered by the report, more than one thousand British heavy bombers filled the night with Sunday. At dawn the American eighth, Air Force's another fleet of more than a thousand heavy into the air, more than five hundred medium bombers, hundreds of British and American fighters were out during the same period. In. The Light of Rock Marshall Gatherings author of the day in which he instructed. The German Air Force to repel invasion, even if the parishes. That were only two explanations why the German Air Force did not put up a fight on D day. One was that the enemy was caught flat-footed without enough planes in France to fight effectively, although it was estimated that the German air. Force had one thousand seven hundred fifty fighters, and about five hundred bombers in the west to meet the allied thrust. The other was that the Nazi pilots were afraid to fly, and whether braved by the allied an-and. Supreme Headquarters Allied. Expeditionary Force described the weather as very bad for flying. That would brief thunderstorms over the channel and clouds, five thousand feet six in some places. Then more than one thousand American liberators and flying fortresses took up where the rif heavies left off unloading possibly another three thousand tons of explosives on gun, emplacements and other defensive work. And its first report. On General Era Activities. The. German opposition was described as light. After a night of heavy air, bombardment, and incessant attacks against the invasion, coast, and effective covered for our troops and naval forces was maintained throughout the morning headquarters said. Our opposition as so far I've been like. The tax again shortly before midnight, when well over a thousand heavy bombers of the RAF bomber command opened up on the German coastal defences. During the night, troop carriers and gliders of the US Nine Air Force and the RAF flew paratroop airborne infantry into the zone of operations, I light bombers of the second tactical air force, attacked road and rail, junctions and bridges. At daybreak more than a thousand heavy bombers of the US eight thefourthway waves of us. Force medium bombers took up the bombardment of gun emplacements and defensive works in support of the landing operations. fighter-bombers made repeated attacks during the morning on gun, batteries and communications in behind the assault front. Fighters of been out in large numbers, supporting the heavy bombers in covering the land and seas operations. There were so many allied aircraft in the added. You almost had to put your hand out. Turn said Lieutenant Colonel. Frank Para Go. Of New York. More than three hundred fifty marauders made repeated dashes across the channel and blasted a wide strip of the coastline and the zone of operations, encountering icing conditions that forced many to fly below the normal medium altitude bombing at levels so low that concussions rock the planes. twin-engined lightnings patrol the skies continuously guarding fleet of naval crafts landing boats from an aerial attack which did not materialize. Thunderbolts flew protective umbrella for troops moving into the complement. Other forty seven fighter bombers attacked railroad and highway bridges, road, bottlenecks, coastal batteries and the invasion zone, some descended dude treetop, level and strafed German troops, moving by trucks to defense of the beaches. That will literally hundreds their the targets, including airfields, anti-aircraft towers and gun emplacements. Every plane in the big fleet of c forty seven that flew the first troops and equipment on the continent for painted with broad zebra, liked blue and white stripes and.

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"On this Memorial Day we're listening to my interview with author Erik Larsen he has a new book about British prime minister Winston Churchill's first year in office when his country was finding virtually alone against **** Germany the German Air Force waged a deadly bombing campaign against British cities Morrison's book is called the splendid and the vial we recorded this interview in March in the early days of social isolation when we on the fresh air staff were developing strategies to produce our show from our homes I spoke to Larson via Skype from my home in Philadelphia so these bombings inflicted enormous damage to buildings and people killed thousands how did the citizens prepare how did they respond first there was obviously a good deal of terror people flocked to shelters a lot of people had actually built already shelters in their backyards trivializing Anderson's Shelton's work essentially closes that would be buried and that we're getting to be pretty effective against all but a direct hit but over time as rates became no I mean we're talking here the first phase what's is fifty seven consecutive nights of bombing over time the kind of I will I will save weariness but some are a resilient seem to come into the the population on that not many mailers last but many many more many more stay and the first non flocked to the office and so forth but over time market in many side now it's up to it's up to shake it German what's going to happen to me tonight so I'm just sitting in my bed I'm going down to my basement I'm gonna be in my living room sh it is a mess that most Londoners flocked to stops they did not relatively small percentage of London's get so depressed state typically stay home sh yeah yeah there was a fundamental channel calculus at work here and that was that on any given night during a race you could not point to a particular individual and say that person is going to die tomorrow but what you could say one hundred percent accuracy is that someone would die that night that doesn't require that night in this very sort of strange kind of thing think about because what it meant is that you were just as likely as the next guy to be killed that much there was nothing you could do about you know that that the British Royal Air Force was actually pretty ineffective in doing anything about these night German bombing raids and they really couldn't see them to attack the the invading aircraft I mean there were anti aircraft batteries on the ground but they really couldn't see much to hit anyway but there's an important decision that Churchill made about how often they would fire them this is again goes to I think that the the value of symbolic actions don't explain very much so so the the the blitz begins on on September seventh nineteen forty in there and there are several nights and brains work one thing that is really striking to the populace of wonder is that it it it doesn't seem to be any response by the city's anti aircraft guns and and this is infuriating it's like why are we letting the **** you'll have full access to the skies over money why aren't we doing something about it and what's that that that the that in order to conserve ammunition after his runner were under instructions to really you know the sensing sensing not fire do you see the whites of their eyes you know don't fire until there isn't a clear target over Iraq sh so a lot of these guns remained quiescent during during during these three things right attention recognize that that this was this was a this was a problem so much so he he issues an order that says that says that henceforth I think it was September eleventh this weekend I want he said henceforth the guns could fire with fire at will yeah just fire and sure enough they did this happen masons the heartless that office it won't it just thrilled and cheered in nineteen forty the idea of an a bombing campaign to terrorize and demoralize citizens wasn't a relatively new thing I'm in the den one case of a during the Spanish Civil War but this was something kind of new and Hitler and Hermann Goring the head of the German Air Force the Luftwaffe continue to be astounded that the British public was taking this in and Churchill wasn't giving in and then they expanded the attacks beyond London to some other industrial cities like Coventry and Bristol tell us about what that was like for the for those to sh yeah yeah the raid against Coventry in November nineteen forty was particularly significant rain because the Luftwaffe mask and immense forces aircraft with the idea of a literate the city of Coventry and and and actually right let's succeeded in that act so much so that afterwards both on the German side and the British side coverage it was kind of the gold standard if you will the bridge referred to concentrate the cation a measure of the effectiveness of a raid was with wasn't one Coventry to Coventry street Coventry's that is a real jarring and amazingly amazingly affected from the German point of view German ranked one of the most interesting was just what happened in in in in in Bristol England this is in nineteen forty one Churchill was on his way to Bristol to award honorary degrees at as not all chances of Bristol university and that his whole entourage with various officials in his special training and they're on their way to write a personal I was on a sidewalk outside the city have only because that night Juventus rate struck the city of Bristol and as they arrived in town the next morning no the city the city is flying one of the Churchill goals goes on goes ahead with his plans to award these these degrees rise just looking over some buildings literally next door to the the space in which they're holding degree ceremony building next door are on fire people who people arrive in the audience who have clearly been up all night fighting fires digging bodies out of destroyed buildings and so forth there in the audience up on the diets with him are men who have their clothing is wet and Saudi and and and and so forth but they're still wearing their yeah they're still wearing their robes and this this degree ceremony still goes on after which Churchill gives wonderful extemporaneous speech just just about the courage Bristol residents and and it's and it was really good and I think a very amazing very moving moment specially prepared who just just not a lot for her his daughter Mary who just felt her love for her father just become so much more amplified even in in that moment it is interesting because you know Churchill was an inspirational speaker on it before parliament and on the radio but you also say that these visits to bombed out neighborhoods in London and cities throughout the British islands were also headed inspirational effect which is you know it can be tricky for an elected leader to go to an area where people have lost their livelihoods and their loved ones and are utterly shattered and shell shocked this is this politician coming in with a nice car and an entourage it can rub people the wrong way how did he manage to make it inspirational we know this is this is something that after that first rate on September seventh nineteen forty the next day Churchill went to the very heavily bombed doctors took the stand with an entourage and one member general Hastings Ismay addicting okay because he looked like okay his name recounts how when they arrived in the stand he was very concerned there would be a negative reaction to Churchill arriving after after this this this horrible event that there might be a lot of recrimination like why what why were you not able to save us from from this thank for one reason or another that was not the case as they could be found the public was the people there who bombed out of their homes and so forth loved it that Churchill had arrived loved it that he was there now whether that had a lot to do with Churchill himself on you know it's hard to say it was a moment when when maybe it could have gone either way but the fact is they embrace Churchill and Churchill embraced them and one thing that endeared him to the public was the fact that he was he was not afraid to cry he was deeply moved by this by this event seven and then again constantly on this idea of recognizing the power of symbolic acts there was one moment you describe where it might have been touring Bristol where such a large crowd gathered that not everyone could see him he hosts his bowler hat on his cane and listed high so that people can see that is there yeah listen hide swirls it around in the air so that people can see that the leaders there I should say also by the way that that you know this is he was not this wasn't sort of a desire justice yeah no rebel and an adulation of his audiences that was not it at all he was he was deeply deeply moved by everything they saw him she was the case that Bristol as he was after he had lived at the speech and after he had made his way back to the training with this huge crowd of people from the city had clustered around and we're following his card back to the train bridge it could have been as merry points of merry Churchill's daughter retirees she points out it could have been a festival day in Bristol so he arrived to train board since waving to the crowd wasted crowd ways he's waiting until the train is out of sight and obviously out of sight of anybody back in Bristol and then he picks up a newspaper holes in front of his hand behind the newspaper begins to cry he's he's that moved by the situation I believe it's at that point that he says the sense something effectively it's a great responsibility Erik Larsen's book is the splendid and the vial we'll talk more after a short break this is.

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"Gross on this Memorial Day we're listening to my interview with author Erik Larsen he has a new book about British prime minister Winston Churchill's first year in office when his country was finding virtually alone against **** Germany the German Air Force waged a deadly bombing campaign against British cities Morrison's book is called the splendid and the vial we recorded this interview in March in the early days of social isolation when we on the fresh air staff were developing strategies to produce our show from our homes I spoke to Larson via Skype from my home in Philadelphia so these bombings inflicted enormous damage to buildings and people killed thousands how did the citizens prepare how did they respond first there was obviously a a great deal of terror people flocked to shelters a lot of people had actually built already shelters in their backyards trivializing Anderson's shelters were essentially closes that would be buried and that we're getting to be pretty effective against all but a direct hit but over time as rates became I mean we're talking here the first phase which is fifty seven consecutive nights of bombing over time the kind of I want yes but so far of a resilient seem to come into the the population and many many letters last but and many more many more stay and the first non flexible uncles and so forth but over time market any side now it's up to it's up to shake it German what's going to happen to me too much on the sleeping in my bed I'm going down to my basement I'm gonna be in my living room sh it is a mess that most Londoners flocked to the tube stops they did not relatively small percentage of London's itself the rest state typically stay home sh yeah yeah there was a fundamental trail calculus at work here and that was that on any given night during a raid you could not point to a particular individual and say that person is going to die tomorrow but what you could say one hundred percent accuracy is that someone would die that night that doesn't reply that night in this very sort of strange kind of thing think about because what it meant is that you were just as likely as the next guy to be killed that night there was nothing you could do about you notice that the British Royal Air Force was actually pretty ineffective in doing anything about these night German bombing raids and they really couldn't see them to attack the the invading aircraft there were anti aircraft batteries on the ground but they really couldn't see much to hit anyway but there's an important decision the Churchill made about how often they would fire them this is again goes to I think that the the value of symbolic actions don't explain those very much so so the the blitz begins on on September seventh nineteen forty in there there are several nights in grades work one thing that is really striking to the populace of wonder is that it it doesn't seem to be any response by the city's anti aircraft guns and and this is infuriating it's like why are we letting the **** you'll have full access to the skies over London why aren't we doing something about it and the reason was that that that the that in order to conserve ammunition that these these anti aircraft batteries runner were under instructions to really you know the sensing sensing not fire do you see the whites of their eyes you know that don't fire until there isn't a clear target overhead fire at sh so a lot of these guns remained quiescent during during during these three days right Churchill recognized that that this was this was a this was a problem so so he he issues an order that says that says that henceforth yeah I think it was September eleventh this weekend I want he said hence forth the guns could fire with a fire at will you don't just fire and sure enough they did this happen masons the heart and the second the populace at large it just thrilled and cheered in nineteen forty the idea of an a bombing campaign to terrorize and demoralize citizens wasn't a relatively new thing I'm in the den one case of a during the Spanish Civil War but this was something kind of new and Hitler and Hermann Goring the head of the German Air Force the Luftwaffe continue to be astounded that the British public was taking this in and Churchill wasn't giving in and then they expanded the attacks beyond London to some other industrial cities like Coventry and Bristol tell us about what that was like for the for those to sh yeah yeah the raid against Coventry in November nineteen forty was particularly significant rain because the Luftwaffe mask and immense forces aircraft with the idea of a literate the city of Coventry and and and actually write what succeeded in that act so much so that afterwards both on the German side and the British side coverage it was kind of the gold standard if you will the bridge referred to concentrate the cation a measure of the effectiveness of a raid was with wasn't one Coventry to Coventry street Coventry's so that was a real jarring an amazingly amazingly affected from the German point of view during rate one of the most interesting was just what happened in in in Bristol England this is in nineteen forty one Churchill was on his way to Bristol to award honorary degrees at as not all chances while we're still university sh and up his whole entourage with various officials in his special training and they were on their way to the right of research they put us on a siding outside the city have only because that night Juventus rate struck the city of Bristol and as they arrived in town the next morning no the state the city's flamed up with Churchill goals goes on goes ahead with his plans to two more days these degrees rise Bristol university buildings literally next door to the space in which they're holding degree ceremony building next door are on fire people who people arrive in the audience who have clearly been up all night fighting fires digging bodies out of out of destroyed buildings and so forth there in the audience up on the diets with him are men who have their clothing is wet and Saudi and and and and so forth but they're still wearing their there they're still wearing their robes and this this degree ceremony still goes on after which Churchill gives this wonderful extemporaneous speech just just about the courage Bristol residents and and it's and it was really good at I think a very amazing very moving moment specially from there who just just because our love for her daughter yeah just felt her love for her father just become so much more amplified even in in that moment it is interesting because you know Churchill was an inspirational speaker on it before parliament and on the radio but you also say that these visits to bombed out neighborhoods in London and cities throughout the British islands were also headed inspirational effect which is you know it can be tricky for an elected leader to go to an area where people have lost their livelihoods and their loved ones and are utterly shattered and shell shocked this is this politician coming in with a nice car and an entourage it can rub people the wrong way how did he manage to make it inspirational we know this is this is something that after that first rate on September seventh nineteen forty the next day Churchill went to the very heavily bombed doc district east and with an entourage and one member general Hastings Ismay addicting hug because he looked like okay his name recounts how when they arrived in the stand he was very concerned that there would be a negative reaction to Churchill arriving after after this this this horrible event that there might be a lot of recrimination like why what why were you not able to save us from from this thank for one reason or another that was not the case as they could be found the public was the people there who bombed out of their homes and so forth loved it that Churchill had arrived loved it that he was there now whether that had a lot to do with Churchill himself on you know it's hard to say it was a moment when when maybe it could have gone either way but the fact is they embrace Churchill and Churchill embraced them and one thing that endeared him to the public was the fact that he was he was not afraid to cry he was deeply moved by this by this event seven and then again cuts to the other was this idea of recognizing the power of symbolic acts there was one moment you describe where it might have been touring Bristol where such a large crowd gathered that not everyone could see him he hosts his bowler hat on his cane and listed high so that people can see that is there yeah listen hide swirls around in the air so that people can see that that the leaders there I should say also by the way that that you know this is he was not this wasn't sort of a desire justice yeah no rebel and an adulation of his audiences that was not it at all he was he was deeply deeply moved by everything they saw him she was the case that Bristol as he was after he had to live with the speech and after he had made his way back to the trying but this huge crowd of people from the city who had clustered around and we're following his card back to the train bridge it could have been as merry points of merry Churchill's daughter diarrhea she points out could have been a festival day in Bristol so they arrived to train surgeons board since waving to the crowd wasted crowd ways he's waiting until the train is out of sight and obviously out of sight of anybody back in Bristol and then he picks up a newspaper holds in front of his head behind the newspaper begins to cry he's he's that moved by the situation I believe it's at that point that he says he says something to the effect that it is a great responsibility Erik Larsen's book is the splendid and the vial we'll talk more after a short break this is fresh AIR WNYC is supported by Y. 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"Maybe you heard the prediction that by mid century US will no longer have a white majority people don't like change in general right and this is a big change to what is a projection wasn't realistic I'm Elsa Chang shifting boundaries of race and how census statistics took on a life of its own this afternoon on All Things Considered from NPR news starting at four on W. NYC this is fresh AIR and we're speaking with author Erik Larsen he has a new book about the leadership and the family life of British prime minister Winston Churchill during his first year in office when **** Germany waged a bombing campaign that killed more than forty four thousand civilians worsens book is the splendid and the vial so the German air war begins with a lot of attacks during the daytime in which the Royal Air Force the British Air Force fighters were pretty effective in knocking down a lot of the aircraft of the German Air Force the Luftwaffe this also presents kind of a show for British citizens they actually watched a lot of this happen right in the sky hello this is one of the fastest things to me I mean there are there are accounts of people who we try to try to picture in one case there is a I believe this is Virginia calls this is the sum of writers and so is lying in the grass on on a on a cliff silent at the at Dover on a beautiful sunny day the channels sparkling below and just give each and the lovely summer day at high up above there is this huge life or death battle between between German fighters and British fights and and the novelty of the students seeing the spiraling contrails high up in the sky watching occasionally as one of these things are just this is Aaron Bower of smoking and playing with them sh crash into the seat was just such an anomalous thing there you are you know in the sense that picnicking on a clifftop as she says you know watching this battle that could determine the fate of civilizations when the Germans went to night bombing how did that change the equation how did it affect the approaches of the German bombers the German fighters and in the British air defenses first of all the germs which to to to night bombing because when they attack my date with their bombers on the the R. A. S. Spitfires and hurricanes very effective at knocking down bombers were quite slow relative to the speed of the of the of the fires check here the Germans were were startled to find one of their aircraft it's the so called Stuka dive bombers which had been this fearsome weapons land campaigns have have proven to be uniquely vulnerable to attack buttons buttons young and and and and very well trained and dynamic British British which pilots so they had to give up daytime bombing and went to my time Bob well the effect of this was that was two two first of all that at night they no longer need fire protection because the the R. F. is essentially affected might want on D. D. the Spitfires and hurricanes the files had had no way of sector okay these farmers in in darkness they had it they had a rough idea because of course status this this wonderful Christian radar system but this was only only affected to appoint because by the time the messages got the control centers about where these planes where the planes obviously had moved on to different locations such so that visual sighting of aircraft was a very important part of how they already asked dealt with farmers and and also with fires at night this visual aspect was was removed so the bombers were now essentially free to total flight over child sex at will this was very important another aspect was that because now they were free to fly over over the results because they no longer needed fighter escorts fighters had very very short operational stamina is simply ninety minutes now the bombers could could could stay up for for far far worse so this is very much changed the dynamic right and made the British industries and public more vulnerable you know that Hitler for several months declined to bomb London because he was still hoping to convince Churchill to see reason and negotiate a peace treaty Churchill was insisting he would take the fight to Germany he had his bombers bomb Berlin and that kind of change things didn't one key element before this before it became more the before Germany began its first deliberate bombing attacks on lunch was it was a mistake most welcome made on August twenty fourth nineteen forty when a group of German bombers thought they were over their targeting not table over central London dropped their bombs and this was the first attack in central London and it was terrible citizens one group selfish that that that for whatever reason they will not this is not going they're not going to be the subject of attack more by get the sh this gave Churchill what he described as the moral the moral right then to turn around and bomb Germany the R. F. as in Barbaro in rather the idea was a little bit lucky to do that as well because the moral consequences what the console for so now suddenly you have this this rapid escalation that leads to on September seventh nineteen forty one first liberty mass intense bombing of the city one so let's talk about these raids on London in some detail on how big were they how many planes would be involved what kind of bombs were dropped hundreds of planes were involved you know it when I was a single radio yeah yeah actually the single rate up to a thousand planes with bombs dispatch from bases along along the French because not all necessarily arriving at the same time but these were these were tremendous tremendous rates when I was doing some research for this book at the bottom St for part of the time and in London one member standing before Mike hotel window just looking out at the last one month trying to imagine what this would have been lives on a beautiful blue knights not at the Oscars on you soon things hundreds of bombers coming over the horizon how how terrifying that most of them she was also the first rate and begins us whatever seven forty the the bombers arrive at at as I as I point out a two time this was a day when otherwise one of this one about their business in a in a very normal life it was a hot day for one just rare hot and sunny market yourself up about ninety degrees the stores in Piccadilly were packed people just living their lives and suddenly suddenly the air raid sirens sound now this by itself was not was not a particular terrifying thing because air raid spirit silence responding all the time all the time but our constable regular basis but now the alarms began the sounds in the afternoons whatever seven nineteen forty you know the first inclination is to say okay this must be just another false alarm this time however incendiary bombs began to fall this with these are typically the first things that the Luftwaffe drop these were meant to set fire to structures so that with once the once the structures began to burn and as night fell these structures would serve as beacons for bombers to follow because she'll never geisha at night it was still a problem for the for the for the German bombers they could they could fly at night readily but that getting to a target at least initial phase and what's required either either moonlights which is very concerning among this was referred to as the bombers more war what also helped was to have these these these structures on fire because they think they guided bombs to the heart so something's instructors are long next time high explosive bombs and the Germans destroyed of underwriting of of of of weapons from trump's smallish high explosive bombs to to to two two giants four thousand pound bombs the two Germans nicknamed Satan these bombs began to fall on the city of London September seventh nineteen forty it also monitors life as they knew it changing right one of the little details that you know we hear the whistling sound that bombs would make as they fall that's not a normal thing for the ones that was added to make them more terrifying right yeah well that yeah the Germans and and then eventually also British adder what you try to as the sort of the Jericho trumpets device attached to catch the bombs to make them howl as the cell which is believed to have to fight the terrorists act similar thing was done by the way to the Stuka bombers on to make them scream as they as they entered their diets which is to be believed to enhance the terror all of those on the ground right you mentioned this but when peoplesoft will moon coming that was even more terrifying right yes I mean the full moon was nice when there was a full moon these were these were deemed to be the next one one okay our rates were most likely to occur because because my own life was very effective in lighting targets below sh on on on on on on nights when there was a full moon circle bomber's moon that's when people most feared what would happen and we're pretty much assured that there would be a great Erik Larsen's new book is the splendid and the vial after a break we'll talk more about Winston Churchill's leadership during the German bombing campaign and some of the ways he inspired citizens and sustain their morale also record reviews a new book from Emily St John Mandel which he says is disturbing but ultimately a farming I'm Dave Davies and this.

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"Changes of some Illinois colleges and universities here's WGN's Roger batters has the reach of the virus extends outside of China Illinois universities have gone from urging caution to shut down mode university of Chicago closed at center in Beijing and you and campus in Hong Kong at least through February seventeenth Northwestern University is prohibited all university sponsored travel to China for undergraduate and graduate students and all university of Illinois academic programs to China are suspended for the spring twenty twenty semester Roger batters WGN news meanwhile European governments around ago flights to bring their citizens out of China with the corona virus the German Air Force plane arrived in Frankfort today bringing a hundred and twenty eight people out of the city of Wuhan where that outbreak is believed to have been started at the Kremlin a government official says military planes of departed Russian would back you wait its citizens from parts of China most seriously affected king of travel the trump administration has expanded the travel ban they first adopted two years ago three years ago now to restrict Ravel from Muslim majority countries do include six more nations here's ABC Serena Marshall trouble Bennett restricted access to the U. S. to more than a hundred thirty five million people in seven countries has been expanded the administration adding six new countries to the list citing national security concerns beginning February twenty second Africa's biggest country Nigeria as well as minimal art you're a tree a critic is stands to Dan and his and they'll be added to the restricted travel list immigrant and refugee groups were quick to condemn the action Frank Sharry executive director of America's voice saying there's no justification for this policy other than bald faced an unapologetic bigotry Serena Marshall ABC news Washington Michigan Congress woman proceeded to leave as well about a comment she made a Bernie Sanders a better which you food Hillary Clinton here's ABC's Ryan borough this was congressman receded to leaves response to a question about Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders event in Iowa Friday what class C. here all you know we're going to.

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"Friday the thirteenth long considered the unluckiest day of the year the service is just holiday is sparking books scary stories even a billion dollar movie franchise but the origin of our favorite phobia goes all the way back to the Bible religious scholars say the fear of the number thirteen dates to the last supper the supper included Jesus and his twelve apostles that's thirteen the seating arrangement fostered an early Christian believe that a gathering of thirteen people brought some very bad luck because soon after Jesus was murdered few centuries later on Friday the thirteenth thirteen oh seven French king Philip the fourth rested hundreds of European nights on their way home from the crusades many were stripped of their wealth and executed within hours I'd say that was bad lock in more recent times the number of tragedies have taken place on Friday the thirteenth the German Air Force successfully bomb Buckingham Palace in nineteen forty a cyclone killed three hundred thousand people in Bangladesh rapper Tupac Shakur is shot to death on Friday the thirteenth nineteen ninety six the crash of the Concord your cruise ship killed thirty off the coast of Italy in two thousand twelve this superstition has even sparked a billion dollar movie franchise first released in nineteen eighty the film Friday the.

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09:36 min | 2 years ago

"german air force" Discussed on WMAL 630AM

"And the other is Kidder these men have been in the custody of the Luftwaffe the German Air Force for some time and they have a skate they've now been recaptured and then there are there in the hands of the Gestapo this scene and we will explicate it carefully the brutality of it the meaning of it and the justice for some forms one of the anecdotes in a very shocking and fascinating new book human game the true story of The Great Escape murders and the hunt for the Gestapo governments Simon read is the author you will all recall there is a movie from the nineteen sixties a fantastically successful movie at the time called the great escape these are the facts that support what you saw about how those men escaped and what happened to them in the hands of monsters Simon congratulations and very good evening to you in these cars are the two air officers one at what a Kidder Kirby green and Kidder who who is Zacarias that night good evening good evening John thanks for letting me be here your interest in the book yes indeed we're on the road in the back of a car is pretty Sherman Thomas Kirby green and Canadian airman Gordon Kidder and they are currently her in this scene prisoners of the top though in this land and Kirby green in case there are it's skate peace reason escapees from stolid looks three prison camp deep in the heart of **** Germany they've just taken part in the greatest gates prior and their plan was to serve make it to neutral territory where they hope to connect with some friends of Kirby green get in touch with the resistance and get back to fortunately they don't they make it to Czechoslovakia where they are seized by the local Gestapo and they are now being they believe they're being driven back to the camp and in the car it's a man named Zacharias who is an official in the local discount code chapter and a very ruthless individual an ardent **** very much believes in Hitler's policies believes that Hitler is pretty much tried about everything and it's fanatical to the **** calls and at his job has been to the supposedly escort for the prisoners back to their camp at least that's what you want for Christmas late his orders are actually much different they're driving along this snowy road like you say and that price is looking out the window looking for an ideal speaks in telestrator to stop the car and speak to Erin and to get out and he's going to tell them that they need to relieve themselves because they have a long drive back to the camp and indeed he finds the spot where the road sort of the field slopes away from the road any can lead to an arm and a down in this bill where they can do their business and that's what he does the M. and get out of the car the lead them down into the field and while they're standing there relieving themselves after rise and one of his accomplices each standing behind and then pull out there loot and shoot them and point blank in the back of the head killing them both these are these are this is Lyn murders which is part of the larger story that Simon tells of the execution purposeful vengeful criminal execution of fifty airmen who were chosen almost at random and by lot of the seventy six who escaped from Stalag Luft dry Stalag Luft three which had been billed as a special camp for all those who had been practiced and skillful added this gaping in previous years some love profit camp this is the second World War nineteen forty four some of them had been prisoners for many years shot down over Flanders for example in nineteen forty during the retreat in Dunkirk so they were extremely dedicated to escape that is their duty as officers of the R. A. F. they come from many countries and Simon follows all of their stories but we need to go back to the beginning of this style of love to dry if you've seen the movie you know it's a special camp how is it constructed to keep men from escaping Simon yeah well I actually write it is designed specifically to be asking for and so they put in special design features in the camp first of all the site where the camp is built is physically because of the whole there is a fine some of the yellow sand on the surface and beneath its like a gravelly grace soil so the Germans and all that digging it's a favorite method of the skate by prisoners so they know that if in me try to dig their way out the door that they have to get rid of underground is different than the dirt on the surface of the compound so it's going to be very hot difficult to hide different colors so that's one of the primary reasons another reason is that far away from the Swiss border so no escape Hammond would be tempted to try and make it to neutral territory and then some of the design features they put in to make the play is in most camps if you wanted to come all the way out all you had to do was five the floorboards up in your hot and then just started digging straight down in the ground it was directly beneath the floor installers with three they built the they built a hospital so they're raised from the ground and then each hot had to cement columns that posed as foundations almost beneath the kitchen area almost beneath the rock the restroom area so did want to tunnel through the floor there hot in into the ground it affects the tunnel through the front man columns that service foundations and the Germans didn't think number one and wouldn't want to do that too much work number two if they did do it you know it would be heard some of the other things they did they sank subterranean microphones down in the ground microphone sunk ten ten feet down so if you did have to dig a tunnel you have to dig deep to cut the microphones would pick it up they'll support trap doors in the force of the heart so guards could climb under the hot and stick their heads up into the trap doors and look into the house to see if any sort of so secret activity was going on they also put trap doors in the roof of the heart so they can look at you know survey in makes their all these things have never been done before but you know at the start of the war the new science you know the M. prisoners were service learning how to perfect the escape trade and the Germans were learning how to detect it and so the built in the style of three seven took all the lessons that we learned in the past and some coalesced into this one camp none the less seen them none the less as they all come together in style of love dry the officer our A. F. officers quickly form an escape committee almost as if they put together a startup corporation made up of all of the best to skate escaped prisoners from previous camps all of the best were putting to this camp that's the nature of this this is the this is the brilliant five hundred and there is a plan put in place immediately to build Tom Dick and Harry don't you wonder sometimes Simon as if this is being a written by a master novelist and yet these men actually did name those three tunnels Tom Dick and Harry they start digging immediately despite all these obstacles that Simon is act has illustrated here and the Germans are unaware of this because the men are so skilled at covering their steps and at digging how big is the tunnel that they build Tom Dick and Harry Simon the tunnels are several hundred feet long this to give you an idea you know I I previously mentioned that the Germans had some subterranean microphones down into the ground ten feet down so before the man could even start taking over the horizontal axis in the hallways almost after the tone they protected the X. thirty feet down underground so they had to dig through the guilt concrete pillars that were holding up the Hans Ritter obviously several feet high and once they hit the dirt beneath that they had to dig thirty feet down and then start digging the horizontal shaft now one of the security aspect of Stalin look three was all the hot replaced at least a hundred feet away from the main security gate the main security fence that surrounded the camp so he had to dig a hundred feet before he even crossed underneath the surrounding gate the cost all right everybody who.

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02:05 min | 2 years ago

"german air force" Discussed on AP News

"Are trying to talk to his mail I'm trying to let him know that he can end this peacefully now we've called him multiple times is pick up the phone a couple times but he is not answer the shooting began when officers tried to server narcotics ward at the home this afternoon the officers returned fire and scattered to them actually finding shelter in another part of that home they have since been freed el Paso honors a twenty two people killed in the Walmart attack with a special service since a city park this evening Texas governor Greg Abbott tells the people of the city I want you to know that our prayers of the entire state how would you here tonight and they will remain with you every day the sun rises in the east the mayor Isabel Paso and its sister city CO died Juarez in Mexico will also speak tonight seven of those killed in the Walmart were Mexican citizens an eighth was a German Air Force veteran who was living in Mexico with his family the day the bond market flashed a warning sign about possible recession for the first time since two thousand seven Wall Street posted a negative reaction Dow plunging eight hundred point three percent of value nasdaq also draw three percent while the S. N. P.'s loss was just under three percent Bankrate dot com's mark camac says a number of factors are weighing on the markets including president trump's trade policy trade tensions and burgeoning terror ups being front and center there's a weakening global economy and so it only stands to reason that the rest are also rising for the US economy retailers came under especially heavy selling pressure this is a P. radio news thousands of people visit the statue of liberty and Ellis Island each day many of them immigrants dari some yet though who emigrated to the US from Peru so as he sat in the president trump's top immigration official Ken Cuccinelli feels that the poem on the statue which refers to lady liberty as the beacon of light for the world was only intended for European immigrants ongoing the whole.

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02:11 min | 2 years ago

"german air force" Discussed on AP News

"Has been firing shots since this afternoon six officers have suffered non life threatening wounds in the standoff police commissioner Richard Ross we are trying to talk to his mail I'm trying to let him know that he can end this peacefully now we've called him multiple times is pick up the phone a couple times but he is not answer the shooting began when officers tried to server narcotics ward at the home this afternoon the officers returned fire and scattered to them actually finding shelter in another part of that home they have since been freed el Paso honors a twenty two people killed in the Walmart attack with a special service since a city park this evening Texas governor Greg Abbott tells the people of the city I want you to know that our prayers of the entire state how would you here tonight and they will remain with you every day the sun rises in the east the mayor Isabel Paso and its sister city CO dyed water as in Mexico will also speak tonight seven of those killed in the Walmart were Mexican citizens an eighth was a German Air Force veteran who was living in Mexico with his family the day the bond market flashed a warning sign about possible recession for the first time since two thousand seven Wall Street posted a negative reaction Dow plunging eight hundred point three percent of value nasdaq also draw three percent while the S. N. P.'s loss was just under three percent Bankrate dot com's mark camac says a number of factors are weighing on the markets including president trump's trade policy trade tensions that burgeoning terrorists being front and center there's a weakening global economy and so it only stands to reason that the risks are also rising for the US economy retailers came under especially heavy selling pressure this is a P. radio news thousands of people visit the statue of liberty and Ellis Island each day many of them immigrants dari some yet though who emigrated to the US from Peru so as he sat in the president trump's top immigration official Ken Cuccinelli feels that the poem on the statue which refers to lady liberty as the beacon of light for the world was only intended for European immigrants ongoing the whole.

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02:03 min | 2 years ago

"german air force" Discussed on AP News

"Ross we are trying to talk to his mail I'm trying to let him know that he can end this peacefully now we've called him multiple times is pick up the phone a couple times but he is not answer the shooting began when officers tried to server narcotics worn at the home this afternoon the officers returned fire and scattered to them actually finding shelter in another part of that home they have since been freed el Paso honors a twenty two people killed in the Walmart attack with a special service since a city park this evening Texas governor Greg Abbott tells the people of the city I want you to know that our prayers of the entire state how would you here tonight and they will remain with you every day the sun rises in the east the mayor Isabel Paso and its sister city CO died Juarez in Mexico will also speak tonight seven of those killed in the Walmart were Mexican citizens an eighth was a German Air Force veteran who was living in Mexico with his family the day the bond market flashed a warning sign about possible recession for the first time since two thousand seven Wall Street posted a negative reaction Dow plunging eight hundred point three percent of value nasdaq also draw three percent while the S. N. P.'s loss was just under three percent Bankrate dot com's mark camac says a number of factors are weighing on the markets including president trump's trade policy trade tensions that burgeoning terror ops being front and center there's a weakening global economy and so it only stands to reason that the risks are also rising for the US economy retailers came under especially heavy selling pressure this is a P. radio news thousands of people visit the statue of liberty and Ellis Island each day many of them immigrants dari some yet though who emigrated to the US from Peru so as he sat in that president trump's top immigration official Ken Cuccinelli feels that the poem on the statute which refers to lady liberty as the beacon of light for the world was only intended for European immigrants ongoing.

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