Fearless World War Two woman spy who was dropped by submarine into occupied Norway before becoming Bletchley Park codebreaker dies aged 91
Fearless World War Two woman spy who slipped into occupied Norway aboard a submarine before becoming Bletchley Park codebreaker dies aged 91 Received Bletchley Park Badge and The Freedom of Bletchley Park honour for her 'vital work' in Second World War Kept code-breaking work secret - even from her family - until last year Operations helped famous sabotage attack by 'Heroes of Telemark', immortalised in 1965 film After mission was over Sigrid Green walked from Norway to Sweden.
Flight Officer Johnny Smythe, from Sierra Leone, enlisted in the RAF in 1939. He was one of four out of a class of 90, to complete the tough training to be a Navigator. On his 28th bomber mission, in November 1943, he was wounded, shot down, and captured by Germans who could not believe they were looking at a Black officer. In Stalag Luft One, Smythe worked on the escape committee, but couldn’t break out himself: "I don’t think a six-foot-five black man would’ve got very far in Pomerania."
Doc Holliday (1851-1887). American gambler, gunfighter, and dentist of the American Old West who is usually remembered for his friendship with Wyatt Earp and his involvement in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.
Want to see what hate looks like? Here it is - Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels, upon hearing that his photographer - Alfred Eisenstaedt - was Jewish., He blamed the defeat of Germany on the German people and not Hitler. On May 1st, 1945, he gave poison to his six children and then shot his wife and himself.
Oskar Shindler. Oskar Schindler (28 April 1908 – 9 October 1974) was an ethnic German industrialist born in Moravia. He is credited with saving over 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust by employing them in his enamelware and ammunitions factories, which were located in what is now Poland and the Czech Republic respectively. He is the subject of the novel Schindler's Ark, and the film based on it, Schindler's List.
Starting in October 1943, Marianne Cohen, a member of the French Resistance, smuggled groups of children to Switzerland until she was arrested in May 1944, with a group of 28 children. The Jewish members of the underground planned to rescue her but she refused, lest her escape endanger the children. The children were rescued, but Marianne Cohn was kidnapped by members of the special services from Lyon on July 3, 1944, severely tortured and murdered in Ville la Grand, near Annemasse.
George W. comforting a girl who lost her mom in the World Trade Center on 9-11. || I think for a lot of people personally touched by 9/11, there was a sense that President Bush really understood their pain & to a certain degree experienced it along with them. He also comforted people with his quiet resolve in confronting the enemies of America who perpetrated the attacks.
Bronka Klibanski, 1942. Jewish resistance. She obtained critical weapons for the Bialystok ghetto revolt, gathered intelligence, rescued other Jews and saved the secret archive of the ghetto; continued her underground activities after the Bialystok ghetto was destroyed, working with five young women to continue rescuing & helping Jews. They also smuggled weapons, supplies and medicine to the partisans in the forests near Bialystok, and were awarded medals as heroines of the USSR after the…