Smoky (1943 – 21 February 1957), a Yorkshire Terrier, was a famous war dog who served in World War II. Smoky was credited with twelve combat missions and awarded eight battle stars. She survived 150 air raids on New Guinea and made it through a typhoon at Okinawa. Smoky even parachuted from 30 feet in the air, out of a tree, using a parachute made just for her. On February 21, 1957, "Corporal" Smoky died unexpectedly at the approximate age of 14.
Jimmy Stewart was rejected from the WWII draft for being too skinny, and kept applying until he had gained enough weight. The army tried to give him the celebrity treatment, have him make training films and sell bonds. He fought against it and instead became a fighter pilot, flying over 20 missions in Nazi occupied Europe. He retired a Brigadier General of the USAF.
"Document everything, leave nothing to chance... because one day, some cockroach will crawl up out of the latrine and deny all this ever happened, God Damn Them." - Gen. George Patton, spoken during visit to Buchenwald.
En 1936, Hitler accueilli les Jeux olympiques à Berlin, avec l'intention pour eux d'être une vitrine de la suprématie aryenne. Américain Jesse Owens brisé cet objectif quand il a remporté quatre médailles d'or en athlétisme.