Iva Ikoku Toguri, a.k.a. Orphan Ann & Tokyo Rose Broadcasting, WW II. A Japanese American girl whose parents were interred in American camps. Travelling to Tokyo, the Japanese govt. tried to force her to change citizenship: she replied "a tiger does not change it's stripes" Iva agreed to do radio propaganda on the condition she not slander the US. She used her monies earned to smuggle food to US and Australian POW troops. Nevertheless, when she returned to the US, she was arrested on…
Tōyō Miyatake (1896–1979) Japanese American Photographer, best known for photographs documenting Japanese- Americans & their Internment at Manzanar during WWII. Born in Kagawa, Shikoku, Japan, 1896; migrated to U.S.1906 to join his father. Settled in Little Tokyo in L.A.,California. (photo by Ansel Adams 1943) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Manzanar_portrait_Toyo_Miyatake_00100u.jpg
'Tokyo Rose' - Born in Los Angeles to Japanese immigrants, Iva Toguri D'Aquino moved to Japan and worked on the English-language propaganda broadcast show “Zero Hour” transmitted by Radio Tokyo to Allied soldiers in the South Pacific during World War II.The intent of these broadcasts was to disrupt the morale of Allied forces listening to the broadcast. In 1949, she was convicted of high treason and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
Unpublished: An American Marine readies to land on Guadalcanal during the five-month struggle for the island between late 1942 and early 1943. Three thousand miles south of Tokyo, Guadalcanal was a major shipping point for military supplies. The Allied victory there in February, 1943, marked a major turning point in the war after a string of Japanese victories in the Pacific.
Modeled on Nuremberg, an International military tribunal in Tokyo tried 25 Japanese leaders for war crimes. It sentenced 7 to death, including General Hideki Tojo, 61, who as prime minister had authorized the attack on Pearl Harbor. Some 900 of the countrymen were also executed by the Allies for mistreating prisoners and for other atrocities.
A 1942 photo of Hans Scholl, Sophie Scholl and Christoph Probst - members of the student resistance group, “White Rose”. The group distributed pamphlets across Germany appealing to the public’s sense of moral duty, calling for resistance to the Nazi dictatorship, and demanding an end to the war. Sophie would be caught and reported to the Gestapo on the 18th of February, 1943 at Ludwig Maximilians University. All three would then be sentenced 5 days later and beheaded. George Witt
Christopher Marlowe (1564 - 1593) was an English dramatist, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. He greatly influenced William Shakespeare, who rose to become the pre-eminent Elizabethan playwright after Marlowe’s mysterious early death. Marlowe has often been described as a spy, a brawler, a heretic and a homosexual, as well as a “magician”, “duellist”, “tobacco-user”, “counterfeiter” and “rakehell.” Bit of a bounder then?