This board is for the memory of all the men who served our country proud in WW11 including my daddy.
The brave and principled gentleman in this photograph is Claus von Stauffenberg who was behind the 1944 plot to kill Hitler. He was executed and deemed a traitor until later years when Germans build a memorial to him and the others behind the attempt to save the destruction of Germany from Hitler. They KNEW if their plan failed they would be executed. His brother, Berthold, was sentenced for treason, and strangled and revived many times to satisfy Hitler's need for vengeance.
Sailors stand amid wrecked planes at the Ford Island seaplane base, watching as USS Shaw (DD-373) explodes in the center background, 7 December 1941. USS Nevada (BB-36) is also visible in the middle background, with her bow headed toward the left. Several planes are in the foreground, a consolidated PBY, Vought OS2Us and Curtiss SOCs. The wrecked wing in the foreground is from a PBY.
"Hedy Lamarr is said to have tipped the balance of WWII. Not only is she almost unbelievably beautiful, she was also exceedingly clever. She was the co-inventor of an early wireless form of communication; her invention allowed shortwave radio communications on the field. She gave the invention, for no compensation, to the US Government. the Germans did not yet have this capability."
The King and Queen stand amid the bomb damage at Buckingham Palace during WWII. The Palace was a deliberate target for the Luftwaffe as their High Command felt that the destruction of the Royal Palace would demoralize the nation. But it had the opposite effect and the Queen was famously to utter "I'm glad we have been bombed. Now I can look the East End in the face."