close Video Remembering D-Day: A 75th Anniversary Special June 6, 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings and the beginning of the Battle for Normandy. Martha MacCallum helps us remember the triumphs, tragedy and brilliant strategic planning that our brave soldiers endured. It was 75 years ago that the Allied forces undertook Operation Overlord, the codename for the invasion for the Battle of Normandy, which involved the D-Day landings that were actually codenamed Operation Neptune. However, less known – but perhaps equally important – was Operation Bodyguard, the codename for the World War II deception plan that was intended to mislead the German high command as to when and where the invasion would take place. As the overall strategic deception plan, Operation Bodyguard began in earnest in 1943 under the auspices of the London Controlling Section (LCS), a secret department that had been established in September 1941 to coordinate all Allied … [Read more...] about D-Day deception: How phantom armies and fake information helped win the Battle of Normandy
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close Video World War II veteran recalls fighting in Battle of the Bulge World War II veteran PFC Robert DeVinney recalls the harsh fighting conditions during one of the most deadly battles in WWII, the Battle of the Bulge The last major German offensive campaign on the Western Front has become known as the "Battle of the Bulge" for the thrust into the Allied lines. For the Americans, this was to be the largest and bloodiest single engagement of the Second World War, and also the third deadliest campaign in American history. It began 75 years ago on Dec. 16, 1944, and while it caught the Allied forces off guard, in the end, the German Army failed to meet its objectives and the battle essentially exhausted the Germans of their resources. Despite its failure, for the Germans, the battle is notable for several reasons. It highlighted that even in the late stages of the war the German military was able to mount such an offensive, … [Read more...] about The Battle of the Bulge: German deception and advanced weapons couldn’t turn the tide of the war
Claressa Shields warms up with Team USA boxer Jajaira Gonzalez during a workout session at The Gym Boxing and Fitness in Pembroke Pines, Fla., earlier this year. Claressa Shields warms up with Team USA boxer Jajaira Gonzalez during a workout session at The Gym Boxing and Fitness in Pembroke Pines, Fla., earlier this year. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Toni L. Sandys Photo: Washington Post Photo By Toni L. Sandys Image 1 of / 12 Caption Close Image 1 of 12 Claressa Shields warms up with Team USA boxer Jajaira Gonzalez during a workout session at The Gym Boxing and Fitness in Pembroke Pines, Fla., earlier this year. Claressa Shields warms up with Team USA boxer Jajaira Gonzalez during a workout session at The Gym Boxing and Fitness in Pembroke Pines, Fla., earlier this year. … [Read more...] about She keeps winning boxing titles. She is still fighting for visibility.
close Video Pelosi 'deliberately lied' to American people about Clinton impeachment: Newt Gingrich Nancy Pelosi said Bill Clinton was impeached for "being stupid." Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, says there were eleven counts where Clinton was found guilty by an independent council and it was never about "sex in the oval office" Since the start of the Democrats’ impeachment effort, I have been constantly asked by journalists about my experience from the Clinton impeachment in 1998 when I was the speaker of the House. Frankly, I haven’t wanted to encourage the media’s maniacal, hyper-focus of the impeachment circus. But when I watched House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tell us that for two-and-a-half years she had been plotting this impeachment, I felt that I had to speak out about the vast differences between what we did in 1998 and what they are doing now. This is why I’m devoting this week’s episode of "Newt’s World" to this … [Read more...] about Newt Gingrich: Big differences between Clinton and Trump impeachments – And I should know
British researchers found that downing a weekly bottle of vino is on par with smoking five cigarettes for men and 10 cigarettes for women. (iStock) Drinking one bottle of wine a week is as cancer-causing as smoking up to ten cigarettes during the same time period, a new study claims. British researchers found that downing a weekly bottle of vino is on par with smoking five cigarettes for men and 10 cigarettes for women, according to the study, published Thursday in the journal BMC Public Health. FROZEN BEEF PATTIES RECALLED AFTER CONSUMERS REPORT FINDING PLASTIC IN PRODUCT In total, the wine consumption increases a man’s “lifetime cancer risk” by 1 percent and woman’s by 1.4 percent, according to authors of the study, who crunched U.K. health and population data. “Our estimation of a cigarette equivalent for alcohol provides a useful measure for communicating possible cancer risks that exploits successful historical messaging on smoking,” … [Read more...] about A bottle of wine a week is as bad as smoking 10 cigarettes: study