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PostSubject: On History Channel now... The World Wars   Tue May 27, 2014 8:39 pm

Well, it ain't Storage Wars, or even Swamp People, or even American Pickers... it is a three-part series on the World Wars.  It follows the experiences and the rise of people like Hitler, Patton, MacArthur, Mussolini, and Churchill.  

I watched last night and it is on tonight.  Seems pretty good.  For instance, Hitler trimmed a huge mustache because nerve gas was getting past his gas mask because it didn't seal with the mustache.

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PostSubject: Re: On History Channel now... The World Wars   Thu May 29, 2014 11:33 am

Well, I saw all three episodes and it was fairly well done.  When it comes back on, it is worth a watch.

One part made me think about my dad.  General MacArthur had to be ordered by Roosevelt to evacuate the Philippines and was given the task of retaking it with proper support.  They showed him reviewing plans to take the islands back.

My dad was a Command Check Pilot for 4-engine aircraft in the Pacific theater.  It means he certified other pilots of 4-engine craft as being qualified to operate the craft.

He was ordered to fly to Washington, D.C. one day.  His plane was loaded with a secret cargo and seals were put on the plane to make sure no doors were opened until he reached his destination.  Obviously, he wasn't allowed to leave the plane on any of it's stops.

He found out that he was carrying the invasion plans for the Philippines to General MacArthur.

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