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77 Years Ago – Operation Jericho

Operation Jericho was carried out by RAF Mosquito bombers on February 18, 1944. The mission was to attack the Amiens Prison in German-occupied France. The goal was to free a large number of Resistance members who were imprisoned. More than 250 prisoners escaped, though nerly 66% were soon recaptured.

This animation was created by The Operations Room and uploaded to YouTube in January of 2021.


If you are interested in the WWII era of history, you may find these three pages of interest. 

  • The “World War II Resources” page is a constantly growing collection of more than 510 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, and other sources with information on the World War II-era in history.
  • The “World War II Timeline” page expands almost daily and shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.
  • The About WWII page is a collection of links to posts that I have made over the years that are relevant to WWII.

Boston Dynamics Robots Dance in the New Year

See my other Robot related posts) – It was only a few years ago when I watched a robot challenge where simply standing up and walking was an achievement. Seeing these Boston Dynamics Robots dance around shows how far they have come. It makes me really wonder what I will be seeing in 2030!

Watch this Brief Daily Taste of WWII on – “1940 this Day in World War Two”

I subscribe to many Podcasts on the WWII period. This is a little different from those in that it is a brief (45-90 second) daily video clip showing the events for that day in 1940. Currently there are more than 440 episodes available on YouTube.

These along with many other WWII related videos, have been uploaded by The View From The Turret. You can subscribe to his YouTube channel or follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/MilHist_Shane.

If you are interested in the WWII era of history, you may find these three pages of interest. 

  • The “World War II Sources” page is a constantly growing collection of more than 490 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, and other sources with information on the World War II-era in history.
  • The “World War II Timeline” page expands almost daily and shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.
  • The About WWII page is a collection of links to posts that I have made over the years that are relevant to WWII.

Instrumental Music on YouTube: The Mandalorian

(See my other Music and Star Wars related posts) – I enjoyed season one of The Mandalorian and my wife and I are now viewing season two. If you have not heard of this Disney+ channel production, here is the synopsis per IMDB:

The travels of a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.

If you like Star Wars you will enjoy this very well done live action series. It enjoys a 8.7/10 rating on IMDB. This piece of music, The Mandalorian was uploaded to YouTube in November 2019 by Ludwig Göransson. He is the composer.

Instrumental Music on YouTube: Star Wars V – The Rebel Fleet / End Title

(See my other Music related posts) – I have always been a fan of Star Wars. I have also liked the music from the many movies. I came across this recording of “The Rebel Fleet and End Title” from “Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back”.

This 06:26 video was uploaded to YouTube in December of 2013 by MoviesSound. I enjoyed this instrumental music and wanted to share it.

Foyle’s War – A very good WWII era British Mystery

When looking for something new to watch on Acorn TV we came across “Foyle’s War’. This is not a new TV series. It first appeared on ITV in October 2002. The series lasted for eight series with the final episode broadcast in January 2015. The synopsis per IMDB:

As WWII rages, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front; investigating crime on the south coast of England. Later series, see the retired detective working as an MI5 agent in the aftermath of the war.


My wife and I have found this program a good mix of mystery and WWII era history. While the focus is on the mystery, many facts from the WWII period are woven into the plots. As with most British mysteries, the true perpetrator of the crime isn’t revealed until near the end of the episode.

We have really enjoyed the series. The ranking on IMDB is a 8.4/10 and it enjoys a 97% Average Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes. If you like mysteries and have an interest in the WWII period, you will find this series enjoyable.


If you are interested in the WWII era of history, you may find these three pages of interest. 

  • The “World War II Sources” page is a constantly growing collection of more than 480 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, and other sources with information on the World War II-era in history.
  • The “World War II Timeline” page expands almost daily and shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.
  • The About WWII page is a collection of links to posts that I have made over the years that are relevant to WWII.

Instrumental Music on YouTube: The Breaking of the Fellowship

(See my other Music related posts) – Ihave always enjoyed the Lord of the Rings stores, movies and music. I came across this piece and thought it was an instrumental piece worth sharing. It was uploaded to YouTube in April of 2017 by Howard Shore. He wrote and orchestrated this piece.

Time-lapse Video – The Doolittle Raid

I have read much about the Doolittle Raid over the years. I like the way that this video puts it into context. The video was uploaded to YouTube in April of 2019 by The Operations Room. I like their videos and have mentioned a few of them in my Blog.

16 Modified US Army B-25B Mitchell bombers flew from the US Navy Aircraft Carrier USS Hornet and attacked Tokyo and other sites in Japan. The damage was not substantial, but the effort proved a huge morale boost to the US.


If you are interested in the WWII era of history, you may find these three pages of interest. 

  • The “World War II Sources” page is a constantly growing collection of more than 450 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, and other sources with information on the World War II-era in history.
  • The “World War II Timeline” page expands almost daily and shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.
  • The About WWII page is a collection of links to posts that I have made over the years that are relevant to WWII.

Time-Lapse Video – Battle of Midway

While this video was uploaded to YouTube almost a year ago (October 2019) I just recently came across it.

The Battle of Midway took place 4th-7th June 1942. I have read much about the Battle of Midway, but I enjoyed seeing it displayed visually. The video was produced and uploaded by The Operations Room. I have enjoyed and mentioned a few of their other videos before. I think they do a very good job of making history come to life.

 

Read/Listen to More about WWII Naval Action in the Pacific


If you are interested in the WWII era of history, you may find these three pages of interest. 

  • The “World War II Sources” page is a constantly growing collection of more than 450 links to museums, memorials, websites, Facebook pages, Twitter feeds, and other sources with information on the World War II-era in history.
  • The “World War II Timeline” page expands almost daily and shows events leading up to WWII, as well as during the war. Events are broken down into the Pacific and European Theaters by date.
  • The About WWII page is a collection of links to posts that I have made over the years that are relevant to WWII.