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Last-modified: 1997/10/16
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Contents:

1)      History of this forum
2)      Charter (Original Text)
3)      Moderation Policy
4)      Moderation Policies (Amendments 1994)
5)*      Moderation Policies (Amendments 1995)
6)*     Moderators List. Add/del policy. Setup
7)      Why this forum exists
8)      Where & How to submit articles
9)      Some Helpful tips
10)*     World War II Archives: Resource Sites
11)*    50 YA Archive & Other Files on World-Wide Web (www)
12)    Books on World War II
13)     Movies on World War II
14)*    Weekly Admin posting on the Newsgroup
15)*    This FAQ: Archive Info, History & Credits

* Updated or New for this revision of FAQ.

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Subject: 1) History of this forum

    NewsGroup: soc.history.war.world-war-ii
    Description: History & Events of World War Two.


    Status: moderated

    Proponent:                          Joel Furr (jfurr@acpub.duke.edu)

    Request for Discussion:             Feb 21, 1994
    Call for Votes:                     March 23, 1994
    Voting Ended:                       April 13, 1994 23:59:59 UTC
    Vote Taker:                         UVV
    Votes:                              181 in favor, 17 against


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Subject: 2) Charter (Original Text)

    Author: Joel Furr


    Discussion of the era 1939-1945 in  particular,  but ranging as far b=
ack
    as 1918 and as far forward  as  the  1950's  for  discussion  of  eve=
nts
    leading to the War and post-war  events  such as the occupation of Ja=
pan
    and Germany. The  discussion  will  be  limited  to  social,  politic=
al,
    military, economic, technological, demographic, and historial aspects=
 of
    World War II, including discussion of:

    * Arms limitations treaties in the 1920's, intended to head
    off any future war
    * the Weimar Republic
    * the rise of the Italian Fascists
    * the Japanese war with China
    * the rise of the Nazi Party
    * American isolationism
    * Franco-British appeasement
    * Italian misadventures in Africa
    * German occupation of the Sudentenland and Austria
    * the war proper, 1939-1945
    * the Manhattan Project
    * the Holocaust
    * Post-war occupation of Japan and Germany
    * Post-war governments of Europe
    * and so on.


    In other words, the mandate for soc.history.war.world-war-ii is inten=
ded
    to be broad, rather than narrow, with  moderation in place less to li=
mit
    discussion than to keep out Gannon  and  the  Holocaust Revisionists =
and
    other malicious  posters.  Should  Dan  Gannon  or  Serdar  Argic sub=
mit
    articles which actually  discuss  World  War  Two  rather than spread=
ing
    their brand of conspiracy theory,  their  articles  will be approved =
for
    submission as well.

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Subject: 3) Moderation Policy


    Soc.history.war.world-war-ii will have a very relaxed moderation poli=
cy.
    The main purpose, as noted  above,  for  moderation  of this group is=
 to
    prevent  it  from  turning  into  a  revisionist   flamefest   akin  =
 to
    misc.headlines or  soc.history.  As  such,  any  message  which actua=
lly
    discusses World War II will be  approved  for  posting, provided that=
 it
    does not attempt to  claim  that  events  such  as  the  Holocaust ne=
ver
    happened. There are other groups  for  discussion of that question, m=
ost
    notably, alt.revisionism.

    Moderation rules:

    * Articles which discuss World War  Two  and its events will be appro=
ved
      for posting.

    * Articles  arguing  that  the  Holocaust  never  happened  will  not=
 be
      approved for posting.

    * Articles must contain  original  thought.  Lengthy  quoting  of sou=
rce
      material with a couple of  lines  of  comment  at  the  end  will  =
not
      be approved for posting.

    * Blank messages, test messages, advertisements, MAKE.MONEY.FAST, and=
 so
      forth, will not be approved for posting.

    * Articles which include excessive quoting (e.g. an article which quo=
tes
      an  entire other article in order to  add a few comments at  the  e=
nd)
      will be trimmed down by the moderator in question.

    * An article MUST have  a  valid  reply-to  address  or  it  will not=
 be
      approved for posting.

    * Rejected articles will be shared  with  the other moderators for gr=
oup
      consideration.

    As noted below, the group will  be  group-moderated,  to  minimize de=
lay
    between submission and posting and  to  keep  the group running when =
the
    traffic becomes heavy.

        ADDENDUM: 'War Buddies' [June 94]

We've had a few of this type of message lately, and it seems to be a "gra=
y
area" in our charter.  These messages don't _really_ discuss WW2, and the=
y
don't have any real historical content.

People who want to search for old war buddies should post to soc.veterans.

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Subject: 4) Moderation Policies (Amendments 1994)

    The moderators  of  soc.history.war.world-war-ii,  in  exercise of th=
eir
    rights to clarify  &  amend  moderation  policies  for  the  news gro=
up,
    clarify    &    amend    the    moderation       policies     for
    soc.history.war.world-war-ii.

    These amendments are  effective  immediately.  Any  questions  should=
 be
    addressed to: ww2-mod@acpub.duke.edu.

    QUOTED TEXT:

    Any article that contains more  than  fifty percent quoted material (=
and
    the author's signature shall not count as original material for purpo=
ses
    of determining  the  proportion)  may  be  trimmed  or  rejected  at =
the
    discretion of  the  moderator.  In  exercising   this  discretion,  t=
he
    moderator shall take readability  considerations  into  account, such=
 as
    the amount of quoted material at  the  beginning of the message, and =
the
    size of the blocks of quoted  material.  An  article in which the aut=
hor
    has included a long article as a quote without making any effort to t=
rim
    the quoted article may be rejected. A moderator may trim quoted mater=
ial
    from any article at his discretion.

    SIGNATURE LENGTH:

    In keeping with Usenet  netiquette  conventions,  signatures  should =
 be
    restricted to four  lines.  Moderators  may,  at  their discretion, t=
rim
    .sigs to four lines before posting articles.

    POSTINGS SEEKING 'WAR BUDDIES'

    Soc.history.war.world-war-ii is a  forum  for  discussion of WW2 even=
ts,
    not to seek out  war  buddies.  Soc.veterans  is  the  most  appropri=
ate
    newsgroup to seek out  individual  veterans.  Moderators  may,  at th=
eir
    discretion, reject  articles  that  seek  out  individual  veterans  =
and
    suggest that they be redirected to soc.veterans. However, the moderat=
ors
    also recognize  that  some  requests  in  that  vein  can  generate g=
ood
    discussions of history or  of  resources  for  WW2  research. Therefo=
re,
    moderators will  evaluate  such  articles  before  rejecting  them,  =
and
    moderators may post such  articles  if  they  decide  that they have =
the
    potential to generate WW2 discussion  of general interest to the read=
ers
    of the newsgroup.

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Subject: 5) Moderation Policies (Amendments 1995)

    -June 95-

    REGARDING ANNOUNCEMENTS

    Moderators may  accept  articles  announcing  the  availability  of n=
ew,
    scholarly materials, if  the  moderators  determine,  in the exercise=
 of
    their discretion, that  the  announcement  of  such  scholarly materi=
als
    furthers the  purposes  of  the  newsgroup.  The  posting  of  any  s=
uch
    announcements  by   commercial   enterprises  does  not  mean  that  =
the
    moderators will feel  obliged  to  post  all  articles  from  commerc=
ial
    sources.Moderators will evaluate all such announcements on an individ=
ual
    basis.

    SEEKING E-MAIL RESPONSES

    Moderators may reject any article that specifies replies by e-mail on=
ly,
    if the author does not offer to  summarize  the e-mail responses for =
the
    entire group.  Authors  should,  of  course,  follow  up  on  offers =
 to
    summarize, or they risk losing  their  credibility  among the moderat=
ors
    and other newsgroup readers.

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Subject: 6) Moderators List. Add/del policy. Setup



    Moderators will be added by majority vote of the existing moderators =
and
    moderators will be removed by 2/3 vote  in the event that a moderator=
 is
    shown to be failing to do the job (i.e. not posting anything).

    LIST OF CURRENT MODERATORS FOR soc.history.war.world-war-ii
    __________________________________________________________________
    Dated: October 16, 1997


    1. drew@comped1.cas.vanderbilt.edu                  Andrew McMichael
    2. rick@bcm.tmc.edu                         Richard Miller
    3. graham@ee.washington.edu                 Stephen Graham

    WW2-SUB@ACPUB.DUKE.EDU LISTING: 10/16/97

        rick@bcm.tmc.edu
        graham@ee.washington.edu

    WW2-MOD@ACPUB.DUKE.EDU LISTING: 10/16/97

        rick@bcm.tmc.edu
        mg@ac.duke.edu
        graham@ee.washington.edu
        drew@comped1.cas.vanderbilt.edu



    HISTORY ON PREVIOUS MODERATORS:
    ______________________________

    June 09, 1994 - Due to technical problems moderator resigned.
    -------------
    ai292@freenet.carleton.ca                   Gordon McFee

    Oct 12, 1994 - E-mail address for moderator John Davis updated.
    ------------
    NEW Address: jbd@netcom.com                 John Davis
    OLD Address: jbd@osbm.state.nc.us

    Oct 24, 1994 - Moderator resigns due to other commitments.
    ------------
    jfurr@acpub.duke.edu                        Joel Furr

    Jan 10, 1995 - Resignation confirmed
    ------------
    kmcvay@oneb.almanac.bc.ca                   Ken McVay

    Feb 12, 1995 - E-mail address for moderator John Davis updated.
    ------------
    NEW Address: jbdavis@nando.net              John Davis
    OLD Address: jbd@netcom.com


    Jul 20, 1995 - Moderator resign due to other commitments.
    ------------
    schafer@anubis.network.com                  Martin Schafer

    Mar 28, 1996 - E-mail address for moderator Kenneth Bullock updated.
    ------------
    NEW Address: kbullock@acpub.duke.edu        Kenneth Bullock
    OLD Address: kbullock@southwind.net

    May 27, 1996 - E-mail address for moderator John Davis updated.
    ------------
    NEW Address: jbdavis@pobox.comt             John Davis
    OLD Address: jbdavis@nando.net

    AUG 13, 1996 - New Moderator Voted-in
    ------------
    graham@ee.washington.edu                    Stephen Graham

    AUG 14, 1996 - New Moderator Voted-in
    ------------
    cpsidfw@onramp.net                          Dave

    OCT 1996 - Moderator resigned
    ------------
    cpsidfw@onramp.net                          Dave

    Jun 1997 - Moderator resigned
    ------------
    jbdavis@pobox.com                          John Davis

    AUG 31 1997 - Moderator resigned
    ------------
    mughal@alumni.caltech.edu                          Asim Mughal

    ADD/DEL POLICY FOR MODERATORS:
    _____________________________

    Moderators will be added by majority vote of the existing moderators =
and
    moderators will be removed by 2/3 vote  in the event that a moderator=
 is
    shown to be failing to do the job (i.e. not posting anything).

    MODERATION SETUP/APARATUS
    _________________________

    This group will be group-moderated using  a Majordomo listserver. It =
has
    been configured so that each article received at  ww2-sub@acpub.duke.=
edu
    will be sent to the next moderator  in  turn, using a list of subscri=
bed
    moderators.  Hence,  the   *submission*  address  for  articles  will=
 be
    ww2-sub@acpub.duke.edu.  The   *contact*  address  for  the  group, o=
nce
    created, will be ww2-mod@acpub.duke.edu.

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Subject: 7) Why this Forum Exits?

    Author: Joel Furr


    A war includes  more  than  military  events.  A  war  includes  soci=
al,
    political, economic, military, and  demographic  events. Discussion o=
f a
    war typically includes  the  *war  era*  and  not  just the war. Pres=
ent
    groups which  exist  to  discuss  military  issues  are  very  specif=
ic:
    sci.military, alt.folklore.military, alt.war. All of these tend to fo=
cus
    very strongly on the  military  aspects  and  less on the historical =
and
    other aspects.  Soc.history.war.world-war-ii  will encompass all aspe=
cts
    of war.

    Discussion of World War II  and  wars  in  general takes place on a w=
ide
    range of newsgroups,  many  of  which   specialize  on  recent  milit=
ary
    history. The  most  notable  example  of  war  discussion  taking  pl=
ace
    elsewhere is the World War II mailing list, which averages 800 kiloby=
tes
    per month of traffic and which  almost  closed down after presenting =
far
    too great a  load  on  its  moderators   than  they  could  handle.  =
The
    moderators of the list are in  support  of the proposed newsgroup as =
the
    subject is far larger than can  be  easily  dealt  with  in mailing l=
ist
    form. A newsgroup is needed.

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Subject: 8) Where & How to submit articles ?

    There are two ways to do so:

    A- Thru USENET

    While reading newsgroup  soc.history.war.world-war-ii  simply respond=
 to
    the artilce or post a new  article.  The  article  will be automatica=
lly
    routed to one of the active moderators for review.

    B- Thru E-MAIL

    You may submit your article  to  the   following  address.  Again,  y=
our
    article will reach one of the moderators for review.

    The e-mail address is:

    ww2-sub@acpub.duke.edu

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Subject: 9) Some Helpful Tips

    It may take up to 1-2 days for  your  article to be reviewed and anot=
her
    day or so for the article to reach  your  site after being posted fro=
m a
    moderator's site.

    Articles not deemed fit for posting on the forum will be returned by =
the
    moderator with an explanation citing a rationale & the guidelines of =
the
    forum.

    1. Always save a copy of your article  you submit till it appears on =
the
    forum.

    2. If o The article does not  appear  on the newsgroup o The article =
was
    not returned back by the moderator o AND 3 days have elapsed.

    Then  please  contact  the  moderators,  asap,  at  the  following em=
ail
    address:

                        ww2-mod@acpub.duke.edu

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Subject: 10) World War II Archives: Resource Sites

FTP SITE
--------
<jewell@mace.cc.purdue.edu (Larry & Kim Jewell)  June 8, 1994>

        Host:           byrd.mu.wvnet.edu
        Directory:      /pub/history/military/wwii
        Login:          anonymous
        Password:       _your_email_address

        Directory Listing:

150 Opening data connection for /bin/ls (131.215.139.234,3498) (0 bytes).
4307.txt*               command.decisions/      pictures/
50.years.later/         conferences/            policy/
D-Day/                  declaration.of.war/     sept_1939/
U.S.Army.campaigns/     gpo_wwii.txt*           special.studies/
USN_wwii/               justice.pap*            speeches/
active_carriers.txt*    national_arc.txt*       treaties/
balkans.txt*            naval_chronology/       wwii-l_digests/
chrono_1938-41.txt*     pearl.harbor/

        June 11,1994: FTP site byrd is accepting contributions of public
                      domain items for the collection. Items  should  be
                      uploaded to /pub/history/submissions.

        MORE Info on 'byrd'

<tryhardz@popmail.mcs.com (James P. Long) June 14, 1994>

Some of the subdir's in WWII are Battle of the Bulge/Command
Decisions/D-Day/Naval Chronology.

The D-Day material contains very detailed studies of Utah Beach and Omaha
Beach, both done by the War Dept. in 1945 and signed by George Marshall
(they're in .ZIP format).


FTP SITE
--------
<Stupendous Man <BKOTTMANN@FALCON.AAMRL.WPAFB.AF.MIL> June 17 '94>

        The ftp address for Miss. State is:

                        ftp.msstate.edu

        Also note that the archives are available from other servers
        as mirror files.

        Here are some more network archive sites:

Name=3DUnites States Military Academy
Path=3D
Host=3Deuler.math.usma.edu
#
Name=3DHistory articles (various)
Path=3D1ftp:English Server:History:
Host=3Denglish-server.hss.cmu.edu
#
Name=3DWhite House information
Path=3D1/.dir/president.dir
Host=3Dgopher.tamu.edu
Port=3D70
#
Name=3DFederal information services
Path=3D1/Other
Host=3Dstis.nsf.gov
Port=3D70
#
Name=3DHistory Archives and Servers
Path=3D1/Subject/History
Host=3Driceinfo.rice.edu
Port=3D70

FTP SITE
--------

<BKOTTMANN@FALCON.AAMRL.WPAFB.AF.MIL  Date: Fri, 15 Jul 1994 13:32 EDT>
Update Request From:
Date: Wed, 13 Mar 1996 14:53:53 -0500 From: "Jim D." <jim@galt.osd.mil>
http://www.netready.com/Demo/WWIInet/
Type: WWW page
Access: Public
Contributions: Mail to owner

FTP SITE
--------
gprien@argo.net (richard charlton)
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 1995 02:12:56 GMT
ftp.spies.com/Gov/US-History/WWII

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Subject: 11) Other Files on World-Wide Web (www)


        Date: Sat, 1 Apr 1995 08:51:55 -0500
        >From: Kenneth Bullock <kbullock@acpub.duke.edu>

        URL for this resource is http://www.primenet.com/~custer
                        ---x---

        >From: elmer@wpi.edu (Andrew Toppan)
        Subject: Battleship & Aircraft Carrier info on the WWW
        Date: 16 Apr 1995 05:00:49 GMT
        # Updated # 3/25/96

        Announcing new Battleship and Aircraft Carrier information availa=
ble
        on the World Wide Web (WWW):

        I have (finally) completed a series of lists that provide informa=
tion
        on all US and Canadian aircraft carriers, all Dreadnoughts (world=
wide)
        and all US Pre-Dreadnought battleships.  Except as noted, all the=
se
        lists are my work, compiled from a variety of online and print
        resources.

        Comprehensive Lists:
        -------------------
        These provide "vital statistics" on each ship (dimensions, armame=
nt,
        etc.) as well as dates laid down, launched, commissioned,
reclassified,
        renamed, rebuilt, damaged, decommissioned, stricken, scrapped, et=
c.
        This provides a brief history of each ship "in a nutshell".  Many
books
        have been written on these ships, I don't intend to duplicate tha=
t
work
        by including every detail.

        Aircraft Carrier Lists(http://www.wpi.edu/~elmer/navy/carriers.ht=
ml)

        *Canadian Carriers (from mcclearn@ug.cs.dal.ca}
        *Pre WWII US CV series
        *WWII era US CV series
        *Post WWII US CV series
        *US Escort Carriers
        *US Helicopter/VSTOL Carriers

        Battleship Lists (http://www.wpi.edu/~elmer/navy/battleships.html=
)
                        (these cover *all* dreadnoughts)
        *US Pre-Dreadnoughts
        *US Dreadnoughts
        *British Dreadnoughts
        *German Dreadnoughts
        *French Dreadnoughts
        *Japanese Dreadnoughts
        *Italian Dreadnoughts
        *French Dreadnoughts
        *Russian and Soviet Dreadnoughts
        *South American Dreadnoughts (Argentina, Brazil, Chile)
        *Minor-Power European Dreadnoughts (Austria-Hungary, Greece,
                Netherlands, Spain, Turkey)


        Other Lists:
        ------------
        *Current Worldwide List of Aircraft Carriers
        *US WWII Carrier Force Levels (ftp'ed from byrd.mu.wvnet.edu}
        *Brief listing of British Dreadnoughts, 1906-1960
                                (from bssbh2ahj@zippy.dct.ac.uk}

        WWW SITE: U-Boats 1939-45
        -----------------
        http://rvik.ismennt.is/~gummihe/Uboats/u-boats.htm

        From: <102551.2427@compuserve.com>
        Date: 26 Jan 1996 05:13:33 GMT

        WWW SITE - GERMAN INFANTRY BOOK
        -------------------------------
        http://www.infinet.com/~nafziger/books.html

        From: gruppen@aol.com (Gruppen)
        Date: 31 Jan 1996 08:34:47 -0500

        FTP SITE - Best of WW2 Newsgroup
        --------------------------------
        byrd.mu.wvnet.edu
        /pub/history/military/wwii/best-of-shwwii

        From: "Larry W. Jewell" <lwjewell@omni.cc.purdue.edu>
        Date: Sat, 23 Mar 1996 15:39:15 -0500 (EST)

        WWW SITE - US Troops in Austria 1945-1955
        -----------------------------------------
        http://www.image.co.at/image/salzburg

        From: how2surf@image.co.at (Albert Topitz)

        FTP SITE - Files of Interest to WWII
        ------------------------------------
        ftp://ftp.almanac.bc.ca/pub/places/poland/einsatzgruppen/

        From: kmcvay@nizkor.almanac.bc.ca (Ken McVay OBC)
        Date: 7 Nov 1995 08:02:17 -0800

        WWW SITE - First Division Museum
        --------------------------------
        http:///www.xnet.com/~cantigny

        From: kuchan@quark.cig.mot.com (Joseph M. Kuchan)
        Date: 12 Jun 95 13:44:44 GMT

        WWW SITE - Japanese surrender documents
        ---------------------------------------
        http://www.nara.gov/

        From: dorfman@netcom.com (Merlin Dorfman)
        Date: Sun, 17 Sep 1995 23:55:05 GMT

        WWW SITE - WW2 Historical re-enactors
        -------------------------------------
        http://reenactor.clever.net/WW2/

        From: ar536@lafn.org (Dwight Dutton)
        Date: 13 Aug 1995 12:55:51 GMT

        WWW SITE - 82 ABN Museum
        ------------------------
        http://www.fayetteville.net/museum/82ndAirborne/

        From: elb <elb@mario11.ppp.ncsu>
        Date: Tue, 13 Aug 1996 13:43:14 GMT

        WWW SITE - WW2 Pictures
        -----------------------
        http://www.webcom.com/dheller/wwii.html

        From: Dan Heller <dtheller@ix.netcom.com>
        Date: 15 Aug 1996 08:59:32 GMT

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Subject: 12) Books on World War II

        The following is a listing of some of the books recommended for
        reading on the newsgroup by the readers.

        MOST RECOMMENDED: Gerhard Weinberg's _A World at Arms_

        1. CharlesSmith <softwa19@laurel.us.net>
           Date: 28 Oct 1995 15:24:00 GMT

        HITLERS SPIES - By David Kahn - isbn 0-02-052440-4.  It contains
        lots of details, lots of refs. and a pile of crypto history!

        2. bcostell@CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU
           Date: Tue, 31 Oct 1995 08:37:16 MST

        The Trail of the Fox, by David Irving
        The Rommel Papers   , by Field Marshall Erwin Rommel
        Ifantrie Grieft An (Infantry Attacks), by Erwin Rommel

        3. jperkins@superior.ccs.carleton.ca
           Date: Thu, 1 Feb 1996 04:37:22 GMT

        Leasor, James.  _Green Beach_.  London: Heineman, 1975.  A good
        introduction, focusing on the intelligence-gathering aspects.

        BGen. Denis Whitaker and Shelagh Whitaker.  _Dieppe: Tragedy to
        Triumph_.  Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1992.
        Quite a good examination of the subject from a variety of viewpoi=
nts.

        Brian Loring Villa.  _Unauthorized Action: Mountbatten and the
        Dieppe Raid_.  New York: Oxford University Press, 1989.  A very
        controversial book, which alleges that Mountbatten pushed ahead w=
ith
        the raid despite opposition from his superiors, and without
Churchill's
        direct approval.

        TOPIC: Wake Island Survivors
        FROM : jahorne@mediacity.com (Jonathan Horne)
        DATED: 01 Jun 96
        BOOK :
                Brig Gen George Kinney,  USMC Ret.
                Published in 1995 by Brassey's Washington DC
                ISBN 1-57488-035-7

        TOPIC: German & Japanese Interaction
        FROM : Leo_Backman@online.tietokone.fi (Leo Backman)
        DATED: 04 Jun '96
        BOOKS:

                C A U S T O N, E.E.N.
                Militarism and Foreign Policy in Japan
                Allen & Unwin, London 1936

                D E A N E, John R.
                The Strange Alliance
                Viking Press, New York 1947

                I K L E, Frank W.
                German-Japanese Relations, 1936-40
                Bookman Association, New York 1956

                M E S K I L L, Johanna
                Hitler and Japan: The Hollow Alliance
                Atherton, New York 1966

                P R A N G E, Gordon W.
                Target Tokyo: The Story of the Sorge Spy Ring
                McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York 1984

                P R E I S S E N, Ernst L.
                Germany and Japan: A Study in Totalitarian Diplomacy,
1933-1941
                Martinus Nijhof, the Hague 1958
                Oxford University Press, New York 1987

                S C H R O E D E R, Paul W.
                The Axis Alliance and Japanese-American Relations, 1941
                Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York 1958

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Subject: 13) Movies on World War II

        C050H39K@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU
        Date: Thu, 04 May 95 21:08:53 EDT


Note that these are Hollywood studio releases on subjects with
some connection to WW2 (i.e. Combat films, Homefront, Espionage, Drama an=
d
Comedy). It doesn't include foriegn films, or U.S. Government training,
morale,
indoctrination or documentary films (i.e. Capra, Ford or Wyler's wartime
films)


  1944  A-M
Action in Arabia (RKO) - George Sanders, Virginia Bruce, Gene Lockhart
Address Unknown (Columbia) - Paul Lukas, Mady Christians, Morris Carnovsk=
y
The Black Parachute (Columbia -
The Canterville Ghost (MGM) - Charles Laughton, Margaret O'Brien, Robert =
Young
Charlie Chan in the Secret Service (Monogram) - Sidney Toler, Benson Fong
The Conspirators (Warner Bros) - Hedy Lamarr, Paul Henreid, Peter Lorre
Crime by Night (Warner Bros) - Jane Wyman, Jerome Cowan, Eleanor Parker
The Cross of Lorraine (MGM) - Jean-Pierre Aumont, Gene Kelly, Peter Lorre
Cry Havoc (MGM) - Margaret Sullivan, Joan Blondell, Ann Sothern, Fay Bain=
ter
Days of Glory (RKO) - Gregory Peck, Tamara Toumanova, Alan Reed, Maria Pa=
lmer
Destination Tokyo (Warner Bros) - Cary Grant, John Garfield, Alan Hale
Dragon Seed (MGM) - Katherine Hepburn, Walter Huston, Turhan Bey, Henry
Travers
Enemy of Women (Monogram) -
The Eve of St. Mark (20th Cent Fox) - Ann Baxter, Vincent Price, Dickie M=
oore
The Fighting Seabees (Republic) - John Wayne, Susan Hayward, William Fraw=
ley
Follow the Boys (Universal) - George Raft, Marlene Dietrich, Orson Welles
Four Jills in a Jeep (20th Cent Fox)- Kay Francis, Martha Raye, Phil Silv=
ers
A Guy Named Joe (MGM) - Van Johnson, Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunn, Ward Bond
Hail the Conquering Hero (Paramount) - Eddie Bracken, William Demarest,
Here Come the Waves (Paramount) - Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Sonny Tufts
Hey Rookie (Columbia) -Ann Miller, Larry Parks, Jack Guilford, Joe Sawyer
The Hitler Gang (Paramount)- Robert Watson, Ludwig Donath, Sig Ruman
Hollywood Canteen (Warner Bros) - Bette Davis, John Garfield, Joan Leslie
The Hour Before Dawn (Paramount) - Franchot Tone, Veronica Lake, Binnie B=
arnes
I Love a Soldier (Paramount) - Paulette Goddard, Sonny Tufts, Beulah Bond=
i
The Imposter (Universal) - Jean Gabin, Ellen Drew, Richard Whorf, Allyn J=
oslyn
In Our Time (Warner Bros) - Ida Lupino, Paul Henreid, Nancy Coleman,
In The Meantime Darling (20th Cent Fox) - Jeanne Crain, Frank Lattimore
Janie (Warner Bros) - Joyce Reynolds, Edward Arnold, Ann Harding, Alan Ha=
le
Ladies Courageous (Universal)- Loretta Young, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ruth =
Roman
Ladies of Washington (20th Cent Fox) -
Lifeboat (20th Cent Fox) - Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slez=
ak
Make Your Own Bed (Warner Bros) - Jack Carson, Jane Wyman, Alan Hale
Man From Frisco (Republic) - Dan Duryea, Michael O'Shay, Anne Shirley
Marine Raiders (RKO) - Pat O'Brien, Ruth Hussey, Robert Ryan, Frank McHug=
h
The Master Race (RKO) - George Colouris, Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen,
Meet the People (MGM) - Lucille Ball, Dick Powell, Virginia O'Brien, Bert=
 Lahr
Mr Winkle Goes to War (Columbia) - Edward G Robinson, Ruth Warrick,

  End of 1944  A-M


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Subject: 14) Weekly Admin posting on the Newsgroup

TITLE:          Please Read Before Posting To This Newsgroup!!
POSTED BY:      mughal@alumni.caltech.edu (Asim Mughal)
LAST UPDATE:    16 Oct 97

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