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Leo Marks- "The Life That I Have", History?

Does anyone know the history behind this poem? I know that he wrote it for a fiance that died in a plane crash and that it was written on Christmas Eve 1943, but wondering about its involvement during WWII? I have heard it was used for codes but am looking for a little more depth of information. I am planning to read it at my grandmother's memorial service and she was a history buff so I would love to talk briefly about it's background and story. Thanks so much! [more inside]
posted by Hmeleu on Aug 13, 2013 - 3 answers

 

Can you recommend documentaries that explain world conflicts?

I just finished watching The First World War and now I want more! Can you recommend your favourite documentaries on History, particularly conflicts/war? I prefer a geopolitical focus (as in maps of the territories, graphic representations of strategies, what countries unied, what empires were divided in to what, etc.) [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on Sep 23, 2012 - 6 answers

Looking for books on WWII that could be read aloud to an elderly, ex-Marine who served in the war.

I am looking for book recommendations that might be suitable to read aloud to an elderly man who served six years in WWII as a Marine, he has dementia, but has some very alert periods of time. He loves war movies (and MASH), and is still very much interested in the war.
posted by nanook on May 18, 2012 - 24 answers

I want to know everything about life in Ozone Park in the 1930s/1940s

I want to know everything about life in Ozone Park in the 1930s/1940s [more inside]
posted by johnnybeggs on Mar 25, 2012 - 5 answers

(Some of) my history is a mystery

HistoryFilter: help me solve a family mystery. Was there an organized IRA presence in Palestine in 1946? [more inside]
posted by echolalia67 on Jun 13, 2010 - 6 answers

when Wikipedia articles fall short, it's time for a book

Have you read an informative, engaging book on German history? If so, what is it? [more inside]
posted by bluishorange on Nov 10, 2009 - 18 answers

Book identification filter: Help me find a WWII history book with a bright orange cover.

Book identification filter: Help me find a WWII history book with a bright orange cover. [more inside]
posted by snowleopard on Aug 26, 2009 - 5 answers

Interviews, Research & Archiving, oh my!

I'm preparing for a massive personal archiving/interviewing trip with my grandparents and need advice regarding many aspects of the project. [more inside]
posted by ikahime on Aug 18, 2009 - 8 answers

WWII pro-war movies.

I want to see some WWII-era propaganda (or at least pro-war, pro-service) films on DVD, especially those with musical interludes in the style of the Andrews Sisters. Any recommendations beyond Buck Privates, which I unfortunately cannot easily find in Canada? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jul 28, 2009 - 8 answers

Best WWII air battle movie scenes

What's the best WWII movies for air battle scenes (domestic or foreign)? [more inside]
posted by keith0718 on Jul 12, 2009 - 20 answers

Best World War II books?

What are the best books on World War II? [more inside]
posted by lullaby on Jun 9, 2009 - 40 answers

Great historical media collections

Where can I find lots of historical media? I'm looking for any kind of photos or film, newsreels, anything. [more inside]
posted by Hargrimm on Jan 6, 2009 - 10 answers

Stories about WWI/WWII home fronts

Please recommend me some great books about the home front during WWI or WWII. [more inside]
posted by booksandlibretti on Jul 21, 2008 - 26 answers

We take you now, to Washington!

This is a recording of the CBS radio announcement of the Pearl Harbor bombings. I remember having a longer version of this exact clip, and right where this one ends an announcer with a classic American radio accent says "We take you now, to Washington". Where could I find that again? (I've googled, and all I can find is the abridged version). [more inside]
posted by phrontist on Apr 3, 2008 - 4 answers

German/Japanese axis

Why were the Germans allied with the Japanese in WWII? Why were the Americans at war with the Japanese?
posted by TigerCrane on Dec 22, 2007 - 12 answers

What things would we not have today had we lost World War 1 or 2?

What things would we not have today had we lost World War 1 or 2? [more inside]
posted by ndaguiar on Nov 9, 2006 - 40 answers

Post-WWII Mustering Out Riots? Where? When?

History-Filter: Post WWII riots by soldiers in Europe... I need to find out the exact where, when, etc. for the mustering out riots that took place after the end of WWII. From what little I know, soldiers were upset about not being able to go home once the war was over, and riots broke out. History Buffs - help!
posted by Corky on Jul 12, 2006 - 4 answers

Using News Footage for Parodies

Inspired by the question about publicly available news footage: Is it possible to download somewhere all 7 (?) parts of Frank Capra's WWII series "Why We Fight"? I know it's in the public domain, having been produced with taxpayer dollars, but all I can find is people selling it on DVD and VHS, with the exception of the final title, which Prelinger has. Are there MPEG-2 or avi versions of the other titles somewhere?

Also, if I could sneak in a twofer -- Where do Jon Stewart, SNL, etc. get the video and stills they use in their news parodies? I know parody is protected, so they probably don't have to clear rights, but do they just copy it down from regular programming? Or is there some kind of archive they're tapping? Does CBS, for instance, just give you this stuff if you ask for it?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Dec 16, 2004 - 8 answers

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