The Fighting Lady

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur18PF-6hIc A great wartime propaganda film from 1944, The Fighting Lady.  The film was made aboard the USS Yorktown, but for wartime security considerations it was designated The Fighting Lady in the film.  Hollywood star Robert Taylor, then serving in the Navy … Continue reading

To Rouse A Sleeping Giant

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTij7lqd7_I A fascinating video detailing the paths of Japanese and US merchant shipping during World War II.  Beginning in 1943 the US is increasingly dominant with the Japanese shipping clinging to the Asian coast down to the oil in the Dutch East Indies.  … Continue reading