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Cowell DD- 547 - History

Cowell II(DD-547: dp. 2,050; 1. 376& 39;6& 34;; b. 39& 39;8& 34;; dr. 17& 39;9& 34;; s. 35 k.; cpl. 273; a. 5 5& 34;, 10 21& 34; tt., 6 dcp., 2 dct.; cl. Fletcher)The second Cowell (DD-547) was launched 18 March 1943 by Bethlehem Steel Co., San Pedro, Calif.; sponsored by Mrs. R. Hepburn, and commissioned 23 August 1943, Commander C.
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USS Zane (DD-337), 1934, Panama Canal Zone

USS Zane (DD-337), 1934, Panama Canal Zone This picture shows the Clemsen class destroyer USS Zane (DD-337) in the Panama Canal Zone during 1934. A second Clemsen class destroyer is moored behind her, and behind them both is USS Melville (AD-2), a destroyer depot ship. On this picture the rear 4in gun is clear, as are two of the four triple torpedo tubes, here sheltered under awnings between the funnels and the stern of the ship.
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Raglan: From the Peninsula to the Crimea, John Sweetman

Raglan: From the Peninsula to the Crimea, John SweetmanRaglan: From the Peninsula to the Crimea, John SweetmanLord Raglan is now rather unfairly best known for his role in the Charge of the Light Brigade, but as this biography shows he actually had a much longer and rather more impressive career than is generally realised.
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Holocaust Index

The Holocaust The Wannsee Conference Action Reinhard The death camps Auschwitz-Birkenau Memories of Auschwitz The Frankfurt Trial Verdicts from the Frankfurt Trail Belzec Chelmno Majdanek Sobibor Treblinka Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp Drancy Transit Camp The Sonderkommando Rudolf Höss Memoirs of Rudolf Höss Josef Mengele Adolf Eichmann The escape of Adolf Eichmann Irma Grese Christian Wirth Franz Stangl Herbert Lange Ernst Kaltenbrunner Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp in 1945 Polish Ghettoes The Warsaw Ghetto The Lodz Ghetto Chaim Rumkowski Give Me Your Children Hans Biebow The Bialystok Ghetto Jewish Revenge Squads Abdol-Hossein Sardari
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Why Harry Truman Ended Segregation in the US Military in 1948

When President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981 on July 26, 1948, calling for the desegregation of the U.S. Armed Forces, he repudiated 170 years of officially sanctioned discrimination. Since the American Revolution, African Americans had served in the military, but almost always separately from white soldiers—and usually in menial roles.
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Theatres in Tudor England

The growth of theatres in Tudor England, and especially in the reign of Elizabeth, is very much associated with this era. Along with sports and pastimes, theatres provided the workers with some form of break from work. Plays, as we would recognise them, first started in the Middle Ages when priests would use their services to put on a play to show a story from the Bible.
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