Jewish, roma, homosexuals, kids and many more. it was brutal.
Ireland was neutral. There was a lot of anti-English sentiment in Ireland though, and because of that, some people sympathized with the Nazis.
I have a photograph album of "Darby's Rangers" published in 1945. Please feel free to e-mail me your grandfather's name, & whether he was a member of the 1st, 3rd or 4th Ranger Battalion. It will be my pleasure to look for a photograph of your grandfather for you.
Richard V. Horrell WW 2 Connections.com
I am the webmaster of the website dedicated to World War II Rangers by their Sons&Daughters. You will find pictures, stories, Calendar of events, obituaries as the Rangers notify us, and many more updates written and shared exclusively by the Rangers themselves. The second site listed here is a roster of all Rangers who served in World War II. This site is searchable by name. Rangers lead the way! Sherry Klein
www.RangerFamily.org and www.RangerRoster.org
The war of 1914-1918, which had involved most of the coutries of Europe and spilled over, to some extent, to their overseas empires, was usually called The Great War but was also called The World War. When a new war began in 1939, with the same major participants on the same sides, and which many people considered just a continuation of the previous war, it was natural, even inevitable, to call it The Second World War. The first mention of the term may have been by Germans -- they used it some time in 1942 in military literature.
TachikawaTachikawa is a city 20 miles west of Tokyo.
It had a large air base. Tachikawa Air Base (T.A.B.) was built in 1922. US forces took it over in 1945. Tachikawa Air Base closed August 31, 1977. The base is located next to the city of Tachikawa.
Tachikawa is also known as "Tachi" or "Tachi Air Base".
You can view photos of the base (over 300) at www.yokotapanthers.com, just click on Tachikawa Air Base Photos.
- I have a site in the yahoo groups for tachikawa air base with over 300 pictures from 1945 to 2003. here is the site, you will need to join the tachi group and that is free, it will send me your request and i will approve it: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TachikawaAirBaseJapan/
Go to this Tachikawa AB facebook link for over 4,000 photos taken at Tachi: http://www.facebook.com/groups/377719578936686/