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Remembering Pearl Harbor

Remembering Pearl Harbor
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SDN sigle de Société des Nations Organisation internationale créée par le traité de Versailles (1919) et qui a siégé à Genève de 1920 à 1946. 1. Origines La Société des Nations est la première tentative pour faire fonctionner une organisation universelle des États, principalement créée pour régler les problèmes de sécurité collective. Il s'agissait en quelque sorte de prolonger le gouvernement de fait des Alliés durant la Première Guerre mondiale dans une organisation permanente. À l'origine de la SDN, il y a les conditions de la paix telles qu'exposées par le président Woodrow Wilson le 8 janvier 1918 dans son discours des « Quatorze Points ». Le 25 janvier 1919, la session plénière de la conférence de la paix réunissant à Paris l’ensemble des puissances victorieuses adopte une résolution prévoyant que le « pacte de la SDN » ferait partie intégrante des traités de paix. La SDN entre en application le 10 janvier 1920 après la ratification du traité de Versailles par l'Allemagne et trois des principaux associés. 2. 3.

Gun Country Remembering Pearl Harbor: The USS Arizona Memorial Today the battle-scarred, submerged remains of the battleship USS Arizona rest on the silt of Pearl Harbor, just as they settled on December 7, 1941. The ship was one of many casualties from the deadly attack by the Japanese on a quiet Sunday that President Franklin Roosevelt called "a date which will live in infamy." The Arizona's burning bridge and listing mast and superstructure were photographed in the aftermath of the Japanese attack, and news of her sinking was emblazoned on the front page of newspapers across the land. The photograph symbolized the destruction of the United States Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor and the start of a war that was to take many thousands of American lives. Indelibly impressed into the national memory, the image could be recalled by most Americans when they heard the battle cry, "Remember Pearl Harbor." More than a million people visit the USS Arizona Memorial each year.

La création de l'ONU La seconde guerre mondiale a profondément marqué les esprits et la volonté de créer les conditions d’une paix durable est très forte au sortir de ce conflit. La déclaration des Nations Unies a posé les bases de ce qui deviendra l’Organisation des Nations Unies dès le 1er janvier 1942. Vingt-six nations l’avaient alors signée. La France ratifie à son tour cet accord en janvier 1945. C’est Henri Bonnet, ambassadeur de France aux États-Unis, qui appose sa signature et marque par quelques mots la solennité du moment, s’adressant au Secrétaire d’État américain, M.

Start - Otto’s Journey 2011 on the roof of the world: Gunther Holtorf with Otto against the backdrop of Mount Everest When Gunther Holtorf looks at a map, memories immediately pop up in his head: memories of past visits, encounters and adventures. Pick up any country –he has been there. Or at least every country you can get to with a four-wheel drive car. He has visited 215 countries, autonomous territories and regions over the last 26 years. His Mercedes off-roader served him as a mobile home all the time. “Otto”, as Gunther Holtorf began calling his car at some point, now has almost 900,000 kilometres on the clock. A marriage on the road – 22 years travelling together For the majority of the journey, Gunther Holtorf was accompanied by his fourth wife, Christine. Gunther and Christine Holtorf spent five years travelling all over Africa with Otto. A world map as a door opener ... Gunther Holtorf can't recall when the idea to visit every country in the world came up. ...a city map as the funding

Ghost Army History and deployment[edit] Inspiration for the unit came from the British units who had honed the deception technique for the battle of El Alamein in late 1942. The U.S. unit had its beginnings at Camp Forrest, Tennessee, and was fully formed at Pine Camp, NY (now Fort Drum), before sailing for the United Kingdom in early May 1944. In Britain they were based near Stratford upon Avon, and troops participated in Operation Fortitude, the British designed and led D-Day deception of a landing force designated for the Pas-de-Calais. Some troops went to Normandy two weeks after D-Day, where they simulated a fake Mulberry harbour at night with lights which attempted to draw German artillery from the real ones. Recruiting[edit] Ghost soldiers were encouraged to use their brains and talent to mislead, deceive and befuddle the German Army. Tactics[edit] Visual deception[edit] An inflatable dummy tank, modeled after the M4 Sherman Phonic deception[edit] Radio deception[edit] Atmosphere[edit]

Le bouclier antimissile La guerre des étoiles de Ronald Reagan Quand Ronald Reagan accède à la présidence des États-Unis après l’élection de novembre 1980, la guerre froide bat toujours son plein. À cette époque, le communisme pouvait encore sembler gagner du terrain, que ce soit avec la révolution en Angola (1975), ou l’invasion soviétique en Afghanistan (1979). Mais le nouveau président américain est résolu à combattre « l’Empire du mal », et il met en œuvre une politique étrangère beaucoup plus ferme à l’endroit de l’Union soviétique. C’est ainsi qu’il lance, en mars 1983, l’Initiative de défense stratégique (IDS). Ce programme militaire, mieux connu sous le nom de « guerre des étoiles », vise à protéger le territoire américain contre une attaque massive de missiles soviétiques. L'URSS et plusieurs autres pays, comme la Chine, s'opposent catégoriquement à l’IDS. La disparition de la menace soviétique a des implications sur le projet de guerre des étoiles.

California's Getting Fracked California s Getting Fracked Everything oil companies aren’t telling you about the extent of fracking in California, and what it means for your food, water, and health. by Anna Flagg, Sarah Craig & Antonia Bruno This is the Los Angeles Basin, home to 18 million people. The oil industry is using fracking and other high-intensity production techniques here, including acidizing and gravel packing. Here are the LA Basin’s 532 oil & gas wells, where these high–intensity techniques have been used 477 times in the last year alone. Oil and gas companies are using toxic chemicals that can pollute the air and water and that are known to cause serious health effects. Since reporting in the LA Basin became mandatory in June of 2013, records show that these companies have used 45 different toxic chemicals more than 5,000 times. That’s a total of 72 million pounds of chemicals in a single year. What we don’t know far outweighs what we do know.

guerre du Viêt Nam Nom donné au conflit qui, après le désengagement français, a opposé de 1954 à 1975 le Nord Viêt Nam au Sud Viêt Nam. 1. Les deux Viêt Nam (1954-1964) Suite aux accords de Genève (1954), la France quitte l'Indochine (→ guerre d'Indochine) après quelque cent ans de présence, et le Viêt Nam voit son indépendance reconnue, mais les puissances lui imposent, en attendant des élections générales, une partition au niveau du 17e parallèle : ce compromis fera de la paix un leurre. 1.1. Au sud du 17e parallèle, la République du Viêt Nam (dont la capitale est Saigon) est présidée par Ngô Dinh Diêm, un catholique fervent qui refuse les élections générales prévues à Genève. 1.2. Les dirigeants de la République démocratique du Viêt Nam, qui édifient au Nord un État socialiste (capitale : Hanoi) sous la présidence de Hô Chi Minh, sont en effet déterminés, dès 1959, à engager la lutte armée contre le Sud, où sont restés, après les transferts de population, de 10 000 à 15 000 cadres communistes. 1.3. 2. 3.

How what you eat demands more water than you think it does - Los Angeles Times By Kyle Kim, Jon Schleuss and Priya Krishnakumar April 7, 2015 California's crippling drought has prompted conservation efforts, such as replacing grass lawns and minding how long you leave the tap water running. But what about the food on your plate? Give me a random plate 1,007 gallons (Commercial U.S. average) Beef: ounces 850.2 gallons Wheat bread: ounces 86.6 gallons Cauliflower: ounces 19.5 gallons Pineapple juice: ounces 50.9 gallons Fruits and vegetables: 19.5 gallons Drink: 50.9 gallons Starch: 86.6 gallons Protein: 850.2 gallons How much water is used to produce your food? Cutting animal products from our diet can significantly help water conservation efforts, but water policies focus on sustainable production rather than sustainable consumption, water management expert Arjen Y. Fruits and vegetables Drink Starch Protein For the record: The value for soy milk has been corrected. How the foods compare: Lorena Iñiguez Elebee, Len DeGroot, Raoul Ranoa, Anthony Pesce, Thomas Suh Lauder M.M. L.A. Beef

Homicide Watch Chicago | Mark every death. Remember every victim. Follow every case. Los Angeles Murders and Homicides - The Homicide Report - Los Angeles Times Homicide Watch D.C. | Mark every death. Remember every victim. Follow every case. The Best Online Storytelling and Journalism of 2014 | Groundswell 5) A Big Year for Crowdsourcing and Eyewitness Media The term crowdsourcing is nearly 10 years old, but in 2014 crowdsourcing in journalism took a few big steps forward. Right at the end of 2013 user generated content and eyewitness media got a boost when Storyful was purchased by News Corp (my take here). In Syria Shattered Storyful worked with the Wall Street Journal for a three part series weaving together incredible before and after pictures, poignant original video and eyewitness video sourced from YouTube users. The cumulative effect serves to bring readers closer to the people and the streets of Syria in a way that feels immediate and urgent. (See also this mini-documentary on surviving an ISIS massacre from the New York Times, which blends original reporting and eyewitness video as well. Another project that began in 2013 was MuckRock’s Drone Census crowdsourced FOIA effort which partnered with Motherboard at Vice to “write the book on domestic drones” in 2014. Card Stacks — Vox

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