It was a sobering afternoon. After visiting Miyajima, Kongo headed to downtown Hiroshima to see the Peace Memorial […]
In the closing weeks of World War II allied armies were rapidly pushing east trying to get across the Rhine River and have a chance to get to Berlin before the Soviets. The problem was that stubborn Germans fighting desperately kept blowing up the bridges across the river just as advance elements of the American army arrived. That all changed at the small German village of Remagen when a brave young American army officer and his sergeant led a squad of soldiers across a bridge and made history. It was like something right out of Hollywood.
Red Army troops push forward against Nazi forces in this depiction of battle at the Museum of the […]