Posts Tagged “World War II”

What Was Operation MUZAK?

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Marlene Dietrich

FACT OF THE DAY: Operation MUZAK took place during World War II. The United States would have artists like Marlene Dietrich (a German star who became a US citizen) record sad, melancholic songs about lonely soldiers. The aim was to lower the moral of the German soldiers. In 1945 Dietrich was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contributions as the plan worked.

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Russia and Japan Are Still At War

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Russia and Japan

FACT OF THE DAY:  Russia and Japan are still at war! Officially. That is, at least on paper. Sort of. It turns out that the countries of Russia and Japan never signed the peace treaty at the end of World War II. While the two countries at not currently fighting, officially speaking they are still at war.

 

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