I’m really enjoying my new Samsung NX300 camera. This weekend I combined my love of cooking, my peach bounty, and my burgeoning camera skills to create a step-by-step recipe (with photos!) of my homemade low-cal peach ice cream. Sound yummy? Check it out by clicking on the link!
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Barbara J. Feldman
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Warsaw Uprising Printable(** for Premium Members only)
The Warsaw Uprising began on August 1,1944 when the Polish Home Army, consisting of about 40,000 resistors, began shooting at German troops in the streets during World War II. The Polish resistance fighters were hoping to be relieved by the Soviet Union’s Red Army, but the Soviet troops stopped short on the eastern edge of the city. The Warsaw Uprising was the largest single military effort lead by European resistance forces during the war, but the Poles were defeated after 63 days.
American Radio Works: Red Runs the Vistula
“In August 1944, five years after the start of World War II, the people of Warsaw, armed with just a few guns and gasoline bombs, rose up against the German occupation of their city. The uprising was meant to last just 48 hours. Instead, it went on for two months.” Listen to the hour-long documentary, or read the transcript and supporting articles. There is also a resource list of additional websites.
Info Poland: The Warsaw Uprising
“It is estimated that during the ensuing 63 days, 250,000 perished in the ruins of Warsaw. Eventually, the Home Army surrendered to the Germans.” From the University of Buffalo, Info Poland has great content but horrible navigation. To progress from page to page, look for the tiny right arrow near the upper right. If there is no right arrow, you may have landed in a new browser tab. If so, close your current browser tab/window in order to return to the main exhibit.
Polish Underground Movement Study Trust
Founded in London in 1947, the Polish Underground Movement Study Trust is a research institution that collects data about Polish resistance (1939-1945) during World War II. Their website is a treasure trove of articles for high-school and college students. “Almost from the start the Soviet Union showed an openly hostile attitude to the uprising. The roots of this attitude lay in the Soviet dictator, Joseph Stalin’s idea of Poland’s future, which was totally contrary to that of the Polish government-in-exile led by Stanislaw Mikolajczyk.”
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“A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.” ~~ John F. Kennedy ~~ (May 29, 1917–November 22, 1963) 35th American President, served from 1961 until his assassination in 1963. Visit http://www.lightafire.com/quotations/authors/john-f-kennedy/ to find more.
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