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Tokyo Rose Biography

Tokyo Rose – Complete Episode (TV14; 43:20) A complete biography about WWII radio propaganda broadcaster, Tokyo Rose. Iva Toguri, better called “Tokyo Rose,” was born in La on July 4, 1916. After school, she visited Japan and was stranded there after the assault on Pearl Harbor. Gerald Ford pardoned Tokyo ...

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Alan Turing Biography

Alan Turing was born on June 23, 1912, in London. In his seminal 1936 paper, he demonstrated that there cannot exist any worldwide algorithmic approach to discovering truth in math, which math will always include undecidable propositions. That paper also introduced the “Turing machine. His papers on the area are ...

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Daniel Ortega Biography

Produced on November 11, 1945 in La Libertad, Nicaragua, Daniel Ortega was a guerrilla leader planning to overthrow the regime of dictator Anastasio Somoza . In 2007 he recovered the presidency and was elected again four years later. His dad was a veteran of the peasant military founded by the ...

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Prince Paul of Yugoslavia Biography

When Alexander I was assassinated in 1934, Paul became regent of Yugoslavia. In 1941 his nation’s prime minister signed the Tripartite Pact, prompting Serbs to start a military coup and depose Paul. After the Second World War, Paul was charged him with war crimes and put under house arrest. Once ...

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Vera Lynn Biography

Born in 1917 in London, England, singer Vera Lynn started performing at age of 7. She gave up school at age 11 to begin touring. By the late 1930s, Lynn had become a favorite radio performer, appearing on the program Life from Mayfair. She got her very own show, Sincerely ...

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Frederick Jones Biography

Jones educated himself mechanical and electrical engineering, devising a variety of apparatus associated with refrigeration, sound and cars. Mobile refrigeration units developed by Jones helped the Usa military take food and blood during the Second World War. Both of his parents had expired by the time Jones was 9 years old, ...

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Miep Gies Biography

She married a Dutch guy and worked for Otto Frank, becoming close with his family. She, along with several co-workers, concealed the Franks in a secret annex to work for over a couple of years before their discovery by the Gestapo. She saved Anne Frank’s diaries and afterwards returned them ...

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George Gurdjieff Biography

G.I. Gurdjieff was born circa 1866 in Alexandropol (present day Armenia). There, he instructed pupils to reintegrate their religious nature using their day-to-day modern lives. Gurdjieff’s followers comprised writers P.L. Travers and Katherine Mansfield. George Ivanovich Gurdjieff, usually called G.I. Gurdjieff, was born in Alexandropol, in the Armenian area of ...

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C.S. Forester Biography

British writer C.S. Forester was born on August 27, 1899, in Cairo, Egypt. He wrote 12 novels about Hornblower. He also worked as reporter in London for The Times. During the Second World War, he composed propaganda to convince the U.S. to join the Allies. He died in 1966.

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