Shaun McKinnon Arizona Republic Published 10:32 PM EDT May 24, 2019 GRASS VALLEY, Calif. Lou Conter is telling the story of the night his patrol bomber was shot down seven miles off the coast of New Guinea, dumping the seaplane's 10-man crew into the Pacific Ocean. The crew was not alone in the water. "We had 10 or 12 sharks around us all the time," Conter says. "I told the men, 'If a shark comes close, hit it in the nose with your fist as hard as you can.'" The men stayed afloat until another plane saw the burning wreckage and tossed out a life raft. The exhausted crew dragged ashore an hour later and hid in the jungle, fearful they would be captured by Japanese soldiers. The next night, an American PT boat retrieved all 10 men. As Conter told it, the story wasn't about punching sharks, or skulking in the jungle or chasing shadows to the waiting rescue boat. Conter was talking about survival, about coming back alive. His time in the war started that way. He was 20 when he … [Read more...] about USS Arizona: The men who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor
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Season 8 spoilers. When we were all looking to fill the hole that Game of Thrones left by sending kitten-loving child king Tommen Baratheon out a window, Lyanna Mormont was a breath of fresh air. The similarly small but significantly stronger mini-Mormont stole hearts from her first moment on screen. Naturally, her death was one of the most heart-breaking and harrowing of the massacre that was the Battle of Winterfell. Lyanna, the young leader of what was House Mormont, may have hit our screens late in the game (the fifty-seventh episode, The Broken Man, specifically) but she quickly became a fan favourite. Lady Mormont not only managed to be completely, superbly badass (first, by adeptly putting Sansa “Lannister or Bolton?” Stark and Jon Snow in their places) but spawned many a meme in a handful of significant scenes. http://asongoficeandmemes.tumblr.com/post/145525922315 Who is Lyanna Mormont? Lyanna Mormont … [Read more...] about How Lyanna Mormont became Game of Thrones’ youngest and bravest hero
0 Have your say Eighty years ago the people of Lancashire enjoyed what was to be the last Easter at peace for seven years. Local historian Keith Johnson looks back at the final spring holidays before the Second World War Easter 80 in 1939 was celebrated in early April and arrived with the threat of war looming and preparations for conflict in hand. Nonetheless, the folk of Lancashire welcomed a break from their daily toils and eagerly planned their outings and amusements.A gloriously sunny, but chilly, Good Friday greeted those who ventured to the seaside with Blackpool being the most popular destination. It was a case of trains, planes and automobiles with plenty of visitors from afar arriving at the Stanley Park airport (pictured inset), while more than 80 trains packed with day trippers arrived at the Blackpool stations and the roads were somewhat congested with cars and coaches and the car parks crammed full. Southport and Fleetwood reported similarly busy … [Read more...] about Easter in Lancashire on the eve of the Second World War
TRUST Me is back for a second series with a whole new premise and cast. But what happened in the first season? And who starred alongside Jodie Whittaker? What happened in season 1 of Trust Me? Trust Me is set in Edinburgh and tells the story of Cathy - played by Jodie Whittaker - who is a hardworking and skilled nurse, who loses her job for whistle-blowing and is forced to take drastic measures to provide for her daughter. Who else was in the cast of series 1? Blake HarrisonBlake is best known for playing Neil Sutherland in hit show The Inbetweeners but switched his comedy hat for a more dramatic one with Trust Me. The actor played Cathy's ex-husband Karl, who was also the relatively useless father of their daughter Molly.Emun Elliott Sharon Small Is Jodie Whittaker returning for the new series? No, unfortunately not - The second series has an entirely new cast, meaning Jodie Whittaker and co will not be starring. Harry Potter's Alfred Enoch plays main character Jamie McCain. … [Read more...] about Trust Me season one recap – Is Jodie Whittaker returning for the new BBC series and what will happen in season 2?
The final season of Game of Thrones is upon us. After 67 hours of tears, unforgiving violence, sex, conspiracies, death, White Walkers, dragons, wars and epic-ness we're about to find out who wins the Iron Throne. You've probably forgotten half of what actually went down (except the Red and Purple weddings, obviously), so you're definitely in need of a recap. Here are all the major things that have happened season-by-season so far, and as ever, HUGE spoilers are coming... Season 1 1. A group of men walk through a tunnel beyond the wall into the cold depths of nothingness. For a minute or two, nothing happens until the majority are slaughtered by some creepy dead looking things that go by the name of the White Walkers. Turns out they were not made up after all... 2. Robert Baratheon (the current King of the Seven Kingdoms) rides into Winterfell to see his old friend Ned Stark. After a few beers and trips down memory lane, he persuades Ned to be … [Read more...] about The Game of Thrones recap you NEED before season 8