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It is available via anonymous ftp from rtfm.mit.edu OR sending email to mail-server@rtfm.mit.edu with the body of the message as send usenet/news.answers/world-war-2-faq quit ****************************************************************** ***************************************************************** Contents: 1) History of this forum 2) Charter (Original Text) 3) Moderation Policy 4) Moderation Policies (Amendments 1994) 5)* Moderation Policies (Amendments 1995) 6)* Moderators List. Add/del policy. Setup 7) Why this forum exists 8) Where & How to submit articles 9) Some Helpful tips 10)* World War II Archives: Resource Sites 11)* 50 YA Archive & Other Files on World-Wide Web (www) 12) Books on World War II 13) Movies on World War II 14)* Weekly Admin posting on the Newsgroup 15)* This FAQ: Archive Info, History & Credits * Updated or New for this revision of FAQ. ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 1) History of this forum NewsGroup: soc.history.war.world-war-ii Description: History & Events of World War Two. Status: moderated Proponent: Joel Furr (jfurr@acpub.duke.edu) Request for Discussion: Feb 21, 1994 Call for Votes: March 23, 1994 Voting Ended: April 13, 1994 23:59:59 UTC Vote Taker: UVV Votes: 181 in favor, 17 against ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 2) Charter (Original Text) Author: Joel Furr Discussion of the era 1939-1945 in particular, but ranging as far b= ack as 1918 and as far forward as the 1950's for discussion of eve= nts leading to the War and post-war events such as the occupation of Ja= pan and Germany. The discussion will be limited to social, politic= al, military, economic, technological, demographic, and historial aspects= of World War II, including discussion of: * Arms limitations treaties in the 1920's, intended to head off any future war * the Weimar Republic * the rise of the Italian Fascists * the Japanese war with China * the rise of the Nazi Party * American isolationism * Franco-British appeasement * Italian misadventures in Africa * German occupation of the Sudentenland and Austria * the war proper, 1939-1945 * the Manhattan Project * the Holocaust * Post-war occupation of Japan and Germany * Post-war governments of Europe * and so on. In other words, the mandate for soc.history.war.world-war-ii is inten= ded to be broad, rather than narrow, with moderation in place less to li= mit discussion than to keep out Gannon and the Holocaust Revisionists = and other malicious posters. Should Dan Gannon or Serdar Argic sub= mit articles which actually discuss World War Two rather than spread= ing their brand of conspiracy theory, their articles will be approved = for submission as well. ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 3) Moderation Policy Soc.history.war.world-war-ii will have a very relaxed moderation poli= cy. The main purpose, as noted above, for moderation of this group is= to prevent it from turning into a revisionist flamefest akin = to misc.headlines or soc.history. As such, any message which actua= lly discusses World War II will be approved for posting, provided that= it does not attempt to claim that events such as the Holocaust ne= ver happened. There are other groups for discussion of that question, m= ost notably, alt.revisionism. Moderation rules: * Articles which discuss World War Two and its events will be appro= ved for posting. * Articles arguing that the Holocaust never happened will not= be approved for posting. * Articles must contain original thought. Lengthy quoting of sou= rce material with a couple of lines of comment at the end will = not be approved for posting. * Blank messages, test messages, advertisements, MAKE.MONEY.FAST, and= so forth, will not be approved for posting. * Articles which include excessive quoting (e.g. an article which quo= tes an entire other article in order to add a few comments at the e= nd) will be trimmed down by the moderator in question. * An article MUST have a valid reply-to address or it will not= be approved for posting. * Rejected articles will be shared with the other moderators for gr= oup consideration. As noted below, the group will be group-moderated, to minimize de= lay between submission and posting and to keep the group running when = the traffic becomes heavy. ADDENDUM: 'War Buddies' [June 94] We've had a few of this type of message lately, and it seems to be a "gra= y area" in our charter. These messages don't _really_ discuss WW2, and the= y don't have any real historical content. People who want to search for old war buddies should post to soc.veterans. ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 4) Moderation Policies (Amendments 1994) The moderators of soc.history.war.world-war-ii, in exercise of th= eir rights to clarify & amend moderation policies for the news gro= up, clarify & amend the moderation policies for soc.history.war.world-war-ii. These amendments are effective immediately. Any questions should= be addressed to: ww2-mod@acpub.duke.edu. QUOTED TEXT: Any article that contains more than fifty percent quoted material (= and the author's signature shall not count as original material for purpo= ses of determining the proportion) may be trimmed or rejected at = the discretion of the moderator. In exercising this discretion, t= he moderator shall take readability considerations into account, such= as the amount of quoted material at the beginning of the message, and = the size of the blocks of quoted material. An article in which the aut= hor has included a long article as a quote without making any effort to t= rim the quoted article may be rejected. A moderator may trim quoted mater= ial from any article at his discretion. SIGNATURE LENGTH: In keeping with Usenet netiquette conventions, signatures should = be restricted to four lines. Moderators may, at their discretion, t= rim .sigs to four lines before posting articles. POSTINGS SEEKING 'WAR BUDDIES' Soc.history.war.world-war-ii is a forum for discussion of WW2 even= ts, not to seek out war buddies. Soc.veterans is the most appropri= ate newsgroup to seek out individual veterans. Moderators may, at th= eir discretion, reject articles that seek out individual veterans = and suggest that they be redirected to soc.veterans. However, the moderat= ors also recognize that some requests in that vein can generate g= ood discussions of history or of resources for WW2 research. Therefo= re, moderators will evaluate such articles before rejecting them, = and moderators may post such articles if they decide that they have = the potential to generate WW2 discussion of general interest to the read= ers of the newsgroup. ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 5) Moderation Policies (Amendments 1995) -June 95- REGARDING ANNOUNCEMENTS Moderators may accept articles announcing the availability of n= ew, scholarly materials, if the moderators determine, in the exercise= of their discretion, that the announcement of such scholarly materi= als furthers the purposes of the newsgroup. The posting of any s= uch announcements by commercial enterprises does not mean that = the moderators will feel obliged to post all articles from commerc= ial sources.Moderators will evaluate all such announcements on an individ= ual basis. SEEKING E-MAIL RESPONSES Moderators may reject any article that specifies replies by e-mail on= ly, if the author does not offer to summarize the e-mail responses for = the entire group. Authors should, of course, follow up on offers = to summarize, or they risk losing their credibility among the moderat= ors and other newsgroup readers. ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 6) Moderators List. Add/del policy. Setup Moderators will be added by majority vote of the existing moderators = and moderators will be removed by 2/3 vote in the event that a moderator= is shown to be failing to do the job (i.e. not posting anything). LIST OF CURRENT MODERATORS FOR soc.history.war.world-war-ii __________________________________________________________________ Dated: October 16, 1997 1. drew@comped1.cas.vanderbilt.edu Andrew McMichael 2. rick@bcm.tmc.edu Richard Miller 3. graham@ee.washington.edu Stephen Graham WW2-SUB@ACPUB.DUKE.EDU LISTING: 10/16/97 rick@bcm.tmc.edu graham@ee.washington.edu WW2-MOD@ACPUB.DUKE.EDU LISTING: 10/16/97 rick@bcm.tmc.edu mg@ac.duke.edu graham@ee.washington.edu drew@comped1.cas.vanderbilt.edu HISTORY ON PREVIOUS MODERATORS: ______________________________ June 09, 1994 - Due to technical problems moderator resigned. ------------- ai292@freenet.carleton.ca Gordon McFee Oct 12, 1994 - E-mail address for moderator John Davis updated. ------------ NEW Address: jbd@netcom.com John Davis OLD Address: jbd@osbm.state.nc.us Oct 24, 1994 - Moderator resigns due to other commitments. ------------ jfurr@acpub.duke.edu Joel Furr Jan 10, 1995 - Resignation confirmed ------------ kmcvay@oneb.almanac.bc.ca Ken McVay Feb 12, 1995 - E-mail address for moderator John Davis updated. ------------ NEW Address: jbdavis@nando.net John Davis OLD Address: jbd@netcom.com Jul 20, 1995 - Moderator resign due to other commitments. ------------ schafer@anubis.network.com Martin Schafer Mar 28, 1996 - E-mail address for moderator Kenneth Bullock updated. ------------ NEW Address: kbullock@acpub.duke.edu Kenneth Bullock OLD Address: kbullock@southwind.net May 27, 1996 - E-mail address for moderator John Davis updated. ------------ NEW Address: jbdavis@pobox.comt John Davis OLD Address: jbdavis@nando.net AUG 13, 1996 - New Moderator Voted-in ------------ graham@ee.washington.edu Stephen Graham AUG 14, 1996 - New Moderator Voted-in ------------ cpsidfw@onramp.net Dave OCT 1996 - Moderator resigned ------------ cpsidfw@onramp.net Dave Jun 1997 - Moderator resigned ------------ jbdavis@pobox.com John Davis AUG 31 1997 - Moderator resigned ------------ mughal@alumni.caltech.edu Asim Mughal ADD/DEL POLICY FOR MODERATORS: _____________________________ Moderators will be added by majority vote of the existing moderators = and moderators will be removed by 2/3 vote in the event that a moderator= is shown to be failing to do the job (i.e. not posting anything). MODERATION SETUP/APARATUS _________________________ This group will be group-moderated using a Majordomo listserver. It = has been configured so that each article received at ww2-sub@acpub.duke.= edu will be sent to the next moderator in turn, using a list of subscri= bed moderators. Hence, the *submission* address for articles will= be ww2-sub@acpub.duke.edu. The *contact* address for the group, o= nce created, will be ww2-mod@acpub.duke.edu. ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 7) Why this Forum Exits? Author: Joel Furr A war includes more than military events. A war includes soci= al, political, economic, military, and demographic events. Discussion o= f a war typically includes the *war era* and not just the war. Pres= ent groups which exist to discuss military issues are very specif= ic: sci.military, alt.folklore.military, alt.war. All of these tend to fo= cus very strongly on the military aspects and less on the historical = and other aspects. Soc.history.war.world-war-ii will encompass all aspe= cts of war. Discussion of World War II and wars in general takes place on a w= ide range of newsgroups, many of which specialize on recent milit= ary history. The most notable example of war discussion taking pl= ace elsewhere is the World War II mailing list, which averages 800 kiloby= tes per month of traffic and which almost closed down after presenting = far too great a load on its moderators than they could handle. = The moderators of the list are in support of the proposed newsgroup as = the subject is far larger than can be easily dealt with in mailing l= ist form. A newsgroup is needed. ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 8) Where & How to submit articles ? There are two ways to do so: A- Thru USENET While reading newsgroup soc.history.war.world-war-ii simply respond= to the artilce or post a new article. The article will be automatica= lly routed to one of the active moderators for review. B- Thru E-MAIL You may submit your article to the following address. Again, y= our article will reach one of the moderators for review. The e-mail address is: ww2-sub@acpub.duke.edu ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 9) Some Helpful Tips It may take up to 1-2 days for your article to be reviewed and anot= her day or so for the article to reach your site after being posted fro= m a moderator's site. Articles not deemed fit for posting on the forum will be returned by = the moderator with an explanation citing a rationale & the guidelines of = the forum. 1. Always save a copy of your article you submit till it appears on = the forum. 2. If o The article does not appear on the newsgroup o The article = was not returned back by the moderator o AND 3 days have elapsed. Then please contact the moderators, asap, at the following em= ail address: ww2-mod@acpub.duke.edu ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 10) World War II Archives: Resource Sites FTP SITE -------- <jewell@mace.cc.purdue.edu (Larry & Kim Jewell) June 8, 1994> Host: byrd.mu.wvnet.edu Directory: /pub/history/military/wwii Login: anonymous Password: _your_email_address Directory Listing: 150 Opening data connection for /bin/ls (131.215.139.234,3498) (0 bytes). 4307.txt* command.decisions/ pictures/ 50.years.later/ conferences/ policy/ D-Day/ declaration.of.war/ sept_1939/ U.S.Army.campaigns/ gpo_wwii.txt* special.studies/ USN_wwii/ justice.pap* speeches/ active_carriers.txt* national_arc.txt* treaties/ balkans.txt* naval_chronology/ wwii-l_digests/ chrono_1938-41.txt* pearl.harbor/ June 11,1994: FTP site byrd is accepting contributions of public domain items for the collection. Items should be uploaded to /pub/history/submissions. MORE Info on 'byrd' <tryhardz@popmail.mcs.com (James P. Long) June 14, 1994> Some of the subdir's in WWII are Battle of the Bulge/Command Decisions/D-Day/Naval Chronology. The D-Day material contains very detailed studies of Utah Beach and Omaha Beach, both done by the War Dept. in 1945 and signed by George Marshall (they're in .ZIP format). FTP SITE -------- <Stupendous Man <BKOTTMANN@FALCON.AAMRL.WPAFB.AF.MIL> June 17 '94> The ftp address for Miss. State is: ftp.msstate.edu Also note that the archives are available from other servers as mirror files. Here are some more network archive sites: Name=3DUnites States Military Academy Path=3D Host=3Deuler.math.usma.edu # Name=3DHistory articles (various) Path=3D1ftp:English Server:History: Host=3Denglish-server.hss.cmu.edu # Name=3DWhite House information Path=3D1/.dir/president.dir Host=3Dgopher.tamu.edu Port=3D70 # Name=3DFederal information services Path=3D1/Other Host=3Dstis.nsf.gov Port=3D70 # Name=3DHistory Archives and Servers Path=3D1/Subject/History Host=3Driceinfo.rice.edu Port=3D70 FTP SITE -------- <BKOTTMANN@FALCON.AAMRL.WPAFB.AF.MIL Date: Fri, 15 Jul 1994 13:32 EDT> Update Request From: Date: Wed, 13 Mar 1996 14:53:53 -0500 From: "Jim D." <jim@galt.osd.mil> http://www.netready.com/Demo/WWIInet/ Type: WWW page Access: Public Contributions: Mail to owner FTP SITE -------- gprien@argo.net (richard charlton) Date: Mon, 30 Oct 1995 02:12:56 GMT ftp.spies.com/Gov/US-History/WWII ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 11) Other Files on World-Wide Web (www) Date: Sat, 1 Apr 1995 08:51:55 -0500 >From: Kenneth Bullock <kbullock@acpub.duke.edu> URL for this resource is http://www.primenet.com/~custer ---x--- >From: elmer@wpi.edu (Andrew Toppan) Subject: Battleship & Aircraft Carrier info on the WWW Date: 16 Apr 1995 05:00:49 GMT # Updated # 3/25/96 Announcing new Battleship and Aircraft Carrier information availa= ble on the World Wide Web (WWW): I have (finally) completed a series of lists that provide informa= tion on all US and Canadian aircraft carriers, all Dreadnoughts (world= wide) and all US Pre-Dreadnought battleships. Except as noted, all the= se lists are my work, compiled from a variety of online and print resources. Comprehensive Lists: ------------------- These provide "vital statistics" on each ship (dimensions, armame= nt, etc.) as well as dates laid down, launched, commissioned, reclassified, renamed, rebuilt, damaged, decommissioned, stricken, scrapped, et= c. This provides a brief history of each ship "in a nutshell". Many books have been written on these ships, I don't intend to duplicate tha= t work by including every detail. Aircraft Carrier Lists(http://www.wpi.edu/~elmer/navy/carriers.ht= ml) *Canadian Carriers (from mcclearn@ug.cs.dal.ca} *Pre WWII US CV series *WWII era US CV series *Post WWII US CV series *US Escort Carriers *US Helicopter/VSTOL Carriers Battleship Lists (http://www.wpi.edu/~elmer/navy/battleships.html= ) (these cover *all* dreadnoughts) *US Pre-Dreadnoughts *US Dreadnoughts *British Dreadnoughts *German Dreadnoughts *French Dreadnoughts *Japanese Dreadnoughts *Italian Dreadnoughts *French Dreadnoughts *Russian and Soviet Dreadnoughts *South American Dreadnoughts (Argentina, Brazil, Chile) *Minor-Power European Dreadnoughts (Austria-Hungary, Greece, Netherlands, Spain, Turkey) Other Lists: ------------ *Current Worldwide List of Aircraft Carriers *US WWII Carrier Force Levels (ftp'ed from byrd.mu.wvnet.edu} *Brief listing of British Dreadnoughts, 1906-1960 (from bssbh2ahj@zippy.dct.ac.uk} WWW SITE: U-Boats 1939-45 ----------------- http://rvik.ismennt.is/~gummihe/Uboats/u-boats.htm From: <102551.2427@compuserve.com> Date: 26 Jan 1996 05:13:33 GMT WWW SITE - GERMAN INFANTRY BOOK ------------------------------- http://www.infinet.com/~nafziger/books.html From: gruppen@aol.com (Gruppen) Date: 31 Jan 1996 08:34:47 -0500 FTP SITE - Best of WW2 Newsgroup -------------------------------- byrd.mu.wvnet.edu /pub/history/military/wwii/best-of-shwwii From: "Larry W. Jewell" <lwjewell@omni.cc.purdue.edu> Date: Sat, 23 Mar 1996 15:39:15 -0500 (EST) WWW SITE - US Troops in Austria 1945-1955 ----------------------------------------- http://www.image.co.at/image/salzburg From: how2surf@image.co.at (Albert Topitz) FTP SITE - Files of Interest to WWII ------------------------------------ ftp://ftp.almanac.bc.ca/pub/places/poland/einsatzgruppen/ From: kmcvay@nizkor.almanac.bc.ca (Ken McVay OBC) Date: 7 Nov 1995 08:02:17 -0800 WWW SITE - First Division Museum -------------------------------- http:///www.xnet.com/~cantigny From: kuchan@quark.cig.mot.com (Joseph M. Kuchan) Date: 12 Jun 95 13:44:44 GMT WWW SITE - Japanese surrender documents --------------------------------------- http://www.nara.gov/ From: dorfman@netcom.com (Merlin Dorfman) Date: Sun, 17 Sep 1995 23:55:05 GMT WWW SITE - WW2 Historical re-enactors ------------------------------------- http://reenactor.clever.net/WW2/ From: ar536@lafn.org (Dwight Dutton) Date: 13 Aug 1995 12:55:51 GMT WWW SITE - 82 ABN Museum ------------------------ http://www.fayetteville.net/museum/82ndAirborne/ From: elb <elb@mario11.ppp.ncsu> Date: Tue, 13 Aug 1996 13:43:14 GMT WWW SITE - WW2 Pictures ----------------------- http://www.webcom.com/dheller/wwii.html From: Dan Heller <dtheller@ix.netcom.com> Date: 15 Aug 1996 08:59:32 GMT ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 12) Books on World War II The following is a listing of some of the books recommended for reading on the newsgroup by the readers. MOST RECOMMENDED: Gerhard Weinberg's _A World at Arms_ 1. CharlesSmith <softwa19@laurel.us.net> Date: 28 Oct 1995 15:24:00 GMT HITLERS SPIES - By David Kahn - isbn 0-02-052440-4. It contains lots of details, lots of refs. and a pile of crypto history! 2. bcostell@CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU Date: Tue, 31 Oct 1995 08:37:16 MST The Trail of the Fox, by David Irving The Rommel Papers , by Field Marshall Erwin Rommel Ifantrie Grieft An (Infantry Attacks), by Erwin Rommel 3. jperkins@superior.ccs.carleton.ca Date: Thu, 1 Feb 1996 04:37:22 GMT Leasor, James. _Green Beach_. London: Heineman, 1975. A good introduction, focusing on the intelligence-gathering aspects. BGen. Denis Whitaker and Shelagh Whitaker. _Dieppe: Tragedy to Triumph_. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson, 1992. Quite a good examination of the subject from a variety of viewpoi= nts. Brian Loring Villa. _Unauthorized Action: Mountbatten and the Dieppe Raid_. New York: Oxford University Press, 1989. A very controversial book, which alleges that Mountbatten pushed ahead w= ith the raid despite opposition from his superiors, and without Churchill's direct approval. TOPIC: Wake Island Survivors FROM : jahorne@mediacity.com (Jonathan Horne) DATED: 01 Jun 96 BOOK : Brig Gen George Kinney, USMC Ret. Published in 1995 by Brassey's Washington DC ISBN 1-57488-035-7 TOPIC: German & Japanese Interaction FROM : Leo_Backman@online.tietokone.fi (Leo Backman) DATED: 04 Jun '96 BOOKS: C A U S T O N, E.E.N. Militarism and Foreign Policy in Japan Allen & Unwin, London 1936 D E A N E, John R. The Strange Alliance Viking Press, New York 1947 I K L E, Frank W. German-Japanese Relations, 1936-40 Bookman Association, New York 1956 M E S K I L L, Johanna Hitler and Japan: The Hollow Alliance Atherton, New York 1966 P R A N G E, Gordon W. Target Tokyo: The Story of the Sorge Spy Ring McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York 1984 P R E I S S E N, Ernst L. Germany and Japan: A Study in Totalitarian Diplomacy, 1933-1941 Martinus Nijhof, the Hague 1958 Oxford University Press, New York 1987 S C H R O E D E R, Paul W. The Axis Alliance and Japanese-American Relations, 1941 Cornell University Press, Ithaca, New York 1958 ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 13) Movies on World War II C050H39K@UBVM.CC.BUFFALO.EDU Date: Thu, 04 May 95 21:08:53 EDT Note that these are Hollywood studio releases on subjects with some connection to WW2 (i.e. Combat films, Homefront, Espionage, Drama an= d Comedy). It doesn't include foriegn films, or U.S. Government training, morale, indoctrination or documentary films (i.e. Capra, Ford or Wyler's wartime films) 1944 A-M Action in Arabia (RKO) - George Sanders, Virginia Bruce, Gene Lockhart Address Unknown (Columbia) - Paul Lukas, Mady Christians, Morris Carnovsk= y The Black Parachute (Columbia - The Canterville Ghost (MGM) - Charles Laughton, Margaret O'Brien, Robert = Young Charlie Chan in the Secret Service (Monogram) - Sidney Toler, Benson Fong The Conspirators (Warner Bros) - Hedy Lamarr, Paul Henreid, Peter Lorre Crime by Night (Warner Bros) - Jane Wyman, Jerome Cowan, Eleanor Parker The Cross of Lorraine (MGM) - Jean-Pierre Aumont, Gene Kelly, Peter Lorre Cry Havoc (MGM) - Margaret Sullivan, Joan Blondell, Ann Sothern, Fay Bain= ter Days of Glory (RKO) - Gregory Peck, Tamara Toumanova, Alan Reed, Maria Pa= lmer Destination Tokyo (Warner Bros) - Cary Grant, John Garfield, Alan Hale Dragon Seed (MGM) - Katherine Hepburn, Walter Huston, Turhan Bey, Henry Travers Enemy of Women (Monogram) - The Eve of St. Mark (20th Cent Fox) - Ann Baxter, Vincent Price, Dickie M= oore The Fighting Seabees (Republic) - John Wayne, Susan Hayward, William Fraw= ley Follow the Boys (Universal) - George Raft, Marlene Dietrich, Orson Welles Four Jills in a Jeep (20th Cent Fox)- Kay Francis, Martha Raye, Phil Silv= ers A Guy Named Joe (MGM) - Van Johnson, Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunn, Ward Bond Hail the Conquering Hero (Paramount) - Eddie Bracken, William Demarest, Here Come the Waves (Paramount) - Bing Crosby, Betty Hutton, Sonny Tufts Hey Rookie (Columbia) -Ann Miller, Larry Parks, Jack Guilford, Joe Sawyer The Hitler Gang (Paramount)- Robert Watson, Ludwig Donath, Sig Ruman Hollywood Canteen (Warner Bros) - Bette Davis, John Garfield, Joan Leslie The Hour Before Dawn (Paramount) - Franchot Tone, Veronica Lake, Binnie B= arnes I Love a Soldier (Paramount) - Paulette Goddard, Sonny Tufts, Beulah Bond= i The Imposter (Universal) - Jean Gabin, Ellen Drew, Richard Whorf, Allyn J= oslyn In Our Time (Warner Bros) - Ida Lupino, Paul Henreid, Nancy Coleman, In The Meantime Darling (20th Cent Fox) - Jeanne Crain, Frank Lattimore Janie (Warner Bros) - Joyce Reynolds, Edward Arnold, Ann Harding, Alan Ha= le Ladies Courageous (Universal)- Loretta Young, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ruth = Roman Ladies of Washington (20th Cent Fox) - Lifeboat (20th Cent Fox) - Tallulah Bankhead, William Bendix, Walter Slez= ak Make Your Own Bed (Warner Bros) - Jack Carson, Jane Wyman, Alan Hale Man From Frisco (Republic) - Dan Duryea, Michael O'Shay, Anne Shirley Marine Raiders (RKO) - Pat O'Brien, Ruth Hussey, Robert Ryan, Frank McHug= h The Master Race (RKO) - George Colouris, Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen, Meet the People (MGM) - Lucille Ball, Dick Powell, Virginia O'Brien, Bert= Lahr Mr Winkle Goes to War (Columbia) - Edward G Robinson, Ruth Warrick, End of 1944 A-M ************************************************************************ ************************************************************************ ------- Subject: 14) Weekly Admin posting on the Newsgroup TITLE: Please Read Before Posting To This Newsgroup!! POSTED BY: mughal@alumni.caltech.edu (Asim Mughal) LAST UPDATE: 16 Oct 97 Archive-name: faq.ww2.wk Posting-Frequency: monthly Last-modified: 1997/10/16 Version: 1.1 Organization: Alumni Association, Caltech, Pasadena, California. U.S.A. # AUTO POSTING # Welcome to the soc.history.war.world-war-ii Usenet newsgroup!! Everyone i= s welcome to participate in this newsgroup, but there are a few things that= the moderators of this newsgroup would like to point out to you before you be= gin posting articles. 1) This is a moderated newsgroup. That means that when you post a new art= icle or post a follow-up to an existing article, it is mailed to a moderator f= or approval before it is actually posted for reading in the newsgroup. This moderation process can take as little as a couple of hours on up to 4-5 d= ays depending upon a number of different conditions. 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