On #ThisDayinHistory 1971, a riot breaks out at Attica Prison. Prisoners seized control of the maximum-security Attica Correctional Facility near Buffalo, New York 1281 convicts occupied an exercise field for 4-days holding 39-prison guards and employees hostage #AceHistoryDesk reports

#AceHistoryNews – Sept.10: Though later that day, state police retook most of the prison, 1,281 convicts occupied an exercise field called D Yard, where they held 39 prison guards and employees hostage for four days: After negotiations stalled, state police and prison officers launched a disastrous raid on September 13, in which 10 hostages and 29 inmates were killed in an indiscriminate hail of gunfire #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/9213: Eighty-nine others were seriously injured: The prison was prime for a riot, inmates were frustrated with chronic overcrowding, censorship of letters, and living conditions that limited them to one shower per week and one roll of toilet paper each month: In the aftermath of the raid on September 13th raid, authorities said the inmates had killed the slain hostages by slitting their throats.

One hostage was said to have been castrated: However, autopsies showed that these charges were false and that all 10 hostages had been shot to death by police……………The attempted cover-up increased public condemnation of the raid and prompted a Congressional investigation. It was the worst prison riot in U.S. history. #Attica #onthisday #prisonhistory #riot #1970s #OTD #AceHistoryNews

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On #ThisDayinHistory 1981, Spanish artist Pablo Picasso’s monumental anti-war mural Guernica is rece ived by Spain after four decades of refugee existence: One of Picasso’s most important works, the pa inting was inspired by the destruction of the Basque town of Guernica by the Nazi air force during the Spani sh Civil War #AceHistoryDesk reports

#AceHistoryNews – Sept.10: In 1939, Picasso gave the painting to New York’s Museum of Modern Art on an extended loan and decreed that it not be returned to Spain until democratic liberties were restored in the country. Its eventual return to Spain in 1981–eight years after Picasso’s death–was celebrated as a moral endorsement of Spain’s young democracy: Early in the Spanish civil war, Spain’s leftist Republican government commissioned Picasso to paint a mural for the 1937 Paris International Exposition. Working in Paris, Picasso read in horror of the April 1937 German bombing of Guernica, a Basque town that had sided with the Republicans against General Francisco Franco’s right-wing Nationalist forces. Guernica was well behind the battle lines, but Franco authorized the attack as a means of intimidating his foes in the region #AceHistoryDesk reports

https://t.me/HistoricalPics/9216: The attack was later admitted to be an experiment by the German Luftwaffe in carpet bombing–air raids that targeted civilians and civilian infrastructure. More than 1,000 residents of Guernica were killed in the three-hour attack: Outraged by the brutality of the act, Picasso seized on the bombing as the subject of his mural, which he completed in just three weeks……………….The enormous painting, which measures 11.5 feet by 25.5 feet, is a savage indictment of man’s inhumanity to man……………..Painted in desolate tones of black, white, and gray, the painting shows a gored horse, a screaming mother holding a dead child, a bewildered bull, and other nightmarish images that effectively evoke the horror of war. #Picasso #ArtHistory #Spain #Guernica #OTD #AceHistoryNews

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FEATURED BLOGGER: The Generals, Australians and Borneo (1) // Pacific Paratrooper

I joined Gen. MacArthur on board the USS Boise at Palawan on 8 June as I had promised. The ship steamed south and the next afternoon joined the main convoy carrying the 9th Australian Division, commanded by Gen. Wooten. We made the rendezvous between Palawan Island North Borneo.

USS Boise

From: General Kenney Reports

The weather was perfect, the mountains on either side of the straits were beautiful, I had about 9 hour’s sleep the night before and there was no sign of a Jap airplane in the skies. It was so peaceful, it didn’t seem as though there was a war on at all.

On the morning of the 10th, 6 o’clock a lone Jap bomber came over, dropped one bomb, which missed a landing craft, and then flew away under under a hail of antiaircraft fire.

We watched the Naval gunfire on the landing beach on the island of Labuan, our first objective, and after the RAAF and the 13th Air Force bombers got through a farewell blasting of the Jap positions, Generals MacArthur and Morehead, Adm. Royal and Naval commander, Bostock, and myself went ashore.

The Aussie first-wave troops had landed and pushed inland from the beach about ¼ mile. They put out their patrols and then calmly started cooking their tea. Nothing seemed to worry this fine-looking body of troops. They were bronzed and healthy-looking, well equipped and there was no question about their morale.

Australian soldiers land at Labuan Island, North Borneo

The “brass-hat” party moved along the road paralleling the beach, to the accompaniment of an occasional sniper’s shot and a burst of machine-gun fire ahead of us and farther inland. I began to feel all over again as I had at the Leyte landing, Mac kept walking along, enjoying himself hugely, chatting with a patrol along the road every once in a while and asking the men what they were shooting at.

Moreshead and Bostock asked me where we were going, I shrugged my shoulders and pointed at MacArthur. Just then a tank came lumbering along the road and we stood a side to let it pass. As the tank reached the top of a little rise perhaps 50 yards ahead of us a burst of rifle and machine-gun fire broke out and then stopped. The turret gunner looked out, said, “We got those two obscene, unmentionables so-and-so’s,” and the tank drove on.

Australian troops and tanks land at Labuan Island

Mac commented on the good clothes and well-kept equipment the two dead Japs had and remarked that they looked like first-class troops. Just the, an Australian Army photographer came along to take pictures of the two dead lying there in the ditch. His bulb flashed and he dropped to the ground with a sniper’s bullet in his shoulder.

I walked over to Gen. MacArthur and told him that all he had to do was to hang around that place long enough and he would collect one of those bullets too and spoil our whole trip. It looked to me as though we had finally gotten into the Jap outpost position and if he wanted my vote, it was to allow the Australian infantry to do the job they came ashore for.

To be continued….

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Military Humor –

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Farewell Salutes –

Eliza Blanchard – Lincoln, AL; US Army WAC, medic

Richard Devos – Grand Rapids, MI; US Army Air Corps, WWII

Jane (Sepko) Frink – Southington, CT; US Army

Dennis Hogg – Sydney, AUS; RA Air Force # 1200664, Vietnam, A Squadron

Gordon Lewis – Thornlands, AUS; Australian Army # 434815, WWII

Patrick McCormick – Toronto, CAN; Canadian Army, WWII

Ronald W. Nutt – Ocean Grove, AUS; RA Air Force # 135995

Graham Rohrsheim – Port Pirie, AUS; RA Navy, Commander (Ret.)

Alfred Tuthill – Chesapeake, VA; US Coast Guard, Master Chief Radioman (Ret. 28 y.)

William Zobel Jr. – Hollywood, FL; US Air Force

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