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Jimmie Fidler in Hollywood, May 27, 1941

May 27, 2011 | 11:01 am




 
 
  May 27, 1941, Battle Raging in Atlantic  

  May 27, 1941, Comics  


image  LONDON, May 27 (Tuesday.) (AP) -- British warships apparently were engaged in a mighty duel with a German battle squadron, including the 35,000-ton Bismarck, in the North Atlantic early today after a British naval plane rammed an aerial torpedo into the Bismarck.

Lee Shippey has an item on Homer Lea (d. 1912), the author of the 1909 book "The Valor of Ignorance." (The book is also listed on world.cat.) Despite considerable physical handicaps, Lea became a military advisor to Sun Yat-sen and his observations on Japan were widely studied during World War II. (I wrote a long post about Lea for the 1947project. Stay tuned for another one on the Daily Mirror.)

The home for destitute actors, to be built near Hollywood with Motion Picture Relief Fund money, will be named "Roosevelt Home," Jimmie Fidler says.  




 
  May 27, 1941, Bismarck Torpedoed  

  May 27, 1941, Bismarck  


  May 27, 1941, British Bismarck  

  May 27, 1941, Bismarck  

  May 27, 1941, Lee Shippey  

  May 27, 1941, Tom Treanor  


  May 27, 1941, Jimmie Fidler  
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