Tag Archives: Millitary History

Twilight Music.

The evening sky is indigo, shot through with streaks of crimson. The clamour of the crowd is omnipresent. A guide tries to shoo me, but my resolution sends him off, baffled. I know where and why I am here. She … Continue reading

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An Unknown Hero You Should Know.

On Monday, Joe Hosteen Kellwood died. He was a Marine Corps vet who served in the Pacific during World War 2. That might sound like enough for him to be remembered, but there is one more thing that made him … Continue reading

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Two Little-Known WW2 Stories You Should Know

With the upcoming Memorial Day weekend here in the US, a pair of little-known, but highly significant stories have popped up on the news (and the Net) that should be common knowledge the world over. The first is rather near … Continue reading

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What do Arizona, Oklahoma, And Utah Have In Common?

As US battleships, they were all lost 74 years ago today. Yes, it’s Pearl Harbor Day, that day of infamy when the US Pacific fleet was bombed at its’ anchorage in Pearl Horbor, Hawaii. Through a lucky chance, the three … Continue reading

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Twin Recoveries, Twin Anniversaries.

I am happy to report that my wife’s recovery continues apace, with no complications. I can also now reply to all my outstanding comments, following my laptop’s power-starvation-induced stroke – the power cord has a bad spot, occasionally causing a … Continue reading

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A Paratrooper, A Pilot, and A Plane

No, this isn’t the start of a bad joke. It IS the truly amazing story of how a pilot of a C-47 transport plane which dropped paratroopers on the morning of June 6, 1944; a paratrooper who jumped from that … Continue reading

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A Dual Day of Days.

Before I begin, my apologies – I had planned to do a much more detailed post today, but my migraines had a different plan. So this one’s off the cuff. Hang on, this may get bumpy! 🙂 Firstly, there is … Continue reading

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A Momentous 70th Anniversary.

As many of you may know, we have an important anniversary of a pivotal World War 2 event this week. So I figured I’d do my duty, and give you a handful of details about that critical moment, that day … Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2014.

(Sigh.) WordPress decided NOT to post this 1st thing this morning, as I had TOLD it to. WordPress is revolting! (“You said it, it stinks on ice!” 😀 ) As we pause to honour those brave veterans who gave their … Continue reading

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A Hello, And A Thought

Yeah, I know I said you’d hear more from me. I tried to download the entire backlog of my Email, and gave my laptop a nervous breakdown. (See? Even my computer is nuts! 😀 ) I’ll post a little something … Continue reading

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