Tag Archives: Millitary History

A Pardon Overdue, and A Christmas Eve Wish.

Alan Turing has been granted a Royal pardon. That probably doesn’t mean much to you, but it should for three very big reasons. Alan Turing was a cryptologist, who worked at the famous Bletchley Park in England on breaking the … Continue reading

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The Railway Man – An Unseen Recommendation.

While I’ve mentioned a number of films in the past, with brief recommendations for most, I’ve never done a single post dedicated to a film. Well, here’s the first, and it’s an odd first. I have yet to see this … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor – Take 2?

Today is December 7th, the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. I’m sure you’ve heard of it, and probably know it as the major event that brought the US into World War Two. Perhaps you even know … Continue reading

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When History Becomes Hearsay.

On this Veteran’s Day, 95 years after the end of the First World War, I’d like to touch on a slightly different topic. Rather than just joining the ranks of so many others posting “thank you” today, I’d like to … Continue reading

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Memorial Weekend, 2013.

I’ve been pondering what great words of wisdom, what great and soaring concepts, what verbal imagery I could present to you for this weekend. It would, of course, be centered around remembering those in our Armed Forces who have given … Continue reading

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Remembering “The Forgotten Battle”

Many of you have heard of the great World War 2 battles that swept Europe. Many have heard of the battles that ranged across the wide Pacific Ocean. Some may have even hear about battles in North Africa, or China, … Continue reading

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When Irish Eyes Are Crying.

Imagine you are the child of a World War 2 veteran – not too hard, for a lot of us. Imagine growing up with that knowledge, and with all the attendant feelings. Pride, respect, and so many others, right? Try … Continue reading

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The Tale of “Lady Be Good”.

70 years ago today, a Consolidated B24-D Liberator, known as “Lady Be Good“, took off from her base in the Libyan desert, on a bombing run to Naples, Italy. She was one of the last planes to leave the field, … Continue reading

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The Lady’s Preview

Come join me on Thursday For a story so grand, About a Lady gone away, And lost in the sand. A long time gone past, Far across a great sea, The Lady would find A place in history. So come … Continue reading

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Christmas Delayed 71 Years By War

An unintentional, but wonderful post. I learned this morning, watching the BBC News, that a trove of Christmas cards and letters from WW2 have been found on the Channel Island of Jersey, off the British coast. The island was occupied … Continue reading

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