Tag Archives: World War II


And this year also remember the soldiers/civilian fighters who have fallen in Ukraine and other places around the world where wars still rage.


My father served in WW II, but didn’t have a lot of old army buddies. He married my mother on August 15th, 1942, and while they were honeymooning in Scotland, the rest of his unit went to Dieppe. Not many came back.


Today is the seventieth anniversary of D-Day. Although ‘D-Day’ was originally only used as a generic cover name for whatever day a secret military operation was scheduled to begin, the term is now generally associated with the Invasion of Normandy (officially: Operation Overlord). On June 6th, 1944, 156,000 Allied troops landed on the beaches of […]


Japanese aeroplanes attacked the U.S.A.’s naval base in Hawaii around 8 a.m. on December 7th, 1941. The two-hour assault resulted in the destruction of, or damage to, most of the ships and aircraft there, the deaths of over two thousand soldiers and sailors, and the wounding of a thousand more. The next day, the U.S. […]


Our family’s vets from the British Army (WW I), British Army, Canadian Army, New Zealand Army, British R.A. F., British Royal Navy, and British Merchant Navy (WW II). They have now all passed on. R.I. P.


“You are young … time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions.” – Plato Plato was right. When I was a teen-ager (and knew everything) I wore a peace medal to protest what was happening in Vietnam and thought Remembrance Day services simply “glorified war” at a time everyone should have focused on […]


Back in 1940, Benito Mussolini and his buddy, Adolf Hitler, thought it would be helpful to the war effort if Greece were to allow itself to be occupied. In anticipation, Italian troops lined up on the border between Greece and Albania, which was, at that time, an Italian protectorate, and on October 28th, the Italian […]


Clip art copyrighted by Bobbie Peachey, http://webclipart.about.com It’s Grandparents Day in the UK. Though this day originated in the U.S.A. (where, this year, it was celebrated on September 8th), the UK has started to recognize it, too. And why not? In addition to all the other things they do, grandparents and great-grandparents are the ones […]

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