Tag Archives: World War II
HISTORIC TRIBUTE: BELL TRIBUTE TO DIEPPE
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.
HISTORIC 70th ANNIVERSARY: D-DAY
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 […]
HISTORY TIDBIT: PEARL HARBOR
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. […]
FAMILY HISTORY: OUR FAMILY’S VETERANS
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.
FAMILY HISTORY: PASSING DOWN THE PAST
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 […]