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Chapter 18: “Eat that, Boy !”

The school was at Stamford Hill in Tottenham and we had school dinners provided in a hall near the corner of St. Anne’s Road.  The hall would cope with the whole school, at least those brave enough to endure school dinners.  472 more words

Food

The "Last to Fall" is now available for pre-order

It can be said that the last deaths at the Battle of Gettysburg were two marines who fell from the sky in an airplane in 1922. 236 more words

History

Book Review: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All the Light We Cannot See 

by Anthony Doerr
ISBN 9781476746586
Scribner, 2014

All the Light We Cannot See is World War II as seen by a German technical genius boy and a French blind girl. 296 more words

Book Reviews

China's grand military parade 'meant to deter Japan and corrupt officials'

Hong Kong’s SCMP says in its report “Xi Jinping‘s first grand military parade ‘meant to deter Japan and corrupt officials’” today that China… 850 more words

China

Latest Exhibit "A Salute to Lexington's Greatest Generation" Opens Saturday

LexHistory Salutes Kentucky’s Greatest Generation
Exhibit to Commemorate 70th Anniversary of World War II’s End to Open at Library
January 31, 2015 – March 29, 2015… 419 more words

Exhibits

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows

This is one of those books that I’ve been meaning to read for some time, the focus being the German Occupation of Guernsey. Living in Jersey which was also occupied this is a familiar subject as the history of this time surrounds me with the bunkers and fortifications left behind as well as the German Underground Hospital which has now been rebranded as the War Tunnels. 497 more words

Books I Have Read

Alaska in the War - Lad is in the Army (1) - May, 1942

Trumbull, Conn., May 10, 1942

Dear boys:

Lad is in the Army.

At least that is what he announced after coming back from a trip to New York in which he applied successively but unsuccessfully for enlistment in the Naval Reserves, the Marines and the Coast Guard, failing in each to meet eyesight minimum requirements, so Wednesday he is off for Derby to see what happens. 706 more words

Family