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The Battle of Manila, February 1945, Background (Carl E. Rice WW2 Memoirs addendum)

I’m going to take a break from transcribing directly from my grandfather’s memoirs to give a bit more context and background to the wider military developments which, at the moment we left off, were even then engulfing the city of Manila, its inhabitants, and of course my family. 521 more words


An Ingenue, a Diary and the Goddess of Love

Young Elizabeth Hardy Fair of Virginia. Daughter of Elizabeth Hardy, who was  sister to Mary ‘Pinky’ Hardy, United States General Douglas MacArthur’s mother.

As a schoolgirl back in the 1960’s before Expo 67 opened in Montreal, the only works of art I would have recognized were the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo.  797 more words


​”The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war.”

—Douglas MacArthur.

Thought For Today

How the Civil War nearly began in Arkansas

Most people who know at least a little history of the United States are aware that the Civil War began April 12, 1861, when shots were fired at Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina. 652 more words

American Politics


Douglas MacArthur was one of America’s greatest military leaders.  He was the son of Arthur MacArthur who had won the Medal of Honor (America’s highest award for bravery in combat) during the Civil War and later rose to the rank of lieutenant general.  1,627 more words