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MacAuthur's Spies

I received a free Kindle copy of MacArthur’s Spies by Peter Isner courtesy of Net Galley and Penguin Group Viking, the publisher. It was with the understanding that I would post a review to Net Galley, Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble and my history book review blog. 193 more words


Connections: May 28.17

My Aunt Jean served as a Marine in World War II.

This clipping is in the scrapbook she kept.

I cannot add anything that the photo doesn’t say.



This Weekend

This Weekend.


Here in the US we have Memorial Day tomorrow. Many people think of it as the official start to summer. Many people think of it as a day to recognize Veterans for their service. 301 more words

Random Thoughts

Qu'aiti Sultanate of Shihr and Mukalla #13 (1946)

The Qu’aiti Sultanate of Shihr and Mukalla (سلطنة الشحر والمكلاا‎‎  — al-Salṭanah al-Qu‘ayṭīyah fī ash-Shiḥr wal-Mukallā in Arabic), was a sultanate in the Hadhramaut region of the southern Arabian Peninsula, in what is now Yemen. 722 more words

Stamp Issuers

Dad's 88th

Five short months did pass before the rain of men
Umbrellas opened up; Wall Street boom did end
Decade roared with Speakeasies, Prohibition
Enter my father? 281 more words



On Friday Geiger took us on a field tour of Lidice, Terezín and Litoměřice.

Lidice was a erie town that was burnt to the ground by Nazis after they (wrongly) believed the assasins of Reinhard Heydrich to be in the town. 205 more words

Czech Republic

Out Where the West Begins [1942, Utah]

Lloyd Marress WII Postcard Series (#1 of 5)

August 1942

Here we find Pvt. “Buddy” Marress in Utah, Summer of 1942. I wonder how well he knows Gladys Bell. 140 more words