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Dear Away-from-homers - Go west! Go west! - September, 1943

Trumbull Conn.   September 19, 1943

Dear Away-from-Homers:

Well, the back porch steps have undergone a major operation and are recovering nicely. In fact they are almost out of danger although there is always a chance of the trouble recurring, which will call for an entire new deal, if you don’t mind mixing metaphors a bit. 533 more words

Family

WWII Heroines: Violette Szabo

On the 26th of June 1921, Violette Szabo, daughter of an English cabbie and a French dressmaker was born in Paris. Raised in Britain, she married at a young age, but lost her husband when he was killed fighting against the Germans, leaving behind a young daughter. 690 more words

History

Rosie

Want to get out of the heat? If you are in Sacramento and your looking at the 7 day forecast of triple digit temps, you may. 343 more words

Photography

The Hideout, by Egon Hostovský

Egon Hostovský’s The Hideout, originally published in the mid-1940s, is another Central European novella rescued from obscurity by Pushkin Press. The novella takes the form of a letter written by a Czech engineer who makes a terrible mistake just before the Germans invade the former Czechoslovakia. 473 more words

Review

How Churchill Saved Civilization - by John Harte

How Churchill Saved Civilization by John Harte

Hardcover: 384 pages

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (Jan. 3 2017)

ISBN-13: 978-1510712379

Synopsis: How Churchill Saved Civilization resolves the lingering mysteries surrounding the causes of the Second World War, and what transpired during the war to bring its end result. 375 more words

The Diplomat's Wife Review

Writing a sequel or a prequel to a beloved narrative is akin to walking on a tightrope. The task of the writer is to continue the narrative and character development without going so far out of range that the audience feels like they have lost sight of the original tale. 239 more words

History

Unboxing Day of Days: The Invasion of Normandy 1944 from Multi-Man Publishing

I have been searching for a good Normandy invasion wargame for a long time and I think I may have found one, although it is a really BIG game. 190 more words

War Game Wednesday