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Woman WWII Prisoner of War

Every time I hear about themed months or “firsts” (first woman this or that), it’s kind of sad to see.  The first is that it seems to be the only way women get visibility for accomplishments and that we really should be beyond firsts … and still aren’t. 188 more words


Apr-29 (Pt 1): The Horrors of War

April 29th is marked by the liberation of Dachau, the convening of the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal and President Nixon’s decision to invade Cambodia.  It is also an important day in Maryland which voted not to join the confederacy on this day. 300 more words


This was no sloppy war film! Emotional and heartwarming acting from the extraordinary Gemma Atherton and Sam Claflin.

I have heard great things about this film and I was eager to see it for myself!

The film included Gemma Atherton as Catrin Cole, Sam Claflin as Tom Buckley and Bill Nighy as Ambrose Hilliard. 449 more words


I want to slap you...

For some reason I have been fascinated by World War II since listening to an audio book early last year about a German Air Force Ace and his experience during WWII with a shot-up American bomber (that is putting the whole story succinctly; it is a must read/listen to).   1,209 more words


The bombing of Guernica, 80 years ago

Picasso’s painting “Guernica” hangs at the Amsterdam Municipal Museum for a temporary exhibition in 1956.


Some History I Didn't Know

Here is a great piece of history rescued from the ashes of World War II of a day when the church stood for righteousness in the face of fascist evil. 805 more words

Friday Is For Heart Songs

SOLD: The One-of-a-Kind Mid-Century Model Airplane Soars to $11,070 at Skinner

Update: The unique 1/12 scale Republic 47D Thunderbolt U-control model airplane fetched $11,070.

What you see: A 1/12 scale Republic 47D Thunderbolt U-control model airplane, built by Ernest Burke of Elmont, Long Island, between 1956 and 1965. 454 more words