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Book Review: Norway 1940, The Forgotten Fiasco

Book Review: Norway 1940, The Forgotten Fiasco
by  Joseph Kynoch. 174 pgs. Airlife Publishing 2002
ISBN 1 84037 380 6

I have a particular interest in the Norwegian campaign of 1940.  432 more words

Modeling

Everyone Brave Is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

I don’t really remember how this book got on my radar — probably I read an advance review somewhere. I haven’t read Chris Cleave before, but I knew he wrote “it” books that get loads of attention, and I have to admit, I’m not usually one to jump on the bandwagon of very popular books. 703 more words

Arthur Wint and Jamaica's First Gold Medal

Today would have been the 72nd Birthday of Jamaica’s 1st
Olympic gold medalist, Arthur Wint. He won the Olympic Gold in the 1948 Olympic Games in the 400 meter dash. 283 more words

Olympics

Memorial Day 2016

To all the veterans out there, I offer my sincere thanks for your service.

I was born in 1944, during World War II. In the postwar years, every kid I knew had a family member who served in the military during WWII, most only their fathers, but a few mothers also served in the military. 1,553 more words

Family History

World War II Infant Gas Mask

The year was 1939. The world was at an unwelcoming point for hostility. Everyone feared the possibility of chemical warfare.

The British Government supplied their population with gas masks because of panic of possible poison attacks. 222 more words

Oddities

WWII veteran made his way home on motorcycle after cross country tour

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — On Wednesday, a World War II veteran made his way back to Richmond after a nearly 7,000-mile journey across the country. Dr. 510 more words

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