1940’s

Hershey bar anyone?

Very recently my family and I had the opportunity to visit Hershey Pennsylvania and spend some time at the touring the Hershey factory and learning more about this famous American brand. While I had been here before, it’s always neat to see something you really like and the history behind it, the personalities, the hard … Continue reading »

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Theresienstadt: A False Hope…

Having very recently gone back and listened to the Audible version of both Winds of War as well as War and Remembrance, I was struck yet again by the scale of the Holocaust, but yet this time, it was the personal views as shown by Wouk in the Jastrow characters that really struck home–the dashed … Continue reading »

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Updates On The Way!

Hi there everyone! Just a real quick not to let you know I’ve got a ton of updates to the blog…starting with the Movie of the Month!  Try the links above to get the new stuff and I’m hoping to get a new post up later today. I’ve also just updated the Image of the … Continue reading »

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Sketching the War….

   Too often our visions of war are only one-sided.  The terrors of combat, the death and destruction, the ungainly marching of the army across a vast moon-cratered battlefield. While the horrors of war are certainly true, and the effect of them equally as terrible on the men and women that must fight them, there’s … Continue reading »

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Upcoming: Freeman Field, Part II.

Exciting News!  Having previously written about Freeman Field and all of the controversies and history seen on the base, I’m currently working on a freelance piece about this airfield, particularly with reference to all of the Axis material and aircraft research that occurred while it was open.  It’s not due out until later in the … Continue reading »

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Have You Tried OWI?

Back after a brief hiatus, I was doing some research tonight at the LOC Prints & Photographs Reading Room and I’m constantly amazed at the amounts of photographs coming online.  As seen in the example above, there are just thousands upon thousands of photographs that are useful in researching early 20th Century history.  Let’s say … Continue reading »

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Eagles All!

In the dark days of 1939 and 1940, while America grappled with the internal division of the isolationists vs. those who knew that war was fast approaching, there was a group of young pilots itching to get into the fight!  Knowing that fighting for the Allies before the entry of America into the war was … Continue reading »

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Workshop Ready?

Well, with Thanksgiving now over, the Christmas season is in full swing!  Visiting my local big-box store, I was swamped with shoppers and products and Christmas music beating full-force upon my ears.  Somehow it all seems to soon.  However, maybe it’s just my slowness in getting into the Christmas spirit.  Whatever the case may be, … Continue reading »

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Gunning it! Hot Rods Rule!

In today’s world of airbags, government regulations and technology, driving has seemingly faded into the background, dismissed by the electronic culture of cell phones, social media and the Internet.  However, it wasn’t always this way.  In post-war America of the late 1940’s and 1950’s, it  was the heyday of the automotive culture, the rise of … Continue reading »

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We’re Back! WordPress 3.0 Update and the Blog—plus a few stories!

Hello everyone! Well, that latest WordPress 3.0 update just about took us out!  I’ve finally gotten the blog rebuilt.  There may be a few rough edges here and there, but I think most everything is back in place!  Thank you for sticking with us over the last month or so…I appreciate it! If you are … Continue reading »

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