World War II

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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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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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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USS Macon & USS Akron: Floating Away?

Just  wanted to share with you our image update of the month.  It’s been a while since we’ve had a chance to update this, so make sure you take a few moments to flip over to the page and take a look.  We have a great image of the USS Macon as well as some … Continue reading »

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Shopping Can Be Fun!

Well, we finally have it! Our new movie-of-the-month! This month, we’re taking a trip back to 1957 and going to the mall! This time, we’ve found a great movie entitled “Shopping can be Fun.” It’s great look back at the classic post-war American shopping mall.  The Hillsdale Shopping Center in San Mateo CA is a … Continue reading »

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Red Cross, KLIM and Waiting To Go Home

(1) War is never easy, especially for those living and dying on the edge of action.  Not knowing whether today will be your last day or not changes how you feel about things.  Even if you don’t die, there’s always the risk of being captured by your enemy whoever that may be and whichever side … Continue reading »

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Lots To Do, But Updates Are Posted!

Hello Dear Readers! Well, I hope you’re enjoying the blog changes here at Adventures in History!  It’s been good, but extremely busy as I’ve been sorta swamped lately with outside work, and my blogging posts have not been updated as quickly as I would have hoped!  However, I’ve just updated the puzzles page with a … Continue reading »

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