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Escape! Raney, O’Brien and the Race to Freedom!

  Do you remember the Band of Brothers series that was on HBO a few years ago?  Widely acclaimed, it was about an airborne unit in Normandy during World War II.  It was fantastically popular!  However, when is the last time you saw or heard anything about World War I in the same light?  This … Continue reading »

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LIFE Again! Google, LIFE and the Lost Archives!

(Source: NARA) In the letter above, we see a discussion between the Kennedy family about LIFE magazine. So what?  It’s just a magazine, right? This is just a simple letter, isn’t it? Wrong!  Symbolizing the importance LIFE magazine has become to American history and the nation, the news announcement in the last day or two … Continue reading »

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Claude Grahame-White! A man, a plane, and flight!

(1) What is it about early aviation that seems so romantic?  Is it boarding a seaplane like in the picture above, our destination unknown, watching the sun fall into a haze of red and gold as we fly into the air?  Did people approach life differently back then?  Was flight itself different? While it’s impossible … Continue reading »

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