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The Dashing Hero You Never Knew….

  (1) I was doing some research early this morning and found the above copy of the Field Artillery Journal online.  Since I’m always fascinated by things from the World War II era, I decided to download the PDF and take a look. It was great, especially when I found this article:   (2) Dunkirk! … Continue reading »

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It’s All About PEOPLE

  Hi everyone! Well another cold, wet fall day.  Kids are sick, so thought I would post up to the blog this am.  In particular, I wanted to talk about PEOPLE.  You know, the magazine?    (1)  While many historians might dismiss the value of the magazine, from a everyday historical perspective we can gain … Continue reading »

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World War, Living Overseas and the G.I. Jive…

(1) For a lonely GI, serving overseas during World War II ripped them away from home, hearth, and their favorite girl.  Considering many of them were either teenagers or just a few years past, it was tough.  War is never pleasant, no matter where you serve. One of the best ways to feel a little … 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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One, Two, Three: Is it Technicolor We See?

(1) Although probably known more for his movie star good lucks and charisma, Clark Gable’s Combat America was a remarkable film because of the use of the process known as Technicolor. No longer living in just black and white, the use of color makes radical changes in approaches to this film and film perceptions. Well, … Continue reading »

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The Show Isn’t Live! Der Bingle, Ampex, and the Third Reich!

I was listening to some OTR today, one of the Bing Crosby shows, I believe it was the Kraft Music Hall, and suddenly started thinking about radio in general and how it went from being live to being taped. Did you know Bing Crosby was instrumental in this technology? (1) While most folks know of … Continue reading »

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