As I mentioned in an earlier post last weekend I starting watching the classic 1952 TV series Victory at Sea for the first time. That might be a bit of a surprise to some of you, both my grey beard and the fact that my father served in the Pacific in World War 2 would … Continue reading Victory at Sea History before the Culture Wars
From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic, an iron curtain has descended across the continent. Winston Churchill March 5th 1946 (photo via the Historical times) There still seem to be some including in media, who can't seem grasp the concept that despite their name, their proclaimed opposition to Nazis and their violent … Continue reading Russia provides the Perfect Antifa Nazi/White Supremacist Analogy
by baldilocks Long story and worth it. My father didn't like telling war stories. He'd accumulated fistfuls of medals over there, and he kept them stashed in an anonymous little plush case at the back of his closet, where they went unseen for decades. That was all part of the past, and he had no … Continue reading Soldiering On
By John Ruberry This morning Hillary Clinton suffered what is being called a medical episode in lower Manhattan where she may have fainted, but she certainly had to be helped into a van by campaign aides as her knees wobbled, as you'll see in a video. She's was in New York to attend a Ground Zero … Continue reading The last time America elected a sick person as president was in 1944
In Aug 1945 a 23 year old carpenter was sitting on board a ship in the Pacific when he discovered to his delight that there would be no invasion of the Japanese Mainland and neither he nor his fellows would have to risk their lives to support an invasion. Despite the lure of a promised … Continue reading Obama regrets these 36 (x 100,000) Americans are alive
If you've been glued to your TV set you likely saw many of the things at CPAC 2014 that I'll be writing & talking about but I think the person I'll remember most is Fireman George Miller of the USS Randolph FYI the reason why I know about Mr. Miller is not because he was … Continue reading Field Guide to CPAC 2014 George Miller USS Randolph 1945
This morning the Washington Post detailed one of the possible consequences of a government shutdown: One organization that will feel the impact of a shutdown is the Honor Flight program, which flies World War II veterans from around the country to Washington for a one-day visit to the memorial. “We have been getting quite a … Continue reading Lawless WW 2 Vets on the National Mall!
My review of Neptune's Inferno the US Navy at Guadalcanal via the Amazon Vine program is available at Amazon.com here. It's quite a story, and a reminder that there was a time when war meant the death of thousands at a time.
That Glenn Reynolds linked to is this: Lost in all this anti-American preaching by people who have no clue is the longer story arc; for 65 years there has been no World War III. No one wants to risk being the next Hiroshima or Nagasaki. Not to mention the millions of Japanese and Americans who … Continue reading The most important line from Don Surber’s post…
My review of the Big Finish Doctor Who adventure #25 Colditz featuring Sylvester McCoy as the 7th Doctor Sophie Aldred as Ace and future 10th Doctor David Tennant as Feldwebel Kurtz is available at Amazon.com here. It was a first rate adventure but the most interesting Character is played by Tracy Childs as Klein. Her … Continue reading Doctor Who: Colditz Amazon Review
...I wonder he will say about this: Nazi Germany celebrated Christmas without Christ with the help of swastika tree baubles, 'Germanic' cookies and a host of manufactured traditions, a new exhibition has shown. The way the celebration was gradually taken over and exploited for propaganda purposes by Hitler's Nazis is detailed in a new exhibition. … Continue reading Bill O’Reilly is going to have a field day with this…