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What did you do in the war dad? part 5 Liberty Ships

I remember my father telling me that he made the trip to Europe and then back to the USA on Liberty Ships. He said the trip back was faster than the trip to Europe. The Liberty Ship or the later Victory Ships are among the unsung workhorses of America’s war effort during the Second World […]

A Doctor’s House of Horrors and Social Darwinism

Originally posted on My Take:
A Doctor’s House of Horrors and Social Darwinism One of the things I enjoy about World Magazine are the reviews. Movies, music and books are reviewed in each issue and while I cannot possibly read all the books reviewed the reviews do give me an idea of what’s new and…

The Cotton Boll Conspiracy | Out of the South cometh the whirlwind

Medal of Honor recipient found after 62 years More than 60 years after Army Lt. Col. Don C. Faith Jr., died at the brutal Battle of Chosin Reservoir in late 1950, the Medal of Honor recipient’s remains have been recovered and interred at Arlington National Cemetery. Read more at… via The Cotton Boll Conspiracy | […]

Addendum #1 to What did you do in the war dad?

For those of you who have been following my series on my dad’s time spent in Cologne, Germany right after the war as a military policeman I’d like to call your attention to an excellent website. It’s called Dierk’s Page and features a photographic record of prewar Cologne,  war-time Cologne as well as post-war. This […]

The Cotton Boll Conspiracy | Out of the South cometh the whirlwind

This is a story from a blogger friend of mind about the grave robbing of veterans from the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. All I can say is-despicable. The Cotton Boll Conspiracy | Out of the South cometh the whirlwind.

What did you do in the war dad? part 4

Within the packet of pictures my dad sent to his father in 1946 from Cologne, Germany are about 20 that appear to have been purchased. The 20 pictures show scenes of what appear to be prewar Cologne. The packet contained about 40 other pictures that appear to have been taken by my dad with the […]

What did you do in the war dad? part 3

Among the pictures my dad sent home to his father from Cologne, Germany in 1946 are significant number of pictures of bombed out Cologne. Wiki notes this: Cologne was one of the most heavily bombed cities in Germany during World War II. The bombing reduced the population by 95% and destroyed almost the entire city. […]