Gooooood Morning, Kings, Queens, Jacks, and all numbers of Spades...
*ponders* Somehow, that didn't sound right. Oh, well.
Adding Stringer Davis to the pencil-point tat club.
It's that time of the year when I think about my Uncle Ed, who had just lived through a trudge across Europe, and then was being prepared for the assault upon Japan, where his (and so many soldiers
Hey, Seamus, did you quit posting the diary entries after D-Day, or have I just been missing them? Well, I do miss 'em, one way or another.
...Hans assembled two bicycles, and they fled Paris just a few hours before it fell....
Wow. I would hate to think of depending on my bicycle assembly skills in the last hour!
The National World War II Museum estimates that by 2036, there will be no living veterans out of the roughly 16 million who served from the United States.
Seamus Muldoon #290: June 5, 1944
Rome is ours....
Got a little dusty-eyed reading that one.
G'd'ev'ning, best morons in the world!
Survived the war, and still alive,
My dear old Uncle Ed
Was scheduled to invade Japan,
They dropped the bomb instead.
Seamus Muldoon: ...PW count was well over 4000.
Palate cleanser #1:
Reunited: US soldier and escapee who directed troops to Dachau Concentration Camp.
Jen #53: Millenials are asking, "whose [who's] Stalin"?
Hell, they don't even know who Hitler was. Or what WW2 was about! Or who fought it!
Seamus: ...Will try to catch up with the Anzio diary a couple days at a time until we are back to concurrent dates.
Seamus Muldoon: That eternal shelling continues. Surprising how little damage it does but it is harassing to the "n"th.
That was pithy!
An Observation: Easy to see why the military didn't want anyone keeping these kinds of journals, if they fell into enemy hands they would be of tremendous value for targeting etc.
Seamus Muldoon: Seems to me that by mentioning no thoughts of war that the thought of war was still with him. Understandable.
Seamus Muldoon: Sorry for the length of this comment.
Vic: Well they were already set to drop the bombs on Japan before he got there....
Vic: I have no idea why so many people think he [Truman] was a good President.
A) Dropped the bombs on Japan.
2) He wasn't FDR?
That's all I've got.
Thanks for the continuing WW2 diary, Seamus.
Thanks for ... most of ... the interesting links, Anna.
Seamus, enjoying the diary serialization, and your occasional expansion/clarifiations.
And who the hell would hang out on the book thread wearing a tutu??
WW2 - Still with us
Tracking Down a Photo's Owner
"I just saw the picture and thought 'oh my goodness!'"
Thank you, Dave in Texas. Keep up this kind of good work.
27 Posted by: Milady Webworker - the better half at August 09, 2015 09:35 AM (EAA/O)
Mindful, Please encourage the lady to post more of her reviews. Today's was just great and dealt with my mother's generation during WW II.
Milady is the voracious reader of the house. I managed to get her to break out of lurking - sort-of* - and write about her current read for today's book thread.
Siwash, the Duck Who Fought With the Marines