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Taken from an article of the Ottawa Citizen (found on this Webpage) with pictures I found on different Websites.
Divergent Portraits of War: Léo Major
by Tony Atherton
Just another old man warming himself over a cup of tea, an insubstantial collection of brittle angles in a shapeless overcoat.
But take away 60 years and add 60 pounds. Stand him up on the straight, clean limbs of a 25-year-old and dress him in fatigues. Strap three machine-guns on his back, put a sack of grenades in one hand and a patch over one eye, and what have you got?
Anyone who ever read a Marvel comic in the 1960s would have a ready answer: Sgt. Nick Fury, American G.I. Blood-‘n’-guts, veins-in-his-teeth Nick freakin’ Fury who…
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I had no choice…if I wanted to keep remembering the Fallen
This was intended as a follow up story about LeClare Allerthorn Walker on Lest We Forget.
I had found his name here on a blog when I started my research.
This is what little information there was.
Course 30: May 16 – August 20, 1941
Squadron Leader A.V. Ashdown, Chief Accounting Officer, Camp Borden, presented the pilot “wings” assisted by Group Capt. R. S. Grandy, O.B.E., Commandant, and Flt-Lieut S. F. Douglass, Adjutant.
Squadron Leader Ashdown addressed the young pilots following the presentation.
“The awarding of these badges here today marks the culmination of a carefully planned course which you all have completed in a creditable manner. Shortly, you will enter more intensively into the training for the object for which you entered the service – to defeat and destroy our common enemy, an enemy as cunning and resourceful as he is barbarous and ruthless. This task will require all…
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About the Imperial War Museum
Worth a virtual visit through this blog.
A touching story
Two 63rd Squadron B-24 Snoopers took off from Owi Island on the night of September 4, 1944 to bomb Matina Airdome at Davao, Mindinao. One of the B-24s soon turned back due to radar failure. Captain Roland T. Fisher, pilot of the other B-24, “MISS LIBERTY,” continued on alone. Fisher had flown night missions with the Royal Air Force in 1941 and would soon be needing every ounce of skill he had acquired over the last few years.
Twenty-one years after this mission, Fisher recounted his experience: “I could see again the bright moon in the clear night sky and the green shadow of Cape San Agustin below. I had entered Davao Gulf by crossing from the Pacific over the peninsula into the head of the gulf and made nearly a straight-on approach over Samal Isle to Matina air strip. I remember thinking perhaps this would allow me to enter…
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So easy to forget the past isn’t?
Learning from our past history, America could use a good dose of mental insecticide to vanish the racism and vitriol that has been infecting our country recently. 1942 Political cartoon by Theodor Geisel – Dr. Seuss, from NY newspaper PM.
We need to be on high alert
The threat is real.
We need to be vigilant not only about extremist terrorists who wish to do us harm, but about the ramped up stereotyping and creeping xenophobia that is growing, thanks to the red white and blue home-grown extremists like Donald Trump whose vile comments cloaked as patriotism are becoming numbingly familiar.
Both threats are real…both are dangerous…both pose a grave danger to American freedom.
Identifying the Other
Against a boosterish backdrop of cheering crowds, Trump announced his plan to make America great Again by banning all Muslim’s from entering our country, beaming at what he saw as a public service.
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There are obviously many websites on WWII weapons, and many on post-war weapons, but I have always been fascinated with WWII weapons being used after the war.
Comments, additions, and corrections are always welcome. All images are believed to be public domain; if not please let me know and I will give due copyright credit.