Posts Tagged ‘ WWII ’

Eighty years passed, their character lives on

April 16, 2022

This Monday marks the 80th anniversary of what history records as “The Doolittle Raid”. When just over four months after the Pearl Harbor attack, sixteen B-25 Mitchell bombers launched from the deck of the USS Hornet to let the Japanese know they were not beyond the reach of the United States military. While physical...

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Two leaders and a Biden

March 19, 2022

The day after Christmas, 1941, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill addressed a joint session of the United States Congress.  America was only nineteen days from the brutality of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that Sunday morning of December 7th. Regarding U.S. supply shipments and British Army activity in Libya, he noted: “Hope has...

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Mr. Chamberlain comes to the White House

March 12, 2022

On September 30, 1938 British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain stood in front of his official residence at 10 Downing Street and said: “My good friends, for the second time in our history, a British Prime Minister has returned from Germany bringing peace with honor. I believe it is peace for our time… Go home...

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Stop Putin? Stop punishing America

February 19, 2022

By the time you’re reading this column Vladimir Putin will have  (1) given the order to his troops to cross the Ukrainian frontier and caused the largest armed conflict on European soil since World War II  (2)  given the order to begin withdrawal of Russian forces that have been massed on Ukraine’s borders  (3) ...

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We’ve fought chaos before, we can do it again.

February 5, 2022

On the morning of December 16, 1944, elements of the 5th and 6th Panzer and the 7th Army group crashed through the Ardennes Forest and launched an assault across a 75-mile front against Allied forces in Eastern Belgium.  The initial success of the attack led to a “bulge” in the American lines on operations...

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Pearl Harbor at 80 and my Arizona three

December 7, 2021

Spread across the top of the front page:  WAR EXTRA !  Underneath that banner:  THE CHICAGO SUN  Under the masthead:  U.S. – JAP WAR! At full broadsheet 17 x 22 size, the type immediately takes the reader back to a time when there were thousands more questions than answers.  When the American populace was...

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