Tag Archives: World War II

Of Family and Service

Of Family and Service

Typically, when an American Jew thinks of World War II, their entire story is one of loss. But this story is about a different kind of loss, and something wonderful gained. Read More

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70 Years Since the Dambusters Raid

70 Years Since the Dambusters Raid

This week is the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters raid, one of the most celebrated military operations of World War Two but not very well known outside the UK. All week here in the UK there have been special documentaries about the attack, as well as news features, and showings of the 1955 movie. This afternoon my home city is celebrating with a special service at the cathedral and a flyover by a Lancaster bomber, the plane that performed so spectacularly in 1943. Read More

World War II History – USS Missouri, Day 2

Following our harrowing day of bus rides in Honolulu, we set out early to spend the entire day at the Pearl Harbor Historic Sites. A recent renovation makes it super easy to maneuver all four of the sites. Two of the featured sites–the USS Missouri and the Pacific Aviation Museum–are actually located on Ford Island,… Read More

She Made History, She Worked For Victory

I’m saddened to inform all ye who cling to the age-old symbol of feminist power, that your mascot has passed away. Geraldine Hoff Doyle died at age 86 on December 26th in Lansing, Michigan. If you haven’t the foggiest idea who that is, shame on you. OK, not really. I didn’t know who it was… Read More