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Grandad’s WWII Diary – Monday March 2nd - Saturday March 7th 1942

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Monday 2nd March

330th Day

Continued digging weapon pits.  Small air activity – few Jerry planes over.   196 more words

New Zealand

Britain vs Germany: A Week of World War II

July 10th, 1940 —  fifty enemy aircraft were spotted near Britain. Nobody knew at the time, but the Battle of Britain had begun. 

During July of 1940, the people of Berlin were delighted with Hitler’s promises of success. 753 more words


Battleship Missouri ceremony pays tribute to WWII's end

Sixty-nine years ago today, World War II came to an end aboard the USS Missouri.

At 9:02 a.m., General Douglas MacArthur brought representatives from 10 allied nations together aboard the “Mighty Mo” to witness Japan’s signing of the Instrument of Surrender. 230 more words


A Very Special Birthday

I’ve wandered off a smidgen from what I would normally be blogging about, which hasn’t been much of anything lately. That last phase equals nothing, … 974 more words


Dr. Julia Hallam on Pictures of Nursing

Dr. Julia Hallam spoke today at the National Library of Medicine on “Pictures of Nursing: The Zwerdling Postcard Collection.” Dr. Hallam is curator of NLM’s newest… 803 more words


My Visit to Dachau

When I picked up a trip to Munich, I had no idea what I was going to do in the 24 hours that I had in the city. 1,100 more words