Tag Archives: World War II

I Know the Girl in That Photo!

Our attention was brought to an intriguing 1949 article (“They Do Anything to Get Into the U.S.A.”) by an equally intriguing current-day story. A gentleman was researching the genealogy of his wife’s family and found a photo torn from a magazine, which lead to us…eventually. ... More

How Montgomery Smashes Rommel

Alan Moorehead (July 22, 1910 — September 29, 1983) was a famous war correspondent during the second World War before becoming a widely respected historian. This article, which depicts the nature of desert warfare, commemorates Moorehead’s 100th anniversary birthday this Thursday. ... More

The One-Man Army

Ever hear of a one-man army? Neither had we until we received an intriguing letter from a World War II veteran who was the entire “garrison” on strategically important Norfolk Island in the South Pacific. He was featured in a 1945 article called “The War’s Cushiest Billet.” ... More
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