Sunday, June 13, 1943
“The end draws nigh,” proclaimed Little Orphan Annie yesterday. She didn’t mean it in a good way; she wasn’t talking about the end of the war but about the predicament she and Sandy were in. But her words could have been taken in a better way by Americans who woke to the news that Lampedusa, another Mediterranean stepping stone to Europe, had fallen to the Allies. Meanwhile, RAF air raids on Germany heightened amid rumors of an imminent invasion causing the people of Duesseldorf and other industrial centers to complain of getting no rest. Hmmmm. But on the Home Front 43-year old Mrs. Peter Dyke gave birth to a boy, her 15th son. Ten were already in uniform and the eleventh would be inducted tomorrow.