Monthly Archives: May 2016

Good news from India, bad news from Crimea

Wednesday, May 31, 1944 The war in India is over. Japanese have retreated from Imphal, their last outpost. The fighting raged there for years and was vicious to the last. The news is making us shift our focus East, to … Continue reading

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Julia Child’s Recipe for Shark Repellent

Tuesday, May 30, 1944 General Mark Clark predicts that Rome has almost fallen to the Allies. Meanwhile, 3,200 American planes continue raids over Europe. Hitler isn’t taking any chances as his fortress crumbles. He has dotted the French countryside with … Continue reading

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“Lili Marlene” liberated!

Monday, May 29, 1944 The battle continues on the far away island of Biak. As General MacArthur battles inland, Japanese snipers are taking a toll, the papers report. But if we can take Mokmer airfield on Biak, our bombers will … Continue reading

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1944 Denver from above

Sunday, May 28, 1944 “If we get our spare tire,” my mother wrote home a few days ago, “we will take a trip on Sunday and tell you all about it.” Well, we did get the tire and we did … Continue reading

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1944 Denver: Free Parking for your horse

Saturday, May 27, 1944 Life in Denver is always a surprise. We were out for a short drive when my father saw this horse tied up at a supermarket sign. He always has his camera handy so he pulled over … Continue reading

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May 1994: The new normal

Friday, May 26, 1944 Life has settled into a pattern. We see my father off to work in the morning and then in the afternoon, if it’s nice, we take a bus to the hospital. We have a picnic on … Continue reading

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Operation Knights Move

Thursday, May 25, 1944 Today the Germans launched Operation Knights Move and decimated the entire village of Drvar, Yugoslavia in a failed attempt to capture Joseph Broz Tito, leader of the anti-Nazi guerilla movement. Also today, Hungarian Jews rose up … Continue reading

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