Monthly Archives: June 2016

The toll of war

Friday, June 30, 1944 My father came home somber today from Walter Reed Hospital. The doctor who’ll be teaching his course in tropical medicine took him through wards filled with soldiers evacuated from Normandy. My father says surgeons are doing … Continue reading

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America: the world’s policeman?

Thursday, June 29, 1944 Republican Presidential nominee Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York today ruled out the use of American troops to continue policing the world after the war is over. “Does the foreign policy plank of the [GOP] … Continue reading

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Republicans plead for unity

Wednesday, June 28, 1944 Eleanor Roosevelt’s noted in her “My Day” column that “in Chicago where the Republicans are proceeding about the business of nominating a candidate for the presidency, there seems to be some agitation shown in a plea … Continue reading

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Republican Governors in a stew

Tuesday, June 27, 1944 “We are not a group of insurgents by any means. We’re interested in a Republican victory and we want to see the platform and give our opinions on it,” says Governor Raymond E Baldwin of Connecticut. … Continue reading

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Dodgers vs Yankees vs Giants

Monday, June 26, 1944 Everyone is talking about the three-team round robin at the Polo Grounds today to raise money for War Bonds. “Each team — the Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees and New York Giants — would play in … Continue reading

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Dagger at the heart of Germany

Sunday, June 25, 1944 My parents are practically dancing for joy! They just heard on the radio that we’ve taken the Cherbourg Heights. But more important, the Russians smashed through Nazi lines on four whole fronts. Newscasters are calling it … Continue reading

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Takoma Park – “Sylvan suburb”

Saturday, June 24, 1944 What a stroke of luck after motels and having to sleep in dresser drawers. Takoma Park is really nice. We’ve got a nice little house with a nice little yard, just as my parents hoped. The … Continue reading

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