Monthly Archives: April 2017

Il Duce’s death [Warning: graphic images]

Monday, Apr 30, 1945 Il Duce is dead. Yes, Benito Mussolini was shot and his body was dumped in a public square. Cheering crowds kicked and trampled the corpse. Italian reports say he cried, “No, no, no” as he was … Continue reading

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Sunday homebodies

Sunday, Apr 29, 1945 The temperature dropped to near freezing last night. Daddy took a sad look at his little seedlings but decided to trust that sunlight and warmth would revive them. So instead of working in the garden today, … Continue reading

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Russia and the USA join hands

Saturday, Apr 28, 1945 Truman and Stalin are hailing the linking of their two armies at the Elbe River. The newspapers are carrying the dramatic story of American Lt William D Robertson calling, “Put it there” and extending his hand … Continue reading

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Schadenfreude

Friday, Apr 27, 1945 The Russians have take two-thirds of Berlin and set Germans fleeing toward American prisoner-of-war camps. The paper reports how a young woman in a fur coat and high heels handed a boatman on the Elbe River … Continue reading

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1 man, 3 votes

Thursday, Apr 26, 1945 The Reds have surrounded Berlin. Patton is within 15 miles of Austria. The Germans are battling in the streets, in the subways – everywhere. The war of words is heating up, too as delegates gather in … Continue reading

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Fairy tale romance to concentration camp nightmare

Wednesday, Apr 25, 1945 The liberation of concentration camps has brought many terrible and tragic stories into the open. But the fate of Princess Mafalde of Hesse is the strangest. The news came today that she was wounded by a … Continue reading

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What to do with 40 lbs of sugar

Tuesday, Apr 24, 1945 Reds and Yanks have joined forces in Berlin. The War in Europe has to be over soon! But meanwhile a war is heating up here over food shortages and Lend Lease. The Polish issue has especially … Continue reading

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