Category Archives: World War II

The life and times of a newly-wed adjusting to her husband’s war-time postings and raising a family far from home.

The Constitution: Inspiration of the Past for the Citizen of Tomorrow

Sunday, Feb. 11, 1945 A typical Sunday: We read the papers and sit outside for a while. Then, after dinner, we listen to the radio. When I say “read,” I mean I look at the pictures. Here is an interesting … Continue reading

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Planes, trains, and scooterbikes

Tuesday, Jan 23, 1945 Glorious news: The Russians are 30 miles into German territory and only 150 miles from Berlin. Equally glorious, the Bulge has collapsed! In the Pacific, American bombers destroyed 140 Japanese planes in a sortie over Formosa. … Continue reading

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60 Yanks = 1 Briton

Thursday, Jan 18, 1945 The numbers are startling: 332,912 ground forces killed since D-Day. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill says our men saved the Western Front when the Nazis burst out of Germany into Belgium. He told the House of … Continue reading

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The Eastern Front moves West

Wednesday, Jan 17, 1945 Three Red armies converged on Warsaw and smashed through the 250-mile German defense belt and are hurtling west within 15 miles of the Silesian border. This doesn’t mean the war will end soon. In fact, our … Continue reading

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The Power of the Pen

Tuesday, Jan 16, 1945 Mommy is feeling more conciliatory today – especially because her friend Essie Pinsker is going to take her out for a lobster dinner and to see the play “Anna Lucasta,” tomorrow in Manhattan. Grandma and Grandpa … Continue reading

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Tempers flare

Monday, Jan 15, 1945 Daddy called tonight about our arrangements and added a complaint. He’s upset because he’s not  getting any letters from his family in Brooklyn. He asked Mommy to call and urge them to write more often. This … Continue reading

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Malmedy Massacre

Sunday, Jan 14, 1945 News is just coming out of a grisly discovery as Patton’s army recovers lost ground. In Malmedy, Belgium, Germans executed unarmed American soldiers who had just surrendered. They left the bodies to freeze in a field. … Continue reading

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