Books, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

POW Angels

Nursing was not a career for a "nice," unmarried girl in the 1930s. After all, it was dirty, physical work, and required learningĀ far too much information about the opposite sex. However, it was one of few opportunities for a young woman who couldn't afford college to continue her education. In the Depression era United States,… Continue reading POW Angels

Books, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

BATAAN: A SURVIVOR’S STORY

Going to the library used to be a restful outing. I loved meandering through the shelves, surrounded by the smell of books. Familiar titles called out like old friends, while the unfamiliar ones promised new stories and adventures. After having kids, going to the library is a bit different. They love stories too, and browsing… Continue reading BATAAN: A SURVIVOR’S STORY

History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

The Fall of Singapore and the Bataan Peninsula, 1941-42

Welcome to another installment of my little history of World War 2! As these accounts move into the early 40's, keeping a straightforward, easy-to-follow time line becomes difficult. Europe was overrun, the Atlantic under constant U-boat assault, Britain besieged, Hitler's forces engaged on the enormous Eastern Front, Rommel still vying for North Africa, and the… Continue reading The Fall of Singapore and the Bataan Peninsula, 1941-42