History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

D-Day, 2020

June 6, 2020, marks the 76th anniversary of D-Day. On this day, after being ousted from Europe in 1939, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France. If you're rusty on the events of D-Day, I highly recommend checking out this link to a slideshow prepared by the U.S. National Archives last year. It's an… Continue reading D-Day, 2020

Film, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

Before He Was Scotty: James Doohan and World War II

Some familiar faces showed up recently in my Facebook feed*. Of course, I'd guess that the faces of the cast of Star Trek: The Original Series would be familiar to almost any "Trekkie,"  even if these photos are from before their days of space exploration. While I've been a lifelong Trek fan, the crew of… Continue reading Before He Was Scotty: James Doohan and World War II

History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

Remembering D-Day, 75 Years Later

Today, June 6, 2019, marks the 75th anniversary of the Allied landings on the beaches of Normandy. While the term "D-Day" can refer to the first day of any military operation, this amphibious invasion by troops from 12 countries was so pivotal, so immense, that it became THE D-Day that we've remembered ever since. Many… Continue reading Remembering D-Day, 75 Years Later

Books, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

D-Day in Fiction: THE SEA BEFORE US vs. A PURPOSE TRUE

  It's not surprising that a monumental event like the Allied landings in Normandy would bring up over 30,000 hits on Amazon's book listings. After all, those landings took a common military term like "D-Day," which just meant the first day of an operation, and set it apart as a remembrance of the sacrifices on… Continue reading D-Day in Fiction: THE SEA BEFORE US vs. A PURPOSE TRUE