History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

The Battle of Midway Part III: The Sinking of The Yorktown

With the release of Hollywood's newest take on a Second World War battle- succinctly titled Midway- only a week away, it's high time for me to finish my little series on the history of the Battle of Midway. I also need to decide if I should start looking for a babysitter to see it in… Continue reading The Battle of Midway Part III: The Sinking of The Yorktown

Film, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

The Battle of Midway Part I: On the Screen and in History

  Hollywood's at it again. This Veteran's Day weekend will see the release of another film depicting events from the Second World War: Midway.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9laReRAYFk The Battle of Midway- a major turning point for the United States in the Pacific Theater- has already been made into at least one motion picture. Released in 1976,… Continue reading The Battle of Midway Part I: On the Screen and in History

History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

The Doolittle Raid of April 18, 1942

Japan's devastating surprise attacks on Pearl Harbor and other Allied strongholds on December 7th, 1941, had far-reaching consequences. Shocked and angered, the United States officially entered the Second World War.¬†On the home front, people of Japanese descent living in the U.S. faced suspicion and in some cases internment.¬†Abroad, the U.S. Navy, damaged, but not destroyed,… Continue reading The Doolittle Raid of April 18, 1942

History Class, Photos, Uncategorized, World War 2, World War I

Exploring the Puget Sound Naval Museum

It's high time for my brood and I to take in some more history! If you'd like, come along, brave the smoky haze choking the skies, (it's not too bad down by the water just now,) and join our excursion to the Puget Sound Naval Museum in Bremerton, Washington. Bremerton is located on the Kitsap… Continue reading Exploring the Puget Sound Naval Museum