Books, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

Board Games, the POW’s Secret Weapon

While this post made my site last summer too, family visits have me pulling out board games and remembering their role in history- I hope you find it as fascinating as I did! -Anne   My family loves games. We've spent many happy hours around the table, trying to discover if it was Miss Scarlett… Continue reading Board Games, the POW’s Secret Weapon

Books, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

Laurie Calkhoven’s G.I. DOGS: JUDY, PRISONER OF WAR

I didn't expect my next World War 2 read to come from the book orders my child brought home from school. However, my husband spotted Laurie Calkhoven's middle grade book G.I. Dogs: Judy, Prisoner of War in the form, and it found its way into my Christmas stocking! https://www.amazon.com/G-I-Dogs-Judy-Prisoner-War/dp/1338185233/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_0/132-9180241-5738858?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=KEA9JN99BD4VASAK7JPG While the intended audience for this book… Continue reading Laurie Calkhoven’s G.I. DOGS: JUDY, PRISONER OF WAR

Books, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

Board Games, the POW’s Secret Weapon

My family loves games. We've spent many happy hours around the table, trying to discover if it was Miss Scarlett or Colonel Mustard whodunit, trying to outbid each other in Rummy Royale, or seeing who can construct the most elaborate Scrabble word. Personally, though, I've never cared for Monopoly. I don't mind loosing a game,… Continue reading Board Games, the POW’s Secret Weapon

Books, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

UNDER THE WIRE- the Stories of a POW Escapologist

I love a good survivor story. I find tales of people who ‘beat the odds,’ ‘stayed the course, (or whatever cliché you prefer,) fascinating, as well as encouraging. There is solidarity in suffering, and perhaps perversely, comfort in seeing that someone was able to survive much worse than whatever I might be struggling with. I’ve… Continue reading UNDER THE WIRE- the Stories of a POW Escapologist