Posts tagged ‘WWII’


VE Day Plus 70 Years

May 8th, 2015

There was a day – 70 years ago – when average super-human Americans finished a 3½ year bloody saga to soundly vanquish two monstrous fascist regimes – Mussolini’s Italy and Hitler’s Germany. In the United States and Canada – we speak English today because of what those men and women did.  The veterans still alive […]

RIP Senator Ted Stevens

August 10th, 2010

In the end we can say “At least he died with his boots on!”  Former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens [1923 – 2010] died in an air crash today in a remote corner of southwest Alaska.  He had served over 40 years as a Republican Senator from Alaska. 

By August 1945,  the US and our allies were set to invade mainland Japan to end the war.  We had already lost some 418,500 military and civilian dead in the war.  The landings and the expected two-year campaign to subdue the Japanese island-by-island was expected to cost us a minimum of 500,000 additional dead, and […]