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    I am one person who still enjoys having a book in my hands, even though you can read anything online these days. I am sorry to see that Borders is going out of business. Not only does it mean a loss of 10,700 American jobs but it also pulls us away from a lifelong pleasure...the simple act of turning the pages of a good book. Borders is the biggest bookseller to go out of business so far, but certainly not the only one. The small, privately owned bookstore is becoming a thing of the past too. I predict the next thing to go will be newspapers and I will really miss them. It's still a pleasurable experience for me to open up the daily paper and smell the newsprint as I turn the pages...how about you?
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    Have been away for a while

    Hi Frank! Good to see your post. Don't feel too bad...it happens to all of us. There have been periods where I have stopped posting because I just didn't feel like I had anything of interest to add. Best Regards, Dogdaddy
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    I'm sad

    I must have missed this topic before. How TERRIBLE that some American @#&^*# would speak to Vee that way! that really burns me!
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    sisters of St Francis

    Great joke M-1 I tried hard to come up with the punch line before I finished reading the whole thing but it stumped me!
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    Vella Lavella

    Good Luck with your search. Your description of your Father reminded me so much of my own Dad and how much I miss him. It's never too late to search and you might find some info about him that's hiding right under your nose, as did my sister and I when we were going through some old boxes and found all the letters home he had written to his Mom while serving in the Navy during WWII. This forum is a great place to begin. Again...I wish you success and welcome to the forum!
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    Happy 4 th july

    Happy 4th of July to everyone who is a member of this great Forum. Thank you also to the Original Band of Brothers who fought under General George Washington to assure the foundation of this great experiment in Democracy.And finally, Thank You to all who have fought and died to preserve our Liberty over the last 200+ years! GOD BLESS AMERICA
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    Dogs at the bar

    TOO FUNNY!!! (ps: My Human liked it too!) cheers, NIGEL
  8. I didn't start collecting WWII items until about 2004, but among my favorite treasures to find are old magazines and newspapers from 1939-1945. Just recently I made a huge haul of TIME magazines and old newspapers at an estate sale here and I'm still not all the way though reading the old issues of The Ellensburg Daily RecordI found. back then there was no TV or 24 hour cable news to get your world news from. It either came from radio or the print media and the newsreels shown at movie theaters. I LOVE reading stories about the war from the newspaper! I'm serious when I tell you that reading an article from an old newspaper puts me back in time to the 1940's just like a time machine. It's easy to understand why so many Americans seemed to be very patriotic and more supportive of WWII as opposed to any wars since that time. All the war news reports were highly censored in WWII, and in reading some of these reports I've noticed that they tend to report it in a way that created the impression that our troops were winning each battle without heavy losses, which as we know today was not accurate. Sometimes propaganda is needed. I also enjoy reading the classified ads. Today I was reading the Help Wanted section in an issue from June of 1944 and there was one seeking skilled Carpenters that caught my eye. They were offering a wage of $1.20 per hour... Another was looking for a waitress and offering room and board in return...Back then most businesses in Ellensburg were family owned, but today there are only a couple of them that are still run by family and that's a sad thing for me to see happen, but it didn't happen overnight.(I'm not going to even start here) on what I think about our 'Global Economy. Hope everyone is enjoying a peaceful Sunday in our Great Nation!
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    BIG Birthday DAY! - 'specially CaptO

    To our Birthday Trio...Todd, Larry & Parnell from Dogdaddy and Super-Nige here in Beautiful Kittitas County!
  10. Like anyplace in the USA there are plenty of Summer yard sales in Ellensburg, but only an occasional Estate sale that I have the energy to wait in line for, and even fewer times when I find anything that interests me. This morning my luck FINALLY changed. I arrived 2 hours early for this one and found some great WWII related original items. It started badly for me as a short lady grabbed 3 of the 4 original WWII k rations boxes that I was reaching for. I said "let's split them " and she gave me one box.I wanted to smack her but she looked like she might be able to take me so I moved along, discretion being the better part of valor as they say...! After putting my k-ration aside I rumbled through the house and made a B-line for the basement, where I found a veritable Holy Grail of TIME magazines from WWII...ALL IN NEAR MINT CONDITION!! As I was grabbing the best ones my earlier nemisis came around the corner. I growled at her, showing my teeth and she knew better than to try it again. I came away with about 25 issues of WWII TIME magazines which included covers of Hitler, Rommel, Rinehard Heydrich Musolini, President FDR and Patton..to name a few. I also grabbed a stack of wartime issues of The Ellensburg Daily Record, our daily paper for good measure! Feeling fully vindicated I hauled my box of treasures back up the steps and outside to pay for them before my AFB (Aching---Back)gave out. My total for everything I mentioned plus 2 original USN photos came to $24.00! This never happens to me...ever, so I'm a happy today! Have a Great Day Everybody!
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    Estate Sale in tiny Ellensburg today

    Hi Larry- I wish I would have had a partner to block for me:-). If I'd known the TIME magazines were selling so cheap I would've grabbed the entire 2-3 boxes of them. I'm posting some pictures to show you the condition they are in. Hitler made the cover of quite a few issues, but the one that usually goes for $100 or more is the 1939 issue where he was voted "Man of The Year" in 1939.
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    I guess he heard you M1...
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    World War II "Flying Fortress" bomber crashes

    Those pictures make you feel like you just stepped into England in 1942. What a terrible loss, but thankfully the crew escaped injury.
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    Well Hello Moose! Nigel and I were just about to call the RCMP to send a search party out!
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    Right or Wrong....

    Okay...since you ask for opinions. That's what the White Power idiots wear here in the USA. I think wearing that black uniform is the most disrespectful thing anyone could do to real WWII veterans who watched their buddies die in Europe. Imagine the effect it must have on any Holocaust survivors who see this guy. I've always hated seeing people wearing nazi uniforms in America, going back to George Lincoln Rockwell's American Nazi Party. Even worse is when they claim to be Christians!
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    It really is an incredible story. This man was wounded FIVE TMES, including a horrific shrapnel wound to his face..... yet he stayed in the battle for 13 hours and killed several Germans with an M-1 Garand he borrowed after his own M1 was struck by a MG42 round.
  17. I found a signed copy of this book on ebay and read it cover to cover the day it arrived. It's not a new book, and I imagine some of you have read it, but it was new to me. I have been familiar with Hal Baumgarten's D-Day story for many years now, as he is included in most every documentary about D-Day that's ever been made, most recently "Surviving D-Day" on The History Channel. When he talks about his fallen comrades he speaks of each man respectfully by name and also what city and state they came from, which makes each man, each loss more personal. The book is only 112 pages and includes about a dozen or so pages of photographs, but it is the most interesting first-hand account I have ever read by a man who landed with the first wave on Omaha Beach on June 6th, 1944. I highly recommend this book to anyone who hasn't already read it!
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    Everyman's War

    Thanks Marion! Sounds like a must see :-)
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    Personal tribute to the men and women of D-Day 2011

    Thanks for sharing that wonderful tribute Marion. I have been watching (again)"Surviving D-Day" on the History channel this morning. My God...I cannot wrap my mind around the horrific events on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944! I am also thinking about the two D-Day veterans I once had the honor of communicating with by mail (both) and by telephone (1)...Hu Riley and Len Lomell. Both of them were wounded on D-Day and both stayed in the fight even after being wounded. Sgt. Leonard Lomell was with Company D, 2nd Ranger Battalion. After receiving a bullet wound in his left side, he scaled the cliffs of Point Du Hoc and with the help of Sgt. Jack Kuhn destroyed a battery of four 155mm guns before the Germans were able to use them. Not every soldier received notoriety for their part in the success of D-Day but every soldier, sailor and airman that took part in this invasion is a real hero to me.. God Bless them all.
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    The Arsenal of Democracy

    Can anyone out there tell me how many of the foreign countries The USA supplied during WWII have repaid us? I remember reading about this subject several years ago when it was reported that one country(France I believe)had finally paid of their WWII debt. It would seem to me a good time right now for those who have not to finally pay up. If I have mistakenly credited the wrong European country for repaying us my apologies to The UK.
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    I didn't want to start a brand new topic for this so I will add to my previous comment to Erwin about Hitler.. After viewing the 3-part set Battlefield Russia..The Eastern Front, I learned of even more huge blunders by Hitler during the final weeks of April 1945. Instead of saving the few remaining armored and infantry divisions for the defense of Berlin, he sent them to Hungary and Czeckoslovakia instead!!!Can you believe it? This happened in April of '45! Thank God he decided to make himself Commander and Chief of Germany's armed forces instead of appointing one of his brilliant Generals to the position! BTW...This 3-part DVD series would be enjoyable to you if you favor a more academic approach to military history and tactics, as it names each German and Russian division and the role each one played in the final battles between Hitler and Stalin's forces.
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    Last night I stumbled upon yet another TV program about the Nazis on The History(Hitlery) channel. This one was called THE REICH: THE RISE, and was the first of a two part documentary which concludes tonight with Part Two:THE REICH:THE FALL. There was surprisingly some new color footage taken by German citizens as well as some really good personal stories of German citizens and how they either supported or hated Hitler and Co. The brainwashing and peer pressure for kids to join was tremendous. We knew that already but it's still interesting to hear someone actually admit to it. I don't think I could have resisted it as a child myself, so that's one more thing to be grateful about being born in the USA. Hope everyone is enjoying this Christmas season. Yesterday I had to have a blood sample drawn for some lab work. After it was finished the nurse wished me a Merry Christmas! I reciprocated and then thanked her for saying Merry Christmas rather than Happy Holidays. I sometimes forget that myself and lapse into the PC greeting so it was a good reminder
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    Happy B-Day 206thmpco

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A FELLOW TAURUS, FROM 2 OTHER ONES (Nigel and Dogdaddy!) from lovely downtown 'Greasewood (Ellensburg)
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    Happy Birthday slinky75

    Slinky75 from Dogdaddy and Nigel!
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    Happy Birthday Dogdaddy

    Thanks Erwin. No apology please....I am chronically late in this area.