Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Looking at the American Revolution

The other day, I was surfing around some geneology sites and I saw where someone had noted that my 4x great grandfather was a loyalist during the American Revolution. A source for this information was not noted so I'm on a mission to locate documentation for this. So, I thought that I would check out some videos on this war and I think you will enjoy this one for its educational content.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Anniversary of D-Day--06 June 1944

D-day, 1944
"OK, let's go."
Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, giving the final order for D-day, the assault on Nazi-occupied France, June 5, 1944.

The greatest invasion force in the history of warfare stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, on D-Day, June 6, 1944. It was the beginning of a campaign of liberation to eliminate Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and its commander, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander, Allied Expeditionary Force, called it "The Great Crusade."

Eisenhower gave the final order that put the vast operation in motion in the early morning hours of June 5, as meteorologists predicted a temporary break in the stormy weather. Hours later he wrote this note, in case the operation were to fail. In the statement, he praised the men he commanded and accepted total responsibility for the failure the next day could bring. The only apparent hint of nerves on his part is his error in dating the note "July 5" instead of June 5.


More books on D-Day

D-Day Kindle books

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Women's Land Army WWI and WWII

The Women's Land Army was first created during World War One in the UK. This was an era when a great deal of farm work was done by men. With so many young men called up for the armed services, there was a real gap in farm workers. Hence, the government called on women to fill this gap. The same situation arose in World War Two - home grown food was needed and the men were not there to harvest it. Hence why the government resurrected the WLA.

For more information, see this article.

World War I books

Friday, January 18, 2013

Abraham Lincoln Part 1

The next 3 days, we'll be taking a look at Abraham Lincoln. He was a strong leader. He was the 1st Republican President, preserved the United States and freed the people used as slaves. Hope you enjoy.