Pearl Harbor

Eighty years ago today. Among many other things, we got dragged onto the international stage. Anyone out there remember that day? An excellent one-volume history of WW2 is Inferno by Max Hastings. Is there a more important event in human history than WW2? I hope kids are still learning about it in school.

(The Bataan Death March figures in INTO THE DARK, third in my Echo Falls series for younger readers.)



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3 Responses to “Pearl Harbor”

  1. Wose-The Small and Meek
    11:31 am on December 7th, 2021


    I hope that the importance of Pearl Harbor and WWII is still being taught in today’s schools as well.

    Remembering and honoring those of the Greatest Generation who fought and sacrificed on December 7th and during WWII.

    RIO! Youse are welcome to come over any time! :^)

    The best day to all!

  2. B. Stover
    11:54 am on December 7th, 2021

    Good day to all.

  3. mlaiuppa
    1:38 am on December 8th, 2021

    Do I remember it personally? Well, no.

    But my Mother has told me stories of growing up during the war in Germany. She and her brother were both born in Indiana but the family went back to Germany to visit relatives and then my Grandmother ended up in the hospital and couldn’t travel for a few months. I suspect she had to have an emergency hysterectomy for some reason. At any rate, the war broke out before she could travel and despite being U.S citizens they were stuck there. My Grandfather was an engineer so I guess they were loath to let him leave. My uncle wrote a book in which he says he family lived in constant fear their Father would be arrested as he used to sit in the local pub and bad mouth Hitler and there was a Nazi Party member living in their apartment building. In fact my uncle and his friends were a little hoodlum gang and were once arrested for suspicion of stealing jam from the party members locker in the basement but none of them ratted on the others and so had to be released, It’s an interesting first person account along the lines of Anne Franck but not as detailed since my uncle was in his 80s when he wrote it. Two Shades of War by Edward Weiss. There are grammar and spelling errors as it is self-published and my uncle only completed the 8th grade, but still I wish he had written more of it. After reading it my Mother said she wanted to write something similar but she is 92 and in failing health so all of her stories of her youth and my Dad’s too will all be lost when they go as none are written down and I can’t remember all of them. Even know she will remember a detail I’ve never heard.

    Too much history lost.

    I fear once there is no one alive to tell the history it will begin to fade. Or be twisted or re-written. Replaced with a newer, more exciting and fashionable war. You know, one with color video and great “special effects.”

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