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August 6, 1945

August 6, 1945 by Millen Brand Excerpted from Local Lives: Poems About the Pennsylvania Dutch, ©1975 Fred Braun has just leaned out on a low windowsill that needs painting. There are cracks in it, but so far they have let no rain through. They can wait a little longer. This moment is his to enjoy, …

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Paper, paper everywhere…

In this excerpt from A Journey For Our Times © 1983,  Harrison E. Salisbury describes visiting the Russian front after the battle to free the Crimea: We went to the Crimea, the Germans finally driven out, corpses bobbing on the rock shores of the slim peninsula where the last stand was made, and over the …

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Suspension

It doesn’t bother me that Brian Williams inflated a story to make himself look better.  Guys do that in bars all the time. What bothers me is that he perpetuated a false narrative which led to a war that killed over a million people, created several million homeless refugees, and continues to rage on long …

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1916

The battle of Verdun ended today in 1916.  It’s hard to imagine the scale of the suffering- over 300,000 men died in this battle, in a war nobody even thinks about anymore. Motörhead, of all people, have an extremely touching song about World War I.  I hope you’ll give it a listen: Full lyrics HERE.

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