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The North Platte Canteen – December 1941

On December 17, 1941, just ten days after Pearl Harbor, men of the 134th Infantry of the Nebraska Army National Guard were on their way from Camp Joseph T. Robinson near Little Rock, Arkansas to an unknown destination. Rumor had … Continue reading

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The Jewish Fascist

  Ettore Ovazza and Benito Mussolini Ettore Ovazza was one of three brothers born into a wealthy and influential  family in Turin. The Ovazza were one of Italy’s leading banking families with all the privilege and power that comes with … Continue reading

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You Can Blame the Italians

Ask any moderately intelligent person to name the bane of the 20th century and nine out of ten will probably answer “Adolph Hitler”.  A few might answer Joe Stalin or Chairman Mao but Hitler is the lens through which we … Continue reading

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Victory Day – May 9, 1945

Soviet soldier waving the red banner over central Stalingrad – February 1943 May 9 is celebrated in Russia as Victory Day; the 70th anniversary of the of the Soviet Union’s victory over the Wehrmacht.. Four years earlier the greatest land struggle in … Continue reading

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I Heard Marlene Dietrich Sing

Saw some 1920’s photos when we had ended all the wars thinking we would all be rich livin’ fat and driving fancy cars But it didn’t quite turn out that way as kids went over there again once more to … Continue reading

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ISIL and Sykes-Picot

Fat Chance Several months ago, ISIL, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, announced it’s intention to do away with the borders of the modern Middle-East. It already controls territory spanning the “border” between Iraq and Syria. “Levant”, a … Continue reading

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Marzabotto

They came to Marzabotto on a crisp September morn and killed them all men, women, children, babies, priests for, you see, there was resistance and this is war and we are entitled to defend ourselves against terrorists. They did it … Continue reading

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St. Vitus Day – June 28, 1914

A re-post for the 100th anniversary Such a warm and pleasant Summer’s day for a leisurely ride on down the Quai the top was down on the Graft und Stift that glorious June St. Vitus Day Breezes ruffled feathers green … Continue reading

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An Altar Boy of the Tridentine Mass

Introibo ad altare Dei I will go in unto the Altar of God.   As a boy in the early 1950s I was an altar boy – of the Tridentine Mass.   Yes, now they are referred to as alcolytes but in … Continue reading

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