The item on the Etherington.com diary about the movie “The Clock” shouldn’t be there. It was released in 1945. I am not sure about the bombardment of Okinawa. I didn’t see anything about that on Adm. Nimitz diary.
posted on 03/24/2014 4:47:39 AM PDT
("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
BURMA: Major General Orde Charles Wingate is killed [...] The RAF had grounded its planes, but the 41 year old Wingate insisted on flying - dying, as he had lived, ignoring official advice. Some of his Chindits are grieving. Others are celebrating. In death as in life he produced mixed reactions.
An unstable crusader who had found a cause, Wingate had first achieved fame for his irregular skills, and notoriety for his brutality, in Ethiopia. His staff so hated him that when he failed to commit suicide with a razor in protest at the betrayal of Ethiopia, Colonel Hugh Boustead said: Bloody fool, why didnt you use a revolver?
A deranged genius, down in flames.
posted on 03/24/2014 5:23:53 AM PDT
("Nothing is more serious than our sins, which can destroy us forever." ~Msgr. Pope)
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