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To: Homer_J_Simpson

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.


8 posted on 03/24/2014 4:47:39 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Homer_J_Simpson
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 didn’t you use a revolver?”

A deranged genius, down in flames.

11 posted on 03/24/2014 5:23:53 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("Nothing is more serious than our sins, which can destroy us forever." ~Msgr. Pope)
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