Standing on the white cliffs of Dover on a (albeit rare) clear day, you can see the shores of France. Dunkirk is a mere 78 miles away, directly across the English Channel from Dover. What happened at Dunkirk is called a miracle for good reason. Not only was it a stunning rescue effort by thousands … Continue reading MIRACLE AT DUNKIRK
I count myself fortunate to be the author of these newsletters for many reasons: it is a subject I am passionate about, but more than that, I get to read and discover books as a resource and continue to grow in my knowledge and expertise. Because of that, I have shelves, table tops, and corners … Continue reading Lose Yourself in the Pages
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Did you know that the von Trapp family from “The Sound of Music” is a real family? Their story actually happened! While they may not have burst out in song while hiking mountains, much of the film is based in reality. However, there are many things that were dramatized or left out entirely. Part of … Continue reading … WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC
I have long wanted to relay the story of a young man featured in the National Museum of WWII Aviation. His story is particularly special because of how many artifacts we have from him and how many different sides of the war he saw. Lt. Joseph Del Masso flew B-24 Liberator bombers during 1944 and … Continue reading THE DEL MASSO BROTHERS