Colditz Cock

Apr 23

Colditz Cock

Nazi prisoner-of-war camps guards should have looked in the attic at Colditz Castle. They looked for tunnels and other possible escape attemtps but never the attic. They should have because the attic of Colditz Castle held a 19-foot glider that British prisoners had put together using scavenged materials.The plan was to launch it from the roof.  It was hoped it...

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Nature Versus War

Apr 11

Nature Versus War

Wow you should check out these photographs posted online by the Daily Mail. Amazing post. Their title is “Nature versus War: How helmets, grenades and guns discarded during World War II have been swallowed up by a tree trunks in Russia.” What is truly fascinating about it to me is not really the photos although   awesome they are not earth shattering...

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The Spy Who Couldn’t

Apr 09

The Spy Who Couldn’t

When I was a child, the big rule in our house was that you didn’t share our family secrets with the outside world. In fact you were not supposed to share anything “going on” at all. Well me being me, did not follow that rule really good at times. There were many situations that you just had to spill in order to save face on the playground.  “My daddy is on...

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Tom Dooley (The True Story of Tom Dula)

Feb 19

Tom Dooley (The True Story of Tom Dula)

Tom Dula (Pronounced Dooley) was a dashing young confederate soldier whose love of music was his claim to fame. Many nights found the soldier sitting round the army campfire picking his banjo and singing.  After surviving the war, Tom returned to his home in happy valley located on the Yadkin River in Wilkes Count, North Carolina after the war.  Before the war,...

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Veteran’s Day

Nov 11

Veteran’s Day

Whereas the 11th of November 1918, marked the cessation of the most destructive, sanguinary, and far reaching war in human annals and the resumption by the people of the United States of peaceful relations with other nations, which we hope may never again be severed, and Whereas it is fitting that the recurring anniversary of this date should be commemorated with...

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