Posted by GP Cox
A PART OF 7 DECEMBER 1941 THAT VERY FEW THINK ABOUT_____
Posted on August 5, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 19 Comments.
Civilians – mostly all innocent – become the victims when leaders fail in their job. This is a sound example. Thanks for the link, gpcox.
No problem, Koji, just glad you liked the story!
Interesting story, ironic that the great old hotels become a place of refuge in war, the same happened in Vietnam.
I imagine they had the best of everything in them – made it great for the Brass, hospitals and barracks, eh?
This took me instantly to a book I found on my father’s shelves, Through Japanese Barbed Wire by Gwen Priestwood. The book was published in 1944 because Gwen escaped from a civilian prison camp in Hong Kong and walked through China to freedom. It’s quite a story.
Sounds like an amazing book! It is incredible what humans are capable of when survival is at stake. Thank you for cluing me in on it.
This post reminded me of a similar story I read recently in this book http://www.olgahawkes.co.nz/RussianAtHeart.html
That sounds not only interesting, but quite insightful! A very strong and brave woman. Thank you Ann, all stories need to be remembered.
Dear gpcox, thank you for re-blogging our article, we have been absolutely delighted to see so many comments and likes.
My pleasure, Amelia. I have been holding onto the post’s address since I first read it. So many of us associate 7 December with Pearl Harbor and forget how much of the rest of the Pacific exploded that day (8 Dec. over there). I have a wonderful group of friends here, a regular community who like history, discussion and, of course, they have a sense of humor – try out their sites!!
Had a look at the site – interesting story.
Glad you liked it, Carol. I can’t seem to find a post on your site that I haven’t read…
Wow, that had to been terrifying hearing them get that close. Good thing that her mom had that dream and yelled. So glad they were able to make it out.
A very lucky family on that date. Thank you for reading this. (How’s vacation?)
That is for sure. We don’t leave till the 25th for WI. We are using this time to get caught up on current orders so that when we leave we don’t have any waiting to be shipped.
Good idea to plan ahead. Kathy!
It sure is and helps a lot!
here’s a link your blog folllowers may find interesting on how infantry gear has changed from hastings to afghanistan.
Whoa! You don’t really think of the changes that have been made until you see it laid out in front of you! That is quite the article, thank you very much for included it!
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