THE HARBOR LIGHTS: War Time
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THE OBJECT OF WAR IS NOT TO DIE FOR YOUR COUNTRY BUT TO MAKE THE OTHER POOR BASTARD DIE FOR HIS COUNTRY - Geo. S. Patton
THERE IS NEVER A GOOD WAR OR A BAD PEACE - Benjamin Franklin
The song "Harbor Lights" is a favorite of mine. It first appeared in a movie in war torn England in 1937. It was written by Hugh Williams with lyrics by Jimmy Kennedy and sung by Francis Langford. In America it was the number one song in 1950. It was recorded by Sammy Kaye and was number 1 on the hit parade. It was also recorded, along with "Good Night Irene" and "The Tennessee Waltz, b y Guy Lombardo, Bing Crosby and 13 others.
In 1937 America was in depression and England was struggling for her life against Germany. Japan was raping Nanking, and the movie "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" was the big hit of the year.
TO BE PREPARED FOR WAR IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE MEANS OF PRESERVING THE PEACE - George Washington
WORLD WAR TWO COMMENCED
Sept 1939 Poland invaded
June 1940 Germans in Paris
Sept 1940 London blitz
Dec 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor
Dec 11 Germany and Italy declare war on the United States
I DREAM OF GIVING BIRTH TO A CHILD WHO WILL ASK "MOTHER, WHAT IS WAR" Eve Merrian
|THE BATTLE OF THE BULGE|
June 1944 D Day with the Allied forces on the Normandy Beaches with 5,000 ships, 11,000 planes and over 150,000 troops.
May 1945 Germany surrenders following the suicide of Hitler.
THE GREAT OBJECT IS THAT EVERY MAN BE ARMED - Patrick Henry
|HIROSHIMA AFTER ATOMIC BOMBING|
August 14, 1945 - Japan surrenders.
TO WIN THIS WAR WE NEED A COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF, NOT A PROFESSOR OF LAW STANDING AT A LECTERN - Sarah Palin
THE TRAGIC HUMAN LOSS OF WORLD WAR TWO
COUNTRY KILLED WOUNDED
Australia 23,365 39,803
China 2,200,000 1,762,000
Canada 37,436 53,174
Great Britain 329,208 348,403
France 210,671 390,000
Soviet Union 7,500,000 5,000,000
United States of America 291,557 670,846
Italy 77,494 120,000
Germany 3,500,000 7,250,000
Japan 1,216,000 295,247
WAR IS A CRUELTY. THERE IS NO USE TRYING TO REFORM IT. THE CRUELER IT IS, THE SOONER IT WILL BE OVER - William Tuecumseh Sherman
|1936 WALT 4TH FROM LEFT FRONT|
WHAT THE PLANET NEEDS IS MORE MISTLETOE AND LESS MISSILE TALK
One of the proudest memories of my long life is to have participated as honor guard while in the WV National Guard at many, many funerals for our fallen Heroes
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS
MAY GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA