Posts Tagged ‘World War II’

Read May 24 issue of MBJ

>>COVEY OF CONCERN Officials hoping quail numbers will rebound – by Wally Northway Also in this week’s paper: >>MEMORIAL DAY Gulf Coast group honors state’s surviving World War II veterans- by Stephen McDill >>ENERGY Mississippi Power finds new leadership, regulators probe executive’s document witholding- by Clay Chandler >>DELTA COUNCIL Stabenow, Cochran brace for Senate vote on Farm Bill- by Ted Carter >> OUR […] [...]

Gulf Coast group honors state’s surviving World War II veterans

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to reflect new fundraising figures different from those referenced in the May 24, 2013 print edition. It will be wheels up for the last time this October when the Mississippi Gulf Coast Honor Flight (MGCHF) holds its final flight to honor the state’s surviving World War II veterans. […] [...]

Occupied Paris full of adventure for American woman

by Published: February 15,2013

Tags: French Resistance, Paris, Portugal, war, World War II

“The Last Time I Saw Paris” by Lynn Sheene It’s difficult to imagine that anyone in 1940 — even a Manhattan socialite — could have been unaware that German forces had moved into Paris. However, those were the days without instant news at everyone’s finger tips. As improbable as it may be, it makes a […] [...]

A beautiful love story and memorable escape are rediscovered

by Published: November 9,2012

Tags: Gertrude Sturmwind, Vienna, World War II

This memoir is a true love story rediscovered. It is the simply written account of how a strong-willed young Jewish milliner stalwartly managed to escape Nazi-occupied Vienna, Austria, along with her husband, Walter. They made their way across Europe, finally settling in London where Trudi was able to regain her standing as a designer of […] [...]

Espionage, atmosphere and history in Istanbul at the dawn of the Cold War

by Published: June 25,2012

Tags: Istanbul Passage, Joseph Kanon, Turkey, World War II

Frankly, in this age of cyberspace the business of spying isn’t what it used to be. While it may be relevant, who wants to read about computer hackers? Give me the old-fashioned under-cover, cat-and-mouse game of espionage among dark streets — and sometimes glamour — of European and Russian locales when the heroes were not […] [...]

Larson examines life for Americans living in Nazi Germany

by Published: April 22,2012

Tags: Erik Larsen, In the Garden of Beasts, World War II

Continuing my fascination with books about World War II, I recently read “In the Garden of Beasts”, a work of non-fiction that describes what life was like for Americans living in Nazi Germany in the 1930s. If the pages of notes and sources in the back of the book are any indication, this book was […] [...]

Letters exchanged between American and French cousins detail postwar life

Interest in World War II stories has not waned. The period immediately following the war; how people adjusted and rebuilt their lives is also of interest but is not as widely known. “Dearest Arlette” by former long time Bay St. Louis resident Emily Hosmer de Montluzin details life in the postwar years of 1945 to […] [...]

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