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Old 02-10-2020, 09:40 AM
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You have sparked an interest now to read JFK's "Why England Slept" before his navy service ...
Now there was a real American Democrat "it's not what your country can do for you it's what you can do for your country!"
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Old 02-10-2020, 02:23 PM
 
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You have sparked an interest now to read JFK's "Why England Slept" before his navy service ...
Now there was a real American Democrat "it's not what your country can do for you it's what you can do for your country!"

That's a close quote, but not quite right.

"And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country.

My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."

https://www.ushistory.org/documents/ask-not.htm
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Old 02-15-2020, 07:37 PM
 
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I haven't gotten around to reading it yet, but a smart friend of mine highly recommended this:


Citizens of London
The Americans Who Stood with Britain in Its Darkest, Finest Hour

By Lynne Olson
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/b...y-lynne-olson/
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Old 02-17-2020, 09:35 PM
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A Man Called Intrepid.

https://www.amazon.ca/Man-Called-Int.../dp/1531813135
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Old 02-19-2020, 08:10 AM
 
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Anything by the late, great John Keegan.
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Old Yesterday, 08:20 AM
 
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When I'm on an information "run" I also like to add a film or two for the fun of it. If the films are at all accurate it also gives a visual.

You might enjoy "Hope and Glory" about a young man growing up during the Blitz. It's a good mix of humor and drama.
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Old Yesterday, 01:52 PM
 
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look David Starkey up on the you tube. His film on the Churchills was great.
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Old Today, 12:44 PM
 
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"Ernie Pyle in England"
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