The Civilian War Years

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  1. Lon Tanner

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    I was at Hinchcliffe Stadium, Paterson, New Jersey with my father & cousin. The cousin was in the navy stationed at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. I never saw him again until end of war 1945. He had survived the Atlantic & Pacific and was a Lieutenant Commander.
     
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    I was a 5-year-old kid on Dec.7, 1941, 78 years ago today, but I recall there was something important going on from hearing the adults talking that day...

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    Dec 7th 1941, my late mother was 7 years old ... she had been evacuated from the orphanage in the city to a farm in the Scottish countryside
     
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    That was because of the Nazi Blitz I guess and had nothing to do with Pearl Harbor.
     
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    it had nothing to do with Pearl Harbour..no, but it still happened on December 7th 1941, after we in the UK had been at war for 2 years already..
     
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    Most Americans don't know that the Germans bombed London in 1914
     
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    I agree. I never knew anything about German even attacking the UK until I was an adult. It was hard to believe that actually happened and the USA didn't respond. I know there was food and armament sent, but that seems like a really weak response to the country we are the closest to in our hearts. There was no excuse for that.
     
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    There were American & Canadian pilots that voluntered to fly with the RAF
     
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    yes our country suffered terribly for 4 years in the '14-18 war..... really dreadful casualties, young men who were sent to war yet half starved while at the front, and expected to fight and defend their country when they were so ill, food and sleep deprived and living and sleeping in mud for months on end, .. how we won against the enemy in those conditions I'll never know except to know that those men..those very young men my great uncles and those , who died in their hundreds of thousands..660,000 military personnel who gave their lives ... were willing to fight until the bitter end to keep this country free , and we did until Germany thought they would give it another try 21 years later... and we fought them again to protect Poland alongside the French , , but this time we fought against more than just the Germans, .. and they bombed us relentlessly for 11 solid weeks night after night ( The Blitz)... and still the British people wouldn't crumble, despite millions having no homes, .. but without our American allies taking up arms and joining with us in 1941, I'm not so sure we would have won the second round as we did the first...

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    We have American /Canadian Military cemeteries here, for those brave American military men who fought and died for their own country as well as ours...do you have British cemeteries in the USA>.. ?
     
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    https://www.outerbanks.com/british-cemeteries.html
     
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    That's lovely to know Lon, thanks for that, I didn't know that until now.

    Here's the American cemetery closets to where I live, In Cambridge... I've been there often... ... All the names of the fallen Americans are etched inside , ...and on the graves

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    The cemetery contains the remains of 3,811 of American war dead; 5,127 names are recorded on the Walls of the Missing. Rosettes mark the names of those since recovered and identified. Most died in the Battle of the Atlantic or in the strategic air bombardment of northwest Europe. The cemetery stands on 30 acres....

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    http://www.lostancestors.eu/wargraves/us/us01.htm
     
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