Category Archives: Respect

You Could See Hell in His Drawings

By | June 20, 2020

[June 20, 2020]  American Legion Magazine in its July 2020 edition, highlights drawings of Ugo Giannini of Trenton, New Jersey.  Participating in the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944, Ugo was haunted by the memories of that terrible day and found that his art could help his healing.  His wife, Maxine, researched Ugo’s journey, traveled to France, talked… Read More »

The Rats of Tobruk

[May 10, 2020]  In the late 1960s, my friend Wilson and I watched an adventure television episode of The Rat Patrol.  This television series loosely based on the actual World War II exploits of the allied Australian, New Zealander, and British defenders of Tobruk, Libya.  The Siege of Tobruk by German forces in 1941, commanded by Field Marshall… Read More »

A Story of Audacity

By | April 21, 2020

[April 21, 2020]  In early spring of 1942, there was little that citizens of Paris cold look forward to during their German occupation.  The Nazi war machine had taken nearly all of Europe, and the “city of lights” was now under the oppressive thumb of the German military.  Shortly after noon on one sunny day, a lone RAF… Read More »