A really busy post!

This is a long post, partially because Mom ran on her diary entries  from
one page to the next without a break and back and forth
due to the busy weekends she had!
I thought a little history would help us appreciate
what was going on in her world while she was
dizzy with soldiers!

"Armistice Day (which overlaps with Remembrance Day) is on 11 November and commemorates the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918. While this official date to mark the end of the war reflects the ceasefire on the Western Front, hostilities continued in other regions, especially across the former Russian Empire and in parts of the old Ottoman Empire.
The date was declared a national holiday in many allied nations, to commemorate those members of the armed forces who were killed during war. An exception is Italy, where the end of the war is commemorated on 4 November, the day of the Armistice of Villa Giusti.
After World War II, the name of the holiday was changed to Veterans Day in the United States and to Remembrance Day in the countries of the British Commonwealth of Nations. Armistice Day remains an official holiday in France and Belgium." Wikipedia.(my apologies)

I thought it might be interesting and give us some perspective to
remind us what was going on at the time of these
diary entries.
Mom, of course, was not a historian. This was a diary after all.
But, she saw the newspaper headlines and heard the radio
as we know. I love that she was going through all
this history and was just being a girl!

 Some November facts in history:

6th - Nazis execute 12,000 Minsk ghetto Jews
6th -
Sukarno & Mohammed Hatta finds Ampat Serangkai
7th -
1st US president to broadcast in a foreign language-FDR in French
7th -
Bicyclist Fausto Coppi establishes world record (45,848 km)
8th -
1st WW II American expeditionary force lands in Africa (Gold Coast)
8th -
Hitler proclaims fall of Stalingrad from Munich beer hall
8th -
Operation "Torch" began as US & British forces under Eisenhower land in French North Africa
8th -
Vichy-France drops diplomatic relations with US
9th -
German occupiers put Erik Scavenius as Danish premier
9th -
Transport nr 44 departs with French Jews to nazi-Germany
10th - Philip Barry's "Without Love," premieres in NYC
10th -
US troops occupy airport of Port-Lyautey Morocco
10th -
US-British troops occupies Oran Algeria
11th -
-12] last German offensive in Stalingrad
11th -
745 French Jews deported to Auschwitz
11th -
During WW II Germany completes their occupation of France
11th -
Jews in Free Zone of France ordered to wear yellow star of David
11th -
Lt-general Kumakashi Harada becomes Japanese commander on Java
11th -
Transport nr 45 departs with French Jews to Nazi-Germany


Jim, George, Smitty, whew, her head must have spinning!

I just wonder if Eileen's name. . .
Four soldiers calling, movies, romance and even action on the street corner,
followed by an invitation to Las Vegas! Wow, mom!
Enjoy your Armistice Day weekend!



Comments

Katie said…
Love the history - I hope you are able to keep this up all year! What an awesome year she has been having.
Dorothy said…
So fun to hear it all. It was an amazing time!