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post #1 of 3 Old 12-07-2015, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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December 7

.........a day that will live in infamy.

It was a bright sunny December Sunday in New Rochelle and for the first time in our lives my mom and dad were going to let my younger brother and me 'go to the movies' by ourselves. They drove us to the Larchmont Cinema where we watched 'A Yank in the RAF' starring Tyrone Power and Betty Grable, she of the distressingly beautiful gams. We watched a newsreel film that reported that two Japanese diplomats Nomura and Kurusu had met with U.S. Secretary of State Cordell Hull to try to 'settle differences' between Japan and the United States. Then we emerged from the cinema to meet our folks who were waiting in the family Buick. Dad tells us that 'we are at war with Japan!' WHAT? we ask. 'A Japanese fleet with warplanes has carried out a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor' he says. 'Where's that?' we ask and that is how Jonny and I learned about the start of our engagement in World War II. This evening Judith and I will raise a glass to the memory of all those who served, suffered and perished that day and in the years of war that followed.

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post #2 of 3 Old 12-07-2015, 03:00 PM
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Dad Flew P-47Ds in WW-II and I lost an uncle on his first day in combat. Greatest generation, indeed.

Terry Phillips

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Past: Dino 246 GT 02984, 365 GTB/4 14009, 308 GTS 25125

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post #3 of 3 Old 12-08-2015, 11:33 AM
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my uncle from Winnipeg was a sniper on D-Day and survived to tell me about it all,, glad for your post, people should remember,, or learn at least, on a lighter note, the only thing better looking than a Ferrari was Tyrone Power!!
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