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Reprise: A Day That Changed The World

I originally planned to write about another subject today, but the significance of June 6th led me to change my mind. What happened on the coast of France seventy-one years ago today was one of the turning points of history. Here is a reprise of the thoughts I expressed on the subject last year. June 6, 2015: Seventy-one years ago today, the greatest fleet ever assembled in history launched the largest amphibious invasion ever undertaken. Over 100,000 American, British, Can

A Day That Changed the World

June 6, 2014: Seventy years ago today, the greatest fleet ever assembled in history launched the largest amphibious invasion ever undertaken. Over 100,000 American, British, Canadian, French, and other Allied troops stormed ashore on five beaches in Normandy. American and British airborne divisions preceded the landings by a few hours to disrupt the German lines-of-communications. On some beaches, the invasion plan worked smoothly despite opposition from the defending Germ

My Lifelong Fascination With Franklin Roosevelt

My debut World War II novel, Fall Eagle One, is about a fictional German Luftwaffe mission to assassinate President Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) with early “smart” bombs. FDR is, of course, a major character in the book. I enjoyed researching his life in 1943-44 as background for my writing. I have been fascinated with Franklin Roosevelt all my life. I was born in 1936, the fourth year of Franklin Roosevelt’s presidency. The United States was well into clawing its way out