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  1. Biak

    Biak Boy from Illinois Staff Member

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    Getting prepped to start "Stranger In A Strange Land". Low temps are hitting the mid 40's and I'm getting' tired of surfing the tv guide looking for anything worth watching.
    Although I did catch the last 45 minutes of " In Harms Way" last night.
     
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    I can grok that.
     
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    Did you like it?
     
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    Haven't read that in over 50 years. Maybe time for a re-read.
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    Vol 46:
    Record of Air Operations
    (PHILIPPINE Operations, 2nd Phase)
    Oct. 1946
    First Demobilization Board
    This award was written on the basis of the memory and fragmentary materials of Col. MATSUMAE, a senior staff of the 4th Army Air Force, who took part in the PHILIPPINE Operations.

    It's JM-12 at Hyperwar. I'm about 1/3 the way through cleaning it up.
     
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    My preparations consists of procrastinating, falling asleep before I start and trying to remember what I was going to do. Think I'll open the book tonight.
     
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    The opening sentence is an epic of no small proportions.
     
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    The third sentence is virtually my signature. What the grok ?
     
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    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    10th grade teacher had us do 3 page book reports. I did seven on Stranger. Next year it was required reading for her class. Got her "not retained".

    The longest conversation I ever had with my father was when he came home and picked up the copy of Stranger I was reading.

    "They have this is the school library?"

    "Yes."
     
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    Don't tell me. I haven't gotten to the good parts yet.
     
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    "Don't tell me who won, I'm still reading!"
     
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    Did he get anything right?
     
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    Maybe that’s why it’s new - factual accuracy has already been done;)
     
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    Of course the intent was to undermine Allied morale, but my impression is that the troops at least found her, Tokyo Rose, Lord Haw-Haw, et. al. more amusing/entertaining than anything else.
     
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