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Discharge and Disillusionment

David Meakes February 14, 2018

 

A personal, transcendental moment of illusion infused my being on that most glorious of days when, after over 5 years of restrictive service in Canada’s overseas military services, I was discharged. It was July 24, 1945. That day was magnificent. It was the high point of all time. It was the first day of a magical period. The menace of Hitler had been laid to rest. In 2 . . .

The Dieppe Raid

David Meakes April 18, 2018

There had been a report in early 1942 that Stalin was attempting to end the war by making peace with Hitler. It is important to grasp the concept that the Allies viewed the loss of the Russian Military as losing the best weapon the Allies had.

The Dieppe Raid was already planned, but in the summer of 1942, with considerable effort and courage, Winston Churchill flew to Moscow to make a p . . .

Politics by Assassination

David Meakes April 25, 2018

This year, 2018, it will be 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. was shot. I am not a “conspiracy nut,” so I still believe that Harvey Oswald killed Pres. Jack Kennedy and that Sirhan Sirhan killed Sen. Robert Kennedy. But the murder of Martin Luther King Jr. having been proved as a conspiracy makes me suspicious of when our 3 most progressive politicians were assassinated in . . .

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    David Meakes is a Canadian-born World War II veteran. He is ninety-five years old and a retired podiatris... read more

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