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Posts on 05/31/16

Genocide...and Davy Crockett; from Gary Moore

(John Eipper, USA, 05/31/16 1:26 pm) Gary Moore writes: My thanks to Jose Manuel del Prada (30 May) for his comments on the word "genocide," and introduction of the question as to whether ...

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Ciudad Juarez Makes a Comeback

(Richard Hancock, USA, 05/31/16 6:20 am) Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, has a population of 1,379,981, the eighth largest city in Mexico. This city is the subject of a 17-page article by S ...

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Memorial Day 2016: Remembering Two Heroes

(Edward Jajko, USA, 05/31/16 5:38 am) With a little more than an hour left to this Memorial Day, here on the West Coast, I want to write a brief note about two men whose lives I honor especially today. The first is my wife's old ...

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Posts on 05/30/16

Sam Smiths, Sam Adams, and Yuengling: A Beer Saga

(Edward Jajko, USA, 05/30/16 8:38 am) Did John Heelan (29 May) mean "Samuel (or Sam) Adams," not "Sam Smiths," for the brew he sampled in Boston? Samuel Smiths comes from Yorkshire. In Boston, John could have ta ...

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Dolomites Campaign: Most Treacherous Battle of WWI

(Paul Pitlick, USA, 05/30/16 6:43 am) I ran across this article in Smithsonian magazine, which I found interesting. I wasn't aware of it, although Italian WAISers and/or other WWI buffs may be familiar with the story.Read more

Thoughts on the Term "Genocide"

(Jose Manuel de Prada, Spain, 05/30/16 5:06 am) Shortly after reading this post by Robert Whealey (28 May), I came across this review in the New York Times of a recent book, An American Genocide, by Alan Madley: Read more

Honoring Raphael Lemkin; from Gary Moore

(John Eipper, USA, 05/30/16 4:25 am) Gary Moore writes: My thanks to John Eipper (see Robert Whealey, May 28) for his apt suggestion to memorialize Raphael Lemkin, inventor of the word "genocide.& ...

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Posts on 05/29/16

Giarabub and Italian Memory

(Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 05/29/16 9:09 am) Following John E's invitation, unfortunately I do not have personal stories of heroism, except for the time I refused a chocolate from the enemy. This does not strike me as heroism even if I was ...

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Gales Ales

(Michael Sullivan, USA, 05/29/16 7:12 am) I must have had it wrong in my post of 28 May, as George Bowyer's dad must have been the current owner of Gales Ales when George retired from the RAF and took the business over from his dad. ...

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George Bowyer and Gales Ales

(John Heelan, UK, 05/29/16 7:01 am) Michael Sullivan (28 May) asked if I had met his friend Group Captain George Bowyer. Sadly no, but if I ever did, I would certainly shake his hand warmly to thank him for the fine Gales Ales beer (Ho ...

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