Don’t lose your interest for we also are getting fewer and will go the way of the veterans. Gaming carries on remembering those that sacrificed to allow us to be here today at this moment.
Yes and I think that, as more and more WWII veterans pass on, it’s important for those of us with an interest in WWII to sustain that interest on behalf of the people who actually lived through the conflict. Their departures will inevitably lead to the sad day when first-hand experience of WWII will no longer be within the living memory of anyone around us – but there are no limits to the duration of second-hand interest in WWII, which will go on for as long as anyone cares to study the subject and to recognize its enormous importance in the course of world history.
The UK lost its last WW1 veteran this year and I think France has too.
My wife and I were saddened at the loss of Dick Winters when we heard that. I do try to pick up a paper and read the obituaries, always looking for WW2 stories.
I hope I do not forget what my grandparents have passed on to me, as I am going to do the same with mine. My mum has written down all she can remember from her grandparents and even further back. I have told her I want it all.
Hey Garg. Man I wish I could ask him. I spent one weekend with him at his cottage the week after the at the time Premier Bill Davis was there. A few years later he found out he had aggressive cancer. Being a man’s man he didn’t want anybody to see him in his weak and dying state and died with only his wife at his side a few weeks later. I’ll ask my mom tho, we were just talking about them as her 90th b-day was last week and mom went.
Man that Berlin Air Lift was one hell of a heroic effort. A pivotal moment in the cold war in my opinion.
There’s a scene in the movie Across the Pacific in which Sydney Greenstreet shows his pistol (I think it’s a 38-caliber gun) to Humphrey Bogart, who puts his Colt 45 pistol alongside Greenstreet’s and comments, “Mine’s bigger than yours.”