As I get older, I just celebrated my sixty first birthday last Friday, historical events that held no interest to me as a teenager and young adult have become extremely intriguing to me now.
As a Netflix subscriber I have the opportunity to consider many different types of genres, I found a show produced by PBS for Masterpiece Theater, titled: Foyle's War.
A short summary about Foyle's War, taken from: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/foyleswar/
"Set along the South Coast of England in the 1940s, Foyle's War stars Michael Kitchen as Christopher Foyle, the straightforward sleuth who fights his own battles on the home front while war rages across Europe."
I enjoyed this series, and I felt as if I lost friends after watching the last episode.
I just finished Kate Morton's newest book: The Secret Keeper, while the story setting is in the year 2011, the answer to the secret is found during WW2.
For two days, my life seemed to revolve around this book, toss in a load of laundry, read a chapter or two, clean the bathroom, read some more. I have liked all of Kate Morton's book and her newest book The Secret Keeper did not disappoint me.
After reading and watching stories about World War Two, I decided to find out more about how people coped during this horrible time.
I found the site; WW2 People's War. The BBC asked people to contribute their memories of World War Two, so between June of 2003 and January of 2006, the BBC collected 47,000 stories and 15,000 images.
I have spent many hours pouring over these pictures and stories that have been submitted by people who had memories of this dreadful war.
Here, is one of the happier stories that was submitted by Ida Vee.
'WW2 People's War is an online archive of wartime memories contributed by members of the public and gathered by the BBC. The archive can be found at bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar'
Picture and Story:
A Doll Sent from Canada:by Ida Vee:WW2 People's War
This website has touched my heart, and I just wanted to share it with anyone who might be interested.
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
General Dwight D. Eisenhower