Troops performing a lifeboat drill onboard the Queen Mary in December 1944, before Operation Magic Carpet
National Security

The Magic Carpet That Brought Everybody Home – WWII

Veterans’ Tales by Vassar Bushmills (Courtesy of our Vietnam War combat vet, Mike Collins, this is how my Dad got home in ’45.) The U.S. military experienced an unimaginable increase during World War II. In 1939, there were 334,000 servicemen, not counting the  Coast Guard. In 1945, there were over 12 million, [Read More]

Culture

SOS on Toast

Veterans’ Tales by Vassar The other morning one of our local radio personalities was pitching a fancy restaurant in the Richmond area, and he proudly announced that their most popular entre was chipped beef on toast. A ten dollar platter these days, and whudda thunk it? People paying ten dollars for [Read More]

Their Finest Movie Review
Hollywood

Movie Review: Their Finest

Our Closet Conservative Movie Critic explains how Their Finest just missed being a powerful, charming take on women’s role in England’s WWII propaganda. I saw the trailer for Their Finest, and it was an engaging preview. It had all the markings for my kind of movie: History, Charm, Love, Humor, and all [Read More]