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Old 01-05-2019, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by John_W View Post
Not everyone fought on the front lines, and even if a woman wanted to she was denied. Just because they worked behind the lines doesn't mean they should not be honored for the work they did in winning the war. How about all those men who sat home and did nothing at all because they were CO, or flat feet, or some other ailment. These woman actually contributed to our victory. Every war has casulties, and every war has heroes, these woman were heroes.
Never suggested that they should not be honored. They indeed played a very important part in the war effort. But so did all the women who stayed home including my mom who had 4 kids in a one bedroom apartment Living on an Army allotment and ration stamps. No stories about them because it does not fit the subliminal Agenda that entraps many. Point is that these great women were treated unfairly but so were a lot of other veterans who were spat upon and called baby killers. My FIL. Was shot down over Ploesti and was a POW under very bad circumstances but he amazingly never complained or thought he was special. This story could have been about their achievements but PBS prefers to dote on victimization. Life is not always fair but that is true for all genders.

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Old 01-06-2019, 08:01 AM
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Please return to the topic....the PBS TV show. Getting sidetracked ....

Old 01-06-2019, 10:11 AM
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I am sure I am not alone in saying that I enjoyed the personal connection from Harleyman. I felt it added to this thread and to all of our general information. He is another lucky fellow in his choice of mothers.

Are you a year rounder in The Villages, Harleyman? It would be lovely to hear you talk about your mom at length.

I think how amazing it was that people kept mum about this secret. It showed the stiff upper lip and the moral fiber of the people in that generation.
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Old 01-06-2019, 03:13 PM
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Thanks Gracie. Of all the people who post on this site there about six or seven that I would like to meet and you are at the top. We are from Nova Scotia and have owned for eight years. We spend about four and a half to five months a year at our house.. We will be back hopefully in mid Feb until mid April. I would love to get together with you and tell you some more of the story. My mother wrote us a letter about her war times but she would not actually tell us about Bletchley. They all signed a sixty year oath of secrecy and she took most of the stuff to her grave. I will send you a note when we get back. Perhaps we can arrange to get together for a chat.
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