Month: July 2021

July 14th

On July 14th, 1940, Britain faced existential danger. Hitler’s forces had crushed all opposition across continental Europe and now stood poised to invade southern England. July 14th is, of course, the French national holiday, Bastille Day, the day the French people...

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July 4th

When I was eight or nine I decided to become an American.  I discovered America in my local barber’s shop where they had old copies of the Saturday Evening Post. Turning the pages slowly, I glimpsed a world immensely more desirable than my own, and I decided, there...

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