Weekly Updates

 

Week Ending   04-Aug-2012

 

Upcoming Events

The club's August Movie (Aug 15th, 6PM to 9PM, Seabreeze Rec Center) will be Das Boot:  The Battle of The Atlantic, the longest continuous engagement of the war, would ultimately determine the success or failure of the Allies in Europe.  By 1942, the tide was turning in favor of the Allies.  Allied losses were still large, but improved ships, methods and technology and the US entrance into the war was beginning to show and German U-Boats have begun to take heavy losses. "Das Boot" (The Boat), one of the best movies about WWII and the best submarine film ever, is the story of one such U-Boat crew, with the film examining how these submariners maintained their professionalism as soldiers, attempted to accomplish impossible missions, while all the time attempting to understand and obey the ideology of the government under which they served.

The club's August meeting (August 22nd, 3PM to 5PM, Colony Cottage Rec Center) will continue our biography series with a session focused on Winston Churchill, one of the most influential and interesting men of the 20th Century.  Each Day during August a Daily Item will provide an item on Churchill

 

Local Museums

There are a number of interesting military oriented museums and memorials not far from The Villages.  Click here for a general listing.  We will review one each week or so.

Nothing new this week

 

Other News

Villages Honor Flight has started planning for its Sep 2012 and Oct 2012 flights.  Guardians (who escort WWII vets during the day) are still needed for the October flight.  If you are interested, visit the web site, www.villageshonorflight.org and review what guardians do. 

If you belong to a club or other organization that would be interested in having someone from Honor Flight visit and present information on Honor Flight, contact Villages Honor Flight at (352) 432-1382 or InfoLine@villageshonorflight.org

Nov 17 - Nov 18 2012 Fort Meyers, FL, Fort Myers’ Original Gun, Knife, Civil War & Militaria Show. Araba Shrine Temple, Corner of Cleavand Ave. (Rt. 41) and 2010 Hanson St., Sat 9-5, Sun 9-3 FMAAC, P.O. Box 6518, Ft. Myers, FL 33932; Patrick Regis, 954.294.2526 www.fmaac.tripod.com

Feb 8 - Feb 10 2013 Belleview, FL, The Southern Outpost Military Vehicle Winter Rally and Swap Meet. The Market of Marion 12888 SE US Hwy 441 Located 10 miles south of Ocala, FL Dave Thomas, 352-288-0604; Dick Deren, 727-515-7365; Charles Craven, 352-245-2208; Charles Hildebrant, 352-748-3447

 

Recent Additions to the Web Site

In keeping with the intent of this email, only items added to the web site in the last week will be discussed.  Something is added every day, so it is worth your while to visit the site every few days and click on What’s New and then on Overall

 

 
Date  Web Page(s) Topic Area Item Description
04-Aug-2012

Daily Items

WWII / Churchill Churchill: Churchill's Sweet Tooth
04-Aug-2012

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This Day in WWII 1944:  Anne Frank and her family arrested by Gestapo
03-Aug-2012

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WWII / Churchill Churchill: WWII Mystery Explained
03-Aug-2012

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This Day in WWII 1940:  Italians move on British Somaliland
02-Aug-2012

Daily Items

WWII / Churchill Churchill: Lloyd George & Hitler
02-Aug-2012

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This Day in WWII 1934: President of the Weimar Republic Hindenburg dies
01-Aug-2012

Daily Items

WWII / Churchill Churchill: Travels With Churchill
01-Aug-2012

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This Day in WWII 1943:  PT-109 sinks; Lieutenant Kennedy is instrumental in saving crew
31-Jul-2012

Daily Items

WWII WW2 U-Boat Discovered Off Coast of Nantucket
30-Jul-2012

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Humour The Nun
29-Jul-2012

Daily Items

Military 1/2 Man, 1/2 Boy