Things to Remember
This particular article was brought to my attention by Claudio B., a friend from Italy who reads this blog. I think that it’s worth your time.
As a prisoner, Clark knew that a successful sabotage attack on the shipyard—an “inside job,” as it were—would help the Allied war effort immensely. But he also knew that the consequences for anyone caught committing even the smallest hostile act against Nippon Kokan would be severe. The need for secrecy was therefore paramount. But as he began to plot his sabotage, Clark realized he’d need at least one trusted accomplice. After careful consideration, he approached Private Stanley Cameron of the Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps, which proved to be a prudent choice. Indeed, none of the rest of us knew about their partnership until well after the deed had been carried out. …more here.
There was an old book that I recall reading a long time ago, The Monkey Wrench Gang. It’s clearly not about the heroic efforts of Canadian POW’s to take down a Japanese shipyard. But the point is the same.
German efforts to use slave labor in their war effort during the Second World War often led to sabotage that slowed assembly lines and created problems with artillery shells or other key components when they were needed most.
I’ve heard that Baby Yoda is back.
You have to admit that the whole thing is an act of marketing genius. How many Baby Yoda dolls will be sold at Christmas?
…Offering a ‘return to normalcy,’ Biden pledges troop surges in Iraq and Afghanistan, and an invasion of Syria.
“We’re not doing any of this troop withdrawal malarkey.”