Thursday, February 21, 2013

Amsterdam and the Canadians

As I continue to work on my WWII book, I had to know who liberated Amsterdam.  It was the Canadians.  I spent a lot of time on websites concerning the subject.  The Anne Frank website is if filled with information.

It touched my heart to see how the Dutch remember their liberators. In school, the children are taught about the men who fought to free the city.  And they carefully tend the cemetery where all those men who never made it back home lie.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

The Blitz

I am spending time in WWII London.  The English have my admiration for their toughness.  They wouldn't buckle under the onslaught of the Luffwaffe.  We can't even comprehend what they endure.  The citizens would spend the night in air raid shelters and then have to get up the next day and go to work.  Many had to walk, since transportation was spotty.

In the midst of this terror, St Paul Cathedral stood as a beacon to the Londoners.  It suffered no damage. On Sept 12, 1940, a time-delayed bomb that struck cathedral didn't go off and the Royal engineers where able to defuse it.

So, if the midst of chaos, God is there.