Apology for no post about Pearl Harbor

Posted On: Thursday - December 8th 2016 7:50AM MST
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I feel remiss about not posting anything, especially as the sneak attack was a round 75 years ago yesterday (round as in "round number")

Yeah, there are probably thousands of books and dozens of movies, but probably only a few people still alive to tell their own stories. It's not the goal of this blog to repeat stuff that can be found all over the web.

I happened to have watched a movie called "Little Boy" just last night that is related to the war with Japan. It is not a war movie at all, it turns out, but a tear-jerker type. I still liked this one that is about a boy's great love for his father. It's really about what faith means though. The movie is set in a small coastal California town (but actually made in Mexico) during World War II. Even though it's a new movie, usually meaning ultra-PC and unwatchable to me, this one is fair and believable.

Oh, the name "Little Boy" is not about the atomic bomb - there could be confusion between this movie's name and "Fat Man and Little Boy" about the Manhattan project to build the atomic bomb. The B-29 (Superfortress) Enola Gay dropped the "Little Boy" Uranium-235 bomb, and a few days later another B-29, Bock's Car dropped the "Fat Man" plutonium-core bomb. That was the whole arsenal at that point. Luckily, it was enough to put an end to that war.

This blog was set up to put up movie and book reviews linked to on the left side, but I'm not sure whether that'll happen.

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