There is one front and one battle where everyone in the United States—every man, woman, and child—is in action and will be privileged to remain in action throughout this war. That front is right here at home, in our daily lives and in our daily tasks. Here at home everyone will have the privilege of making whatever self-denial is necessary, not only to supply our fighting men, but to keep the economic structure of our country fortified and secure during the war and after the war.

President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s radio broadcast to the nation, April 28, 1942

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Russian Sniper



I can't get it out of my head.
The photograph of a Russian
sniper. A headline reading
Germans Just 'Snakes'
But, it wasn't a rifleman--
it was a rifleWOMAN.
Yes, a woman! And I have
no doubt, none at all, that
she could, and would, kill.

So why, after more than
two years, hasn't this war
ended? I think someone's
not telling us the whole story.

© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved. Clipping from the Oakland Tribune, October 6, 1942.

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