Remarkable Stories

May 01, 2023 by Rose O'Keefe

As previously mentioned, Maia Wojciechowska’s award-winning shadow of a BULL from 1964 had a distinct voice and setting that drew me in and kept me interested until the end. I still think about the voices of Manolo and Juan. Such remarkable stories.

Someplace or other recommended The Forgotten 500: The Untold Story of the Men Who Risked All for the Greatest Mission of World War II, by Gregory A. Freeman (2007). You name it, this story had it: bravery, courage, valor and sacrifice, as well as betrayals, conflicts, horrible cruelty and deception. It was a long-winded true story of mostly-American downed airmen who survived in the mountains of Yugoslavia during WWII. After the U. S. and Britain chose to ally with pro-Communist General Tito against his rival, anti-Communist General Mihailovich, calls for rescue of the airmen were ignored and they had to survive under rugged conditions, putting the Serbian Yugoslavian villagers at risk of brutal retaliation. The 1979 commentary by Ronald Reagan, then-governor of California, about nations sacrificing  honor with false hopes of appeasing aggressors, rang painfully true.

FYI, I’m trying out a new font, Palatino, that I plan to use in my upcoming n-f history eBook, All Rights for All. #amreading; #ElizabethBortondeTrevino;  #I, Juan de Pareja; #TheForgotten500; #GregoryAFreeman;