Vanity Fair Magazine Articles
The Atlantic Monthly Articles
The Outlook Articles
People Today Articles
American Legion Monthly Articles
Sea Power Magazine Articles
Confederate Veteran Magazine Articles
flapper magazine Articles
La Baionnette Articles
PIC Magazine Articles
Outing Magazine Articles
Stage Magazine Articles
Life Magazine  Articles
National Park Service Histories Articles
Punch Magazine Articles
Men's Wear Articles
Current Literature Articles
The New York Times Articles
Hearst's Sunday American Articles
Click Magazine Articles
Creative Art Magazine Articles
Rob Wagner's Script Articles
The New Republic Articles
American Legion Weekly Articles
The Smart Set Articles
Photoplay Magazine Articles
Leslie's Magazine Articles
Ken Magazine Articles
PM  Articles
Saturday Review of Literature Articles
The Dial Magazine Articles
Theatre Arts Magazine Articles
The North American Review Articles
Direction Magazine Articles
'47 Magazine Articles
Film Spectator Articles
Film Daily Articles
Trench Warfare History Articles

 




Article Surfer
<— Prev    |    Next —>

Journalist Frank Sullivan recalled the placid days prior to the war - before map-gazing became the norm and a whole new group of names entered the nation's daily vocabulary:

"On December 6, 1941 probably not one soul out of ten not living on the Pacific Coast could have told you the name of our important naval base at Hawaii - and such an oddly gentle, peaceful name, too! The names of general MacArthur, General Marshall and Admiral Leahy were familiar to newspaper readers, but very few people outside Washington D.C. or the services could have told you who Nimitz or Halsey or Eisenhower or Mark Clark or Ernie King or Uncle Joe Stillwell was. And no one at all outside the circle of their friends could have told you who were Colin Kelly, Captain Wheless, John Bulkley, Butch O'Hare, Dorie Miller, Ensign Gay or Donald Mason or Daniel Callaghan. You probably wouldn't have had the foggiest notion of the location of Sumatra and Singapore, but dollars -to-donuts, you couldn't have told have told what or where Bataan, Port Moseby, Darwin, Midway, Wake, the Coral Sea, Buna, Guadalcanal or the Solomon Islands - or for that matter, Casablanca, Oran, or Bizerte."


Frank Sullivan

     


A Pearl Harbor Day Recollection (PM Tabloid, 1942)

Article Surfer
<— Prev    |    Next —>

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright 2008 Old Magazine Articles