My Secret War: The World War II Diary of Madeline Beck, Long Island, New York 1941 (Dear America Series)
Mary Pope Osborne
Thirteen-year-old Madeline's diaries for 1941 and 1942 display her reviews dwelling on big apple in the course of global warfare II whereas her father is away within the military.
great factor for her to assert — in particular because it’s been visible in recent years that Johnny Vecchio is extra mine than hers. JANUARY sixteen, 1942 expensive Diary, unimaginable most sensible mystery details from Theo this day! He informed me and Johnny that certainly one of his Coast shield pals conﬁded in him that the Coast safeguard had picked up a German radio message. They heard a voice with an accessory say, “You get away this time. subsequent time we sink you. Heil Hitler.” Theo defined that the voice should have come from a U-boat correct off our.
Austria, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, and France. Johnny and that i said how the Nazis at the moment are smashing via Russia. His mom and dad have been either at paintings down on the cannery, yet his grandmother and six-year-old brother, invoice, have been domestic with us. when we said the conflict in Europe, I bragged a bit by way of exhibiting them at the map a number of the naval bases the place we’ve been stationed: California, New Hampshire, Virginia, Florida, Panama, and much Rockaway. each.
19 20 21 S 22 R 23 RRD_001-181_r5kp.qxd 4/17/00 1:04 PM web page 128 1 2 three four five 6 7 eight nine 10 eleven 12 thirteen 14 15 sixteen 17 18 19 20 21 22 S 23 R comprehend its that means. I’ll remain looking out and waylay Johnny prior to he asks for Theo. at once I’m in my ordinary seat, peering out the window, waiting for Johnny or for the fellow with the puppy. Theo and Clara are sitting within the porch swing. He’s telling her that she should still provide making a song classes. she will be able to use the piano within the parlor. instantly Theo and Clara look so.
I agreed. He puzzled if the international speech I had heard might have been German. I stated it was once attainable; then we either puzzled if possibly the Coast protect had stuck a German saboteur. Johnny urged that the following day we return to the seashore in extensive sunlight, whilst it’s no longer off-limits. Then i'll convey him the place I had stumbled onto the army operation. I took a deep breath, anxious i'd be stuck returning to the scene. yet then that feeling of anger came around me. this can be a loose nation, after.
submit of the Bangor, Maine clear out middle, the place she experiences on multi-motored plane, plane formations, plane that may be heard yet now not noticeable, and “unusual occurrences and weird objects,” resembling “blimps, helicopters, balloons, injuries, unusual objects.” one hundred seventy five RRD_001-181_r5kp.qxd 4/17/00 1:05 PM web page 176 most sensible, the June 12, 1942, version of the magazine American declares the touchdown of 2 German U-boats, backside, on American soil; one in Florida and one on manhattan, big apple. 4.