Friday, May 27, 2011

Great Video of VJ-Day in Honolulu from Jim Carvell

Jim Carvell, who has been in our WWII classes at SMU, sent me this wonderful video. Enjoy it. Thank you Jim!

Great video of a Spontaneous Victory Parade in Honolulu in 1945.Take a look at this video-absolutely fabulous! Notice the cars and jeeps, youth. The guys in khaki or gray shirts and black ties are Navy officers or chiefs. The rest are Army or Marine. How young they all were to do what they did.This guy really captured a moment in history! (You can listen to Jimmy Durante singing "I'll be Seeing You" in the background, too)This is a super video of a time past - we need to remember and be THANKFUL.Check out the color fidelity. It's not bad for 1945. Nothing will ever compare with Kodachrome film.Click here for the video:>

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

SMU Fall

Thanks to all of the quick responses to my informal poll. I think the Civil War & the Mitfords have it. Thanks!