Thursday, November 30, 2006

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Settling in with Adolf Hitler and the Duke of Wellingtons

Monday, November 27, 2006

Nearly there

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Thursday, November 23, 2006

War fever builds

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

John was at his wits end. The Regiment in Halifax was the Duke of Wellington's and he felt sure he could sign up with them.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Pages 2 and 3

John thought the Army would be falling over itself to sign him up. Nothing prepared him for what happened.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

John Bearder's World War II Diaries

Welcome to the Diaries of Major John A. Bearder. This is Volume 1. Each day of his service he tried to write that day's events. Of course sometimes he could not but he caught up to create a contemporaneous diary of daily life in his part of the War. I intend to put up one or two pages each day with his photograhs and souveniers to build, as they say, into a complete set of Diaries over time.

Let us begin at the beginning. It is August 1939 and you can see Private Bearder as he looked then. This is his introduction to the Diary