This Week in 1945

    By Rick Kaempfer
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    Apr 12th, 2017
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series… World War II Rages On *But it rages on without the American president. On the afternoon of April 12, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is in Warm Springs Georgia. He says, “I have a terrific pain in the back of my head.” He t...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Apr 5th, 2017
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II Rages On… *The Allied Forces liberate the Nazi concentration camp, Buchenwald. *Kuniaki Koiso resigns as the Prime Minister of Japan, and is replaced by Kantaro Suzuki. *The Allies launch a dramat...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Mar 29th, 2017
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    This week during the last year the Cubs won the pennant (before 2016)… World War II Rages On *American troops liberate their first Nazi concentration camp, Ohrdruf death camp in Germany. They are shocked by the conditions there. (Photo left: Colonel Hayden Sears with Ohrdruf survivors) *Soviet ...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Mar 22nd, 2017
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series (before 2016)… World War II Rages On *The end is near for Hitler. He is seen in public for the last time (March 22) *The Arab League is formed with the adoption of a charter in Cairo, Egypt. *Generals Eisenhower/Bradley/Patton att...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Mar 15th, 2017
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series… World War II Rages On *The Battle of Iwo Jima officially ends, but small pockets of guerrilla resistance are persisting past the official conclusion of the battle. *Kobe, Japan is fire-bombed by 331 B-29 bombers, killing over 8,0...
    By Rick Kaempfer
    In This Week in 1945
    Mar 8th, 2017
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    This week during the last year the Cubs went to the World Series… World War II Rages On *Josip Broz Tito (photo) forms a government in Yugoslavia. *The U.S.S.R. returns Transylvania to Romania. *Patton’s 3rd Army makes contact with Hodge’s 1st Army. *Queen Wilhelmina returns to Neth...
    By Rick Kaempfer
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    May 20th, 2014
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    There’s a story in the New York Times about the last surviving member of 1945 Cubs, Lennie Merullo. Lennie was their starting shortstop, and he’s still alive in Massachusetts. He’s 97 years old. It’s a charming story about the man. I once wrote a snarky piece about Lennie at J...