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Yes indeed I do remember Pearl Harbor, Tink...even though I was not born until a few years later, the first 30 years of my life, at least, were formed around World War II and its aftermath, I was raised by the people of the Greatest Generation...and each year around December 1, I always remember...for that whole week.

I don't recall now whether Rooster suggested this book to me, or whether I was just asking him for his evaluation of it...but for a while I took much of my reading from his recommendations...

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I remember as a child being thrilled by the recitation of this stanza of Whitman's poem, "Song for all Seas, all Ships," on a re-run episode of "Victory at Sea."

Flaunt out O sea your separate flags of nations!
Flaunt out visible as ever the various ship-signals!
But do you reserve especially for yourself and for the soul of man
     one flag above all the rest,
A spiritual woven signal for all nations, emblem of man elate above death,
Token of all brave captains and all intrepid sailors and mates,
And all that went down doing their duty,
Reminiscent of them, twined from all intrepid captains young or old,
A pennant universal, subtly waving all time, o'er all brave sailors,
All seas, all ships.

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Just grand, Tink...the Whitman, and glad also you got to see those, I had forgotten VICTORY AT SEA but now with your mention I do recall the original series...we watched it regularly. Maybe I will see if someone has posted some of the episodes on YouTube!

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I heard about this battle.

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Never forget!

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So few left to remember any more. Today's youth has no idea what Pearl Harbor even was! Shame.

I've participated in making a Pearl Harbor scenario for U.S. Pacific game. 


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Rooster if you are doing that then, indeed, you are recovering extremely well...and I am so glad for that. Maybe the games will end up as a way for younger generations to learn history, and accurately too if you are involved in the development!

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Hi Virginia. Yes I have recovered about 99% of my memory now and have been back at designing graphics again, of which I really love doing.

Other than working on Panzer Corps 2 3D, A couple of us have been working on a big project called; U.S. Navy: WW2 battles. Our depiction of the Pearl Harbor raid is much better and historical.

I don't know about the younger generations. It's like they don't care about anything but what's in their lives at the moment. I see it in Hitman's daughters. Sweeties but a major generation gap!

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Ha ha, I think maybe that is just what teenagers do, Rooster...it's all about themselves! But I have enjoyed learning about your game development over the years, it is quite fascinating. 

I remember I asked you once if perhaps the games could replace actual combat in maintaining fighting skills, and you thought yes...I have also learned lots of history from you, especially in the Pacific, WWII. Lately I have been learning more about WWI; I am concerned about our country and how we got in our present difficulties, and WWI may hold some answers to that.

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