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Getting Ready 7/12/42

These past few weeks have been unpredictable. First I came down with some stomach flu and I vomited for hours on end. The few bombers that aren't supporting the Russian campaign have been pestering our free time. The last 2 Sundays when my squad was in a bar, an air raid was called so we had to head to the bar's cellar. A building across the street was hit and about 20 people died. After the all clear signal was given all American forces had to report to their positions in their designated bases. We hopped into the closest army jeep and drove to the base just outside of Liverpool. The Prime Minister of England, Winston Churchill held a live radio broadcast which I copied down the important parts. Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events. He ended with don't be content with things as they are. The Earth is yours and the fullness thereof. It was a pretty powerful speech and most of the base was listening intently. America's war in the Pacific has begun to build up steam as the Battle of Midway Island saw 4 Japanese carriers compared to our loss of 1. English Field Marshall Montgomery is working with General Dwight Eisenhower on the invasion of North Africa. These next few months are going to be quite busy so I may not have a lot of time to write.