For people of a certain age, or a taste for vintage television, the term ‘Flying Nun’ evokes memories of youthful actress Sally Field bedecked in an elaborate nun’s habit flying through the skies like a super heroine in a zany television series of same name during 1967-1970.
I'm hoping someone here might be able to help me track down a primary document for an obscure reference, or point me to a secondary source that can verify/disprove the claim.
Kimmel and Short should have been fired. According to the traditions of command, they were the commanders on scene with the necessary responsibility and authority to meet the attack. They also had sufficient, if not perfect, information to allow them to do their jobs. Even so, ending the alert prior to the December 7 attack is not an example of their unique lack of awareness. In the first place, the alert was based, I believe, on the war warning sent in November in anticipation of an attack that did not occur. As any commander knows, you can't stay at GQ forever, even in wartime.
WShilst this in primarily a US thread there is of course the other allies at the time of Normandy.
Montgomery was nt adverse to removing anyone and almost for any reason. Bucknell was his most notable victim at the time of NW Europe.
I still enjoyed the old British Army terms for sacking an officer "Stellenbosched" and the French eqivalent "Limoged"...
H-War Book Reviews
Margarette Lincoln. Trading in War: London's Maritime World in the Age of Cook and Nelson. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2018. 304 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-22748-2.
Reviewed by John R. Burrow (Mississippi State University) Published on H-War (March, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)
Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=53109
Jerry D. Thompson. Tejano Tiger: José de los Santos Benavides and the Texas-Mexico Borderlands, 1823-1891. The Texas Biography Series. Fort Worth: Texas Christian University Press, 2017. xii + 412 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-87565-407-2.
Reviewed by Evan C. Rothera (Sam Houston State University) Published on H-War (March, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)
Mike Huggins. Horse Racing and British Society in the Long Eighteenth Century. Rochester: Boydell Press, 2018. 316 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-78327-318-8.
Reviewed by Janet Mullin (St. Thomas University) Published on H-War (March, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)
Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=52857
Andrew Orr. Women and the French Army during the World Wars, 1914-1940. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017. xxvi + 192 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-02677-4; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-02630-9.
Reviewed by Abigail Lewis (University of Wisconsin-Madison) Published on H-War (March, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)
Benjamin Ziemann. Violence and the German Soldier in the Great War: Killing, Dying, Surviving. Translated by Andrew Evans. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2017. 320 pp. $114.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4742-3958-5.
Reviewed by Matthew Hershey (University of Michigan) Published on H-War (March, 2019) Commissioned by Margaret Sankey (Air War College)