About PEARL HARBOR AND MORE
Stories of WWII: December 1941:
On December 7th 1941, a pivotal event took place that changed the face of World War II. Hundreds of Japanese fighter planes carried out a devastating surprise attack on the American naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. By December 11th, the United States was at war with the Axis Powers in the Pacific and European theaters. World War II raged for almost another four years, but the entry of the world’s greatest economy into the conflict profoundly influenced its course.
This wide-ranging collection of eight stories by a diverse group of authors, who write wartime fiction, commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Pearl Harbor. Few people’s lives were unaffected in some way by that fateful day and these stories reflect this. Some of them are set at Pearl Harbor itself, in other parts of the United States and in Singapore. Other stories take place in Europe: occupied France, Germany and Northern Ireland. They explore the experiences of U.S. servicemen and women, a German Jew, Japanese Americans, a French countess, an Ulster Home Guard, and many others.
We hope readers will enjoy our salute to the people and the events of this momentous era.
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Time to Go
by Margaret Tanner:
A young sailor, who died at Pearl Harbor, finally meets his soulmate on the 75th Anniversary of the battle. Will she be prepared to leave the 21st century, and pass through a portal into the other world with him? Or will they forever remain apart?
Excerpt from Time to Go:
Saturday, December 6, 1941 – Pearl Harbor
“Aw, come on, Frank, be a buddy and double date – Gloria is a real peach. I was going to put the hard word on Shelly tonight. I’ll have no chance if we aren’t alone, and I don’t want to waste this overnight leave. Might be our last for a while.”
“I’m sick of you lining up blind dates for me all the time, Muzz. I’ve told you a hundred times before. I know the kind of girl I want to marry.”
Muzz laughed. “Who’s talking about marriage? Gloria would be just a date.”
“What the heck.” Frank capitulated. “I guess it will be better than going to the movies on my own.” The least he could do was help out his best buddy.
“You haven’t even met your dream girl yet, Frank. Probably never will,” said another of his shipmates.
“I’m prepared to wait.” Frank knew some of his fellow sailors on board the Arizona thought he was an oddity. Maybe he was. He could visualize the girl he wanted. His soul mate. Shiny blue eyes, dark curls and a lovely smile. Not to mention her generous heart.
Since being in the Navy, he had visited many ports and met many young women, but none of them had been his dream girl. She had to be out there somewhere. Perhaps he should wait until the war ended. There again, if he was on a ship required for convoy duties in the North Atlantic, he would probably get leave in England. Maybe his girl was waiting there.
He adjusted his uniform before taking one last look in the mirror positioned above the top bunk. With a shrug of resignation, he followed Muzz out of their quarters.
About Margaret Tanner:
Margaret Tanner is an award-winning, multi-published Australian author who writes Historical Romance and Western Romance. She loves delving into the pages of history as she carries out her research and prides herself on being historically correct. No book is too old or tattered for her to trawl through, no museum too dusty or cemetery too overgrown.
Her favorite historical periods are the First and Second World Wars.
Margaret is married and has three grown sons and two gorgeous little granddaughters. Outside of her family and friends, writing is her passion.
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