This is Part 1 of The Rescue which is a continuation of San Pietro Rose posted previously in this blog. Parts 2 and 3 of the Rescue to follow in the coming weeks.
Photo from Ralph Hotchkiss Archives. General Mark Clark of the 5th Army addressing the 36th Division, Dec. 1943 This is part 3 of a historical non-fiction short story. It is based on song lyrics written by Major Frank Pellegrin about a doughfoot named Joe Maloney who meets an Italian girl named Rose after the US … More San Pietro Rose – Part 3
Photograph from Ralph Hotchkiss Archive: March 1944 – Italian peasants using a ferry built by the US Army Corp of Engineers. This is part 2 of a historical non-fiction short story. It is based on song lyrics written by Major Frank Pellegrin about a doughfoot named Joe Maloney who meets an Italian girl named Rose … More San Pietro Rose Part 2
Photograph from Ralph Hotchkiss archive: Captain Ralph Hotchkiss (Left – my Grandfather & Major Frank Pellegrin) Ravello, Italy March 1944. This is a historical non-fiction short story. It is based on song lyrics written by Major Frank Pellegrin about a doughfoot named Joe Maloney who meets an Italian girl named Rose after the US Army … More San Pietro Rose Part 1
Photo: Major Ralph Hotchkiss and major Frank Pellegrin in Naples, Italy August, 1944. Photo taken by Sherman Montrose (ACME Photo) February 25, 2017 I have spent a great deal of time in the last year researching a specific topic that I had no idea fate would place in front of me. I’m speaking of the Italian Campaign of … More San Pietro Rose
This is the forward to the upcoming publication of Winter Line Stories. A book based on stories my grandfather, Major Ralph R. Hotchkiss, wrote while embedded with the US 5th Army from 1943 through 1945 during the Italian Campaign of WWII. FOREWORD “They’re trying to kill me,” Yossarian told him calmly. “No one’s trying to kill … More Winter Line Stories – Forward
While moving at the pace of erosion (or so it seems to me) towards finishing my new book, the “Winterline Stories“, I continue to find interesting pieces of information or in the case here, just a terrific video summary of events that occurred during my Grandfather’s tenure in the war. It is because of the wealth … More The Forgotten Front of WWII
As I have reported in previous posts, I am working on a new book project. The book is to be called the Winter Line Stories and is based on stories my Grandfather wrote as an Army Liaison Officer for the Army Public Affairs Bureau during the Italian Campaign of World War II. After the war he continued … More Nobody Else Complained!
Banish the use of the four-letter words Whose meanings are never obscure The Angels and Saxons, those bawdy old birds, Were vulgar, obscene, and impure. But cherish the use of the weaseling phrase That never says quite what you mean — You’d better be known for your hypocrite ways Than as ‘vulgar’, ‘obscene’, or ‘impure. … More A Dissertation on the Undesirability of the Quadrilaterals