Wednesday, 25 January 2012

A trip to the dentist, Pearl Harbour & Kate


I went to the dentist today for a filling.   Although I love the 40s, I am really glad that dental techniques have improved in the last 70 years.  I still have nightmares about the dentist I went to as a child in the 70s!


Click here to watch the 1942 movie “The Dentist” starring WC Fields.  It’s only 25 minutes long and very funny!

The patient's foot gets caught in the dentist's coat pocket in an hilarious scene


C0ver of the New Yorker Magazine for 25 January 1942 

On January 24 1942, the US Supreme Court justice Owen Roberts reported that the inquest into culpability for the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor revealed indifference and neglect on the part of Navy and Army commanders -- Rear Admiral Husband Kimmel and Lieutenant General Walter Short.  (Although considering 9/11 and 7/7 2005 in London, which were also attacks without warning, it seems a bit of a scape-goat situation to me). 

Above is a short video of still photos of the attack, or you can watch the movie for a Hollywood version of events (and to see Kate Beckinsale in gorgeous 40s inspired clothes!)


On the same day the Japanese lost four transport ships in the Battle of Makassar Strait, the first significant naval battle in the Pacific, although the Japanese still secured the oil-rich port of Balikpapan, Borneo.

Image from here.

Have a great day, and remember to floss!

Deb xx

1 comment:

  1. You are an amazing writer. I am so glad I read your postings; most especially about Pearl Harbor. I am a huge WC Fields fan. I might have to watch "The Dentist" before I go back to the dentist.



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