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Carl E. Rice WW2 Memoirs: Directory of Links to Entries

Carl E. Rice WW2 Memoirs: Directory of Links to Entries

A directory of every entry from my grandfather’s World War 2 memoirs, taken while he was an internee at a Japanese prison camp in the Philippines. I spent most of the past four months transcribing each entry on my on personal blog at…I wanted to share the links here for anybody who is interested in history:

  1. December 1st, 1941
  2. December 8th and 9th, 1941
  3. December 10th to 24th, 1941
  4. December 25th to 31st, 1941
  5. January 1st, 2nd, & 3rd, 1942
  6. January 4th to 17th, 1942
  7. January 16th to May 15th, 1942
  8. May 15th to September 1st, 1942
  9. September 1st, 1942 thru May 17th, 1943
  10. May 17th to October 30th, 1943, Part 1
  11. May 17th to October 30th, 1943, Part 2
  12. October 14th to December 30th, 1943
  13. November 1st to December 31st, 1943
  14. January 1st, 1944 to April 30th, 1944
  15. May 1st to August 1st, 1944
  16. August 1st to September 21st, 1944
  17. September 21st to November 25th, 1944
  18. November 1st to November 25th, 1944
  19. November 25th to December 15th, 1944
  20. December 15th to December 23rd, 1944
  21. December 24th and Christmas 1944
  22. December 26th, 1944 to January 11th, 1945
  23. January 11th to January 29th, 1945
  24. January 30th to February 2nd, 1945
  25. Newspaper Clippings Attached to Page 24 of Memoirs
  26. February 3rd, 1945
  27. February 3rd, 1945, continued…
  28. February 4th, 1945
  29. February 4th, continued, to February 6th, 1945
  30. February 6th, continued, to February 8th, 1945
  31. February 8th and February 9th, 1945
  32. February 10th and February 11th, 1945
  33. The Battle of Manila, February 1945, Background
  34. Lost World: The Rice Family in the Philippines Before World War 2
  35. February 12th to February 19th, 1945
  36. February 19th, 1945, continued…
  37. February 20th to March 1st, 1945
  38. March 2nd to March 9th, 1945
  39. March 10th and March 29th, 1945
  40. March 13th to June 22nd, 1945
  41. June 22nd to August 23rd, 1945
  42. Epilogue, Part 1
  43. And Last…Looking Back


“Real” Books vs e-Books

I was initially surprised by this, but it actually makes sense and it’s encouraging to see at least one industry not becoming engulfed by the digital age. Book readers prefer to hold and flip through a real book instead of swiping pages on their tablet. Continue Reading

Boulevardia 2016 Quick Links

Boulevardia 2016 Quick Links

Hey all, Some quick links to the galleries from this past weekend’s Boulevardia in Kansas City: Friday: Saturday: Sunday: More to come… Continue Reading


I’m really trying to limit my political posts, but there’s one thing in particular I have to say for the time being: I do worry that this election in particular has the potential to lead to friendships being ended because of the anger and passion that’s being tapped into by the candidates and by social… Continue Reading

Merrick Garland

BPR Political Post: (Uh oh, I’ve been gradually posting more of these recently; need to keep tabs on that…) It’s eye-rolling that the Republicans are stone-walling Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court. From everything I’ve read, Merrick Garland is a superb choice who is a moderate, and frankly a more palatable pick for the Republican… Continue Reading

Trump protests

BPR Political Post: I’m stepping out of my political post semi-retirement briefly to comment on the whole Trump protest thing, considering he’s here in KC today. And this is directed at liberals more than the Trump supporters. You don’t like what Trump says, that’s fine. You want to protest outside of a Trump rally, that’s… Continue Reading

Comment on somebody’s Trump post

One of your comments up above inadvertently hit the nail on the head about Trump’s appeal, Stef. Where you worried about what would happen if he becomes President and people start to feel comfortable expressing their true/racist feelings. I think that’s the key to his support so far. A segment of the country that’s long… Continue Reading

The Republican Presidential Race 2016

Political Post: This is just an observation, and not a pro or against anybody I mention. (This is my now standard political disclaimer attempting to head off predictable comments hijacking this thread, heh. Wish me luck with that.) Everybody has been obsessed with Trump and people are convinced he’s going to win the nomination. I’ve… Continue Reading