Susan Marie Molloy

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World War II Commemoration Weekend – Hi, Boyfriend!

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After the weapons demonstration at the World War II Commemoration Weekend at Dade Battlefield State Park, the reenactors presented a fictionalized story that would have taken place in France, while a “British announcer from the BBC” introduced the scenario on the loudspeakers: Two American soldiers were travelling a road when their Jeep broke down.

Name, rank, and serial number were all a soldier could give up.  Our heroes identified themselves as “Snuffy Smith, Private, 1234.”

While they were being interrogated, two French Resistance girls distracted them with a “Hi, Boyfriend” tease and an offer of some good French wine.

Our two American soldiers were able to high tail it out of there. Soon, a battle erupted, and eventually the German side surrendered.

The “BBC announcer” came back on the loudspeaker – “By the commands of the great American president and His Majesty the King, all dead are to arise!” (If that were only to be in real life!)

And with that, the “dead” reenactors picked themselves up and brushed themselves off to mingle with the crowd.

March 5 article: World War II Commemoration Weekend
March 6 article: Hi, Boyfriend!
March 8 article: Uniforms and Fashion
March 9 article: Updates and Outtakes

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Author: Susan Marie Molloy

Hi, and welcome to my blog. I am a published writer, poet, photographer, freelance editor, artist, and career analyst. Growing up in a bilingual family helped me foster my love of languages. I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, and Master of Arts in History. My short stories, poetry, and photographs have been published in the Emerald Coast Review (18th and 19th editions), newspapers, and in many other publications. I enjoy Pre-Code films, photography, music, travelling, history, reading, and living each day to the fullest in The Oasis. My publications include Engaged (an anthology of my poems), The Crowd of Turin, God of the Sea: A Short Book of Poetry by the Seashore, Grapes Suzette and Other Poetic Epicurean Delights, Gallery Night, Indigo Fantasy, The Green Gloves, Puppy Love, Supreme Theater, and others. I am currently working on an anthology of my short stories, including a roman à clef tale, and am in collaboration with another artist in writing a novel. My books are available through Amazon. Check them out. Buy them. Read them. Send me your thoughts. I look forward to hearing from you.

One thought on “World War II Commemoration Weekend – Hi, Boyfriend!

  1. The first thing a soldier should learn is to be very wary of the sugary sweet “Hi, boyfriend”, or “Hello, GI”. It will burn you every time……….

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