There are no family photographs, only memories. Memories of a five-year old imprisoned by Japanese soldiers. Memories of love, courage and most of all hope. Hope that there was a God who would walk through the valley of death, known as WWII, with her. And He did.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Capitulation 1942


(Left) Japanese bombs destroy ammo stacks in Soerabaja.







KNIL (Dutch) soldiers surrender.



Pictures from Java Gallery.

4 comments:

Janey Loree said...

Hi Gatekeeper, I followed the link from BLOG VILLAGE. This blog is the "Site of the Moment" on the 1st page! I thought I would stop by and tell you that I am keeping an eye on your mother's story...

The GateKeeper said...

Ah, Janey, thanks for the news. Mom's hosting a couple of friends from Holland right now. Driving them all over Southern Cal, so the story is on hold till tomorrow...Hopefully. Thanks so much for your support and encouragement.

Dirty Butter said...

Are you going to enter the BLOG VILLAGE Family Blog Carnival? I sure hope so!! I want everyone to know about your fantastic story.

All the blogs that link TO you are eligible to enter, too!

http://blogvillage.dirtybutter.com/2007/01/blog-village-goes-gonzo-family-blog.htm

The GateKeeper said...

DB, I totally have my brain on high alert and will enter the carnival. But isn't mom's story incomplete? Give me some ideas. Time is running out, huh? I'm thinking.