About Dreams…

This website name (i.e., the domain name), dreams of things that were,  is taken from the address by General of the Army Douglas MacArthur to the Corps of Cadets accepting the Thayer Award, on May 12, 1962.

General MacArthur was particularly eloquent in describing the memories encountered while reviewing the events of one’s lifetime.

Russ Tobin and Harry Manchester at Warburg Barracks, Aldershot, England, 1941.

The photograph above is of L/Cpl (Lance Corporal) Harry William Manchester of the Number 2 Company, Canadian Provo Corp, Second Canadian Infantry Division, goofing with L/Cpl Russ Tobin in southern England circa 1941.