THE MEMORY CAGE

By Ruth Eastman

Summary

The story begins in a kitchen at breakfeast, where we imidiately get introducet to the main character Alex, his family and his grandad. Alex is adopted but we can clearly see, he cares for his grandad. Later in the story Alex and his family attend a local fair. At the fair some guy named Mr. Webb attacks the grandfather due to an arugment back in the 1940's. That makes Alex suspicious and he wants to find out what was the reason for the fight. Grandads Alzheimer's was getting worse, so Alex decided to help him. He created a journal with pictures that grandad took. While making the journal alex found out that he married his ex-wife in 1941. The photo in dad's album says 1940. Alex reveals that his dad's real dad is grandfathers brother whitch died in the war. Grandad was acutaly accused killing his brother by Mr. Webb. Grandads wife was killed by a fire set by Mr. Webb, but still the whole village acused grandad. When Alex reavels the truth, family decides that they wont put grandad in the home for elders but they will take care of him.

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World war II

World War II also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier. It involved the vast majority of the world's nations—including all of the great powers- eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis. It was the most widespread war in history, and directly involved more than 100 million people from over 30 countries. In a state of "total war", the major participants threw their entire economic, industrial, and scientific capabilities behind the war effort, erasing the distinction between civilian andmilitary resources. Marked by mass deaths of civilians, including the Holocaust (in which approximately 11 million people were killed)[1][2] and the strategic bombing of industrial and population centres (in which approximately one million were killed, and which included the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki),[3] it resulted in an estimated 50 million to 85 million fatalities. These made World War II the deadliest conflict in human history.