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HISTORIC PHOTO # 2: CHRISTMAS TRUCE, 1914

One hundred years ago, something momentous occurred. WW I was raging throughout Europe, and despite Pope Benedict XV’s plea for Christmas Day to be a day of peace, the head honchos on both sides refused to call an official cease fire. 180 more words

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HISTORIC HURRAH: THE LIBERATION OF PARIS

The Invasion of Normandy on June 6th, 1944 led to the liberation of many European cities, but the liberation of Paris on August 25th, 1944 was one of the most celebrated. 146 more words

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Montecassino inspired “The Monuments Men”

Having recently watched the movie “The Monuments Men”, the visit to Montecassino was exceptionally meaningful.

 

The reconstruction of this hilltop abbey was incredible.

 

“The Monuments Men” was formed as part of the effort to recover pictures, antiques and cultural monuments stolen by Hitler across Europe. 122 more words

June 7, 1944

This is the day I almost got un-born, not that I was born at the time (!) but my mother, then almost seven, came close to dying under the Allied bombs that obliterated Saint-Lô (Manche, western France) from the map that night, in conjunction with the D Day landing in the nearby beaches of Utah Beach and Omaha Beach. 265 more words

Kids

70 years later

tonight my dad and I watched The Longest Day, a film about Operation Overlord or D-Day. Operation Overlord was the code name for the invasion of Normandy, France which was held by Nazi forces. 565 more words

2014

D-Day Remembrance

Today marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Seared in our memories forever, we commemorate the day when the U.S.-led Allied armada crossed the English Channel. They launched an offensive that would help lead to the defeat of the Third Reich. 54 more words

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