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Sometimes it's just luck, or is it? A B-17 survival story

This story is confirmed in Elmer Bendiner's book, The Fall of Fortresses. *Sometimes, it's not really just luck.* Elmer Bendiner was a nav…

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0 Apr 9

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Book Review: Burning the Reichstag: An Investigation into the Third Reich's Enduring Mystery

Hett, Benjamin Carter. Burning the Reichstag: An Investigation into the Third Reich's Enduring Mystery. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 20…

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Seeking WWII, Ex-POW, publishing/legal/media expertise

Seeking WWII, Ex-POW, publishing, legal, /media expertise I have a story or two or three to tell, and need some assistance. Anyone reading…

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5 Jun 10, 2013
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John Guzlowski, Ph.D, joins the WWII HISTORY NETWORK staff

It is only fitting that I proudly announce the addition of John Guzlowski, Ph.D, to our staff of writers on September 1, 2012 (On 1 Septemb…

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7 Feb 22, 2013
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My talk with a Dutch immigrant who lived through the Nazi occupation

I work for a fire department, and for years an old timer with a foreign accent that used to be a volunteer firefighter with us has stopped…

Started by David Nemeyer

2 Jan 5, 2013
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Oregon Paratrooper's remains found in the Netherlands

I found this article in the local news paper this morning about an 82nd Airborne Paratrooper who died during Market Garden and how his rema…

Started by David Nemeyer

1 Aug 22, 2012
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Personal Photo of Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley

This photo has been sitting in a picture frame on top a book shelf at my parents house for as long as I can remember.  In the 1980s my fath…

Started by David Nemeyer

2 Jul 12, 2012
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M-36B1 "Jackson" Tank Destroyer 1/35 scale model

When the allies landed in Europe they brought with them the best armor they had at the time to do battle with the Panzer Divisions and thei…

Started by David Nemeyer

2 May 13, 2012
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Short Film - The German - click link to watch, well worth it.

Short  film: The German Incredible four-minute footage of a desperate Spitfire vs. ME-109 dual. You feel like you are there. Amazing comput…

Started by Randy Gann

2 Feb 23, 2012
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The Conscience of a Soldier of the Waffen-SS

Hi everyone and happy new year! I've just posted a new piece on my blog, "World War II...with a German accent," entitled "The Conscience…

Started by Lisbeth Eng

0 Jan 1, 2011

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Erwin Leydekkers' Dramatic World War II Photography

Erwin travels throughout Europe capturing images of historic places and people unique to the Second World War. To see more, check out Erwin's World War II photography group here on the network.

New WWII Slideshow quick pick: Return to the Bulge 2013 (Bastogne, Belgium)

Erwin's complete WWII photo album archive: 56 Photo Albums

band of brothers origin

When visiting metropolitan Atlanta or the Southeast, stop and visit the Currahee Military Museum in Toccoa, Georgia. Toccoa is the birthplace of HBO's Band of Brothers and 501st, 506th, 511th, and 517th PIRs. A must-see museum.

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Documentary on African Veterans of World War II

Hi, I am based in Washington, DC, and I am producing a documentary on continental Africans who served with the British forces in the Second World War. I thought it would be of interest to your community, so I've copied below links to the opening…See More
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From The Telegraph: D-Day 70th anniversary travel guide: events and tours in Normandy

D-Day 70th anniversary travel guide: events and tours in NormandyOur Normandy expert explains how the anniversary of the D-Day landings will be commemorated this June, and suggests the best way to visit the key beaches, museums and war…See More
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A life of a B-25 tail gunner with the 42nd Bombardment Group in the South Pacific

As they appear, I am posting entries, 70 years after they were written,  from a journal/diary maintained by my  uncle during World War II.  He served as a B-25 tail gunner with the 42nd Bombardment Group, 13th Air Force in the South Pacific.  His…See More
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