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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…

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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 Normandy Our Normandy expert explains how the anniversary of the D-Day landings wi…

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WWII memories

I had a family member who was in a concentration camp in Poland.  He was a Polish Catholic and taken to the Camp Stutthof and was there unt…

Started by Jim Przedzienkowski in FAMILY STORIES AND HISTORIES

5 Apr 11
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VI Corps Combat Engineers - No Bridge Too Far - the documentary

First off, would like to personally thank Scott for inviting me to this forum, and for assisting me getting word out about my documentary v…

Started by Marion J Chard in LATEST NEWS

0 Apr 11

Civilian Women in Cryptoanalysis in the U.S.

This is my first time posting a question, but have occasionally followed the discussions. I'm writing a novel set in WWII on the homefront…

Started by Pat Jeanne Davis in FAMILY STORIES AND HISTORIES

2 Apr 10
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Our Quarterly Newsletter - Coming Soon

We are happy to announce that we will be publishing a quarterly newsletter that will go out to the site's membership as well as our Twitter…

Started by Scott Lyons in LATEST NEWS

1 Apr 10
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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…

Started by Randy Gann in WAR IN EUROPE

0 Apr 9

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From Great Britain's Mirror: Adolf Hitler's wife Eva Braun had Jewish ancestors according to ground-breaking DNA tests

From Great Britain's Mirror, published today: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/adolf-hitlers-wife-eva-braun-3376311 Left: Secret l…

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1 Apr 5
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Comprehensive Published Histories on World War II

A colleague asked me recently for a few  “complete” histories on the Second World War that I could recommend. Here are just a few that com…

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'Band of Brothers' vet William Guarnere dies at 90

RIP Sir. PHILADELPHIA - March 9, 2014 (WPVI) -- William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, one of the World War II veterans whose exploits were dramati…

Started by Randy Gann in LATEST NEWS

2 Mar 9
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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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