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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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