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Two Airborne veterans passed away

6May

Two Airborne veterans passed away

This week two Airborne veterans sadly passed away: Jim Chittenden 21st Independent Parachute Company (Italy) and Arnhem veteranLuis Dimarco, Signals Platoon, HQ Coy, 1st Parachute Battalion.

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The Netherlands Carillon will finally sound harmoniously after May 5

25Apr

The Netherlands Carillon will finally sound harmoniously after May 5

In 1951, the Dutch government decided to donate a carillon to the United States as a gesture of gratitude for the liberation and the Marshall aid. The instrument initially consisted of 49 bells and ended up in a modernist bell tower right next to Arlington National Cemetery with a view on the American capital of Washington D.C. In Bells for America, Diederik Oostdijk describes the arduous history of the Netherlands Carillon. The author is professor of English and American literature at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. We asked him several questions by e-mail about his book and the restoration of the instrument. The text was translated by Arnold Palthe.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - Hitler's Money and How He Stole It - WW2 Special

21Apr

World War 2 Youtube Series - Hitler's Money and How He Stole It - WW2 Special

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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[video] New documentary released about forgotten Battle of Otterlo (NL)

18Apr

[video] New documentary released about forgotten Battle of Otterlo (NL)

The Battle of Otterlo (April 15-17 1945) was an intense fight, including tanks, flamethrowers and hand-to-hand combat, with more than 1,000 soldiers involved and more than 100 persons killed in action. Remarkably, this battle is mostly unknown to the general public. Consequently, Menno J. de Vries decided to create a documentary about it that visualizes the events. The result was published yesterday on YouTube, at the 76th remembrance day.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - 138 - America Strikes Back - Tokyo in Flames - WW2 - April 18 1942

18Apr

World War 2 Youtube Series - 138 - America Strikes Back - Tokyo in Flames - WW2 - April 18 1942

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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World War 2 Youtube Series - The Bataan Death March Begins – WAH 032 – April 1942, Pt. 1

17Apr

World War 2 Youtube Series - The Bataan Death March Begins – WAH 032 – April 1942, Pt. 1

New on Youtube, from the makers and creators of Youtube channel 'The Great War', the Second World War week by week, 6 years long.

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