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World War 2 Youtube Series - By Sea, By Land - A Global History of the Marines - WW2 Special

16Jun

World War 2 Youtube Series - By Sea, By Land - A Global History of the Marines - 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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World War 2 Youtube Series - 146 - Sevastopol Must Fall! - WW2 - June 13, 1942

13Jun

World War 2 Youtube Series - 146 - Sevastopol Must Fall! - WW2 - June 13, 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 Great All-Out Battle - Naval Warfare in the Pacific - WW2 Special

25May

World War 2 Youtube Series - The Great All-Out Battle - Naval Warfare in the Pacific - 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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World War 2 Youtube Series - 141 - Carrier vs. Carrier - The Battle of Coral Sea - WW2 - May 9, 1942

9May

World War 2 Youtube Series - 141 - Carrier vs. Carrier - The Battle of Coral Sea - WW2 - May 9, 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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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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