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3Apr

U.S. veteran James Megellas passed away (103)

We’re pausing tonight to mourn the loss but celebrate the life of WWII hero U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel (Ret.) James “Maggie” Megellas. He passed away peacefully this evening at age 103.

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28Mar

World War 2 Youtube Series - Poland Will Not Bow to Nazis & Stalinists

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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1Apr

TracesOfWar obtains unique photographs of Warsaw and the Jewish ghetto

Recently TracesOfWar recieved a collection of unique photo's. The photo's come from the heritage of a German soldier who served with a supply unit. They were taken in Warsaw and surroundings in 1942.

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7Mar

Photo Report 'Airborne' premiere at Wings of Liberation Best

At Museum Wings of Liberation Best, the art installation “Airborne” was opened on Friday 6 March 2020. Around 75 years of freedom, Brabant Remembers shows with 'The Art of Freedom' in a series of temporary art installations at WWII heritage sites, not only the impact of the Second World War at the time, but also the importance for now and tomorrow.

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25Mar

World War 2 Youtube Series - Hans Oster - A German Against Nazism

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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22Mar

World War 2 Youtube Series - Culling the Nazi Wolfpacks - Submarines, Spies, China, and Africa

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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15Mar

World War 2 Youtube Series - Nigerians Chasing Italians Like Cheetahs Hunt a Bull

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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8Mar

World War 2 Youtube Series - Bulgaria Joins the Fascist Alliance

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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7Mar

Photo Report 'Airborne' premiere at Wings of Liberation Best

At Museum Wings of Liberation Best, the art installation “Airborne” was opened on Friday 6 March 2020. Around 75 years of freedom, Brabant Remembers shows with 'The Art of Freedom' in a series of temporary art installations at WWII heritage sites, not only the impact of the Second World War at the time, but also the importance for now and tomorrow.

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3Mar

World War 2 Youtube Series - Resistance in China - Myth or Reality?

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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1Mar

World War 2 Youtube Series - The Nazis Building Bridges, Not Walls

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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23Feb

World War 2 Youtube Series - The Brits Will Walk 500 Miles, and They Will Walk 500 More

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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15Feb

World War 2 Youtube Series - Enter Erwin Rommel - The British Advance in Africa

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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9Feb

World War 2 Youtube Series - Rommel to fix the Bungle in Benghazi

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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2Feb

World War 2 Youtube Series - Africa, the Axis’ Achilles Heel - The Allied African Campaigns

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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25Jan

World War 2 Youtube Series - When Anti-Semites Infight, Jews Still Die - Pogroms in Romania

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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15Jan

Rarely-seen photos show how 200,000 Allied troops crossing the Rhine

The powerful images tell the story of the momentous Operation Plunder offensive in Germany in March 1945 Allies were forced to quickly build floating bridges because the retreating Nazis blew up the permanent ones The troops advanced in support of 16,000 paratroopers who had earlier dropped on German side of the river

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12Jan

World War 2 Youtube Series - Fighting Far Away From Home - Allied Advance in Africa

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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8Jan

Book with faces of Margraten will become a permanent paper monument

Through the project ‘The Faces of Margraten’ the Fields of Honor Foundation wants to give a face to the soldiers who are buried and/or commemorated at the Netherlands American Cemetery and Memorial Margraten. In 2020, on the occasion of 75 years of freedom, the foundation will publish a book titled ‘De Gezichten van Margraten: Zij bleven voor altijd jong’ [The Faces of Margraten: they stayed forever young]. Via email we asked Sebastiaan Vonk, chairman of the foundation, a couple of questions regarding the book and the project, both carrying the same name.

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4Jan

World War 2 Youtube Series - It's 1941 - A World at War - January 4 1941

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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1Jan

Photo report Bastogne nuts weekend 2019

The Bastogne nuts weekend was this year on December 14 and 15. We were already present on Friday with the veterans in the Bastogne War Museum and for the fireworks display in the Bastogne Barracks. The next day the Bastogne Historical Walk took place and there was a light show at the Mardasson that evening. No matter how beautiful the show was, it is open for discussion if it fits in a memorial weekend. Fortunately there were the necessary commemorations that same day. Including one in the pouring rain at the 326th Airborne Medical Company Monument in Sainte-Ode. The weekend also brought us to the big re-enactment event in Hardigny where a lot of re-enactors had come together.

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28Dec

World War 2 Youtube Series - Winter is coming, peace is not - the frozen fronts

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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22Dec

World War 2 Youtube Series - Red Beard’s Ghost Returns - German Invasion Plans

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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20Dec

Christmas during the Dutch winter famine of 1944

In 1944, Christmas was celebrated for the sixth time since the Second World War had broken out on September 1, 1939. Men who often shared the same religious background fought each other to the death in sharp contrast with the old Christmas message of Peace on Earth. Christmas under Fire, 1944 tells about this last war time Christmas. Below an excerpt from this book. This part is about the Dutch winter famine of 1944.

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