Posts Tagged ‘ VE Day ’

A single shell, a determined man, and 36 allied airmen never to be forgotten

May 10, 2015
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A single shell, a determined man, and 36 allied airmen never to be forgotten

The skies above Giessenlanden, Holland, are peaceful now, but during World War II, they were the battleground for flying beasts locked in duels to the death the likes which will never be seen again. Thousands of B-17 Flying Fortresses, B-24 Liberators, and British Lancaster and Halifax bombers on their way to targets inside Nazi...

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VE Day: France vs Germany redux

May 8, 2012
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VE Day:  France vs Germany redux

Sixty seven years ago today spontaneous celebrations were breaking out across the continent of Europe as news spread of the unconditional surrender of German armed forces to the Allied command.  No one was left untouched, no city was spared, and no country was not forever changed by the five and a half years of...

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VE Day: 65 years on, the world remembers while America forgets.

May 9, 2010
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VE Day: 65 years on, the world remembers while America forgets.

You didn’t read about it in my hometown paper, the Joplin Globe. A search on Kansas.com and Kansas City.com pulled up but two snippets: a dispatch from Germany and one from Russia. (There were a couple of wire stories on Defense Secretary Robert Gates at the Eisenhower library citing a need to cut defense...

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