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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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