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The Conquest of Normandy & The Red Army’s Advance to Warsaw, June-July 1944.

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After D-Day – The Battle for Normandy: The landings of 6th June were, of course, ‘just’ the beginning of the campaign to liberate Western Europe from the occupation of the Third Reich. Having got into the…

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Commemorating the Normandy Landings

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Documenting D-Day: This Thursday, 6th June, many of the world’s leaders will be gathering on the beaches in Normandy to mark the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Allied landings in Normandy. Those veterans who survived the landings…

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In memory of racing pigeon Gustav the grizzle coloured war pigeon

On Tuesday 6 June 1944, Gustav the grizzle coloured war pigeon was released on Sword Beach in Normandy to deliver the first news of D-Day back to UK. Today, the Royal Pigeon Racing Association and NATO’s Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, … Continue reading

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Combat or battle fatigue – Memories fading

War is not just about guns and battles and solemn ceremonies in the years that follow. It is also about the personal memories of soldiers’ sacrifices and the emotional cost of surviving and then trying to bear witness to what … Continue reading

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75 years to remember

Today is a special day for humanity. It is a day which should have us to remember all those who died in the multiple wars. But it should also bring grate gratitude for those who were forced to see and … Continue reading

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Blood soaking the water at democracy’s beachhead

In the several wars we have seen the last 100 years those who had to go to fight found in their co-soldiers not only necessary protective combatants but also comrades and friends. Lot of youngsters were called under subscription or … Continue reading

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Invasion of Normandy a day never to forget

The last century because of compulsory vaccination and improvements in medicine and sanitation the West could see a major population growth which had some very serious blows in two world wars. In 1927 two billion people could find themselves living … Continue reading

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