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 Lieutenant) February 25, 2015

D-Day, 6th June 1944: the launch of Operation Overlord. The battle that began the liberation of Europe. The last moment the German Army might have rescued the fate of Adolf Hitler. The beginning of the end of the Second World War. D-Day is a date permanently etched in our nation's memory....read more

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 Lieutenant) February 25, 2015

Omaha Beach, commonly known as Omaha, was the code name for one of the five sectors of the Allied invasion of German-occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944, during World War II. Omaha is located on the coast of Normandy, France, facing the English Channel, and is 5 miles (8 km)...read more

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Footage of the first US troops into Linz, Austria on May 5, 1945 shortly before the end of the war in Europe. Features brief interviews with the soldiers/commanders, soldiers relaxing and dancing to accordion music, Sherman tanks starting up and rolling out, and an interview with a Hungarian...read more

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He was one of the best and brightest brigadier generals in the entire United States Army. His service as the chief of staff of the 1st Infantry Division in North Afri­ca and his subsequent work with Com­modore Lord Louis Mountbatten’s Combined Operations Headquarters in Britain had made him the...read more

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 Lieutenant) February 09, 2015
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The defense of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II is one of the supreme achievements of American arms. Bastogne is deservedly identified with the finest characteristics of the American soldier, and the name Bastogne symbolizes a heroic battle. Bastogne has long held the...read more

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The small town of Bedford, Virginia, sacrificed many of its sons at Omaha Beach on D-Day. When twin brothers Roy and Ray Stevens of Bedford, Virginia, joined Company. A, First Battalion, 116th Infantry of the 29th Infantry Division in 1938, they could not know that their decision would...read more

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Amid bullets and shells, blood and death, the men of the 1st Infantry Division helped turn the tide at Normandy. Forming the very tip of the Allied spearhead that thrust onto the heavily fortified Omaha beachhead at Normandy was the U.S. 1st Infantry Division’s 16th Infantry Regiment. On D-day,...read more

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