Escaping The Nazi Death Camp

Escaping The Nazi Death Camp

World War II was a time of terror that brought out the worst in many. Yet even in the darkest, most desperate times people joined together to fight against the wicked in positions of authority, even when the consequence they would face was often certain death. Rudolf Vrba and Alfred Wetzler are two such men Read more about Escaping The Nazi Death Camp[…]

Winter is coming, peace is not – the frozen fronts – WW2 – 070 – December 28, 1940
Documenting war and peace: Stanford’s Hoover Institution Library and Archives

Documenting war and peace: Stanford’s Hoover Institution Library and Archives

[MUSIC PLAYING] The Hoover Library and Archives is a 100-year-old repository of the most important material in the United States on war, revolution, and peace. Herbert Hoover was a graduate of Stanford’s first class, decided that he would give a donation to the University of $50,000. This is a cablegram sent from Herbert Hoover dated Read more about Documenting war and peace: Stanford’s Hoover Institution Library and Archives[…]

Germany: ‘Never again’ – Steinmeier speaks 70 years after Sachsenhausen liberation

Germany: ‘Never again’ – Steinmeier speaks 70 years after Sachsenhausen liberation

[We carry a] Responsibility for those human and political principles which Germany oppressed in such a singular way on this spot and other spots. This responsibility applies in the same way inside our society as for our role in the world. Precisely in this country it should matter that today conflict and violence flourish in Read more about Germany: ‘Never again’ – Steinmeier speaks 70 years after Sachsenhausen liberation[…]

Escaping A Nazi Prison With A Wooden Horse

Escaping A Nazi Prison With A Wooden Horse

You might have heard of the story of the Trojan horse, when the Greeks hid a strong force of armed warriors inside a wooden horse and got that horse into the city of Troy, after which they were able to spring their trap. Today we have a kind of Trojan horse story with a twist, Read more about Escaping A Nazi Prison With A Wooden Horse[…]

LA NUEVE – LOS ESPAÑOLES REPUBLICANOS QUE LIBERARON PARÍS

LA NUEVE – LOS ESPAÑOLES REPUBLICANOS QUE LIBERARON PARÍS

Hi “Guripas”! We’re back at Utah Beach to talk about a very popular unit: the 2nd French Armored Division, known as Leclerc’s Division because of its General. Guadalajara, Brunete, Ebro, Teruel, España Cañí or Don Quixote. These are some of the names used to baptize their vehicles. The division had so many Spaniards, that one Read more about LA NUEVE – LOS ESPAÑOLES REPUBLICANOS QUE LIBERARON PARÍS[…]

Iron Front : Liberation 1944. What can you do with the editor?

Iron Front : Liberation 1944. What can you do with the editor?

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LA CARENTAN LIBERTY MARCH

LA CARENTAN LIBERTY MARCH

Hi “guripas”! Hello to the troop! I’m sure many of you recognise this simple-looking sign. Every year more and more reenactors take part in the Carentan Liberty March. But, what is it? It’s an event made by and for reenactors which takes place surrounding the city of Carentan, Normandy. Here are some images. This event Read more about LA CARENTAN LIBERTY MARCH[…]

First Allied Action on D-Day | Operation Deadstick (June 6th, 1944)

First Allied Action on D-Day | Operation Deadstick (June 6th, 1944)

On the 6th of June 1944, D-Day commenced. The largest amphibious operation in history marked the start of the liberation of Europe from the Nazis. That day, over 130.000 Allied soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy to liberate Western Europe. Now, the night before D-Day, another daring and dangerous mission took place. Six Halifax bombers Read more about First Allied Action on D-Day | Operation Deadstick (June 6th, 1944)[…]

The Price of Peace – Mutually Assured Destruction

The Price of Peace – Mutually Assured Destruction

The Gatling gun. When John Gatling patented this revolutionary weapon in 1862, the battlefields had seen nothing like it before. The Gatling gun could kill foot soldiers by the hundreds; and many believed that this would finally illustrate the futility of war. Sadly, even this mass killing machine did little to give men pause. In Read more about The Price of Peace – Mutually Assured Destruction[…]