Posts filed under ‘About World War II’

V-E Day, As Experienced by a French Child

“On the 8 of May 1945, I was alone in our house. My father was at work, and my mother had gone out with my brother and my little sister…Suddenly all the bells in the three churches of Les Riceys began to peal at once, which both startled and worried me….”

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Continue Reading May 3, 2015 at 4:10 pm Leave a comment

One American Veteran’s Memory of the Battle of the Bulge

“One thing I noticed, that the Argonne Forest, so many bullets had gone through there that the trees were mostly stumps. Very few branches on the trees there…”

Continue Reading August 9, 2014 at 2:22 am 1 comment

One American Veteran’s D-Day Story

“…being a medic, in the front lines…we were shelled a number of times…Just goes with the territory…”

Continue Reading June 1, 2014 at 2:19 am 2 comments

Lafayette, voila mes oncles…

…a couple of older gentlemen stopped and asked me if I needed help. When I answered in my far-from-perfect French, they knew I was a foreigner. “American?” they asked, and I nodded. Their faces broke into wide, warm smiles, they shook my hands enthusiastically, they practically embraced me. “We fought with your father, your uncles,” they said. “We fought with them, side by side…”

Continue Reading May 17, 2014 at 12:38 pm 1 comment


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