VICTORY OVER GERMANY | 77TH ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY
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77 years ago today, on May 8, 1945, the Allies accepted Nazi Germany's unconditional surrender of its armed forces, marking the end of WWII in Europe. It was a day of triumph and jubilation, as millions of people across ..read more
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On this day in 1945, Soviet troops captured Vienna, Austria
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On this day in 1945, Soviet troops captured Vienna, Austria. As a major city in the Third Reich, Vienna had been bombarded continuously for the year before the arrival of Soviet troops, and many buildings had already bee ..read more
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WWII Veterans History Project Book Signing
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WWII Veterans History Project founder Benjamin Mack-Jackson spent the morning sharing our mission and signing copies of his book in Eustis, FL. Many thanks to the residents of Country Club Manor for coming out to the pro ..read more
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WWII NAVY CORPSMAN ROBERT STROHM DIES AT 99
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Please join us in remembering WWII Veteran Robert Strohm, who recently passed away at 99. In 2019, we had the distinct privilege to capture his wartime memories, ensuring that his story of service and sacrifice lives on ..read more
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RAISING THE FLAG ON IWO JIMA | 77TH ANNIVERSARY
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On February 23, 1945, AP photographer Joe Rosenthal snapped one of the most iconic pictures in American history as Marines hoisted an American flag on top of Iwo Jima's Mount Suribachi. Three of the six Marines in the p ..read more
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Landing Craft Approach Iwo Jima 77 Years Ago Today
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77 years ago today... Landing craft approach Iwo Jima on February 19, 1945, the first day of the invasion to capture the island from Japanese forces. "Giving the Past a Future, One Story at a Time." WWII Veterans History ..read more
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Iwo Jima 77 Years Ago Today
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77 years ago today… Iwo Jima seen from the air during the pre-invasion bombardment, Feb 17, 1945, looking north with Mount Suribachi in the foreground. "Giving the Past a Future, One Story at a Time." WWII Veterans Hist ..read more
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The Möltenort U-Boat Memorial (U-Boot-Ehrenmal Möltenort), 1939
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Located in Heikendorf near Kiel, Germany, the impressive 65-foot tall monument commemorates the sailors who died serving in U-Boat units during the First and Second World Wars, along with all victims of submarine warfar ..read more
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Welcome to Kiel, Germany!
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Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal Laboe), 1936 and today. During World War II, Kiel was one of the major naval bases and shipbuilding centres of the Third Reich. On our recent trip to this historic naval city locat ..read more
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Honoring The Service of Doris Miller
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Today we honor the service of Doris Miller, the first black American to be awarded the Navy Cross, the US Navy’s second highest decoration for valor in combat after the Medal of Honor. As a Cook Third Class, Miller serv ..read more
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