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  Although universally portrayed as essential and victorious, the D-Day assault on the Normandy coast was not with enormous material and human costs, and it would be an injustice merely to gloss over them. Bombing and the fighting that took place within their bounds heavily damaged a great many Norman cities and towns, most notably Caen and St. Lô. It took...
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Bill Guarnere, who passed away in 2014, was a colorful character and a true American hero. Guarnere, along with other Easy Company members, parachuted into Normandy on 6 June 1944. He and his unit were portrayed in the HBO series "Band of Brothers." This is an interview with Bill from 2006 in Recon Magazine. BAND OF BROTHERS HERO WILD BILD...
By Kevin Dennehy CAEN, France--After a flight from Montreal, Canada, to Paris, rented a car and drove to Caen from DeGualle Airport in about two hours.  Passed numerous reeanactor vehicles, mostly jeeps.  Noticed that security vans and vehicles were also heading north to prepare for President Obama and other dignitaries coming.  Had dinner and saw three or four World War II vets,...
I will be heading to Normandy from 3 June to 12 June.  I am staying in Caen (my colleague Professor Steve Powers reminded me I have been mispronouncing it for years).  A good place to find last minute housing, especially during the 70th Anniversary, is airbnb.com.  On 6 June, I will be attending the 29th Infantry Division ceremonies at...
What if you can’t make it to Normandy this summer? Well, there are (No?) alternative sites that you might consider visiting that are closer to home. Both provide an excellent way to commemorate D-Day that are informative and can be driven to. The National D-Day Memorial: The memorial is located outside the southwest Virginia town of Bedford for a reason. One of...
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