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Anything, Anywhere, Anytime, Bar Nothing!

The 9th Infantry Division commanded by the Major General Manton S. Eddy came ashore on the 10th of June 1944 at Utah Beach, precisely in the sector codenamed “Tare Green”.

It’s mission? Cut the Cotentin Peninsula and capture the city of Cherbourg from the West.

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Topics: France, Normandy, World War 2, Nazi, France, Normandy, Utah Beach, Third Reich, Third Reich, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, Nazi, Führer Adolf Hitler, WWII Atlantic Wall, World War Two, WWII 1st US Army, WWII, Infantry, WWII 4th Infantry Division, France, Normandy, Crisbecq Battery, Third Reich, Wehrmacht, WWII, WWII 9th Infantry Division, France, Normandy, Cherbourg, WWII, USA, General Joseph Lawton Collins, WWII 39th Infantry Regiment, France, Normandy, Quinéville, WWII Anything, Anywhere, Anytime, Bar Nothing!, France, Normandy, Saint-Marcouf, France, Normandy, Fontenay-sur-mer, WWII 39th Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel Harry Flint, France, Cotentin Peninsula, WWII, Tank Destroyers, WWII 70th Tank Battalion

Give me your children, the elderlies and the sick so we can survive!

A 15-year-old Polish Jew was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau in August 1944 where he lived a unique experience, survive the gas chamber. His name...

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Topics: World War 2, Nazi, Third Reich, Nazi, Waffen SS, Nazi, War Criminals, Nazi, Führer Adolf Hitler, World War Two, Nazi, Reichsführer of the SS, Heinrich L. Himmler, Nazi, Mein Kampf, Nazi, Stabschef of the Sturmabteilung, Ernst Röhm, Nazi, Reichsstatthalter Hermann Göring, Shoah, Ziklon B gas - Hydrogen Cyanide, Third Reich, Germany, Nuremberg Trial, Shoah, The Final Solution, Shoah, Jews, Shoah, France, Paris, Shoah, Poland, Warsaw ghetto, Shoah, Poland, WWII, UNESCO World Heritage, WWII 82nd Airborne Division, Nazi Party Chancellery leader, Martin Bormann, WWII 8th Infantry Division, Shoah Poland, Lodz Jews ghetto, Nazi, SS Hauptsturmführer Joseph Mengele, Shoah, Poland, Auschwitz survivor Joseph Wajsblat, Shoah, Poland, Auschwitz Birkenau

Some family fun sites in Normandy your children simply can't miss

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Topics: France, Normandy, World War 2, Golf, Food, Nazi, France, Normandy, Utah Beach, Third Reich, Nazi, War Criminals, France, Normandy, D-Day, Operation Overlord, Operation Neptune, Nazi, Führer Adolf Hitler, France, Normandy, Colleville-sur-Mer, France, Normandy, Omaha beach, WWII Atlantic Wall, World War Two, WWII 1st US Army, WWII Paratroopers, WWII, USA, Rangers, WWII, LCVP Higgins barge, WWII 4th Infantry Division, France, Normandy, Saint Lo, Movie Saving Private Ryan, Nazi 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich, France, Martyr town, France, Normandy, Bayeux, Movie The Longest Day, USS Nevada, Third Reich, Wehrmacht, WWII, France, Normandy, Cherbourg, WWII 82nd Infantry Division, WWII, USA, General Joseph Lawton Collins, France, Normandy, Notre-Dame-de-Bayeux, UNESCO World Heritage, WWII 5th Rangers Battalion, France, Normandy, Chausey Islands, Culture, Heritage, France, Normandy, Chateau de Balleroy, France, Normandy Barfleur mussels, France Alencon lace, France, Normandy, Port-en-Bessin PLUTO line, France, Normandy, Tapestry of Bayeux, Gastronomy and cuisine

The Ghost of Normandy, the most decorated soldier of US History!

In February 1979 came a call from Chief Warrant Officer Carl Hansen of the Awards Office in the Pentagon. “Colonel Urban, I have some great news for you! On digging through our great volume of files, we have located a bona fide application for the Congressional Medal of Honor sent to us by Sergeant Earl Evans!”

Sergeant Evans spent the last months of the war in a German POW captured shortly after Matt Urban final evacuation from the front… and was the one pushing the U.S. administration to recognize the valor in action of his comrade when he came back safely home. It will take him almost 35 years to accomplish this administration crusade!

Why? Once you will have read the story of Matt Urban, you will understand why one comrade did this for another comrade!

Would you have done the same?

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Topics: France, Normandy, World War 2, Nazi, France, Normandy, Utah Beach, Third Reich, Nazi, Waffen SS, Third Reich, Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt, Third Reich, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, Nazi, Führer Adolf Hitler, France, Normandy American Cemetery, WWII Atlantic Wall, World War Two, WWII 1st US Army, WWII, US Navy, WWII, USA, Major General Charles Hunter Gerhardt, France, Normandy, Saint Lo, Nazi 2nd SS Panzer Division Das Reich, Third Reich, Wehrmacht, Operation TORCH, WWII, WWII 9th Infantry Division, France, Normandy, Cherbourg, UNESCO World Heritage, WWII 82nd Airborne Division, WWII, Royal Air Force (RAF), WWII Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Third Reich, Field Marshal Johannes Rommel, Third Reich Minister Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, WWII Arthur Harris, Air Force Commanding-in-Chief, WWII, RAF Bomber Command, WWII, Ninth Air Force, WWII Eighth Air Force, USAAF, WWII Combat Medic, WWII and WWI Battlefield Medicine, WWI and WWII Medics, Operation Cobra, France, Brittany American Cemetery, Medal of Honor, Matt Urban, WWII, 1940 Selective Training and Service Act, USA, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, WWII 3rd US Army camp Néhou, Normandy, WWII 39th Infantry Regiment, WWII 47th Infantry Regiment, Spain Agent Garbo, USA, The White House, Medal of Honor recipient, Operation Husky, WWII 60th Infantry Regiment, National Archives

The Final Countdown of the Germans defeated by the VIII Corps in Brest

After the fall of Forts Montbarey and Keranroux, the enemy withdrew to its final line of defense at Recouvrance, and to the submarine base along the waterfront to the South.

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Topics: World War 2, Nazi, Third Reich, France, Brittany, Nazi, Führer Adolf Hitler, WWII Atlantic Wall, WWII 115th Infantry Regiment, WWII 175th Infantry Regiment, WWII 29th Infantry Division, WWII 116th Infantry Regiment, World War Two, WWII 1st US Army, WWII Engineers Special Brigade, WWII, Infantry, WWII, USA, Rangers, WWII, UNESCO World Heritage, Third Reich, U-boats, Third Reich, Unterseeboot – U-boat Wolfpack, WWII, USA, General Charles Hunter Gerhardt, WWII 5th Rangers Battalion, France, Brittany, Brest Festung German defenses, France, Brittany American Cemetery, WWII USA General Troy Houston Middleton

Kerognan guns, a defense of Festung Brest, taken by the 115th Regiment

In the northwest of Brest, precisely at the South of the cities of Guilers and Bohars, was a group of strongpoints. Built in the villages of Kerognan, Loguillo and Le Moulin du Beuzit, they formed a triangular line of defense.

Thanks to this line of defense, the Germans were able to defend the potential attacks coming from the North, West and East. Kerognan was not a Fort as such but rather an elaborate and strongly defended site with a battery of 105mm Anti-Tank guns.

The mission to take out the guns of Kerognan was assigned to Companies “E” and “G” of the 115th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division.

The attack on Kerognan strongpoint was the beginning of the Brest campaign for the 2nd Battalion of the 115th Infantry Regiment

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Topics: World War 2, Nazi, Third Reich, France, Brittany, Nazi, Führer Adolf Hitler, WWII Atlantic Wall, WWII 115th Infantry Regiment, WWII 29th Infantry Division, World War Two, WWII Engineers Special Brigade, WWII, Infantry, Third Reich, Wehrmacht, WWII, UNESCO World Heritage, France, Brittany, Brest Festung German defenses, Silver Star recipient, France, Brittany, Brest Kerognan guns, WWII 8th Infantry Division, France, Brittany American Cemetery, Netherlands American Cemetery

The fall of Montbarey & Keranroux Forts, VIII Corps battle of Brittany

Forts Montbarey and Keranroux were built at the end of the XVIII century to make Brest an impregnable fortress reinforced by the Germans in 1940.

During the last days of the campaign of Brest the Germans used the Forts surrounding Brest as strongpoints to prevent the Americans to seize the city.  

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Topics: World War 2, Nazi, Third Reich, France, Brittany, Nazi, Führer Adolf Hitler, WWII Atlantic Wall, WWII 115th Infantry Regiment, WWII 175th Infantry Regiment, WWII 29th Infantry Division, WWII 116th Infantry Regiment, World War Two, WWII Engineers Special Brigade, WWII, Infantry, Third Reich, Wehrmacht, WWII, UNESCO World Heritage, WWII, Royal Air Force (RAF), Third Reich, U-boats, WWII, RAF Bomber Command, WWII, Ninth Air Force, USAAF, France, Brittany, Brest Festung German defenses, France, Brittany, Fort Montbarey, France, Brittany, Fort Keranroux, Medal of Honor, Staff Sergeant Sherwood H. Hallman

Hill 103, first line of defense of Brest Festung (Fortress), Brittany


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Topics: World War 2, Nazi, Third Reich, France, Brittany, Nazi, Führer Adolf Hitler, WWII Atlantic Wall, WWII 115th Infantry Regiment, WWII 175th Infantry Regiment, WWII 29th Infantry Division, WWII 116th Infantry Regiment, World War Two, WWII, Infantry, Third Reich, Wehrmacht, WWII, UNESCO World Heritage, France, Free French Air Forces (FAFL), Operation Cobra, France, Brittany, Brest Festung German defenses, France, Brittany, Fort Montbarey, France, Brittany, Fort Keranroux

The taking of Fort Toulbroc'h, Brittany, France by the 5th Rangers

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Topics: World War 2, Nazi, Third Reich, France, Brittany, Nazi, Führer Adolf Hitler, WWII Atlantic Wall, WWII 29th Infantry Division, WWII 116th Infantry Regiment, WWII, USA, Rangers, WWII, WWII P-47 Thunderbolt fighter plane, France, Brittany, Fort of Toulbroc’h, WWII, USA, General Charles Hunter Gerhardt, WWII 5th Rangers Battalion, WWII, 5th Rangers Battalion, Major R. P. Sullivan

HITLER HAD A FORTRESS AROUND EUROPE BUT FORGOT THE ROOF ON TOP!..1945

1945

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Topics: World War 2, Nazi, Third Reich, Nazi, Führer Adolf Hitler, World War Two, Nazi, Reichsstatthalter Hermann Göring, Third Reich, Germany, Nuremberg Trial, WWII, France, Champagne, Notre-Dame-de-Reims, UNESCO World Heritage, France, King of France, France, Champagne, Reims, France, Free French Air Forces (FAFL), WWII, Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), WWII, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), WWII, Hawker Hurricane fighter plane, WWII, Spitfire fighter plane, WWII, Royal Air Force (RAF), Third Reich, Luftwaffe, WWII Bombardier B-26 Martin Marauder, WWII Air Force Blockbuster Bomb "Cookie", WWII Prime Minister Winston Churchill, Third Reich Minister Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, WWII P-47 Thunderbolt fighter plane, WWII Arthur Harris, Air Force Commanding-in-Chief, WWII, RAF Bomber Command, WWII Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, WWII P-51 Mustang, WWII Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighter plane, WWII General Ira Eaker – USAAF Eighth Air Force, Third Reich Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter plane, WWII Consolidated B-24 Liberator, WWII, North American B-25 Mitchell, WWII, Ninth Air Force, WWII Eighth Air Force, USAAF, WWII Germany, Battle of the Ruhr, Nazi bombardier Arado Ar 234 B Blitz, WWII Douglas C-47 Skytrain - Dakota, Nazi, Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Würger fighter plane, Operation Wacht am Rhein, WWII Belgium Battle of the Bulge, Nazi, Germany, Obersalzberg, Eagles Nest, Nazi, Germany, Berchtesgaden, WWII, H2X radar - AN/APS-15, Nazi, Germany, Obersalzberg

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