Saturday Snapshot

A famous photograph of Officers and Enlisted Men with Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division “guarding” the Kehlsteinhaus, Hitler’s mountain-top residence, “The Eagle’s Nest”, near the town of Berchtesgaden in southern Bavaria. The capture of the Eagle’s Nest was considered a high-prestige objective for American troops at the end of the war, […]

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New CANSOFCOM Dress Uniform Seen During D-Day Commemorations – D-Day 75

Canada and the United States not only share the longest unfortified border in the world, but military relations between the countries are longstanding, well-entrenched and extensive as well. The closeness of the partnership also provides both countries with greater security than could be achieved individually. During the Second World War the two countries even formed […]

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Female Special Operations Agents Who Helped Make D-Day Succeed – D-Day 75

Among the 39 female agents who served in the Special Operations Executive (SOE) during WWII, these three deserve special mention. In a recent article for “Business Insider”, author Sarah Rose provides an extract from her new book, “D-Day Girls: THE SPIES WHO ARMED THE RESISTANCE, SABOTAGED THE NAZIS, AND HELPED WIN WORLD WAR II.” https://www.businessinsider.com/3-wwii-female-spies-who-made-d-day-a-victory-2019-5   […]

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Sunday Snapshot – D-Day 75

‘Pegasus Bridge’ – 9 June 1944 Vehicles including a Royal Signals jeep and trailer and RASC Leyland lorry on the Pont de Bénouville over the Caen Canal at Bénouville, Calvados. The signallers are fixing telephone lines across the bridge. At 00:16 hrs on the 6th June, the British 6th Airborne Division consisting of ‘D’ Company of […]

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