World War II has been the subject of as many books as virtually any other in the years since the the war concluded. Some focus on specific battles…others on the air war or fighting on the ground. Many delve deeply into the main principals of the allies and axis powers…Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini, etc.…

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 “Family is like branches on a tree. They grow on different directions yet the roots always remain as one.” -Anonymous Family is salvation. It gives you strength in times of weakness. It helps you see the light in darkness. It gives you hope in despair. Family gives you the courage you need to face whatever…

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Historians have always walked figuratively in others’ footsteps, but for the sons and daughters of prisoners of war of Stalag Luft III, they recently had the chance to literally walk in very meaningful historic footsteps. In 2009, the self-proclaimed “Krieige Kids,” now all in their fifties and sixties, marched to honor the loved ones of whom they were so proud. [ReviewAZON name=”walton” id=”36″ display=”multiinlineasins” asins=”1425974864″ trackingid=”worwar2col0e-20″ country=”us” width=”100%” float=”left” displaytype=”list” count=”10″]

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After years of searching and hundreds of interviews, Marilyn and her college professor husband, John, returned to the location of her father’s capture and subsequent nine month imprisonment in Stalag Luft III and Stalag VIIA. She interviewed eyewitnesses to his capture and met the woman who watched him bail out.

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“You don’t get very far in life without having to be brave an awful lot. Because we all have our frightening moments and difficult trials and we don’t have much of a choice but to get through ‘em, and it takes a lot of bravery to do that. The most important thing about bravery is…

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“All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality – the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape.” -Walter Bagehot A world at war is filled with fear and terror. It is a battle of life and death, victory…

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“Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.” -Thomas Aquinas   In life, when we are facing battles, we hold on to faith. Faith is our way to escape reality. It’s our way of hoping for something better to happen or wishing for suffering…

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