1939
Nazis (Hitler) and Soviets (Stalin) sign a pact.
1940
Britain’s heavies losses to date = 83 fighters and bombers lost. First German air raids on Central London. Luftwaffe accidentally bombs London. Brits retaliate. Churchill retaliates bombing of London by instituting the first British air raid on Berlin.
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1940
Evacuation of allied troops from Dunkirk ends. Nazi planes strike airfields, industrial sites, and buildings in Paris. This successful German effort to damage France’s economy, reduce its military, and create terror…
1941
The provisional French government is established.
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1940
Work begins on a new concentration camp in Poland near Oswiecim (Auschwitz).
1941
Bismark sister ship, the Tirpitz, is commissioned.
1945
Second flag raised by Marines on Mount Suribachi. 8th Air Force attacks Hamburg, Germany.
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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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“I’m driving down the highway, checking the signs Saying 20 miles away from the Georgia state line Check it to the left, pass it on the right Gonna make it home it if takes all night I’m coming home, I’m coming home again I’m coming home, I’m coming home again I’m coming home, I’m coming…

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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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