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SS Panzergrenadiers,  1943

SS Panzergrenadiers, 1943

/ January 15, 2012 / 39

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US soldier changing somewhere in France, July 1944

US soldier changing somewhere in France, July 1944

/ January 15, 2012 / 49

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A trooper in the 505th PIR (of the 82nd Airborne) riding the horse he found down Cape Wool Street in Sainte-Mère-Église.

A trooper in the 505th PIR (of the 82nd Airborne) riding the horse he found down Cape Wool Street in Sainte-Mère-Église.

/ January 14, 2012 / 188

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In 1943 Lt. Nonet Raisin left his wife and his homeland to join General de Gaulle government to fight with the Free French. It was nearly a year later, after the D-Day invasion and liberation of Paris, in Coutinville that the Lieutenant found his wife waiting at the door of their home.

In 1943 Lt. Nonet Raisin left his wife and his homeland to join General de Gaulle government to fight with the Free French. It was nearly a year later, after the D-Day invasion and liberation of Paris, in Coutinville that the Lieutenant found his wife waiting at the door of their home.

/ January 14, 2012 / 58

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Helmets collected from Polish POWs

Helmets collected from Polish POWs

/ January 14, 2012 / 70

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Anonymous said: Not sure if you play video games, but do you think FPS justify soldiers and eras about war? Some people say Battlefield and Call Of Duty create a "cool" aspect of war while others think the game give military life a bad name.

I’m guilty of playing them, lemme say that up front. You check my Xbox profile and it’s all COD, Medal of Honor, Battle for the Pacific, etc etc.

Personally, I only play the historically based one so I can’t really speak on Battlefield but from what I’ve seen that and the Modern Warfare series definitely over dramatizes and glorifies war. The historically based one, like Medal of Honor: Pacific Assault, Medal of Honor: Underground, Call of Duty 2 and 3 etc I think those while also dramatized and glories the Greatest Generation it also teaches the history.

They make history accessible to kids who might not be interested in it otherwise, it gets them interested, gets them asking questions. Asking questions in always a good thing. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve likened a scene in COD to history to get kids to understand the set up.

This really was just a bunch of rambling but I think each side is slightly correct in their argument and sometimes I just like playing a game where I get to hunt down a Nazi war criminal :(

January 13, 2012, 5:46pm / 13

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A few GIs and French civilians share a few bottles of cider and wine.

A few GIs and French civilians share a few bottles of cider and wine.

/ January 13, 2012 / 38

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Fresh reinforcements arriving on Omaha

Fresh reinforcements arriving on Omaha

/ January 13, 2012 / 69

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