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Tour de France to start in Normandy in '16


SBS - Nov 24, 2014
The 2016 edition of the Tour de France will start in the Manche department in Normandy. Organisers ASO made the announcement on Monday that it will be the first time the Tour, first raced in 1903, has started in that department, most famous for its ...
 

In Normandy, Young Ambition Stirs a Traditional Brandy


New York Times - Oct 17, 2014
When the young woman at the rental car desk in Paris heard I was going to Normandy, she assumed I was headed to see the D-Day beaches. I told her I was going to sample Calvados. She looked at me blankly. “Calvados? What is that?” When I told her it...
 

Friend's Visit To Veteran's Normandy Grave Gives Family Closure


NPR - Nov 9, 2014
We always called her Skee. Her second-oldest brother, Eugene, was killed in the summer of 1944, near Saint Lo during the Battle of Normandy. "My mother, one or two nights before the telegram came, dreamt exactly the way it came to be," Vigosky says.
 

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The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945


by: Rick Atkinson
It is the twentieth century’s unrivaled epic: at a staggering price, the United States and its allies liberated Europe and vanquished Hitler. In the first two volumes of his bestselling Liberation Trilogy, Rick Atkinson recounted how they fought through North Africa and Italy to the threshold of victory. Now he tells the most dramatic story of all—the titanic battle for Western Europe.

D-Day marked the commencement of the European war’s final campaign, and Atkinson’s riveting account of that bold gamble sets the pace for the masterly narrative that follows.
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Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest


by: Stephen E. Ambrose
Stephen E. Ambrose’s iconic story of the ordinary men who became the World War II’s most extraordinary soldiers: Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, US Army.

They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better than the other guy. And at its peak—in Holland and the Ardennes—Easy Company was as good a rifle company as any in the world.

From the rigorous training in Georgia in 1942 to the disbanding in 1945, Stephen E.
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Magic Tree House Super Edition #1: Danger in the Darkest Hour


by: Mary Pope Osborne
Introducing the first Magic Tree House® Super Edition—and Jack and Annie’s most dangerous mission ever! With a longer story and additional facts and photographs, this thrilling, first Super Edition in the Magic Tree House series is an adventure no reader will want to miss!
 
The magic tree house has taken Jack and Annie back in time to England in 1944. England is fighting for its life in World War II. Before long, Jack and Annie find themselves parachuting into Normandy, France, behind enemy lines.
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If You Survive: From Normandy to the Battle of the Bulge to the End of World War II, One American Officer's Riveting True Story


by: George Wilson
"If you survive your first day, I'll promote you."

So promised George Wilson's World War II commanding officer in the hedgerows of Normandy -- and it was to be a promise dramatically fulfilled. From July, 1944, to the closing days of the war, from the first penetration of the Siegfried Line to the Nazis' last desperate charge in the Battle of the Bulge, Wilson fought in the thickest of the action, helping take the small towns of northern France and Belgium building by building.

Of all the men and officers who started out in Company F of the 4th Infantry Division with him, Wilson was the only one who finished.
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Normandy : Love the land, Live the life


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Mass Effect Normandy Ambient Spaceship Engine Sound For 12 Hours


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Normandy Speech: President Reagans Address Commemorating 40th Anniversary of Normandy/D-Day 6/6/84


President Reagan's Address at a United States-France Ceremony Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion/D-Day - 6/6/84. For more informatio...
 

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The Return to Normandy


Jim Martin jumped with the 101st Airborne Division into Normandy, fought in Operation Market Garden, and held on to the city of Bastogne during the Battle of...
 

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Normandy Speech: Ceremony Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, D-Day 6/6/84


President Reagan's Address at the Ceremony Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, D-day at Point-du-Hoc - 6/6/84. For more information ...