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Normandy students back in school, some parents on edge

STLtoday.com - Aug 18, 2014
Unlike children in three neighboring north St. Louis County school systems, the 3,700 or so students in the Normandy Schools Collaborative entered classrooms Monday. The volatility is beyond the borders of this district. Yet, Michael Brown graduated ...

Judge rules in favor of Normandy families who want to transfer schools

STLtoday.com - Aug 15, 2014
It potentially could allow 500 Normandy students who have been denied back into their schools to return. The ruling invalidates decisions made by the Missouri Board of Education in June intended to get the Normandy Schools Collaborative out from under...

Normandy: A brand new landing proves it's more than just a ferry port

The Independent - Aug 18, 2014
The historic capital of Normandy is, of course, back in international focus this year – the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, which took place on its fringes and lured princes and presidents to its door in June. And those keen to recall the ...

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The Longest Day: The Classic Epic of D-Day

by: Cornelius Ryan
The unparalleled work of history that recreates the battle that changed World War II -- now in a new edition for the 50th anniversary of D-Day.

Newly in print for the first time in years, this is the classic story of the invasion of Normandy, and a book that endures as a masterpiece of living history. A compelling tale of courage and heroism, glow and tragedy, The Longest Day painstakingly recreates the fateful hours that preceded and followed the massive invasion of Normandy to retell the story of an epic battle that would turn the tide against world fascism and free Europe from the grip of Nazi Germany.
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Forgotten Stories of World War II

by: David May
Author and historian David May takes a closer look at the personal side of the World’s most famous war. “Forgotten Stories of World War II” is a comprehensive collection of personal stories and memoirs from those that took part in World War II. These incredible men and women tell their tales of heroism, valor, and survival. Learn about first-hand accounts from those that stormed the beaches of Normandy, assaulted Iwo Jima, and survived the Battle of the Bulge. No stone is left unturned in these incredible memoirs.
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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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Normandy : Love the land, Live the life

For further information, please visit : http://www.normandy-tourism.org and join us on Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/normandy.tourism Short version : ht...

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Jim Radford - The Shores of Normandy

D Day Seventy Years On - Friday Night is Music Night from the Albert Hall commemerates the 70th anniversary of D Day. BBC Concert Orchestra.

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Normandy, France: Remembering D-Day

Along the 75 miles of Atlantic coast you'll find countless memories of the largest military operation in history. It was on these beautiful beaches at the cr...

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D-Day Anniversary: The First Few Hours Of The Normandy Landings

Sky's Defence Correspondent Alistair Bunkall describes the first hours of the D-Day landings, which saw Allied troops seize key bridges in Normandy. http://n...

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Trailer 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy

Presentation video of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014, which will take place in Normandy (France) from 23 August to 7 September.