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Weekly Review for Veterans and Oral History for Friday, September 4, 2015

Batterie De Longues-Sur-MerHere are some recent articles of interest that I found this week for U.S. Veterans. Enjoy!

Weapons of History: See the MG-42 in action

The MG 42 has a proven record of reliability, durability, simplicity, and ease of operation, but is most notable for its ability to produce a high volume of suppressive fire. The MG 42 had one of the highest average cyclic rate of any single-barreled man-portable machine gun: between 1,200 and 1,500 rpm, which results in a distinctive muzzle report.

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See History: MHP uploads photos for Batterie des Longues Sur Mer

The Making History Project has uploaded photos from its 2014 Normandy France trip for the Batterie Des Longues Sur Mer.  These photos were taken during the 70th Anniversary for D-Day.

The Batterie Des Longues Sur Mer is a German coastal defense sector comprised of bunkers and artillery installations.  These fortifications were part of the Atlantic Wall on the Normandy coast just east of Omaha Beach. Included are photos of various defensive bunkers that housed artillery as well as naval observation bunkers.

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Collecting History: Buying the M1 Garrand – available NOW

In the past ten years, the M1 Garand, regardless of condition, has become a very hot collectors’ item and sound financial investment. The popularity of the M1 Garand continues to grow as hundreds of new Garand “Fun” Matches are being held all across the USA each year.

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Viewing History: 11 Iconic Battlefields then and now

After just over 70 years we look back at 11 iconic locations of the Second World War as they were then and as they are now.

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Thank you for reading (and sharing).  Stay tuned for next week’s weekly review for U.S. Veterans.

Weekly Review for Veterans and Oral History for Friday, August 14, 2015

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US PFC Lou Roth – Third Army

Here are some recent articles of interest that I found this week for U.S. Veterans. Enjoy!

History Maker: US PFC Lou Roth – Third Army

A week or 10 days after boarding a victory ship in New York Harbor Pfc. Lou Roth of Baltimore, Md. sailed into Le Havre, France together with thousands of other G.I.s. It was August 1945, a few months after the end of World War II in Europe, and the 19-year-old was part of the Allied occupation force.

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Watch History: Hell in the Pacific (2001)

The story of the battles in the Pacific between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.

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History Maker: Korean War Veteran Robert Borboro

Robert Borboro of Cross Creek RV Park north of Acadia served the better part of two years in Korea during the war. It’s been 60 years since he was a corporal in the 97th Engineering Battalion attached to the 1st Infantry Division based at Young Dong Po and his memory is not what it once was.

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Thank you for reading (and sharing).  Stay tuned for next week’s weekly review for U.S. Veterans.