Weekly Review for Veterans and Oral History for Friday, November 13, 2015

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


Rethinking History: Ukraine’s legacy during WWII

Every year, rallies commemorating the Second World War are held all over Ukraine. The celebrations divide the people however and feelings run high, despite the passage of time. To understand why, it’s necessary to know a little about the history of the country.

Read more here…https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/ukraine-divided-wwii-legacy.html


Legends of History: Soviet General Georgy Zhukov

Georgy Zhukov was a Soviet career officer in the Red Army who, in the course of World War II, played the most pivotal role in leading the Red Army drive through much of Eastern Europe to liberate the Soviet Union and other nations from the occupation of Nazi Germany and its vassals. Ultimately he was the General to conquer Berlin forcing Adolf Hitler to commit suicide. He is the most decorated general officer in the history of the Soviet Union and Russia.

Read more here…https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/thegeneral-who-won-wwii-you-never-guess-how-stalin-rewarded-him.html


Preserving History: Weekend trip to interview WWII Veterans in Boston and in Long Island

On this fine Veterans Day, I am making final preparations and packing for a trip to interview two World War II Veterans this weekend. The first interview will be on Friday in the Boston area to interview a Veteran from the 10th Armored Division who went through the Battle of the Bulge.

Read more here…https://making-history-project.com/wwii-veteran-interview-trip/


Veterans Day: A time to remember – The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

On March 4, 1921, Congress approved the burial of an unidentified American soldier from World War I in the plaza of the new Memorial Amphitheater.

Read more here


Honoring History Makers: A tribute to Vietnam Veterans

As we approach Veterans Day 2015, a  video “A Tribute to Vietnam Veterans” featuring the voice of popular actor Sam Elliott has been released by the  50th Commemoration of the Vietnam War web page sponsored by the Department of Defense.

Read more here



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

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About Patrick Russell

Director and oral historian for the Making History Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Veteran stories for future generations. Resides in Miami, Florida, where he is a full-time mediator and has been a practicing lawyer since 1994. Proudly serves as a staff member for the University of Florida Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, in addition to being a member of the Oral History Association, American Historical Association; Friends and Family of the 508 P.I.R.; and the Battle of the Bulge Association. Graduated from Marquette University with a B.A. in Political Science, and a law degree from the University of Miami School of Law. Additional courses and workshops for oral history and museum studies have been taken at Baylor University and Harvard University, Harvard Extension School. Contact info: (305) 608-2977 or patrick@making-history-project.com

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