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  • For The Eleventh Day, Eleventh Month

    Posted by Sgt. Mom on November 11th, 2013 (All posts by )

    (A temporary burial in Toul, Occupied France, 1943 – my Uncle James and three of his B-17 crewmates)

    From the archives, the brief story of my Great-Uncle William.

     

    3 Responses to “For The Eleventh Day, Eleventh Month”

    1. Bill Brandt Says:

      One of the fellows in a group I’m in is British and has a friend who retired to the Somme region of France. The stories he told – seeing this huge crater – left as a remembrance – of the fighting there. The millions who died along the western front, a ling that changed very little in 4 years of fighting.

      http://www.greatwar.co.uk/somme/memorial-lochnagar-crater.htm

    2. MikeK Says:

      A friend of mine,a retired RA Medical Corps colonel, conducts tours to those battlefields in the summer. Right now he is doing one in Ethiopia and he and his wife are conducting a cruise of the Baltic next summer. They are great people. I’ve done a couple of trips with them. I hope to go on the Baltic cruise.

    3. Bill Brandt Says:

      40 years ago while in the Army I took a short train ride to Luxembourg City – walk up Gen Patton Blvd and you see the American cemetery there – mostly with causalities from the Battle of the Bulge. If I could post pics here I’d show you but to see a sea of thousands of crosses on well manicured lawn – and Gen Patton’s grave up in front…brought the cost home to me.