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June 05, 2004

D-Day 1944-2004

BoysGermanCannon.jpg
J7 and T6 in Normandy, saluting in front of a German pillbox

Here in Ukraine, World War II is known as the "Great Patriot War against Fascism." It seems to be remembered a bit more here, than in the US. Perhaps because the Germans occupied Ukraine for awhile.

The only time I've cried during the opening credits of a movie was for "Saving Private Ryan." Last year, Hubby and the two older boys were able to tour Normandy. It really made an impression on them. When they came home, J7 drew a picture of the rows and rows of crosses in the Normandy cemetary.

Britannica.Com's Normandy
National D-Day Museum in New Orleans
D-Day: American Experience

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Tulipgirl. In the Ukraine. A son named Reagan. Hmmmm. Don't I know you?

Bill M.

Posted by: PCS Bill at June 5, 2004 11:14 PM

*grin*

Yep! And you know Hubby's site is http://www.postmodernclog.com, right?

Give our regards to your lovely wife.

Posted by: TulipGirl at June 5, 2004 11:27 PM

When it comes to WWII films, I highly recommend ??? ? ??????, which is about the war in Belorussia. It's pretty difficult to watch, even more so than Saving Private Ryan, but I recommend watching it once. It's one of the strongest flims I've seen.

Posted by: Chris at June 6, 2004 05:04 AM

Argh, Safari zapped my Cyrillic. That was supposed to be "Idi i smotri" (Come and See).

Posted by: Chris at June 6, 2004 05:05 AM

Thanks for the recommendation, Chris. I'll see if Hubby can track it down. Do you know about when it was released?

Posted by: TulipGirl at June 6, 2004 05:32 AM

I love your blog, TulipGirl! My lovely wife sends her regards in return!

Posted by: PCS Bill at June 6, 2004 12:17 PM

The film is from the 80s, 1985 I think. It was directed by Elem Klimov, who also did film versions of "Proshanie s Materoj" and Chekhov's "Zhenikh". He never made another film again, supposedly he knew he'd never surpass "Come and See".

Posted by: Chris at June 7, 2004 08:42 PM

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