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#31 Morgy

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Posted 30 June 2003 - 04:18 PM

I've got lots of pics to post and I can't ! Heeeeeeelllllllp !

:D :)

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Posted 30 June 2003 - 04:30 PM

Wonderful, Morgy!! I don't know what to say. Many parts of the story brought tears to my eyes. The sewing of the American flag really touched me. As so many other parts did.
Please, let your grandparents know how grateful we are to read their stories. And what a wonder their granddaughter morgy is. Although I have a feeling they already know this.

:D

Sue

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#33 Morgy

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Posted 30 June 2003 - 04:44 PM

The liberation : some pictures for a better view…

Sources :
- World War II by David Boyle, ed. Gründ 1999 pages 210, 223
- Les grands évènements du XXe siècle en Belgique, ed. Reader’s digest 1987 pages 175, 179
- Le jour le plus fou : 6 juin 1944, les civils dans la tourmente by Elizabeth Coquart and Philippe Huet, ed. Albin Michel 1994

LIBERATION :

1). Liberation in Cherbourg, France (June 44).


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You can see the flags at the balcony of the town’s house : this pic could have been taken in Thérèse’s town in September 1944.

#34 Morgy

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Posted 30 June 2003 - 04:48 PM

Thanks Sue !

Now, those pics are working.... :D

#35 Morgy

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Posted 30 June 2003 - 04:53 PM

2). September 1944 : Belgium is free and covers American soldiers with flowers.
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Edited by Morgy, 01 July 2003 - 07:21 AM.


#36 appell8

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Posted 30 June 2003 - 05:30 PM

Superb, Morgane. I will send this to D.O.D., who experienced the liberation of Belgium from the other side. Thank you for your heart and talent. y.o.s., Doug

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Posted 30 June 2003 - 06:57 PM

Jeez, what a great idea. I'm going to print it all out and send it to my uncle R. O.
I know it will touch him too.

Sue

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Posted 30 June 2003 - 07:29 PM

Morgane--
beautiful journal installments you have there!

I think it is so necessary to remember how blessed, blessed, blessed we are here in the States to not have the collective memory of invasion, occupation and war in our homes directly. (...unless we have some Japanese Camp Internment descendents here....)

We have the memories and the images passed from friends and families who went to foreign places and witnessed the atrocities and fear and loneliness and brought those ghosts home; however, I think that is a different breed of Collective Memory of War than Living with the Beast itself.

Morgy, thank you so much for your history here. you have a genuine voice and great imagery to make us readers part of your tale.

Brava, Ragazza :D
--Jonelle

Edited by roma, 30 June 2003 - 07:46 PM.


#39 homefront41

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Posted 30 June 2003 - 10:22 PM

Lovely job, Morgy. Worth the wait, that's for sure.

I must say, when you take on an assignment, you really deliver. Excellent work!

Sometime you must tell us what your history teacher daddy thinks of your efforts here. You're family must be very proud of you.

Thanks very much for your word pictures. BK

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 11:41 AM

Okay, here's some pressure. I've had an advance look at the family album and the pictures are irresistible. I hope Gino can help you get them posted. BK

#41 VAT69

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Posted 01 July 2003 - 03:40 PM

Again, really excellent, Morgy! :D

Thank you for sharing, I look forward to the pictures from the family album!

Mark

#42 Morgy

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 08:13 AM

I'm seeing what I can do for the pics.

:D

All the best,

Morgy

#43 'Tisofthee

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 10:27 PM

Morgy, Morgy . . .

This thread is a treasure, and so are you.

:D

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#44 appell8

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Posted 11 August 2003 - 10:37 PM

'Tis, Amen.

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Posted 17 August 2003 - 05:57 PM

Merci Morgy, for the fantastic story! :) I have to imagine that it must have been a tremendous emotional experience for your grandparents with the occupation, liberation, and everything else. You have done an excellent job of writing the story and the photos you provided were excellent as well! :D
Your grandparents are remarkable people !

Elly




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