Homefront Stories In Belgium... My grandma and her beloved husband...
Posted 30 June 2003 - 04:30 PM
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.
This post has been edited by hooper117: 30 June 2003 - 04:30 PM
Posted 30 June 2003 - 04:44 PM
- 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
1). Liberation in Cherbourg, France (June 44).
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.
Posted 30 June 2003 - 07:29 PM
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
This post has been edited by roma: 30 June 2003 - 07:46 PM
Posted 30 June 2003 - 10:22 PM
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
Posted 17 August 2003 - 05:57 PM
Your grandparents are remarkable people !