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The Man Behind the Mannequin

The Man Behind the Mannequin

Today if you were to make the journey to France and visit the small town of Sainte-Mère-Eglise you would notice the mannequin of a paratrooper hanging from a parachute caught on the church steeple. Sainte-Mère-Eglise was the first French town ...
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The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion

The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion

In addition to our soldiers, we honor the veterans who left their country to serve and assist overseas forces. It’s hard to imagine today--- pouring your heart out to a significant other and sending it knowing it will be received ...
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Shores Collide Around Liberation Day

Shores Collide Around Liberation Day

This week we are pleased to share about a few of the Asian-American soldiers around D-Day.US Navy Seabees Amassed from the rich history of Asian-Americans are artifacts that depict their involvement in the liberation of France. Recollected here, spanning from ...
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Seabees and the Baby

Seabees and the Baby

This week we are pleased to share the rest of William Manning's story and his reconnection with baby Sea Bee.US Navy Seabees 50th Anniversary In 1994, Dad decided he wanted to go back to Normandy for the 50th anniversary of ...
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CB's Rhino

Return to Utah Beach

This weekend The Girl Who Wore Freedom team in the United States and France paused to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the D-Day landings. We were reminded there are still so many stories of service and sacrifice from that day ...
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Stack of letters labeled v-mail with an issue of LIFE magazine dated Aug 7th 1944

Because I Love You So, Bernie

Originally, published on February 11, 2019 In the spring of 2018, I walked into the Antiques of Winfield shop in Winfield, IL, intent on finding WWII-era items to sell at a silent auction for The Girl Who Wore Freedom. I ...
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Freedom and Sorrow

Freedom and Sorrow

This week’s blog comes to us from one of our youngest friends at The Girl Who Wore Freedom. Maddie and her family attended a screening of the film in France last summer, and soon after that Maddie set to writing ...
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Fragments of Light, pt.2

Fragments of Light, pt.2

A conversation with the author and TGWWF Translator, Michèle Phoenix In this continuation of a conversation with Michèle Phoenix, we explore some of the most poignant encounters Michele had with veterans and the French people of Normandy and how her ...
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Fragments of Light

Fragments of Light

A conversation with the author and TGWWF Translator, Michèle Phoenix Everyone loves a good story. We tell stories all the time, in our everyday conversations, even on social media. As we listen to or read other people’s stories, we see ...
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Bing Crosby

WW2 Songs of Christmas

The day started with a squeal of delight from the room next to mine. It was the day after Thanksgiving, and the children awoke to Christmas music from their clock radio. More than any other tradition, this signals the beginning ...
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Now streaming on Gumroad and available on DVD!

We are happy to announce that our film is officially streaming on Gumroad AND available to purchase in DVD format.

Check it out!

See you there ;-)