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Because I Love You So, Bernie

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 found a stack of papers lying in a forgotten...
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 her response. In it, Maddie highlights the paradox of...
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 encounters with...
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 where they intersect with our...
WW2 Songs of Christmas

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 of the holiday season in our home. As we...
Horror and Heroism at Pearl Harbor

Horror and Heroism at Pearl Harbor

“Tora! Tora! Tora!” Elated in the cockpit of his Nakajima B5N carrier-based torpedo bomber, Capt. Mitsuo Fuchida shouted into his headset, “Charge! Torpedo attack!” the code indicating that, as planned, in defiance of international law, the Japanese attack caught the...

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