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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 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...
A Season of Thanksgiving

A Season of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving comes to us this year in a season of unusual unrest, uncertainty, and unexpected hardships. As we near the end of this tumultuous year, it may seem difficult to focus on thoughts of thanksgiving, especially as we spend the holidays away from loved ones....
His Life for His Friends

His Life for His Friends

What does it take for a person to die for the sake of others? What is it that makes a young man of only 22 willing to intentionally sacrifice his own life for the sake of his fellow soldiers? That’s the question I asked myself as I read about Joe Mann. His story came...

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