Since it is the 70th anniversary of D-Day tomorrow, I have put some effort into my posts for that day. I tell some personal tales of my Uncle Theo who went ashore on Normandy Beach on D-Day + 1 (and appeared in a Life photo on the beach).
Unc helped himself to the wallets of dead German soldiers, plucking them from their pockets and bringing them home as souvenirs. These wallets contain the personal and family pictures of the German soldiers, some of which are quite poignant. Adolf Hitler was not only the biggest SOB in modern history, he was the biggest SOB to the German people too -- sacrificing millions of their sons in an evil and ultimately, fruitless war.
The posts will publish automatically at 11:59 PM tonight and 12:00 AM tomorrow.
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