Baa baa black sheep

The VMA-214 squadron (V pour heavier-than-air, M for Marine and A for Attack) is the heir of the famous VMF-214 (V pour heavier-than-air, M for Marine and F for Fighter) and his equally famous Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington credited 28 wins and holder of the "Medal of Honor", America's highest distinction that will allow him to leave the army with the rank of colonel in 1947.

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A Charms or nothing !

The sweets with fruit Charms were provided in US food rations to bring some color and especially sugar in diets rather drab olive color…

The definition of "charms" word for these sweets is "something that brings luck" but paradoxically for some years for the American GI, particularly in the Marine Corps, it's bad luck !

If an accident happens is that someone ate an Charms; Charms sucking a lemon and you head to a vehicle breakdown, a lime and it rains, another raspberry for very superstitious means death.

The Charms not have the same success that there 75 years…

But you can still buy and I have not "yet" had a car breakdown !

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World Exhibition

World Expo 1937 in Paris. The German pavilion designed by Albert Speer faced the Soviet pavilion…

The foreshadowing of an ideological shock and unprecedented warrior !

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Lily Marlene

his Heip, German officer is the origin of the song "Lili Marlene" in 1915. His poem speaks of love and separation. This is the song that reunites the two camps, a hymn to love. Lili Marlene became THE WWII song.

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I remember


I remember & rsquo; time
I don & rsquo; have not known
I remember & rsquo; one day
I don & rsquo; have not lived
I remember everything
But I don & rsquo; saw nothing
and if I m & rsquo; remember,
it is because I am free.

Le partage c'est la liberté

Resistance continues

A song takes off

FTo be one of them mesh, building where reigns the shadow,

Where the Sun Never luit qu'entre des murs très hauts,

Where the eyes seeking new horizons

Faces the gray, dark uniformity.

It's sad that Roquette, far from life,

Are those who are accused of loving their country too

A song takes off and rises and fills the suburb,

Claiming up hatred well, suffering and hope.

French, deliver us ! You can not know

How long is the wait and the heavy silence !

jacqueline Color – Rocket – 14 July 1943.

Excerpt from The Tortured France Gérard Bouaziz (Preface Lucie Aubrac)


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