Can World War II Truly Be Memorialized?
by Javan Browder
I had not planned on writing anything for Memorial Day, but after having watched most of Ken Burns’ WWII Documentary film “The War” I feel compelled to put together a quick post, so here it is.
If you’ve not yet watched “The War” I would recommend that you do so as soon as possible. I have always been fascinated by WWII, and love watching every documentary, movie, and reading as many stories about it as I can. I have always been amazed at how inexhaustible that 4 and a half years of history is. No matter how much time you spend studying it, you will never even scratch the surface of all that took place during that time.
There was the European and the Pacific theaters of the war. There was fighting in Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Russia, Belgium, Greece, Turkey, North Africa, Japan , China, the Philippines, countless Pacific Islands, and many other countries across Europe and Asia. Then there are all the many countries that did not see fighting on their mainland, but sent their troops to war. I find stories from the home front, especially those from Britain and Germany to be especially interesting.
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