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Americans hear a lot about the need to vanquish their supposed enemies abroad with bullets, bombs, and other tools of overwhelming force. Evidence that a common humanity can be called upon to settle differences is scarce in the media. Count this brief story from a World War II vet among the few exhibits submitted to that effect.

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Sixty-five years ago today, American, British and Canadian troops landed on the beaches of Normandy in what would lead to the Allied victory over Hitler in World War II. Here's a glimpse of the D-Day commemoration.

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This year’s 65th anniversary commemoration of D-Day has been taken over by the revisionists, who are breaking down some of the heroic folklore surrounding the Normandy landings. According to historian Christophe Prime, “The suffering of civilians was for many years masked by the overriding image -- that of the French welcoming the liberators with open arms.”

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