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By James Joseph Pelosi

Normandy to Berlin: The TREK to Honor the Legacies is written within the point of a ancient novel. the writer, James Joseph Pelosi, Ph.D., writes approximately his 59-day stroll via fifty eight towns, cities and villages among Omaha seashore at Normandy, France and the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany in 2014 to acknowledge the veterans of 4 Legacy occasions. these occasions have been the anniversaries of the main conflicts of the 20 th Century during which hundreds of thousands of individuals of every age, races, creeds and occupations have been affected. July twenty eighth 2014 was once the one centesimal anniversary of the beginning of worldwide battle I (1914–1918). In 4 years of conflict greater than 35 million humans perished. June sixth 2014 marked the seventieth anniversary of the Allied landings at Normandy, France in the course of global warfare II (1939-1945). greater than 160,000 American, British, and Canadian infantrymen supported by means of greater than 200,000 Allied naval body of workers landed to begin the campaigns that will finish the battle 11 months later. 70 million humans died within the struggle. September thirtieth 2014 used to be the sixty fifth anniversary of the top of The Berlin Airlift. among 1948 and 1949, the Soviets blocked the Allied rail, highway, and canal entry into West Berlin. by way of denying entry to nutrition, gasoline, and offers and prone essential to stay and paintings, the Soviets was hoping to strength the 3 Western Allies to desert Berlin. November ninth 2014 used to be the twenty fifth anniversary of the autumn of the Berlin Wall. For 28 years among 1961 and 1989, the “Wall of disgrace” remoted West Berlin from East Berlin and East Germany. in the course of that point, the wall used to be the main heavily guarded and tough to pass border on the earth. The Berlin Wall was once destroyed in 1990. americans performed a severe position within the consequence of all 4 of those occasions. American taxpayers funded the greater than sixteen million provider contributors who deployed to Europe in the course of either global wars. They funded, produced, and transported all the plane, ships, autos, guns, apparatus, undefined, and meals used to help the warring parties. nearly part one million American army individuals have been killed in the course of seven years of the 2 global wars.
American pilots, flying aid offers from bases in Europe, helped shop the lives of virtually 3 million Berliners in the course of the Berlin Airlift. In that attempt, 31 American army and civilians died. After NATO used to be created to envision the Soviet and Warsaw Pact risk to the unfastened nations of Western Europe, American army and their households served at allied bases all through Western Europe. Dr. Pelosi’s father served as a bomber pilot within the US military Air Corps in the course of global battle II and 3 years later within the US Air strength throughout the Berlin Airlift. Berlin was once Dr. Pelosi’s first project as a military Infantry lieutenant after his commencement from West element. The TREK used to be his demonstration of aid for all veterans and the contributions made via them and their households who served and sacrificed for the USA and its allies in the course of warfare and clash. starting at Omaha seashore and within the sector of Normandy, Dr. Pelosi spoke with veterans, their households, buddies and travelers who had traveled to wait the seventieth anniversary of D-Day on June sixth. He describes their sentiments in regards to the veterans who fought in the course of international struggle II. 4 surviving WW II veterans advised him that their provider used to be the best accomplishment in their lives. His contacts, particularly these from the liberated international locations, instructed him that they can no longer think lifestyles if the Allies now not been triumphant. He describes their compelling testaments. In Mery-Corbon, France, the Francois family members hosted him as “The Liberator” at a fest at their domestic. Father Pierre in Arlon, Belgium provided day-by-day mass for him. briefly blinded in Germany, his eyesight used to be stored via his hotelier, medical professionals and health center employees. pleased with the stories, Dr. Pelosi believes that it's the wish of every person to reside in freedom, loose from oppression, persecution and prejudice. This ebook tells that story.

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