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A Tragic Story of What Happened to Women After D-Day

They called it the épuration sauvage, the wild purge, because it was spontaneous and unofficial. But, yes, it was savage, too. In the weeks and months following the D-Day landings of June 6, 1944, Allied troops and the resistance swept across France liberating towns and villages, and unleashing a flood of collective euphoria, relief and hope. And then the punishments began.

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Another Allied Holocaust Ignored

Each year on 25–28 March, the Republic of Latvia has been in a state of sombre reflection. In every town and city, the oldest flag in Europe has flown at half-mast. It is not possible to stroll down a country lane, pass a church or government hall without seeing this symbolic national sense of pain. Church bells tolled and dignified well-organised remembrance occasions have been held throughout this lovely Baltic nation.

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