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75th Anniversary of D-Day with a Week of Powerful Programming Devoted to World War II

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 24 maggio 2019

The world was in its fifth year of war, when on June 6, 1944, western Allied forces crossed the English Channel and stormed the German defenses across the heavily fortified beaches of Normandy, France. Invading by land, sea and air, the broad attack was code named Operation Overlord, but the world knows it as D-Day, and it is said to be the beginning of the end of World War II. Ranking as the greatest amphibious landing in military history, the invasion allowed the Allies to advance into France. As a result, by August 1944, Western Europe was liberated from the Nazi German occupation, and World War II would be over the following year.
To mark the 75th anniversary of the pivotal battle at Normandy, National Geographic is celebrating with a week of powerful programming devoted to World War II. Beginning Monday, June 3, at 9/8c, the D-Day Marathon will feature premieres of original specials including Drain the Oceans: Secrets of D-Day, Hitler’s Last Stand: Lost Battalion, Eyewitness: D-Day and The King Who Fooled Hitler as well as encore presentations from National Geographic’s programming archives.In addition to providing unprecedented access to archival material, National Geographic’s original special The King Who Fooled Hitler presents never-before-seen documents, including secret letters from King George VI himself, correspondence and diary entries, along with new interviews giving fresh insight into the infamous D-Day deception that outsmarted Hitler.

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Humanitarian wars and humanitarian needs?

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 5 ottobre 2011

World War II Memorial Fountains and Arch

Image by IslesPunkFan via Flickr

London N1 2UT.6th October, at 7:30pm, at the INCA/CGIL meeting hall, 124 Canonbury Road, Since the Second World War we have witnessed to an escalation in the use of war despite agreements and conventions that refuse the war as means to solve controversies among and within nations. In the last two decades five wars have been fought by NATO countries in Europe, Asia and North Africa; western governments have justified these wars with humanitarian crisis which required sudden and effective intervention without lengthy discussions in national parliaments and taking into account the opposition expressed by several citizens. Were humanitarian needs fulfilled by these wars? Have these war improved the life of local populations? Is war an appropriate means to promote human rights and help those in need? The London branch of ANPI (Associazione Nazionali Partigiani d’Italia), the Italian antifascist organisation founded by partisans during World War (II), and Emergency UK, a humanitarian organization providing health care in areas affected by conflicts, have organised an event to discuss this topic with Prof Bill Bowring, from the School of Law at Birkbeck College (London), Claire Gripton, surgical nurse and recruiter for Emergency UK, and Carla Gagliardini, president of ANPI London.
The event will be held on (Carla Gagliardini Enrico Soresini ANPI London Emergency UK)

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