Joey van Meesen

Documentary: American Paratrooper First to Liberate Rotterdam and The Hague

THE NETHERLANDS – On May 5, 1945, Lt. Peter G. Scotese of New York, his driver Tommie Mills, and their Dutch translator Adrie van Velzen, managed to drive their jeep through German occupied territory with the mission to reach Rotterdam, The Netherlands. The men were part of Company 513th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 17th …

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E.U. Set to Let Vaccinated U.S. Tourists Visit This Summer

President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, said she expects all 27 EU member states will accept travelers who have received COVID-19 vaccines approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). That would include the three vaccines that have been authorized for use in the United States — Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer-BioNTech. …

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Unique Footage of a US WWII Camp Archaeology Project in Belgium Reveals Stunning Finds

Camp ‘Top Hat’ near Antwerp was a troop processing camp, named after the popular cigarette brand. Founded in 1945, the camp was the final stop for 270.000 American troops that were about to board a ship back to the United States. In total there was room for 16.500 soldiers and officers, who stayed there for …

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8,000th photograph for American Military Cemetery in The Netherlands

This week the 8,000th photograph was added to the American Military Cemetery in Margraten, The Netherlands. This means that four out of five of the fallen soldiers now have a face to go with a name on their headstone. This was announced by the Fields of Honor Foundation on Thursday night, February 18. The men …

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FBT Tour Guide Florent Plana is a YouTube Hit Showing Then & Now photographs

Florent Plana, our talented tour guide in Normandy, featured on several productions for YouTube hit SNAFU DOCS. In the video Florent Plana takes the viewers on a journey across the Normandy countryside to bring history alive by taking Then & Now photographs and explaining the stories behind the photos. The YouTube video with more than …

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