Nov 6, 2013

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Below are two videos taken from the German side during WWII. The imagery, having been colorized, is remarkable.

I was mindful as I watched that my dad fought in Germany and, on at least one occasion, barely escaped with his life when a shell hit a building he had just evacuated. Had one of their bullets met its mark, I would not be here.

The images also prompt me to wonder why we were fighting each other and, as Pat Buchanan has contended, the war was unnecessary and could have been avoided.

In one sense it was a war between nations and ideologies. In another sense the conflict in Europe could be considered a civil war if framed in the understanding that Americans of European descent were killing their cousins and vice versa.

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