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Memorial Day 2010

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All pictures taken by me in the fall of 1999. The pictures are of the cemetery in Normandy, France. My parents are the couple in the forefront with the umbrella. This was a memorable trip for us as my dad is a D-day Veteran and this was his first trip back to Normandy, France.
I will be posting more photo's on June 6.

Stay Tuned for a D-Day 6 of June Post

I plan on writing a post in honor of my dad for D-day-- Normandy, Omaha Beach-- 66 years later.

Blissful Blogging!
Annette

Review-All Quiet On The Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

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Link for the book:
http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780449213940

www.ballantinebooks.com an imprint of Random House Publishing Group
297 pages

YouTube video of the movie from 1930:


This book was bought by me for the purpose of reading/reviewing.

I'd heard of this book, but had never read this book until this week.

All Quiet On The Western Front is labeled on the front cover of my copy as The Greatest War Novel of All Time. I don't know who gave this book that label; since 1929 when this book was published many other war books and memoirs have been written. I do agree that it is a great book, not great in the sense that you feel uplifted and joyous when you complete the book. It is a great book in that you do not forget the content, you do not forget the despair and bleak horrors of war. The narrator and main character is Paul Baumer, he is a 19 year old German soldier during World War I. The story was first published in a newspaper in 1928, the book was publishe…