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French Embassy's Links D-Day

Salut Mes Amis:

Bennie McRae has kept us abreast of the media outreach (finally) to African-American Veterans who took part in the D-Day Invasion. In an earlier posting on this site, I mentioned that French television (TF1) was the Only media source that presented the 50th Anniversary Celebration in the context of the African American experience. (Mon Pere Etait un GI a la Liberation)

Most of us won't be attending the D-Day Celebrations in Northern France this year. However, the French Embassy has provided several on-line resources.

Thanks to Fabrice Jaumont, Education Attache, this month's Newsletter from the Education Office of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, provides several links to D-Day and its celebrations.

If you live in the New York Area, you may want to take your family to Times Square. The Newsletter highlights:

"D-Day on Times Square: French intenational network TV5 and Maison de laFrance take over the Reuters huge screen in Times Square to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of D-Day, MAy 13-June 6. Special and live coverage of "The Longest Night" on June 6 broadcast on the Reuters Screen."

Some of the links are presented in English. The French Government's official site is listed below in the main url. Fabulous!

The remaining listings include:

Les Fleurs de la memoire
Normandie Memoire 60eme anniversaire
Archives photographiques et cinematographiques
Archives de l‚INA
Archives de Normandie
Paths of memory
Mémorial de Caen
La Coupole
Radio Bleu
Paroles d‚etoiles
Sites personnels
Omaha Beach Memoires
Listes de liens
American dday:

If you want subscribe to the French Embassy's Newsletter for Education or learn about cultural events in the US see the information below.

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Many thanks to Fabrice Jaumont for for his on going support of cross-cultural programs involving France and the African American experience.


K Wyer Lane

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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