Category Archive: World War II Partisans

This Day In History – August 20

The cemetery and memorial in Vassieux-en-Vercors where, in July 1944, German Wehrmacht forces executed more than 200, included women and children, in reprisal for the Maquis's armed resistance.

    Follow ‘This Day In History’ During Weekdays At FACEBOOK Legacy-America August 20, 1794 – American Westward Expansion – Indian Wars Battle of Fallen Timbers The Battle of Fallen Timbers was an important victory for the United States Army against natives in the Northwest Territory. In 1792, President George Washington appointed Anthony Wayne as …

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This Day In History – July 31

Abba Kovner with members of the Fareynikte Partizaner Organizatsye

July 31, 1777 – American Revolution Marquis de Lafayette becomes a major-general without pay A 19-year-old French aristocrat, Marie-Joseph Paul Roch Yves Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette, accepts a commission as a major-general in the Continental Army—without pay. Young marquis escapes from prison to sail to the Americas to join the grand adventure to …

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