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Just the Start of a Military Career

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/06/17Jun19-D-Day-Higgins-Boat-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Perhaps landing at D-Day would be the biggest event in one’s military career. But for Marvin Perrett, he was just…

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The D-Day Invasion

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/06/14Jun19-D-Day-Higgins-Boat-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)It was early June of 1944 and for the American GI’s along the coast of England, they knew the time…

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A Ride on a Higgins Boat

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2019/06/13Jun19-D-Day-Higgins-Boat-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)Marvin Perrett can still take you on a ride on a Higgins boat today.  If you don’t know what that…

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A Japanese Teenager’s Journey to the US

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/02/01Mar18-Barbara-Law-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)As a Japanese teenager, Barbara was taught to defend herself from American soldiers arriving in her country.  She ended up…

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Living In Japan When World War II Ended

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/02/28Feb18-Barbara-Law-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)This week we are featuring Barbara Law who recently passed away.  She was a teenager living in Japan when World…

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A Look Back At The Story of Barbara Law

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2018/02/27Feb18-Barbara-Law-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)This past week Barbara Law of King City, Missouri passed away at the age of 87.  I had the honor…

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Escapees With Nowhere to Go

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/24Jul15-Concordia-POW-Camp-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.0MB)At first glance, housing enemy soldiers in low security camps in the Midwest may not have seemed wise.  But for…

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Prisoners of War in the Midwest

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/23Jul15-Concordia-POW-Camp-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)During World War II thousands of enemy soldiers taken as prisoners of war where housed in hastily built camps in…

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A Place Surprising To Both Sides

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/22Jul15-Concordia-POW-Camp-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)When the Allies began the fight against Germany in World War II, they began to take prisoners of war.  Some…

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More With Holocaust Survivor Judy Straus

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/10Jul15-Judy-Straus-5.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)We conclude our story with Holocaust survivor Judy Straus.  If you’ve missed any of her story of tragedy and triumph,…

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Lives In Jeopardy

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/09Jul15-Judy-Straus-4.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)As the end of World War II in Europe drew ever closer, the Germans stepped up the pace of sending…

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Nazi Death Camps Through the Eyes of a Child

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/08Jul15-Judy-Straus-3.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The scenes from Nazi death camps were staggering.  Now imagine experiencing those horros through the eyes of a child.  That…

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The Nazis Invade Home

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/07Jul15-Judy-Straus-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)The Straus family left Germany in the 1930s to escape the rising power of Adolf Hitler.  Then, in the early…

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Holocaust Survivor Judy Straus

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/06Jul15-Judy-Straus-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)This week we visit with Judy Straus, a survivor of the Holocaust  Her story is one of tragedy and hope…and…

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The 70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/12May15-Melvin-Alper-2015-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:00 — 2.1MB)Melvin Alper fought an entire year in Europe during WW II, but it was the last two months of the…

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Trained to Face the Enemy

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/02/11May15-Melvin-Alper-2015-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 2:59 — 2.1MB)Melvin Alper had trained to face the enemy, but nothing could have prepared him for the scene he would face…

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A Jewish Family’s Challenges in Nazi Germany

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/12/30Jan15-Henry-Straus-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)We resume our moving conversation today with Henry Straus as he share his family’s challenges living as Jews in a…

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Growing Up Jewish in Germany

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/12/29Jan15-Henry-Straus-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)From his earliest memories, Henry Straus remembers discrimination. As a young Jewish boy living in a German city, his family…

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The 70th Anniversary of a Special Nativity Scene

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/12/23Dec14-Algona-POW-Nativity-2.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:01 — 2.1MB)This year in Algona, IA, residents will celebrate the 70th anniversary of a very special Nativity scene.  It was a…

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A Nativity Scene On Display Year-Round

http://americancountryside.com/wp-content/gems/2014/12/22Dec14-Algona-POW-Nativity-1.mp3Podcast: Download (Duration: 3:02 — 2.1MB)During the advent season, many families and churches will set up Nativity scenes.  They figures remind us of the birth…

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