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Forgot how dusty the air gets when it is on. Truly the greatest generation.

To my grandfather and everyone else who fought in either theater, thank you.



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Great series. I watched it again this spring before we visited Normandy. Hard to believe it originally aired 17 years ago, but it's held up very well.
 
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It's a great series. If you haven't seen The Pacific, check it out.
 
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I'm due to watch it again soon. One of my favorites.


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Both series are great.
There are interviews of some of the members at the end that are worth seeing too.


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I rewatch it at least once a year. When I have the time alone to do so.


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Both great series

Don't know I buy that 'Greatest Generation' stuff though

ETA: not to diminish what they achieved- sacrificed - but I feel the term undermines the sacrifices of millions who served through other tough times (and in political climates less black / white than WW2) like Korea / Vietnam / Cold War / GWOT.

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Great series. I watch Band of Brothers at least once a year.


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Thanks for the reminder...need to put it on my watch list again. GREAT series!!



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You can watch short segments on YouTube of both series too.


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One of my favorites. I ran Currahee mountain last fall. It was rough but a great trip.

3 miles up 3 miles down



At the top



Camp Taccoa






These are the actual stables the men slept in while in England. They dismantled them and shipped them to the US piece by piece



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Thanks, Dusty. Just watched episode 6, Bastogne, last night. One nice thing about being an HBO subscriber is that I can go back and watch a series like this, anytime I want.


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Dusty, and others that have visited; is there a lot to see other than the outdoor hiking part? Specifically, how big and interesting is the museum?
I'm about an hour away but have the present Ranger mountaineering training camp (Camp Merrill) and lots of outdoor stuff nearby. Have been thinking of taking the drive up to see it but not sure how much the wife would like it since it means less to her.


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Then watch "The Man in the High Castle" to see an example of why our victory was so important.
 
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Then watch "The Man in the High Castle" to see an example of why our victory was so important.

I don't think anyone needs to watch a TV show to see why victory over Nazi Germany was so important.



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Then watch "The Man in the High Castle" to see an example of why our victory was so important.

I don't think anyone needs to watch a TV show to see why victory over Nazi Germany was so important.

I didn't think anyone needed to watch a tv show see why the victory was important. I said it's a good example if you were so inclined.
 
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Dusty, and others that have visited; is there a lot to see other than the outdoor hiking part? Specifically, how big and interesting is the museum?
I'm about an hour away but have the present Ranger mountaineering training camp (Camp Merrill) and lots of outdoor stuff nearby. Have been thinking of taking the drive up to see it but not sure how much the wife would like it since it means less to her.


The museum isn’t huge, there are probably 5-6 rooms all full of things to see. There’s lots of letters and personal effects so you can sit and read for hours. I was there during a special weekend commemorating the Taccoa men. I was surprised because there were more than a few French people there who I guess came to pay respects. Some of the stories I heard were that their grandparents were saved by the Americans.

The downtown area is very quaint and your wife might like that. You don’t have to hike up to the top you can actually drive up there and park. If you decide to run it just know that the first 2-2.25 miles are a pretty gentle slope than it gets pretty steep for the last bit.


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Then watch "The Man in the High Castle" to see an example of why our victory was so important.

I don't think anyone needs to watch a TV show to see why victory over Nazi Germany was so important.

Actually, I think a lot of people would need to see a TV show to understand why our victory was important at all. But they aren't on Sigforum.


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The museum isn’t huge, there are probably 5-6 rooms all full of things to see. There’s lots of letters and personal effects so you can sit and read for hours. I was there during a special weekend commemorating the Taccoa men. I was surprised because there were more than a few French people there who I guess came to pay respects. Some of the stories I heard were that their grandparents were saved by the Americans.

The downtown area is very quaint and your wife might like that. You don’t have to hike up to the top you can actually drive up there and park. If you decide to run it just know that the first 2-2.25 miles are a pretty gentle slope than it gets pretty steep for the last bit.


Future visitors: The museum is downtown in what I think is an old railroad station. The Camp Toccoa site and memorial is a few miles outside of town, an easy drive on paved roads. I visited both sites a few years ago, did not do the hiking/running trail.
 
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It's included in Amazon Prime.



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