History



D-Day Anniversary - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "many leaned heavily on sticks. Others were helped by younger service personnel providing an obliging arm to lean on"

 

 

 

 

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  • "but many more walked unaided behind the Normandy veterans' standards to loud applause"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • ""proud" was how Peter Davies, 91, from Herefordshire, one of around 100 to march"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "described the final farewell to Normandy and D-day on the seafront at Arromanches. "Marching was very emotional""

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Davies drove on to Sword beach in a Sherman tank on D-day. It brings it back - so many memories"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it's part of your history, it's printed on your brain"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it's great to be back here. It felt like it did when we were young. And to see all the ones who tore up the beaches 70 years ago"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "hundreds more veterans sat in the crowd on Gold Beach"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "one of the five landing sites from where the course of the second world war changed 70 years ago"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it was a day of dignified remembrance"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "this was it, the final time"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Britain's Normandy veterans would never again walk in their hundreds through the white serried rows of headstones of the Bayeux war cemetery"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "never again would they encircle en masse the Cross of Sacrifice, their standards dipped in respect"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the veterans are in their 80s and 90s now and this was a last rally of the blue-blazered brigade as D-day passed into history"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Prince William described D-day as a great and terrible day"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it was vital the sacrifice is never forgotten by our generation and generations to come"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the French President, François Hollande, told veterans and world leaders"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that the day should never and would never be forgotten"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the 6th of June is not a day like others, it is not just the longest day or a day to remember the dead"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "but a day for the living to keep the promise written with the blood of the fighters"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to be loyal to their sacrifice by building a world that is fairer and more human"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "those young men did not hesitate for one second"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "they advanced at the risk of their own lives to combat a diabolic regime, they advanced for a noble cause"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "they advanced to liberate us"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "they were heroes"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "they are all heroes"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the 6th June they began to liberate France. As the sun set on that longest day a light shone on enslaved Europe"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it is an "exceptional day" of unity and the duty of memory to all the war's victims"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the day is a message of peace and a requirement for the United Nations"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that intervenes where it's necessary for the collective security"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and a Europe that has allowed peace on a continent that was at war throughout the 20th century"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Senate Candidate Barack Obama
- 2004 - Democracy Now:
LINK ¤ DEMOCRACY NOW

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  • "the Democratic candidate for US Senate from Illinois Barack Obama"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "delivered a rousing speech at the Democratic National Convention that secured his status as a rising star within the party"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "tonight is a particular honor for me because, let’s face it, my presence on this stage is pretty unlikely"

 

 

 

 

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  • "my father was a foreign student, born and raised in a small village in Kenya"

 

 

 

 

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  • "he grew up herding goats, went to school in a tin-roof shack. His father, my grandfather, was a cook, a domestic servant to the British"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "through hard work and perseverance my father got a scholarship to study in America"

 

 

 

 

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  • "while studying here, my father met my mother"

 

 

 

 

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  • "she was born in a town on the other side of the world, in Kansas. Her father worked on oil rigs and farms through most of the Depression"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "my parents shared not only an improbable love - they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "they would give me an African name, Barack, or "blessed""

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "they imagined me going to the best schools in the land, even though they weren’t rich, because in a generous America you don’t have to be rich to achieve your potential"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "they are both passed away now. Yet, I know that, on this night, they look down on me with pride"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "I stand here knowing that my story is part of the larger American story"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that I owe a debt to all of those who came before me"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation, not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "fellow Americans - Democrats, Republicans, Independents - I say to you tonight: we have more work to do"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "more to do for the workers I met in Galesburg, Illinois, who are losing their union jobs at the Maytag plant that’s moving to Mexico"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and now are having to compete with their own children for jobs that pay seven bucks an hour"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "more to do for the father I met who was losing his job and choking back tears"

 

 

 

 

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  • "wondering how he would pay US$ 4,500 a month for the drugs his son needs without the health benefits he counted on"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "more to do for the young woman in East St. Louis, and thousands more like her"

 

 

 

 

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  • "who has the grades, has the drive, has the will, but doesn’t have the money to go to college"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "don’t get me wrong. The people I meet in small towns and big cities, in diners and office parks, they don’t expect government to solve all their problems"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "but they sense, deep in their bones, that with just a change in priorities"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we can make sure that every child in America has a decent shot at life"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and that the doors of opportunity remain open to all"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thomas Jefferson - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ JEFFERSON

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  • "1743 - 1826, was an American founding father"

 

 

 

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  • "the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776) and the third President of the United States (1801-1809)"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Jefferson believed that each man has "certain inalienable rights""

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "rightful liberty is unobstructed action according to our will within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "a proper government is one that not only prohibits individuals in society from infringing on the liberty of other individuals"

 

 

 

 

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  • "but also restrains itself from diminishing individual liberty as a protection against tyranny from the majority"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "he envisioned democracy as an expression of society as a whole"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "public education and a free press are essential to a democratic nation"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the people cannot be safe without information"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bloody Sunday - 2012 - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "the UK police is to launch criminal investigation"

 

 

 

 

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  • "into deaths of 14 people after British paratroopers opened fire on a crowd, in 1972 (in Northern Ireland)"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "after a 12-year inquiry, Lord Saville found that the killings"

 

 

 

 

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  • "were unjustified and none of the dead posed a threat"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Srebrenica Investigation
- International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia - PDF:
LINK ¤ DOMOVINA

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  • "the purpose of this report is to provide a summary of the evidence obtained from the forensic examination of mass execution points and mass graves"

 

 

 

 

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  • "associated with the fall of Srebrenica in July 1995"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "since the fall of Srebrenica, 39 of these mass graves have been identified"

 

 

 

 

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  • "17 of these have been exhumed"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and the remains of at least 1883 individuals removed from those graves"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Genocide in Rwanda - the Guardian: LINK ¤ the GUARDIAN

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  • "killing of 800,000 Tutsis by Hutu extremists in Rwanda over 100 days in 1994"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "UN military commander Roméo Dallaire had warned of impending massacres three months earlier"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "but was ignored by the security council"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Kofi Annan, then head of UN peacekeeping, writes in his memoir:"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "we spent days frantically lobbying more than 100 governments"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "I called dozens myself - we did not receive a single serious offer"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it was one of the most shocking and deeply formative experiences of my entire career"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rwanda - the preventable Genocide - PDF: LINK ¤ AEGIS TRUST

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  • "the report of the International Panel of eminent personalities investigated the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "there can be not an iota of doubt that the international community knew the following:"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that something terrible was underway in Rwanda"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that serious plans were afoot for even more appalling deeds"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that these went far beyond routine thuggery"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and that the world nevertheless stood by and did nothing"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yad Vashem: LINK ¤ YAD VASHEM

 

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  • "the Jewish people’s living memorial to the Holocaust"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Yad Vashem safeguards the memory of the past"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and imparts its meaning for future generations"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the Holocaust was the murder by Nazi Germany of six million Jews"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "while the Nazi persecution of the Jews began in 1933, the mass murder was committed during World War II"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HISTORY - Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ HISTORY

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  • "history is the study of the past"

 

 

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  • "it relates to past events as well as the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about these events"
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