Saturday, April 24, 2021

Sadly, Only In Russian.

The Victory Day is coming and Russia welcomes American and French veterans and remembers common Victory. Here is NTV with report. A very touching report about participants of the project Stalingrad-2021. 

American Charles Norman Shay was on the Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944, where, being medic, he tried to save his friend who was wounded into stomach. He still remembers that day, who wouldn't--going through hell at Omaha Beach. Russian Night Witches veterans recall how French pilots from legendary Normandie-Niemen squadron would cover them from the above, with French pilots telling them in broken Russian:"Girls, don't worry, we will cover you."  
Veterans visited Volgograd and Charles Norman Shay, being Native American, performed Indian rituals honoring the fallen in Volgograd. 
Laurent de Gaulle also was in delegation. I don't need to elaborate on his relations with Charles de Gaulle. You can read people's comments to the first video on Youtube to understand what it all means to Russians. For them these people, be them Americans, French or Russians are simply heroes and veterans.

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