The WWII stars & stripes from d-day to v-day now available on dvd
In honor of its 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Europe
Since the Civil War (1861) in America, The Stars and Stripes has grown from a relatively simple and small newspaper for the Union Troops to a elaborate international medium for all American soldiers and their allies.
In times of peace as well as in time of war, this newspaper is a unique and very important source of information. Now that it is 75 years ago that the allied forces landed at D-Day, we have produced a DVD, which contains the complete - 2.000 pages - archive of The Stars and Stripes, from June 1st 1944 until May 31st 1945. This archive has been collected and opened by Mr. Jan Hermens, a Dutch private collector, who devoted more than 10 years of his life to completing it. The pages on the DVD are completely optimised and easily viewable, readable and printable (!) for anyone, through a technique, that breathes the same 'look & feel' as a real newspaper. The item "Our story" gives a closer look at how this project has started.