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From D-Day to V-Day (June '44 - May '45)


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.

Our story


The DVD is searchable on monthly base and date through a simple timeline interface.
With each event, the corresponding pages from the newspaper archive are displayed, for further exploration of the viewer, each event is shortly explained by a text. The DVD or direct download contains many pictures, maps, movies and sound clips from this period.
You can order the DVD, or download diretly by clicking here.

Click on the squares on the timeline below to see the DVD events.

Searchable on monthly base and date.
The pages are completely optimised and easily viewable, readable and printable (!) for anyone, through a technique, that breathes the same 'look & feel' as a real newspaper.
Click on the highlighted date below for a peek preview.

August 1944

September 1944

Oktober 1944

November 1944

View a free example of
a stars & stripes edition

View a "Stars and Stripes example" by clicking the button below! You can order the DVD, or directly download the archive, by clicking here

Open sample

Collection of all front maps

View all front maps of the American forces in the period of may '44 untill june '45. All maps can be viewed fullscreen. Click the button below to view an example of a fullscreen front map.

View fullscreen sample

Large collection of propaganda posters, video- and audio files during wwii

We have collected a large collection of propaganda posters, historical moments caught on video and historical audio files all from the period between D-Day and V-Day.


Audio example: GR April 28 1945 - Hitler's last speech

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All together the DVD "The Stars and Stripes Archive: From D-Day to V-Day" has become a unique and timeless document,
that can not be missed by anyone with an interest in history and the Second World War in particular.
Major General Kenneth Bowra, a retired officer, who used to work at the Regional Headquarters of the Allied Forces North Europe in Brunssum, The Netherlands, praised Mr. Hermens for his 'extraordinary efforts' to consolidate all issues of the army newspaper into this valuable historical chronicle of World War II.

The complete archive is now available on DVD or as direct download.

DVD Normal € 79,90 NOW € 65,00 + shippingcosts


Download Normal € 49,90 NOW € 35,00

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