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Normandy Attack: Tomorrow’s Newspapers Today

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[VIDEO] Normandy Speech: Ceremony Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion, D-Day 6/6/84 


[VIDEO] The Hammer: Who’s the ‘Big Winner’ in the G7 Summit? Vladimir Putin, that’s Who

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From NRO: The big story about the G7 meeting that took place in Brussels this past week has not been the G7 itself, but rather “the guy who was kicked out,” says Charles Krauthammer.

Despite the fact that President Obama “has been boasting about how diplomatically isolated” Putin is, Krauthammer said, the President of Russia was invited to the Normandy ceremony, the state dinner, and private dinners with both the President of France and the Prime Minister of Great Britain

 “That’s a hell of an isolation”

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 National Review Online


L.A. Times Normandy Invasion Cover

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“The greatest continuing news story in the history of man has begun,” The Times declared on June 6, 1944, better known as D-day. The declaration came not in the text of the story on the front page, but in the box you see at the bottom. It promised “the detailed story of the invasion, complete with all the available maps and pictures,” delivered with “speed, thoroughness and accuracy.”

You can see how some of that coverage played out in the days that followed here, and here are photos of people reading the front page you see above.

– Laura E. Davis

L.A. Times Past


Cinema: New ‘Madame Bovary’ Aims to Capture Younger Audiences

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 reports:  “Madame Bovary,” Gustave Flaubert’s landmark 1856 novel, is coming to life again for the sixth time as a feature film starring Mia Wasikowska and aimed at the younger female moviegoers.

With shooting taking place in Normandy Radiant Films Intl. is repping foreign sales 6,000 miles away in Santa Monica at the American Film Market.

“There are a lot of period movies from that era but we think this is the most modern,” notes producer Joe Nuerauter at Occupant Entertainment. “She’s actually flipping through fashion magazines and getting into debt and overextending herself. We think that there’s an appeal to a core audience and that it opens up a young female audience.”

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