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Video: WWII re-enactors ‘battle’ for Rockford, Ill.

Video: WWII re-enactors 'battle' for Rockford, Ill.

This video posted on YouTube by thetruekingofnorway depicts the
2011 “Battle of Rockford,” where more than 1,000  World War II
re-enactors converged on Rockford, Illinois with Jeeps, tanks and
all the sounds of battle.

To add historical context, thetruekingofnorway dubbed in soundbites with captions from different leaders from both sides of the war:

0:08-0:26 – Hitler, speaking after his election to the Chancellorship, 1933.
0:29-0:46 – Churchill, his Great Declaration before the Allies, 1941.
0:47-1:18 – Goebbels, delivering his “Totaler Krieg” speech, 1943.
1:32-1:45 – (same as above.)
1:46-2:00 – Roosevelt, praying for troops on D-Day, 1944.
2:07-2:17 – Hitler, speaking after his election to the Chancellorship, 1933.
2:20-2:30 – Eisenhower, speaking to troops on D-Day, 1944.
2:37-2:55 – Churchill, his Great Declaration before the Allies, 1941.
3:02-3:17 – Goebbels, location and date unknown to me.
3:18-3:33 – Churchill, speaking in County Hall, London, 1941.
3:34-3:47 – Hitler, speaking at a (Nuremberg?) rally, date unknown to me.
3:51-END – Roosevelt, Flag Day Address, 1942.

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