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Check out my interview with Caimin Phillips, a WWII reenactor from Ireland. He portrays a pathfinder in the 505th PIR, 82nd Airborne. Division.
http://www.authoremilyannputzke.com/2016/11/caimin-505th-parachute-infantry-regiment.html

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"This election has truly become a fight between right and wrong." If we don't vote for good, honest leaders, we're never going to get them. Pray for our country and encourage others to get behind Evan McMullin. Because voting for the lesser of two evils is still evil.

https://www.evanmcmullin.com/step_up_or_step_aside_a_call_for_leadership
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The ebook of RESIST is on sale for $0.99!

https://www.amazon.com/Resist-Emily-Ann-Putzk…/…/B018LJRPM2/
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Today marks the 72nd anniversary of D-Day, and this year it definitely feels more personal. Of course I'll never fully comprehend the penetrating fear as the boys stormed Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juneau and Sword, the way their hearts slammed against their chests, their shaky hands, last words to friends, final time of clasping a comrade's shoulder in brotherly warmth, the cold sweat that slathered their faces, a fear they pushed aside to fulfill their duty. I'll never understand that empty feeling of knowing you might not survive. To look around and know some of your comrades aren't going to make it home. Who will be left behind, haunted by the memories and faces of fallen comrades? The prayers uttered through trembling lips, the helpless misery of watching a friend die beside you ... I can't fully wrap my brain around the courage these men possessed and I'll never be able to adequately thank them for giving up their lives, their futures, their families and friends to rip the world free from the hands of an evil that was spreading like a wild fire.

I've met quite a few WWII veterans this year, four of which were either present at the D-Day invasion, or came in right before or after. That human connection brings the horrors, sorrow, courage, and good old American grit to life in a way I've never experienced before. To look in their eyes and wonder what horrors they have seen ... to take their hands in mine, the same hands that once wielded a weapon to defend their families and homeland ... it's humbling.

Read the rest on my blog: http://www.authoremilyannputzke.com/2016/06/6644.html
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Since it's almost Memorial Day, this month's edition of "They Have a Story" involves three pictures from three different wars — The American Civil War, WWI, and WWII. So grab your pens and choose a picture! It's time to write their stories.

http://www.authoremilyannputzke.com/2016/05/they-have-story-memorial-day-special.html

What is They Have a Story? It's a monthly historical fiction link up hosted by yours truly. Once a month I'll post a historical picture. Your job (and mine ... I'm totally doing this!) is to write a short story inspired by it. It can be as short or as long as you like. Have fun with it! Post the monthly picture, your story, and blog button on your blog, then link up. Let’s see how many different stories we can get from the same picture!
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Marguerite stole her brother's pants. #livinghistory #WWIIreenactor #WW2reenactor #frenchresistance
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As a Christian writer, I've been faced with a controversial topic in Christian circles ... dun, dun, dun .... swearing. I read a post by Abigail Hartman who summed it up better than I did, but I still wanted to write something about it and share why I chose to use a few instances of profanity in my WWII novel, Resist.

#resistnovel
Curse You Perry The Platypus!
Curse You Perry The Platypus!
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"From the love of my own comfort. From the fear of having nothing. From a life of worldly passions. Deliver me O God. From the need to be understood. From the need to be accepted. From the fear of being lonely. Deliver me O God. From the fear of serving others. From the fear of death or trial. From the fear of humility. Deliver me O God." — Audrey Assad

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In honor of Sophie Scholl's birthday, I'm sharing an excerpt from RESIST on my blog tonight. Sophie has just arrived in Munich to study at the university. It's her 21st birthday and her older brother, Hans, has invited his friends over to meet his sister and celebrate what would be her last birthday.

http://www.authoremilyannputzke.com/2016/05/happy-birthday-sophie-scholl_9.html

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Happy Birthday, Sophie Scholl
Happy Birthday, Sophie Scholl
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