December 28th, 2019

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Marlene Dietrich in Germany, 1945, as American paratroopers descend from the sky. Dietrich was with frontline American and Allied troops in Europe during the last year of World War II visiting and entertaining soldiers, following them as they progressed across France, the Low Countries and into Germany itself, her native land. She sang, told stories, even played some tunes on the saw, a skill she learned in Berlin’s cabarets in the 1920′s. For her war efforts she received in 1947 the US Medal of Freedom for her “extraordinary record entertaining troops overseas during the war.”

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