As a result of this WWII diary, dad and I have developed some new friendships. One such friend, Alban Bagy whose home town is Saint-Hippolyte in Alsace, eastern France.
The post on December 25, 1944 showed Chick and fellow soldiers with their Christmas Tree. Alban recognized the building in the background and forwarded pictures he took of the building as it is now. “As you can see, it has’nt changed too much since Christmas 1944.” Alban said in his letter.
As the 70th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe approaches, the community of Saint-Hippolyte plans to host an exhibition for the V-E Day holiday, May 8, 2015.