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A crane lowers Ron Spooner's jeep into a "duck" boat getting ready to cross the Rhine river. Photo: Ron Spooner
A crane lowers Ron Spooner's jeep into a "duck" boat getting ready to cross the Rhine river. Photo: Ron Spooner

Memories of post-WWII Germany, in "duck" photos

Earlier this month, we reported on the discovery of what might be the wreckage of a 10th Mountain Division "duck" vehicle that sank during World War 2 in Italy.

The 10th Mountain Division is now based at Fort Drum. Its association said it hoped the discovery would also shed light on the remains of the 24 soldiers who drowned in the accident.

Well, one veteran in the Watertown area heard that story and took out his own photos of "duck" vehicles.  Go to full article

Books: "Skeletons at the Feast"

Book clubs and reading groups around the region have been discussing Chris Bohjalian's Skeletons at the Feast -- this year's North Country Reads selection. It was inspired by an actual diary from World War Two. Bohjalian's 12th novel, the book is a love story that takes readers to the last six months of the war as German refugees flee the advancing Russian army. Bohjalian lives in Vermont where he also writes a weekly column for the Burlington Free Press. He spoke with Todd Moe about his writing style and finding his literary voice in Vermont. Chris Bohjalian will be the guest on "Readers and Writers on the Air" at Jefferson Community College in Watertown, Thurs. April 2nd at 7 pm.  Go to full article

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