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Re: Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Josephine Chralotte's family
« Reply #75 on: August 30, 2013, 05:41:34 AM »
I have just returned from an Air Cadet camp in Germany which included a visit to the Luxembourg Military Museum. This was very interesting, especially as it had a lot about WW2. I had not appreciated that Luxembourg was not merely occupied but incorporated into the German Reich, so that Luxembourg men were conscripted into the German forces (and not a few were killed on the Russian Front or died in Russian prison camps.

Among the exhibits was Grand Duke Jean's Irish Guards uniform. Apparently, as the Americans were about to liberate Luxembourg, he was hastily transferred to American command so that he could be there!

Ann