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Bella Vista in Benton County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Triumph in Europe

“Europe - Liberty's Victorious Conflict”

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
1. Triumph in Europe Marker
Inscription.

Following World War I, the United States remained isolated from world affairs as economic and political factors led to the rise of nationalistic powers in the Soviet Union, Germany, Italy, and Japan. A series of bold moves by Germany and weak countermoves by Allied leaders triggered World War II in Europe when Germany invaded Poland in September 1939. Hoping to remain insulated, the United States provided aid to nations resisting the Axis Powers, but was drawn into the war when Japan launched her surprise attack on America's Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. President Roosevelt proclaimed "...December 7, 1941 a day that will live in infamy...". On December 8 Congress declared war on Japan. Germany and Italy declared war on the United States three days later.

The Allies agreed that the liberation of Europe would be their first priority. Beginning with the invasion of Africa in November 1942, the Allies then invaded Italy, through Sicily, in the spring of 1943. Despite Italy's surrender that summer, stubborn German resistance prolonged the fighting in Italy until the very closing days of the war. The awesome Normandy Invasion began the morning of June 6, 1944 and was followed by the liberation of France. As 1944 drew to a close, German forces launched their last desperate offensive known as the Battle of the Bulge. With staggering

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By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
2. Triumph in Europe Marker Images
losses German forces began defensive actions on German soil. Finally, on May 8, 1945 Germany surrendered. The war in Europe was over, but the war with Japan in the Pacific continued.

[Illustration caption reads]
Battle of the Winter Line - Italy

[Map of Europe]
 
Erected 2012 by the Veterans Council of Northwest Arkansas and Many Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 36° 26.015′ N, 94° 13.79′ W. Marker is in Bella Vista, Arkansas, in Benton County. Touch for map. Marker is at the Veterans Wall of Honor. Marker is at or near this postal address: 103 Veterans Way, Bella Vista AR 72714, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The War Between the States (here, next to this marker); War with Spain (here, next to this marker); World War I (here, next to this marker); The Years Between (here, next to this marker); Women in World War II (here, next to this marker); The Terrible Cost of World War II (here, next to this marker); World War II Home Front (here, next to this marker); Veterans Wall of Honor (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bella Vista.
 
Also see . . .
1. World War II in Europe. (Submitted on January 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)

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By William Fischer, Jr., October 31, 2015
3. Triumph in Europe Map Marker

2. World War II in Europe. (Submitted on January 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. World War II in Europe. (Submitted on January 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR. (Submitted on January 14, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, World II
 
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
5. Veterans Wall of Honor, Bella Vista AR
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 185 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 1, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on December 11, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on November 20, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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