DUNWOODY, Ga. — In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in Europe, National Geographic will premiere “World War II in Europe: Voices from the Front”on May 21 at 8 p.m. on the National Geographic television channel.

NatGeo’s producers conducted interviews with World War II veterans in Detroit, Atlanta, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Berlin, and London for the 44-minute documentary.

Five Georgia World War II veterans, all members of the Atlanta World War II Round Table which meets at Dunwoody United Methodist Church, will be among those representing the American heroes.

The five Atlantans making appearances in the program are Dachau liberator Hilbert Margol of Dunwoody, B-24 crewman Frank “Burt” Vardeman of Atlanta, Omaha Beach veteran Morton Waitzman of Atlanta, Battle of the Bulge veteran Clayton Byrd of Dunwoody, and Iwo Jima Marine Bill Montgomery of Decatur, representing Americans still fighting the Japanese in the Pacific at the time of Nazi Germany’s surrender. 

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jeff Johnson at (678) 230-6705 or email heyitzjj@gmail.com.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.