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  "In the hell of fire along the Moselle and around the mighty forts of Metz you proved your courage, your resourcefulness, and your skill."

General Harry L. Twaddle, commander of the 95th Infantry Division

Northern France    Rhineland    Ardennes-Alsace    Central Europe











  Presentation of the project

Creation of The Iron Men of Metz Archives !

  It's official! The Virtual Museum announces the creation of a new feature on the web site starting in the next few months! 

  After we receive an adequate amount of information that will be published on the primary web site it will be necessary to reconfigure the Virtual Museum. 

  This new feature, entitled "The Iron Men of Metz Archives" will make it possible to present documents, maps, pictures, audio testimonies of veterans, WWII videos, as well as many photographs of uniforms and equipment from the men of the 95th Division. 

We would be grateful to you if you would forward to us any new documents, allowing us to share them with visitors to the site. For any additional information, you may contact us by email by clicking here.


Watch the trailer for The Iron Men of Metz Archives !

  Cette vidéo announce the cration of the Iron Men of Metz Archives !


For Dial-up (Narrowband Connection
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Duration of the movie : 0min 38s

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Duration of the movie : 0min 38s

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All about the Iron Men of Metz Archives logo

  The red, white, and blue colors of the logo parallel the colors of the 95th Infantry Division insignia, American and French flag. 

The first letter of the name "Archive", a large "A", resembles a gold Star. 

During World War I, an Army Captain designed and patented a simple flag with a blue star to indicate service to country -- and entered this into the Congressional Record of September 24, 1917. 

Three days later, the American War Mothers organized in Indiana -- and quickly grew in other states, around the commonality of having a son in the service. 

Throughout the war, these families displayed a flag with a blue star in their window. When World War I began claiming the lives of these young Americans, a new flag was developed, and when a son or daughter was killed in action, a gold star was sewn over the blue onehe red. 

This method was again used by the mothers during World War II. 

This gold star in the Iron Men of Metz Archives logo honors the soldiers who gave their life during World War II.