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Alan Hall: Pinkerton Security

Alan Hall recounts some of the jobs he completed for the Pinkerton Detective Agency after the war.

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Alan Hall: "Cache of Cognac"

Alan Hall describes how he and his fellow soldiers found a case of Cognac hidden by the Germans.

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Alan Hall: "All the liberty you want"

Alan Hall explains how his superior officer dealt with soldiers who were eager to return home immediately after the war.

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Alan Hall: May 8, 1945

Alan Hall describes celebrations along the French coastline on VE or Victory in Europe Day.

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Alan Hall: "I'm no hero."

Alan Hall describes the difficulty returning home to congratulations from family and friends after the war.

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Alan Hall: A Lone German Plane

Alan Hall recalls his ship's encounter with a German plane near the end of the war.

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Alan Hall: Liberty Ships

Alan Hall describes the shipments transported to Le Havre, France, while he was posted there.

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Alan Hall: "Tear them walls down."

Alan Hall describes the collective efforts of U.S. and French forces to bulldoze rubble along the coast of France after the war.

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Alan Hall: Military Surplus

Alan Hall describes the supplies the United States military had to destroy after the war.

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Alan Hall: General Patton

Alan Hall recallls an encounter with General George Patton.

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Alan Hall: Lifeboat

Alan Hall recalls an incident in which he and some fellow soldiers had to be saved from a sinking lifeboat.

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Alan Hall: "All bullet holes"

Alan Hall describes the fate of French resistance fighters at the hands of the Nazis (ADULT CONTENT WARNING).

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Alan Hall: Christmas Overseas

Alan Hall recalls Christmas 1944 in Le Havre, France.

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Alan Hall: Signalman

Alan Hall explains why he was selected to become a Navy signalman.

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Alan Hall: Shipping Out

Alan Hall rememembers the excitement at Pier 92 in New York, where he boarded a ship bound for Europe in 1944.

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Alan Hall: "Half of that ship was seasick"

Alan Hall explains how he and his fellow soldiers dealt with seasickness while crossing the Atlantic Ocean.

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