As they begin their journey home from their student exchange term, Charlie Brown and the gang find themselves sidetracked. They have severe car trouble and more importantly, they pass by various monuments to World Wars I and II. With Linus guiding them through these memorials, they learn about the events of the wars and the sacrifices required of the troops who fought them. Written by
Kenneth Chisholm <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The only "Peanuts" special in which adults are shown on screen. See more »
When Charlie Brown gets in the car after he first injures his hand while cranking the Car at the Rent a car place, Linus is in the back seat, but when they leave the Rent A Car Place and Run into the French Girl on the bike, Linus is in the Front seat See more »
Linus van Pelt:
June 6th, 1944. This is the beach where the Allies landed in World War II. Thousands of men came ashore right here where you're standing.
Patricia "Peppermint Patty" Reichardt:
Came ashore, from where?
Linus van Pelt:
From across the Channel. It was terrible, I read that by 10:30 in the morning, over 3000 men had been killed or wounded.
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Truly an impressive feat, this animated special is quite a departure from the rest of the Charlie Brown series. Featuring rotoscoped footage of Normandy Beach and a reading of the poem "In Flanders Fields" by Linus, it will touch the hearts of adults while not being too gruesome for kids. If it were up to me, I'd require every person in America to watch this each Memorial Day, Veteran's Day and Fourth of July!
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