In this CBS animated miniseries of eight episodes, the Peanuts gang (created by Charles M. Schulz) visit important events in United States history. The episodes were: "The Mayflower ... See full summary »
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
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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:
Listen to this. When the first units of the 116th Infantry tried to land, they were met by a hail of fire. Within minutes of the ramps being lowered, one company was desolate. The assault on Omaha Beach was a shambles. The engineers assigned to clear the beach of obstacles suffered appalling losses, few of their surviving teams landed in the right places. For their heroic effort the engineers suffered 41 casualties. Meanwhile assault groups were being pinned down on the beach. As the tide crept...
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I have seen this special only once, during it's original broadcast. My parents let me stay up to watch it. I had not thought about it until yesterday, passing a field of poppies here in Afghanistan, I thought about Linus reading the poem IN FLANDERS FIELDS. I truly wish more people would see this special and that it would be rebroadcast. Charles Schultz served in the 20th Armored Division in Europe at the end of WWII, seeing a small amount of combat. He later remembered the troops every year by having Snoopy visit Bill Maudlin (the cartonist behind Willie and Joe) for memorial day. Before his death he donated $1 million to the National D Day memorial. What have we learned is what children need. I would love to get a copy on DVD
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