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 last two digits of the license plate number of the car the Peanuts gang rent indicate it is registered in the Manche department of France, where Omaha Beach is located. 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:
See, from up here, the enemy could fire right down on the invaders. Look out there, over there, that's where the Allies had built an artificial port. Two weeks after D-Day, a violent storm took the whole thing apart.
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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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