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Map by morgan hauser via wikimedia what if hitler and the nazis had won world war ii. The nightingale by kristin hannah, the diary of a young girl by anne frank, the book thief by markus zusak, salt to the s. The maps are usually about half to twothirds the size of the page with a few full size. September 1 marks the 78th anniversary of the start of world war ii, when the nazi wehrmacht stormed into poland.
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