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1945 Literary Almanac - Use our 1945 calendar for 2018. That and more in Literatūras Gada Grāmata (Literary Almanac) 1945. Facsimile and selected translations.2018 Feb 05
Short links to our latest additions for easier sharing... bit.ly/cfbh_junkers ...for the Junker's DP Camp / Bettenhausen, Kassel UNRRA report, and... bit.ly/cfbh_briedis ...for Frīdrihs Briedis biography, English translation and original Latvian2017 Dec 16
We are privileged to feature a biography of Frīdrihs Briedis, a brilliant military tactician, the first Latvian Rifleman, and among the first to be murdered by the Bolsheviks as he moved to support an independent Latvia. Our republication features the original booklet as well as a wonderful translation by the late linguist David Guild. Our sincerest thanks to his wife, Heather, for allowing to share his work.2017 Dec 16
We're excited to bring you a major addition to our site, the official UNRRA report of the history of the Junkers Displaced Persons (DP) Camp, from our original (carbon) copy.2017 Dec 06

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