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Old 05-10-2005, 08:23 AM
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When German troops invaded the Grand Duchy on 10th May 1940, Prince Jean left Luxembourg together with the Grand Ducal Family. They first found refuge in France before leaving for the United States, Canada and Great Britain.
At the University of Laval in Quebec the Hereditary Grand Duke read Law and Political Science. In November 1942 He joined the British Army as a volunteer in the Irish Guards, where he occupied the rank of lieutenant in 1943 and of captain in 1944. He was promoted colonel of the Irish Guards on 21 August 1984.

On 11th June 1944 He crossed the Channel landing near Bayeux. He then served in Normandy as Liaison Officer to the 3rd Bn Irish Guards at HQ, 32nd Brigade, which was a part of the Guards Armoured Division.

During the period of the Second World War, His Royal Highness took part in the battle of Caen and the liberation of Brussels (3rd September 1944).

On 10th September 1944, He joined His Father, Prince Félix of Luxembourg, and the 1st Allied troops that liberated Luxembourg ; on 13th September 1944, He rejoined His unit and took part in the Arnem operations and the Rundstedt offensive.

He remained in Germany with His unit of the Allied Forces till 14th April 1945, then joined the Military Mission to Luxembourg where He stayed until the end of the war.

Here is the link:http://www.gouvernement.lu/dossiers/famille_grand_ducale/chregneuk/infobase/cvjean.html

PS: Although Luxembourg was neutral during WWII it was attacked by the nazis. It was more a march through France. Luxembourg situated on both frontiers to France and to Germany, thus a very interesting place on the strategic way for Hitler's army. They didn't bother about Luxembourg's neutrality.:(
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I heard Luxembourg was neutral in this war. Is this true?
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Old 05-12-2005, 02:23 PM
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Guillaume was childhood.
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Old 05-17-2005, 12:06 AM
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Pictures I found out recently
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Old 05-17-2005, 12:11 AM
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Great pics pasiphae ^___^

does anyone know when the 3rd last picture was taken?
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Old 05-17-2005, 12:12 AM
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Some others !
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And more mix-gallery:

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Old 05-17-2005, 02:40 AM
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Old 05-17-2005, 04:08 AM
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wow, lots of pic i haven't seen. thanks everyone. when were they taken?
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I've removed some posts with pictures as the pictures have been posted in several places on the forum now, including older threads on the Grand Ducal family as well as the Photo Gallery.

As we would like to continue to enjoy pictures and we have an attachment growth problem, we would not want to encounter a bandwidth problem due to repeated images being re-posted over and over again so that we could not enjoy new images.

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Old 05-17-2005, 05:50 PM
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The first two posts I believe are from 1999 and 2004.
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Old 05-22-2005, 12:46 PM
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Here are some pics I just found
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Old 05-22-2005, 06:10 PM
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Is that Guillaume in the second photo?
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Old 05-22-2005, 08:39 PM
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Is that Guillaume in the second photo?
Guillaume and Felix.
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Well, Félix and Guillaume
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Old 05-25-2005, 11:33 AM
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I wonder what Guillaume and the GD were looking at in the second-to-last picture?
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Probably at some paintings
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Old 05-26-2005, 05:15 AM
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possibly frescos in St. Peter's Basillica. it was taken on their family vacation? to rome in 2000?.
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Old 05-26-2005, 06:50 PM
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Yes. They saw the Pope then, I think so it is quite possible that they were in St. Peter's.
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