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In the secret annexe Anne Frank falls in love with Peter van Pels. She shares her first kiss with him, and wonders if her parents would approve. . .

‘Do you think Father and Mother would approve of a girl of my age sitting on a divan and kissing a seventeen-and-a-half-year-old boy? I doubt they would, but I have to trust my own judgement in this matter. It’s so peaceful and safe, lying in his arms and dreaming, it’s so thrilling to feel his cheek against mine, it’s so wonderful to know there’s someone waiting for me.’

The Diary of Anne Frank, 17 April 1944

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This day in history
Today: 19 February 2018
Then: 19 February 1945

Some 30,000 United States Marines land on the Western Pacific island of Iwo Jima, where they encounter ferocious resistance from Japanese forces. The Americans take control of the strategically important island after a month-long battle.

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