Greeley teen spends year building WWII diorama, 4 August 2008, Greeley Tribune, Greeley, Colorado
This is World War II as a 14-year-old sees it.
Andres Flores’ grandfather fought in that war, 65 years ago, but he was gone before Andres could ask him about it. So the Greeley boy has learned about it himself, studying, reading, watching “Band of Brothers” and the History Channel.
It took a year for Andres to build it: 1,600 shingles, made from broken popsicle sticks; dozens of miniature trees formed with wire, covered with clay, textured and panted. The village, made of Styrofoam and plaster and chicken wire and paper mache, looks as authentic as a miniature village could be. It shows the American soldiers chasing the Nazis through the village, shows the tanks and the Jeeps and bombed-out buildings.
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