June 6, 1944

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    June 6, 1944

    D-Day marked the beginning of what is arguably the most important and famous battle in World War II.  The Battle of Normandy lasted for nearly 3 months led to the liberation of Nazi controlled Europe by the allies.

    The initial attack involved approximately 156,000 Allied troops from the US, Canada, and Britain and was the result of extensive planning and intelligence and counter intelligence. Many soldiers lost their lives on D-Day with accounts ranging anywhere from 1500 to 4000. These days, it’s hard to even fathom those kinds of casualties overall…let alone on a single day or a single battle.

    It’s important to remember those who lost their lives as well as those whose lives changed forever on that historic day. D-Day was one of history’s “defining moments” and but for the bravery and sacrifice of many on that day..who knows where we would be today.

     
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    It must have been a cold,wet,windy, sunless and depressing place that A. M.. It must have been awful !!!!! There are so many books written about that battle but the one that sticks out for me anyway is called "The Bedford Boys ".

     
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    [QUOTE]D-Day marked the beginning of what is arguably the most important and famous battle in World War II.   The Battle of Normandy lasted for nearly 3 months led to the liberation of Nazi controlled Europe by the allies. The initial attack involved approximately 156,000 Allied troops from the US, Canada, and Britain and was the result of extensive planning and intelligence and counter intelligence. Many soldiers lost their lives on D-Day with accounts ranging anywhere from 1500 to 4000. These days, it’s hard to even fathom those kinds of casualties overall…let alone on a single day or a single battle. It’s important to remember those who lost their lives as well as those whose lives changed forever on that historic day. D-Day was one of history’s “defining moments” and but for the bravery and sacrifice of many on that day..who knows where we would be today.
    Posted by miscricket[/QUOTE]


    Thumbs up miscricket.

    Unfortunately a certain troll will come along and ruin your post but in the mean-time, nice one.
     
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    One think we can all agree on is the brave men and women out there that fight for our freedom.

    Nice post.
     
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    GreginMeffa your Uncle and others like him should NEVER BE FORGOTTEN by any us. The poor souls had to go through hell that day and many more days after D Day and had to live with it for the rest of their lives. I sure you would have done what was needed to be done on that "Day of Days" if you were in your Uncle Jack's place. I'm very grateful to all who had sacrficed so much for me to allow me to live in a free country !
     
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    D Day was an important and memorable event.  But the Russians carried the brunt of the war and lost millions in the process.  The true turning point in Europe was Stalingrad.  It was Midway against the Japanese.
     
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    One thing I would add to a very good post by miscriket is that we not forget what the Russians did on the eastern front.  It is ever bit as important as what the USA the UK did on the western front.
     
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    The war to end all wars fighting the German socialist movement that cost a substantial number of lives on every front--  Why was socialism so bad then but seems acceptable now, not only in Europe, but even in the US?   A rag-tag, ill-prepared, force of American rednecks was called on to kill this socialist monster led by that famous progressive with the neatly trimmed mustache.  The allies thought they had killed this monster only to have it survive and become the USSR.  This socialist curtain failed again only to continue its inexorable sweep of much of the Western world in Europe and now we have the Kenyan socialist trying once again to resurrect this fascist system of government to forge chains for the American system of FREE enterprise.  It fails every time, but hey, to the progs, repeating the same mistake will eventually result in a different outcome.  Just call it something different and hope for the best. 

    Several relatives died in that war and my father-in-law, a young B-17 pilot was shot down over eastern Germany to become a POW in a Russian camp behind the lines until the end of the war. 

     
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    Good post miscricket!
     
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    [QUOTE]The war to end all wars fighting the German socialist movement that cost a substantial number of lives on every front--   Why was socialism so bad then but seems acceptable now, not only in Europe, but even in the US?    A rag-tag, ill-prepared, force of American rednecks was called on to kill this socialist monster led by that famous progressive with the neatly trimmed mustache.   The allies thought they had killed this monster only to have it survive and become the USSR.   This socialist curtain failed again only to continue its inexorable sweep of much of the Western world in Europe and now we have the Kenyan socialist trying once again to resurrect this fascist system of government to forge chains for the American system of FREE enterprise.   It fails every time, but hey, to the progs, repeating the same mistake will eventually result in a different outcome.   Just call it something different and hope for the best.   Several relatives died in that war and my father-in-law, a young B-17 pilot was shot down over eastern Germany to become a POW in a Russian camp behind the lines until the end of the war. 
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    Nazis were right wing fascist totalitarians. Obama was born in Hawaii. And you are a nitwit.  
     
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    [QUOTE]D-Day marked the beginning of what is arguably the most important and famous battle in World War II.   The Battle of Normandy lasted for nearly 3 months led to the liberation of Nazi controlled Europe by the allies. The initial attack involved approximately 156,000 Allied troops from the US, Canada, and Britain and was the result of extensive planning and intelligence and counter intelligence. Many soldiers lost their lives on D-Day with accounts ranging anywhere from 1500 to 4000. These days, it’s hard to even fathom those kinds of casualties overall…let alone on a single day or a single battle. It’s important to remember those who lost their lives as well as those whose lives changed forever on that historic day. D-Day was one of history’s “defining moments” and but for the bravery and sacrifice of many on that day..who knows where we would be today.
    Posted by miscricket[/QUOTE]
    I salute you miscricket for that excellent post. What those brave men did on D-Day was amazing. The rangers who climbed cliffs under enemy fire, the paratroopers who took on the best that Germany had to offer. Truly an amazing feat.
     
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