69 Years Ago on June 6th

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  1. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

    Feb 2, 2008
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    The Armies of the US, Great Britain and Canada poured ashore in Normandy on D Day in the largest airborne and amphibious invasion in history.

    For a good summary of the Allied campaign from Normandy to VE Day, Rick Atkinson's book "The Guns at Last Light" came out last month- the culmination of his 3 book trilogy on the Army in the North Africa/European Theater.
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  2. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

    Apr 1, 2007
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    The U. S. Coast Guard at Normandy

    Coast Guard Flotilla 10 tied up in the background along with British landing craft, prepare to sail the English Channel and
    invade Nazi-occupied France. These landing craft landed U.S. troops on Omaha Beach
  3. Beaz

    Beaz Member

    Oct 11, 2011
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    Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!
    You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have
    striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The
    hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.
    In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on
    other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war
    machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of
    Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world
    Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well
    equipped and battle hardened. He will fight savagely
    But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of
    1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats,
    in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their
    strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home
    Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions
    of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men.
    The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to
    I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in
    battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory!
    Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great
    and noble undertaking. SIGNED: Dwight D. Eisenhower

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