Skip to comments.Pictures Of Normandy Invasion
Posted on 03/22/2010 6:09:27 PM PDT by navysealdad
Pictures of Normandy 1944 side by side with today.THIS IS A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION.
(Excerpt) Read more at angelfire.com ...
These are American patriots that sacrificed so much to protect and defend this nation and our Constitution.
What happened yesterday disgraced these heroes sacrifice.
My father, David, served in WWII and in the Korean War. Dad is at peace now and would have been devastated by the events of this past weekend.
If CNN was on the beaches of Normandy, we would all be speaking German and not daring to mention politically correct jack booted thuggery...
Thanks, nsd, very cool!
I have an uncle buried in Italy...
He went to North Africa and then died in Italy, Dec 1944
Thank you for your Uncle’s sacrifice.
My Uncle the MP nearly was run over by a British tank in ..Italy.
“My father, David, served in WWII and in the Korean War. Dad is at peace now and would have been devastated by the events of this past weekend.”
My father, Master Chief Duntno, served in the navy for 27 years, in the Pacific and Korea and in the beginning of “John Kennedy’s War, not mine.” He died in 1986.
He hated Democrats.
This would have been a pretty dark day for him, but I imagine he would have been telling me to use this as a wake up call and stop thinking that there is anything out there that even resembles a “Good Democrat” because they want us to be Commies.
I think this last few days pretty well proves him right, once and for all, so the fighting can begin in earnest any time now, as far as I am concerned.
thanks and interesting that you should post this. My Daughter and I will be there on the 30th for a tour. I hope I can keep it together at the Cemeteries...
Member of Parliament ???
Thanks for posting this! It is amazing to see so many of these old buildings as they are today!
I hope you can't (if you know what I mean).
Of my mothers 7 brothers, 6 volunteered to go...
5 were in the Pacific and i in Eurpope...
They all came back except the one in Europe...
All my fathers brothers went and came back...
The youngest joined up when he was about 14...
My father tried to join but was turned down because his job was important and they werent taking married men...
When my brother joined the Navy at 17 during Nam, my father took him to a pub and brought him a beer...
Dad said if my brother was man enough and old enough to die for his country, he was old enough and man enough to have a beer in a pub...
The barman served my brother knowing he was under age...
My brothers boat patrolled the China Sea just off the coast of Nam..
This appears to be part 2 of 2. Any idea where to find part 1?
My great uncle was KIA there. His son (retired Colonel) and family went over in 1994 for the 50th anniversary. Very moving.
Thanks for posting that! Always great to see ‘then and now’ slides. Some of those places probably have histories going back hundreds/thousands of years with those same buildings and streets. Though it’s haunting enough to look at 65 years ago.
Le plus le change, le plus le meme chose.
Amazing how much has survived relatively intact....being a Californian, “Mid-century” (that would be 1950’s) is a rarity.
my dad flew over the beaches of Normandy to pound the crap out of the Krauts further inland , every day for months .
Finally one day in September of 44’ they found themselves stationed forward at a captured Luftwaffe AB in France . Then in Belgium . They really put the hurt on the Jerrys , kept them from concentrating , kept them hiding . They got a big surprise on Dec 16th in Belgium . The supposed defeated foe hit back with a vengeance. New Years day 45’ was bad too ; suddenly the remains of what seemed like the entire Luftwaffe were swarming all their air fields . They took it all , they fought back , they had down times but they took their losses and fought back strongly . Just as we must continue to do today . Until victory!
Why can’t I open this? It only asks if I wish to save it.
Awesome and thank you! You know, it really hurts to see this and to think what we have become. I was very moved by these pictures and what has happened to our Republic.
Just save it to your desktop. You might want to see if your browser needs an upgrade.
My maternal grandfather and great-uncle fought the Soviets and the Americans in a Panzer division in the war. I had another great-uncle KIA in the Soviet Union and is still buried there. Interestingly, though, the grandfather and uncle’s Panzer division so impressed the Americans (up to Patton) that they were allowed to secretly surrender to the Americans instead of the Soviets at the end of the war (they were in the Eastern bloc at that point). I found a story on it just last year in a WWII magazine after my grandfather gave me some of his old pictures.
I knew a couple of old guys who were either POWs in the U.S. or had been captured by Americans and retained for some time (like my grandfather/uncle) and all had good things to say about Americans and the treatment they had received.
On the American side, my grandfather was training stateside the whole war and never made it overseas but my great-uncles were in Europe (not sure in what capacity). My dad was in the 101st in Vietnam, and I have watched Band of Brothers more times than I can count. I am planning on taking my girls to Normandy this coming winter. I am sure there will be many a tear shed.
Did that. Rt click on desktop icon > “open with” > L click on MSFT XML converter > “save as” dialog window (huh?)....which fails.
Rt click on desktop icon > “open” > L click on IE > “save as” dialog window (huh?)....which fails.
“properties” of the desktop icon = seems just fine = 7.33 MB, opens w/MSFT Open XML ...
Me = “R” word?
LOL! It’s a Power Point presentation. That is the only way you can view it. Just left click on it two times and it should launch.
If you do not have Power Point, then you can get a free Power Point Viewer only. That will allow you to see all Power Points sent to you. Here is the link.
Thanks for posting this. My father was a navy ensign at the time of D-Day. He and his men detonated mines on Omaha Beach. After clearing the beach, he pulled floundering soldiers out of the water and aided the wounded. He was awarded a Navy Cross by President Truman for his valor, as well as the French Croix de Guerre.
He then was sent to the Pacific theater, where he was in command of some of the first SeaBees.
He was also called up from the Reserves to serve in Korea, and, as a civilian employee of the Navy, worked in Thailand during the Vietnam War.
He was humble about his accomplishments, but very proud to serve in the Navy.
My husband’s late maternal grandfather was at Normandy. Our oldest child (his first great-grandchild) was born on June 6th—54 years after the fact. As an aside, his first great-grandson was born on his 77th birthday. He passed away in 2004 at the age of 79. He also went MIA after the Battle of the Bulge (got stuck behind enemy lines) and suffered severe frostbite in his feet that plagued him the rest of his life.
He could be a bit cantankerous (probably the Irish in him), but his service to his country surpassed all that. We gave his latest great-grandchild (our second son,now 2.5) the middle name of Dugan, which was his last name.
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