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  • YouTube: DFU SING-ALONG: D-Day (tune - Candle in the Wind)

    06/06/2017 12:06:15 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 6-6-17 | DFU
    Click on link and sing along. The brave men of that generation saved the world from the Nazis. Is this generation just going to give it to the Islamists?
  • Haunting D-Day photos of brave Allied troops wading ashore in France and soldiers lying dead

    06/06/2017 11:18:58 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 15 replies ^ | 6/6/17 | Julian Robinson
    A remarkable set of colourised photos has emerged on the 73rd anniversary of the D-Day landings shedding new light on the day Allied troops fought their way on to the beaches of northern France. Black and white images of brave soldiers wading onto Omaha beach on the Normandy coast and advancing on Nazi positions have been transformed using Photoshop. Separate pictures show exhausted servicemen being dragged ashore by medics and British, US and Canadian troops and members of a US parachute regiment preparing for the landings. The colourised images emerged on the 73rd anniversary of Operation Overlord, which saw some...
  • We Must Remember D-Day

    06/06/2017 11:03:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush ^ | June 6, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Folks, this is a major anniversary here, and we have got to recognize this. This is D-Day. June 6th on this day, a bunch of Americans and Brits stormed the northern beaches of France and saved the world, and they were a bunch of young men and kids. And I haven’t seen one — there may have been — but I haven’t seen one notification of it in the Drive-By Media today. Granted, it’s a long time ago, it’s in the 1940s, and granted it’s warfare that we hopefully will not conduct in a similar fashion ever again, but...
  • Extraordinary colourised photos bring D-Day landings(T)

    06/06/2017 9:13:55 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 6/6/2017 | Sophie Roberts
    EXTRAORDINARY photographs of the D Day landings have been colourised to mark the 73rd anniversary of the largest seaborne invasion in history. Brazilian artist Marina Amaral has transformed the images in remembrance of one of the turning points of World War II where experts believe 4,400 allied troops lost their lives.
  • In remembrance of those brave hearts on D-Day

    06/06/2017 6:02:09 AM PDT · by Clutch Martin · 6 replies
    clutch martin
    I would personally like to thank those brave souls who challenged the Nazis on the beaches of Normandy and who landed behind the lines in gliders and upon parachutes to secure the beachhead so that the Allies could start their campaign towards Germany in defeat of the Nazi war machine. Many of these men were killed this day in action and are often forgotten as time progresses further away from that day in June of 1944. Thank you to those veterans who are still with us who made that landing or dropped from the air. and those in support of...
  • A Long Thin Line of Personal Anguish

    06/06/2017 4:39:52 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 13 replies
    Indiana University Press ^ | 06-17-1944 | Ernie Pyle
    NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 17, 1944 – In the preceding column we told about the D-day wreckage among our machines of war that were expended in taking one of the Normandy beaches. But there is another and more human litter. It extends in a thin little line, just like a high-water mark, for miles along the beach. This is the strewn personal gear, gear that will never be needed again, of those who fought and died to give us our entrance into Europe. Here in a jumbled row for mile on mile are soldiers’ packs. Here are socks and shoe polish,...
  • The Horrible Waste of War

    06/06/2017 4:37:31 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 9 replies
    Indiania Unviersity Press ^ | 06-16-1944 | Ernie Pyle
    The Horrible Waste of War NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 16, 1944 – I took a walk along the historic coast of Normandy in the country of France. It was a lovely day for strolling along the seashore. Men were sleeping on the sand, some of them sleeping forever. Men were floating in the water, but they didn’t know they were in the water, for they were dead. The water was full of squishy little jellyfish about the size of your hand. Millions of them. In the center each of them had a green design exactly like a four-leaf clover. The good-luck...
  • A Pure Miracle

    06/06/2017 4:34:48 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 4 replies
    Indiania University Press ^ | 06-12-1944 | Ernie Pyle
    A Pure Miracle NORMANDY BEACHHEAD, June 12, 1944 – Due to a last-minute alteration in the arrangements, I didn’t arrive on the beachhead until the morning after D-day, after our first wave of assault troops had hit the shore. By the time we got here the beaches had been taken and the fighting had moved a couple of miles inland. All that remained on the beach was some sniping and artillery fire, and the occasional startling blast of a mine geysering brown sand into the air. That plus a gigantic and pitiful litter of wreckage along miles of shoreline. Submerged...

    06/05/2017 9:43:17 PM PDT · by pboyington · 30 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | June 5, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    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. I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in...
  • D-Day: June 6th 1944 as it happened (it had already begun by now)

    06/05/2017 6:25:07 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 67 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6:00PM BST 06 Jun 2014 | Richard Preston & Ben Hazell
    Timeline of the D-Day landings of 6th June 1944 hour by hour as events unfolded on the day
  • FReeper Canteen ~ D-DAY, June 6, 1944 ~ 6 June 2017

    06/05/2017 6:01:36 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 78 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The Whole World !! | The Canteen Crew
    ~ D-DAY, June 6, 1944 ~ NORMANDY INVASION May 1944 had been chosen at the conference in Washington in May 1943 as the time for the invasion. Difficulties in assembling landing craft forced a postponement until June, but June 5 was fixed as the unalterable date by Eisenhower on May 17. As the day approached and troops began to embark for the crossing, bad weather set in, threatening dangerous landing conditions. After tense debate, Eisenhower and his subordinates decided on a 24-hour delay, requiring the recall of some ships already at sea. Eventually, on the morning of June 5,...
  • Ceremony Marks 73rd Anniversary of D-Day Landings

    06/05/2017 10:38:25 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 20 replies ^ | 6/5/2017 | Army Spc. Kelsey M Little
    SAINTE-MERE-EGLISE, France, June 5, 2017 — "There are moments in a nation's history when its future course is decided by a chosen few who walked bravely into the valley of the shadow of death," Army Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti said during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Iron Mike Memorial here yesterday. "In such moments, young men and women pledge their lives so that their nation can live," said NATO's supreme allied commander for Europe and the commander of U.S. European Command. U.S. Army paratroopers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division and the 82nd Airborne Division; French,...
  • The Lost D-Day Documentary

    01/04/2017 2:10:07 PM PST · by Robert DeLong · 43 replies
    YouTube ^ | Aug 14, 2016 | YouTube SlidePast
    Four reels, discovered by researchers at the Eisenhower Library in 2014, were found to contain the first ever documentary of the D-Day landings. Intended as an initial report and produced in only days, the film was screened for military leadership and is mentioned in OSS reports as having been viewed by Winston Churchill, with copies 'flown to President Roosevelt and Mr. Stalin.' Apparently forgotten in the climactic weeks and months that followed, the film was cataloged as separate, non-sequential reels rather than a single production. The film, lost and forgotten for decades, was digitized by the US National Archives and...
  • College Age Men Leaving Their Safe Space

    11/11/2016 11:09:26 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 16 replies
    Loud Racket ^ | 12/15/2015
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  • THE D-DAY SALE COLLECTION NERRANT & FILS (D-Day militaria- trucks,gear, etc. cool!)

    09/16/2016 3:37:42 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies ^ | 9-16-16 | Arcturial
    SALE INFORMATION Sale: 3114 Location: Normandy Tank Museum, Catz Date: 18 Sep 2016 14:00 VIEWING INFORMATION 16-17 September, 11am-7pm 18 September, de 10am-2pm Normandy Tank Museum P.A. La Fourchette Avenue du Cotentin 50500 Catz
  • Final tally from the White House: 7 tweets about the Denver Broncos, 2 on D-Day/troops

    06/07/2016 7:17:46 AM PDT · by SargeK · 10 replies ^ | 6/7/2016 | twitchy
    Yesterday was the 72nd anniversary of D-Day, but you wouldn’t know it from the official White House twitter feed. They posted or RT’d 7 different items about the Denver Broncos, who visited the White House Monday to celebrate their 2016 Super Bowl win, with 2 tweets on D-Day and the troops.
  • Bing, the dog of war who parachuted into France to become a D-Day hero

    06/06/2016 7:37:50 PM PDT · by chrisinoc · 24 replies ^ | April 17, 2012 | Paul Harris
    He must have looked a fearsome sight as he parachuted into the heart of occupied Europe. His keen eyes scoured the battlefield for enemy troops and he was poised to hit the ground running. It might not have been quite what the Germans were expecting from Britain's D-Day invasion force – but Bing the para-dog played a vital role in liberating France.
  • Missing: Google’s D-Day Commemoration

    06/06/2016 6:16:28 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 38 replies
    Today marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, and Google has decided to sit on their hands for it. On June 6th, 1944, American forces stormed the beaches of Western Europe in the bravest and largest amphibious attack in history. A battle that turned the tide against Nazi Germany and changed the course of World War II hasn’t earned itself a Google homepage doodle, however. Interestingly enough, you may remember Google’s homepage from May 19th where they honored Yuri Kochiyama, a social activist who openly praised Osama bin Laden, Malcolm X, and Fidel Castro for their work.
  • D-DAY: The Power of American Courage

    06/06/2016 12:15:46 PM PDT · by M. Thatcher · 20 replies
    The Limbaugh Letter ^ | June 1994 | Rush Limbaugh
    It is surely the last time, my friends, that the world will see this vast company of American vets assembled in Normandy on June 6. There are thousands still who dream dreams of those beaches, who, in silent moments, still see the faces of the fallen. They live among us, shoulder to shoulder, the old warriors of World War II. But these are quiet men. In dark corners of their closets, in boxes in attics, lay things they can touch to bring it all back. Battered boots. Khaki blankets. Medals in a velvet case. A frayed packet of letters. Handfuls...
  • Omaha Beach: The Greatest Moment in American History

    06/06/2016 10:20:34 AM PDT · by JewishRighter · 40 replies
    Vanity | June 6, 2016 | JewishRighter
    To my thinking, the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944 was the greatest day in American history. Of course, the grand scale of American industrial and military might and organizational genius on display that day are worthy of tremendous admiration. But more importantly by far was the greatness of the quintessential American character that prevailed: bravery, sacrifice, heroism, nobility of spirit, love of freedom and hatred of evil. And nowhere was this character better revealed than Omaha beach. Bloody Omaha. If the mention of that place does not arouse a mixture of somber reflection and profound admiration in your heart,...