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  • 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
  • For the Boys of Pointe du Hoc

    06/06/2014 8:48:16 PM PDT · by andy58-in-nh · 11 replies
    6/6/2014 | andy58-in-nh
    For the Boys of Pointe du Hoc Wide white cliffs arose before us In the smoke and bleak of dawn, Steel shells raining death down on The beaches where we died. Into the fast and foreign swells We swept our souls and kept Our faith with those left far behind The day our worlds fled time. While they who ventured on and climbed And beat against the shores Would carry forth our names as if They'd always been their own. The sand, once soiled by life exposed The sea, its secrets bared Now rest the same in soft repose As...
  • The real lessons of D-Day

    06/06/2014 8:22:06 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies ^ | June 6,2014 | Barry Strauss
    The 70th anniversary of D-Day is a time of pride, gratitude and fear. Pride that the generation of ’44 had the courage to storm across the English Channel and take the Nazis’ Fortress Europa. Gratitude that their self-sacrifice has helped make it possible for us to enjoy 70 years of relative peace and prosperity. Fear that, because there is no end of war, we will one day be called upon to suffer it all again – and our soft and peaceable selves will have to prove equal to the task.
  • The Boys Who Saved the World for the Rest of Us

    06/06/2013 9:04:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | June 6, 2013 | David Stokes
    It made the papers, but was covered far from sufficiently, when Elisha “Ray” Nance died a few years ago at the age of 94. You may never have heard of him, but he was well known around Bedford, Virginia, a picturesque town located at the feet of the Blue Ridge Peaks of Otter. He delivered mail in that neck of the woods for many years. But it was for what he did before becoming a letter carrier that he should be best remembered. Ray Nance was one of The Bedford Boys. In fact, he was the last surviving member of...
  • Return To D-Day: Normandy

    06/05/2013 8:24:20 PM PDT · by Route395 · 20 replies ^ | 06/05/2013 | Staff
    Today we traveled from Caen, to Sainte-Mere-Eglise, home to the museum for the United States Airborne troops from WW2. The town was abuzz with dozens and dozens of U.S. Military jeeps and tanks. Every one of them driving the streets, yes, driving. These are all WW2 hardware, which was never returned to the U.S, and have been restored to pristine, war era condition.To add to the realism, dozens and dozens of men were dressed in U.S. military uniform, the same worn during the D Day invasion. Honestly, it was difficult to not believe these men/actors, weren’t the real thing.
  • (For Memorial Day 2012) Before and After D-Day: Rare Color Photos

    05/26/2012 12:24:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    LIFE ^ | Frank Scherschel
    Before and After D-Day: Rare Color Photos It’s no mystery why images of unremitting violence spring to mind when one hears the deceptively simple term, “D-Day.” We’ve all seen — in photos, movies, old news reels — what happened on the beaches of Normandy (codenamed Omaha, Utah, Juno, Gold and Sword) as the Allies unleashed an historic assault against German defenses on June 6, 1944. But in color photos taken before and after the invasion, LIFE’s Frank Scherschel captured countless other, lesser-known scenes from the run-up to the onslaught and the heady weeks after: American troops training in small English...
  • Army head Richard Dannatt snubs Barack Obama to salute Pegasus veterans

    06/07/2009 12:25:18 PM PDT · by 444Flyer · 42 replies · 2,210+ views
    The Daily Mail/MailOnline ^ | 6-7-09 | Elizabeth Sanderson
    The head of the British Army choose to be at a service honouring the heroes of Pegasus Bridge instead of attending the official ceremony attended by Barack Obama and Nicholas Sarkozy.
  • Obama's Itinerary Irks German Government

    05/29/2009 10:31:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies · 1,330+ views
    SPIEGEL ^ | 05/29/2009 | jcm
    Differences over Obama's itinerary in Germany suggest his ties with Angela Merkel remain awkward. The stopover is expected on Thursday, after a widely anticipated address by Obama on his Middle East policies in Cairo on June 4 and prior to his visit in France on June 6 to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the landing of the Allied troops at Normandy in 1944. In Germany, Obama plans to skip the capital in Berlin and instead visit the eastern states of Thuringia and Saxony. And even there, the German government has had little influence over his itinerary. The White House has...
  • In Memoriam - June 6, 1944

    06/01/2008 5:54:34 PM PDT · by PowderMonkey · 33 replies · 152+ views
    <p>Dedicated in memory of all those who landed in Normandy June 6, 1944.</p> <p>In loving memory and with eternal gratitude. Thanks, Dad. Thanks, Uncle Ralph. At ease, fellas. Bravo Zulu.</p>
  • Comedian Red Buttons Dies in L.A. at 87

    07/13/2006 12:37:48 PM PDT · by Borges · 95 replies · 2,605+ views
    Red Buttons, the carrot-topped burlesque comedian who became a top star in early television then went dramatic to win the 1957 Oscar as supporting actor in "Sayonara," died Thursday, a spokesman said. He was 87. Buttons died of vascular disease at his home in the Century City area of Los Angeles, publicist Warren Cowan said. He had been ill for some time, and was with family members when he died, Cowan said.
  • CA: Maldonado loses Controller race - Strickland unofficial winner of Republican primary

    06/07/2006 1:06:35 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 53 replies · 733+ views
    San Luis Obispo Tribune ^ | 7 June 2006 | Leslie Griffy and Larissa Van Beurden-Doust
    Maldonado loses Controller race Strickland unofficial winner of Republican primaryLeslie Griffy and Larissa Van Beurden-Doust With 100 percent of precincts reporting, State Sen. Abel Maldonado has lost to Tony Strickland for the Republican nominaton for state controller. Maldonado, R-Santa Maria, received 37 percent of the vote compared to more than 40 percent for Strickland. They had been in an even tighter race last night. "We knew that this race was going to be very, very close," Maldonado said Tuesday night. "Obviously, we'd love to be on top. I'm proud of the campaign we ran." Local Republican leaders said Maldonado's decision...
  • Live Thread - California Primary Election - 6 June 2006

    Welcome to the live thread for the California Primary Election. Polls are open until 8pm tonight. If you are a registered voter, it is your duty to vote and defend your rights and civil liberties, protect your pocketbook, and vote the bums out where applicable. Feel free to discuss issues key to your local area that others may be interested in. Post your polling place experiences if you like. And post numbers as they come in later tonight.
  • Marines' First Crucible: Belleau Wood [June 6, 1918]

    06/06/2006 6:20:45 AM PDT · by Fiji Hill · 30 replies · 811+ views
    American Forces Information Service ^ | June 6, 2006 | Linda D. Kozaryn
    Marines' First Crucible: Belleau Wood By Linda D. Kozaryn American Forces Press Service BELLEAU, France, June 18, 1998 -- For military historians and battlefield buffs, the wheat fields and farm villages here are rich in the details of heroic attacks, untold sacrifices and ultimate victory. For others, especially the U.S. Marine Corps, this is hallowed ground, a sacred place of pilgrimage. American, French and German military men and women come here to honor fallen brethren. They also come so that those who fought and died live on in the hearts and minds of those who follow. Silently, they visit...
  • "666" sense: Date marked with caution

    05/02/2006 2:00:25 AM PDT · by Guard Dog · 93 replies · 3,748+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 5/2/06 | Howard Pankratz
    With June 6, 2006, rapidly approaching, authorities in Colorado and elsewhere are carefully watching to see if that date - 6/6/06 - spurs demonstrations or violent activity. They are aware that 666 signifies the Mark of the Beast or the Antichrist to some organizations and believe June 6 is a date that could trigger problems. "It's been a conscious question among some of our folks, so they've been on the lookout for something," said Lance Clem, spokesman for the Colorado Department of Public Safety. "But they haven't seen anything." Even so, some local police are being vigilant. "The bottom line...
  • New PPIC Survey: Prop. 82 Sinking Fast in Latest Poll (Meathead's Universal Preschool Initiative)

    03/30/2006 5:06:07 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 10 replies · 611+ views
    No on 82 e-mail | 30 March 2006
    New PPIC Survey: Prop. 82 Sinking Fast in Latest Poll In what can only be interpreted as very bad news for the Yes on 82 camp, a new Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) survey shows voter support for the measure has plummeted 14 percent since the last PPIC poll in January, while opposition grew 10 percent. According to the poll, 52 percent currently support the measure and 41 oppose. It’s clear that once educated with the facts, voters understand that Prop. 82 is not a vote for or against preschool. It’s a vote about whether Prop. 82 is the...
  • Pro-preschool campaign well ahead in fundraising (Meathead's Proposition 82)

    03/25/2006 1:46:41 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 20 replies · 656+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 25 March 2006 | Dana Hull
    Pro-preschool campaign well ahead in fundraising The campaign for Proposition 82, the Preschool for All Act, raised $2 million between Jan. 1 and March 17, according to campaign-finance records released this week. That's 10 times as much as the $196,000 raised by the ``No on 82'' campaign. The no campaign has $81,000 in remaining cash on hand; the pro-82 campaign, $1.6 million. Rob Reiner, who at nearly $657,000 is the campaign's biggest donor, has also become the focal point for its opposition. Much of the controversy surrounds conflict-of-interest charges stemming from Reiner's role as chair of a state commission, First...
  • Groups consider preschool measure (Reiner to promote his initiative in San Jose Thursday)

    02/21/2006 12:43:31 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 12 replies · 460+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 21 February 2006 | Dana Hull
    Groups consider preschool measure REINER TO PROMOTE HIS INITIATIVE IN S.J. Rob Reiner returns to San Jose on Thursday to pitch Proposition 82, his Preschool for All Act, as two key Silicon Valley business groups wrangle over whether to endorse the plan to provide a free voluntary year of preschool to all 4-year-olds in the state. The tech-heavy Silicon Valley Leadership Group, which met with Reiner in mid-December, and the San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce have yet to weigh in on the complex initiative, which goes before voters statewide June 6. In recent weeks, a variety of opponents...
  • Bedford Boys: Soldiers Carry on Tradition of Forefathers (military history folks might like this)

    04/06/2005 7:54:32 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 3 replies · 373+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | April 05, 2005 | Sgt. Jennifer S. Emmons
    GHAZNI, Afghanistan - The Army is rich in history and tradition, and the soldiers of the unit known as the "Bedford Boys" know they have much to live up to. Company C, 3rd Battalion, 116th Infantry Regiment, is made up mostly of soldiers from Bedford, Va. During the invasion of Europe on D-Day, June 6, 1944, this National Guard unit was among the first to hit Omaha Beach. In the first moments of the bloody battle, 19 soldiers from Bedford gave their lives for their country. The town lost more servicemembers per capita than any city in the United States....