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  • 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...
  • Normandy Tour - Advice Needed

    05/29/2009 5:04:49 AM PDT · by Peter W. Kessler · 33 replies · 624+ views
    My Own Gray Matter | 5/29/09 | Myself
    I'd like to tour the Normandy battlefields, work my way inland, and end in Berlin.
  • HARRY PHIBBS: Capitulation, collaboration and the cheese-eating surrender monkeys

    05/27/2009 1:36:43 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 4 replies · 511+ views
    Daily Mail Online ^ | May 27, 2009 | Harry Phibbs
    No good deed goes unpunished. We can't forget that Britain saved France from Nazi tyranny in the Second World War. And that the task was not helped by the French people's widespread collaboration with the Nazi occupiers. On June 6 1944 a massive liberation got under way. On that day 160,000 British, Canadian and American soldiers landed on the beaches of Normandy in the largest ever amphibious invasion during a single day. Huge vats of British blood were spilled so that France could be free. 17,556 British and 5,316 Canadian troops who died in the fighting are buried in France....
  • 05-26 D-Day question of the day

    05/26/2009 5:27:15 AM PDT · by franksolich · 13 replies · 1,634+ views
    conservativecave ^ | May 26, 2009 | franksolich
    In all descriptions of landings on Normandy, especially those on the Omaha front, one encounters cases of men being separated from their units. Of course; especially on the Omaha front, they all seemed to have landed--those who succeeded--in scattered fragments, bits-and-pieces strewn here and there. Cohesion with those whom one knows, I suppose, is important for military morale and success. Suppose one is a 19-year-old infantryman, suddenly in the hedgerows of Normandy, all alone. He is in a world he has probably never seen before, and one assumes his first instinct would be to find others like himself, who might...
  • 'Scotty' Doohan Gave Hitler the Finger (Almost Died at Normandy)

    05/19/2009 9:43:54 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies · 2,832+ views
    THE OBSERVER ^ | 5/19/09 | SHAWN JEFFORDS
    He bested the forces of Adolf Hitler on the beaches of Normandy and blasted genetic superman Khan Noonien Singh out of space in a far-flung galaxy. How can James Doohan not be the greatest Sarnia of our time? Heck, he might be the greatest of all space and time? Doohan is best known for his role as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, the excitable, dependable and miracle-working chief engineer of the Starship Enterprise on the classic '60s sci-fihit Star Trek. If your dilithium crystals were ever fried, your photo torpedo tubes jammed or you were short a man in a brawl with...
  • The Incredible Arrogance of Obama

    05/10/2009 8:26:37 AM PDT · by paustin110 · 19 replies · 1,193+ views
    Obama has asked that no tourists be allowed to tour Normandy that day because HE will be there. It's the 65th anniversary of D-Day and he doesn't want to let anybody else in. You have Wanda Sykes at the Nerd Prom last night telling people that Rush Limbaugh ought to be tried for treason because he said he hopes Obama fails. Okay, she's a comedienne and can say crap like that. But when a President of the United States releases documents that endanger troops and national security, when he releases terrorists onto United States soil, when he alienates longtime allies...
  • Obama Bans the Commonfolk from Normandy

    05/09/2009 7:28:30 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 50 replies · 1,693+ views
    breitbart ^ | John Romano
    A lot of the difference, the change if you will, between Obama and Bush has much to do with the word humility. George Bush is and was a humble man. Obama thinks the world counts on him and him alone to lead us. Bush went to church and prayed often. Obama puts out press releases about his supposed piety. The left sold a great bill of goods to the American people claiming that Bush, et al. were arrogant while insisting that Obama was a “man of the people. The 65th Anniversary of D-Day is fast approaching. Barack Obama will attend...
  • Obama Bans the Commonfolk from Normandy

    05/09/2009 5:11:02 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies · 1,864+ views
    bighollywood.breitbart.com ^ | May 9, 2009 | John Romano
    A lot of the difference, the change if you will, between Obama and Bush has much to do with the word humility. George Bush is and was a humble man. Obama thinks the world counts on him and him alone to lead us. Bush went to church and prayed often. Obama puts out press releases about his supposed piety. The left sold a great bill of goods to the American people claiming that Bush, et al. were arrogant while insisting that Obama was a man of the people. The 65th Anniversary of D-Day is fast approaching. Barack Obama will attend...
  • lost another Great Living American--Bud Ollom -82nd WW2 veteran

    04/27/2009 9:51:30 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies · 781+ views
    none ^ | 4-27-09 | Wobbly Bob
    Bud passed away at his residence in Cottage Grove, MN on April 26, 2009. Funeral arrangements are pending... http://www.mnlegion.org/paper/html/ollom.html Bud was also a member of the Midwest All Airborne Alliance http://www.midwestallairborne.com/Pages/Events.php
  • Last Remaining Bedford Boy Dies

    04/20/2009 5:20:31 PM PDT · by loveitor.. · 11 replies · 786+ views
    WSET, ABC 13 ^ | 04/20/09
    Stay on top of breaking news! Sign up for ABC 13 e-mail alerts. Your Email: Bedford, VA - The last remaining member of the World War Two "Bedford Boys" has died. The group was part of the D-Day invasion. Ray Nance passed away yesterday, at 94-years-old. He was one of 34 servicemen from the Bedford area who landed on the beaches of Normandy on June 6th. Nance was second-in-command of the A-company and was also the only officer in the company who made it home. While he was alive, the veteran visited the D-Day Memorial in Bedford once a week.
  • Barack Obama rejects Normandy trip to avoid offending Germany

    04/08/2009 11:55:05 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 45 replies · 1,685+ views
    Notoriously Conservative.com ^ | 04 08 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    From the UK Telegraph: Barack Obama, concerned about offending Britain and Germany, rebuffed strenuous attempts by President Nicolas Sarkozy of France to persuade the new American president to make a trip to Normandy this week. White House officials travelled to France at the start of March to discuss a visit by Mr Obama to Omaha Beach, the site of the American Cemetery, established in 1944 just after D-Day and where 9,387 American personnel are buried. Among them is Theodore Roosevelt Jr the eldest son of the 26th US President.French officials and senior American military officers walked with White House staff...
  • Barack Obama Rejects Normandy Trip To Avoid Offending Germany [Is Your Blood Boiling?]

    04/07/2009 8:13:40 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 89 replies · 2,980+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | April 07, 2009
    Barack Obama rejects Normandy trip to avoid offending Germany Barack Obama, concerned about offending Britain and Germany, rebuffed strenuous attempts by President Nicolas Sarkozy of France to persuade the new American president to make a trip to Normandy this week. By Toby Harnden, US Editor, and Henry Samuel in Paris 02 Apr 2009 White House officials travelled to France at the start of March to discuss a visit by Mr Obama to Omaha Beach, the site of the American Cemetery, established in 1944 just after D-Day and where 9,387 American personnel are buried. Among them is Theodore Roosevelt Jr the...
  • Barack Obama rejects Normandy trip to avoid offending Germany

    04/06/2009 4:20:18 PM PDT · by CitizenM · 169 replies · 6,021+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | April 2, 2009 | Toby Harnden, US Editor, and Henry Samuel in Paris
    Barack Obama, concerned about offending Britain and Germany, rebuffed strenuous attempts by President Nicolas Sarkozy of France to persuade the new American president to make a trip to Normandy this week. White House officials travelled to France at the start of March to discuss a visit by Mr Obama to Omaha Beach, the site of the American Cemetery, established in 1944 just after D-Day and where 9,387 American personnel are buried. Among them is Theodore Roosevelt Jr the eldest son of the 26th US President. French officials and senior American military officers walked with White House staff through the cemetery...
  • Video - Normandy invasion - D-Day German footage - Amazing

    02/27/2009 8:38:43 AM PST · by Notoriously Conservative · 13 replies · 1,714+ views
    notoriouslyconservative.com ^ | 02 27 09 | Notoriously Conservative
    (Video on Site) Combat footage. Die Deutsche Wochenschau. 6th June 1944, Normandy invasion from German perspective. As late as 13:35 the German 352nd division was reporting that the assault had been hurled back into the sea. From their vantage point at Pointe de la Perce overlooking the whole of the beach from the western end the German perception was that the assault had been stopped at the beach. An officer there noted that troops were seeking cover behind obstacles and counted ten tanks burning. However, as early as 07:35 the third battalion 726th Grenadier Regiment, defending Draw F-1 on Fox...
  • Vanity, but if I do say so myself one very much worth reading...

    10/14/2008 10:17:21 AM PDT · by republicanbred · 9 replies · 699+ views
    This is an email I just sent out to about 50 people. Hello All, I have been thinking about the dangers of the upcoming election, and wanted to share an experience I had over the summer that I guarantee few Americans shared. This summer we went to Europe to tour many of the WWII historical sites, and happen to be at the American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach (Bloody Omaha), on June 26, 2008. For those who do not realize the significance of that date, it is the date on which the Supreme Court decided the Heller Case. Not familiar with...
  • Robert Murphy, at 83; led paratroopers to D-day site

    10/09/2008 6:33:38 AM PDT · by BronzePencil · 15 replies · 1,422+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 10-9-2008 | Gloria Negri
    In Sainte-Mre-Eglise, a small town in the Normandy region of France, is Rue Robert Murphy, a street named in honor of the Roslindale lad who joined the Army at 17, parachuted there on D-day, and dedicated part of his life to maintaining the memory of the civilians and soldiers who died there on June 6, 1944.
  • France's most famous WWII museum holds a "inside job" conference on 911

    09/20/2008 12:14:46 PM PDT · by drzz · 18 replies · 917+ views
    The well-known WII museum of Normandy, France, authorized within its walls a conference organized by the extremists who pretend 911 was an inside job. Held on September 16, 2008, the conference features several commentators, from the one attributing the 911 attacks to the neocons to the one saying it was the jews. The "Memorial de Caen" was built to commemorate the millions of Allies who landed in France in 1944 to liberate the country.
  • Road of freedom

    09/06/2008 11:38:07 PM PDT · by davethesith · 1 replies · 166+ views
    Blog La pense noconservatrice ^ | 2007-08 | Davethesith
    Here's a travel in the french Normandy, where so many young americans have given their life for the freedom of Europe La route de la libert 2007envoy par davethesith
  • Revealed: The astonishing D-Day tanks found at the bottom of the English Channel

    08/06/2008 6:36:41 AM PDT · by DemonDeac · 71 replies · 743+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 05th August 2008 | DEBRA KILLALEA
    "Scuba divers searching for hidden treasures at the bottom of the English Channel got more than they bargained for when they stumbled across two massive army tanks on the ocean floor." "Divers found the massive vehicles were relatively well preserved with guns still intact even after more than 64 years under sea. And by painstakingly checking minute details on the sunken vehicles against historical records, investigators managed to identify them as rare British Centaur CS IV tanks. The historic weapons were destined for battle during the D-Day landings but never arrived. Historians discovered the tanks fell overboard when a landing...
  • France salutes a hero of Normandy (from "the Tough Ombres", 90th Infantry Division)

    08/07/2008 1:00:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 23 replies · 214+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 8/07/08 | Mark Gomez
    Like many in his generation, Bob Kenyon buried the memories of his World War II experience for years. The Menlo Park man shared only the basics with his wife and son: that he was among the first soldiers to storm Utah Beach during the Normandy invasion and that he nearly lost his life in the fighting. It wasn't until the decorated war veteran and his wife, Ruth, returned to Normandy for the 40th anniversary of D-Day that Kenyon began to open up about his wartime experience. --snip-- Kenyon received the French Legion of Honor during an emotional ceremony July 9...