Incredible Facts of D-Day

Very informative! Thank you so much, Coach. I remember a scene from the movie Saving Private Ryan while reading your article.

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This year, June 6, 2014, marks the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. The site, http://www.army.mil/d-day explains D-Day in a short but descriptive way: “On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline, to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which, “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foot-hold in Continental Europe. The cost in lives on D-Day was high. More than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded, but their sacrifice allowed more than 100,000 Soldiers to begin the slow, hard slog across Europe, to defeat Adolph Hitler’s crack troops.”

World War 2 and D-Day has always been intriguing to…

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Posted on 06/05/2014, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. “70 years later, D-Day vet Jim ‘Pee Wee’ Martin jumps again”

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/05/world/europe/d-day-paratrooper-jumps-again/

    Also:

    “Transcript of Obama’s speech on 70th Anniversary of D-Day”

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/06/world/europe/obama-d-day-speech-transcript/

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  2. What an endeavor! And so many brave soldiers

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    • Did you see the movie Saving Private Ryan? There’s a compelling scene. When those soldiers got out of the boats on the beaches, they had no cover. None! They were in the open. Sand doesn’t stop bullets. I’m actually surprised that any of them lived through it.

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    • Here the clip of that scene from Saving Private Ryan.

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