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Friday, June 06, 2014

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.

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For some it was not so long ago.

For everyone, it changed the world.

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Looked like a big gathering of heads of state.

Putin and Obama actually spoke to one another....

#1 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-06-06 12:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

they met away from the media......but why would either of you spoil a thread about D day by talking about a russky and a liar...?

#3 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-06-06 02:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

they met away from the media......but why would either of you spoil a thread about D day by talking about a russky and a liar...?

#3 | POSTED BY AFKABL2

Well they were all at the memorial together, its what the "world" was tuned into. I thought it might be an interesting photo in the history books if Ukraine goes hot.

#4 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-06-06 02:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

I've been to Normandy.

I Pop Tall and salute all who served and died there!

#5 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2014-06-06 04:41 PM | Reply | Flag:

Eisenhower had written a failure message as the troops were landing, in case the invasion was a failure:

Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air, and the navy did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt, it is mine alone.
What? He wouldn't have feigned ignorance and claimed he didn't know about German reinforcements and proceed to blame someone else?

#6 | Posted by goatman at 2014-06-06 05:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

"How do you know, was there a piddle stain on obamas crotch?
#2 | Posted by 101Chairborne"

No, because the media coverage included pictures of Putin, and Republican men everywhere are walking around with half-chubs.

#7 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2014-06-06 05:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

One can only imagine the thoughts of the German soldiers in those fortifications, as the bombers came over, followed by shells from destroyers and then by wave after wave of soldiers...

#8 | Posted by catdog at 2014-06-06 05:22 PM | Reply | Flag:

"One can only imagine the thoughts of the German soldiers in those fortifications, as the bombers came over, followed by shells from destroyers and then by wave after wave of soldiers..."

My thoughts exactly, those axis soldiers saw a sea of never ending death coming straight for them.

(many of those soldiers were POW's from the east and there were also reports of chinese and korean soldiers as well)

#9 | Posted by yougothurt at 2014-06-06 05:32 PM | Reply | Flag:

Saw a cute story about an 89 year old vet who escaped his assisted living minders when they told him he was not allowed to make his trip to Normandy. A younger vet called in for him, and promised he'd be back after the festivities were over.

All assisted living rules should acknowledge the following:
Even if it kills you, its better to live than to just exist.

#10 | Posted by USAF242 at 2014-06-06 05:42 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Sure as hell not the same country those fine men died for.

#11 | Posted by XRESETX at 2014-06-06 09:58 PM | Reply | Flag:

"And I actually always thought of the military as an enobling and, you know, honorable option.

But keep in mind - I graduated in 1979. The Vietnam War had come to an end. We weren't engaged in an active military conflict at that point. And so, it's not an option that I ever decided to pursue."

-CIC

#12 | Posted by Greatamerican at 2014-06-07 06:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

In those days the DOD was called the War Department, and it should be retuned to that name, since defense was not the objective for the last 60+ years we have foolishly invaded countries that had never attacked our country, every war since WW2 was totally unnecessary and both the Dems and the GOP are guilty, LBJ's actions were the most egregious

WAR SUCKS

#13 | Posted by SammyAZ_RI at 2014-06-07 08:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

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