Friday, June 6, 2014

Remembering D-Day

70 years ago today, Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy, establishing a beachhead from which the liberation of France and the western invasion of Germany would take place.  The war in Europe would end less than a year from that day.  It is amazing that even the youngest soldiers who took part in that historic battle are in their late eighties.  More about that tremendous undertaking here and here.  A description of Operation Tiger, a disaster which occurred in a practice run for D-Day, is here.  A former soldier discusses how volunteering at the National D-Day World War II Museum helped him exorcise ghosts of that war here.  Finally, a bit of perspective on the relative size of the struggle on the Western front when compared to the epic events on the Eastern front here. (Moon of Alabama has more on that here)

Also, even though it will still be circulating in the future, the email referenced here should be put to rest (even though Obama is in France, and not Bedford, Virginia).

Update: D-Day in photos, then and now.

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