June 6, 1944

June 6, 1944

On 6/6/44, 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. More than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foothold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high—more than 9,000 Allied soldiers were killed/wounded, but more than 100,000 soldiers ...began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler. From General Dwight D. Eisenhower, "Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Forces: You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hope and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere are with you."

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2 years 28 weeks ago, 7:14 AM

Vaquero

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thanks sam

Hell on earth right there. Heroes one and all.

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2 years 28 weeks ago, 10:04 AM

Saint J.M. Browning

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You got that right Vaq

They pretty much asked these guys to march no cover to heavy and machine gun emplacements and take them. And they did. I even heard (on History, I think) how the first waves were told every other one of them would be killed. So each guy looked to the guy next to them and said, "Sux for you, buddy."

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