Wednesday, June 06, 2012

June 6, 1944: D-Day

Every year, V for Victory! commemorates the anniversary of the Longest Day: D-Day, the Normandy invasion.  It is necessary to keep alive the memory of the men who sacrificed so much to fight evil, especially now that evil threatens to engulf us once again, this time from within.  

Herewith a digest of classic D-Day posts:






Our Lady of the Paratroopers  

UPDATE: Some awesome color pictures from before and after D-Day, from Life Magazine.

8 comments:

  1. Don't forget to watch "The Longest Day" We do every year and I weep as the paratroopers land in St Mere Eglise, and as our men hit the beaches of Normandy.

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  2. That's definitely one of my favorites. The book by Cornelius Ryan, on which the movie is based, is also very good. (And there's an appendix at the end that tells you what all the people named in the book did after the war.)

    Also quite good: Ike: Countdown to D-Day, with Tom Selleck as Ike. You wouldn't ordinarily think of Tom Selleck as Ike, but he did a very good job.

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  3. LOVE the Cornelius Ryan books- my Dad had me read them in high school . He did meticulous research for the trilogy, and the works are certainly military history at its best. Have not seen the Tom Selleck vehicle but have read that he was superb as Ike.

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  4. I need to read the book. Love the movie.

    "There are only two kinds of men who aren't gonna get off this beach: those who are dead and those who are gonna die!"

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  5. My friend Jim Martin served in the 101st ABN during World War II.  PLS read the letter he sent to his mother after was evacuated from Bastogne with frozen feet.  You'll be glad you did.

    http://napoleonlive.info/see-the-evidence/jim-martin-letter-101st-airborne-2/

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  6. My friend Jim Martin served in the 101st ABN during World War II.  PLS read the letter he sent to his mother after was evacuated from Bastogne with frozen feet.  You'll be glad you did.

    http://napoleonlive.info/see-the-evidence/jim-martin-letter-101st-airborne-2/

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  7. My friend Jim Martin served in the 101st ABN during World War II.  PLS read the letter he sent to his mother after was evacuated from Bastogne with frozen feet.  You'll be glad you did.

    http://napoleonlive.info/see-the-evidence/jim-martin-letter-101st-airborne-2/

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  8. Thank God for the brave men who liberated Western Europe from the Nazis so that the Soviets couldn't!

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