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D Day, 76 Years Ago Today


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A day to remember and give thanks for all of the preparation, the comradery, the courage and the Sacrifice made by the Allied Nations to gain a small foothold on the continent and begin a Brave new offensive to iniate the end of Germany's dominance in Europe. A day to celebrate the long called for second front to divide Germany's militaristic ambitions and resources so as to begin to assist Russia with the defeat of Germany's military and restore a sense of Peace to the world. There can be no end without a beginning. 

NEVER FORGET!

 

Cheers!

     S!Blade<><

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Eisenfaustus

One could argue that the Heer‘s spine had already been broken a year earlier on the eastern front the fighting in the West did little to actually help the red army in it‘s advance. 
 

However as a German I‘m really thankful for the political decision of the western allies to invade and thus save two thirds of Germany from soviet revenge and allow these two thirds to flourish in the light of democracy. 

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BladeMeister

This is not a thread for argument or conjecture. This is a thread of Remembrance. Please Respect that, no matter what nation you are from.

 

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DBFlyguy

If your on FB, definitely check out the colorized images on "Colorized Memories of Bombers, Fighters and the men & women who flew them"  She has been posting images from the event focusing on the aviation aspects of the operation and "WW2 Colourised Photos" who is covering the whole operation, the below photos are from there pages:

 

4th Fighter Group P-51s that took part, you'll notice there is actually a P-51D in the mix near the front of the formation.  The 4th FG took heavy losses (10 aircraft) on the 6th to both AAA and Fighters including losing ace Captain Bernard Louis McGrattan (KIA) who was jumped by FW190s on 6th.  He had actually volunteered to fly the operation even though his tour was over and he had orders home. 

May be an image of aircraft and outdoors

 

4th ID in Baudienville

May be an image of 3 people and outdoors

 

506th PIR (Band of Brothers), 101st AB Division

May be an image of 1 person

 

Royal Marines at Sword Beach

 

May be an image of 3 people, outdoors and text that says 'ROYSTON COLOUR'

 

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BladeMeister

Thank you DBFlyguy. Not on FB so I will have to miss those. Quite an incredible work colorizing those old photos and they look totally convincing IMHO.

Thanks again.

 

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Well Done our young Generation must be reminded . As they are no longer being taught this in School . 

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