On this Day in 1944 – D-Day

120606013142-d-day-02-horizontal-galleryOn this day in 1944 – D-Day: “By dawn on June 6, 1944, 18,000 parachutists were already on the ground; the land invasions began at 6:30 a.m. The British and Canadians overcame light opposition to capture Gold, Juno and Sword beaches; so did the Americans at Utah. The task was much tougher at Omaha beach, however, where 2,000 troops were lost and it was only through the tenacity and quick-wittedness of troops on the ground that the objective was achieved. By day’s end, 155,000 Allied troops–Americans, British and Canadians–had successfully stormed Normandy’s beaches.”

The men who fell, the men who lived – heroes one and all. Thank you.

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2 thoughts on “On this Day in 1944 – D-Day

  1. D-Day was an astonishing day in the history of the world, one on which so much pivoted – and which, thanks to its success, shaped the details of the world we live in today. It opened the final act in the defeat of the evil that faced the world in the early twentieth century. We must never forget the bravery and sacrifice of those who took part.

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