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yngwies Cat 1:57 Tue Jun 6
D Day....
Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force:

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 hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.

In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped, and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.

But this is the year 1944. Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned. The free men of the world are marching together to victory.

I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory.

Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.

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Russ of the BML 3:56 Thu Jun 8
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Northern Sold 7:19 Tue Jun 6

That first picture is terrifying. Fuck that.

yngwies Cat 3:04 Thu Jun 8
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There was a great drama/documentary shown on the Channel 'Yesterday'.

Love the story of the Commando who was caught whilst on a reccie mission to the landing beach, prior to the invasion, to try and find out what mines the Krauts are using.

He's, caught and the end up at the HQ of Field Marshall Rommel. Rather then hand him over to the Gestopo. They talk with mutel respect. Adolf had a code that any Commando was to be executed, but the Desert Fox saw them both as Soldiers.

Northern Sold 7:19 Tue Jun 6
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4577194/D-Day-photos-colourised-73-years-landings.html


Never forget

Northern Sold 3:14 Tue Jun 6
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Yes Sven son... D-Day was a bit like your Galipolli campaign.... different result mind you....

Sven Roeder 3:09 Tue Jun 6
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Northern ... You do know this is about D Day the military operation & not Doris Day , right?

Northern Sold 2:23 Tue Jun 6
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Cheers for the info Westside I'll chuck it the way of me mate who is organising it...

Grumpster 1:07 Tue Jun 6
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Aged almost 43, I've never cried in my entire adult life and not for over 30 years.

I think that would seriously be put to the test if I were ever go over to the battlefields, graves etc in France and Belgium.

Any young men and women unlucky enough to have had to serve in the great wars (or indeed any war) will always be remembered and respected by us.

Tomshardware 1:06 Tue Jun 6
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R.I.P to all those who fell and have since gone but will never be forgotten.

Westside 12:50 Tue Jun 6
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Looking to spend a couple of days over there with the Leger tours... 4 of us from work in Oct/Nov time... just in process of booking... something I have always wanted to do

Northern - the D Day tour in the main is excellent (Mrs Westside, bought me it for a birthday present a few years ago). However, the hotel is somewhat pokey in terms of room size. Also Leger holidays will try and get you to chose the in hotel evening meal option. Don't chose that. Loads of decent restaurants about a 5 minute tram rise away. The hotel food is very anglasised and average at best.

ludo21 12:37 Tue Jun 6
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My office overlooks a village green about half a mile from the river Hamble on the Solent. Most of the commandos set off from the Hamble (Warsash and country park upriver - my great uncle was one of them) and the village green was a pre-invasion camp.

Very little changed since then (apart from the traffic!) but I bet it was very busy 73 years ago.

Northern Sold 11:46 Tue Jun 6
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Looking to spend a couple of days over there with the Leger tours... 4 of us from work in Oct/Nov time... just in process of booking... something I have always wanted to do

JohnnyL 11:01 Tue Jun 6
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Remembering my dad today - a young sapper in he Royal Engineers that day not knowing what he was going to face. Thankfully he came home - otherwise I wouldn't have arrived 20 years later! My 3 young kids are proud of the Grandad they never knew and are in quite a unique position in heir school with such a close connection with others being one more generation apart. Proud of you and all the others today Dad.

Percy Dalton 11:00 Tue Jun 6
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My dad was in the Black Watch he was only seventeen when he went ashore.
He lost a lot of good mates during the landing.
I bet he and thousands of others would think twice seeing how this country of ours has turned out.

Far Cough 10:59 Tue Jun 6
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ludo21 10:49 Tue Jun 6
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Similar weather!




Yes indeed

tricky trev 10:52 Tue Jun 6
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Went to Normandy 2 weeks ago. Went to Pegasus Bridge, Ranville cemetery, Merville Battery & sword Beach. Day 2 Ste Mere Eglise, Utah Beach, Brecourt and Le Fere Bridge. Day 3 Pointe Du Hoc, Omaha Beach and US cemetery.
Apart from last day weather was superb. Stayed in Bayeux.

ludo21 10:49 Tue Jun 6
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Similar weather!

Far Cough 9:36 Tue Jun 6
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Lest We Forget

joe royal 9:35 Tue Jun 6
D SPLATT!!!!!!





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