Wednesday, June 06, 2007


63 Years Ago Today

Operation Overlord Launched

Kind of like storming the Death Star. That was my impression on touring the D-Day beaches on a trip back in 2000. some 56 years or so from the actual invasion the remnants of the Atlantic Wall were still impressive and seemingly impenetrable. Worse for our troops, behind the wall lay field after flied surrounded by hedges and berms, giving the retreating Germans shelter. This was a day when it was all on the line. Seeing what we were up against, even today, is humbling.

D-Day Resources:

Wikipedia - Battle of Normandy
Encyclopedia Britannica - D-Day

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