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  • June 6, 1944

    Posted by David Foster on June 6th, 2017 (All posts by )

    Neptunus Lex:  The liberation of France started when each, individual man on those landing craft as the ramp came down – each paratroop in his transport when the light turned green – made the individual decision to step off with the only life he had and face the fire.

    American Digest:  A walk across a beach in Normandy

    Don Sensing points out that success was by no means assured:  The pivot day of history

    A collection of D-day color photos from Life Magazine

    See Bookworm’s post from 2012, and Michael Kennedy’s photos from 2007

    The Battle of Midway took place from June 4 through June 7, 1942. Bookworm attended a Battle of Midway commemoration event in 2010 and also in 2011: Our Navy–a sentimental service in a cynical society.

    See also  Sgt Mom’s History Friday post from 2014.

    General Electric remembers the factory workers at home who made victory possible.  Also, women building airplanes during WWII, in color and the story of the Willow Run bomber plant.

    A very interesting piece on  the radio news coverage of the invasion

    Before D-day, there was Dieppe

    Transmission ends

     

    2 Responses to “June 6, 1944”

    1. David Foster Says:

      Also this:

      http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/06/06/d-day-greatest-day-20th-century.html

    2. Grurray Says:

      When I think about those boys running from the landing craft through the hail of gunfire, I’m always reminded of Robert Mitchum as General Cota in The Longest Day imploring, “Only two kinds of people are gonna stay on this beach. Those that are already dead and those that are gonna die. Get off your butts, you guys are the Fighting 29th”