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The Unlikeliest of Allies [CBD] | Main | Fundamental Concepts - Money is Fungible [Weirddave]
June 06, 2015

June 6 1944, D-Day

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An overview of the D-Day invasion
, including a link (under the first photo) to a recording of a CBS radio broadcast covering news of the invasion.

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Map of the landings.

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General Eisenhower with paratroops of Company E, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment, at the 101st Airborne Division's camp in Greenham Common, England

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The 14 inch guns of the USS Nevada firing on enemy positions at Utah beach. Nevada was back in the war 8 months after the attack at Pearl Harbor that left her beached and burning.

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B-26 A-20 with invasion markings (the white stripes). With so many Allied ships in the channel it was important to be able to quickly identify friendly aircraft.

Message to the troops from General Eisenhower (audio at the link):

Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Forces:

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.


The words not spoken are below the fold.


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"Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that Bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone."
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