Saturday, June 6, 2009

D-Day, June 6th, 1944

Today is the 65th Anniversary of the start of the D-Day invasion, when allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy in a courageous and decisive battle that ultimately drove the German occupying forces out of France. The Battle of Normandy remains the largest seaborne invasion in military history, involving nearly three million troops crossing the English Channel from England to face down tyranny on the Normandy coast.

The Uber-Mensch's Daring Dad (DD) was there. He was part of the second landing and later marched with Patton's army across France into Germany. He took us to the beaches a few years back: a once-in-a-lifetime visit that turned then-8-year-old Loo (the Lucky-one-and-only) into a WWII history buff. I wanted to write about D-Day myself, but others have done a much better job of it, like jpkeenan24 whose 8th grade history project I found on YouTube...

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