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Post by LooseGoose on 2015-06-06, 04:50

Even the youngest kids that went in would be 89-90 right now, let's remember and honor them while they're still alive:







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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by Floyd Robertson on 2015-06-06, 06:50

I've read some reports that as many as a million WWII vets are still with us, but only between 5,000 and 10,000 D-Day survivors.  The VA estimates that about 400 WWII vets are passing each day. There aren't too many years left before all of the heroes are gone.

ps. yesterday was the 11th anniversary of Ronald Reagan's passing.
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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by SpartanInNH on 2015-06-06, 13:01

A nice link to some aerial photographs from the day.  There are a bunch of galleries, not just D-Day, but feel free to browse:  

National Collection of Aerial Photography - Home Page

And a picture I love.  Bravery isn't doing something dangerous:  bravery is being scared to death and doing what you must anyway.  



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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by LooseGoose on 2015-06-06, 19:57

A really interesting story....

How a chicken farmer, a pair of princesses, and 27 imaginary spies helped the Allies win World War II.
The Most Amazing Lie in History

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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by Cym Jim on 2015-06-06, 20:10

71. Fan of prime numbers?
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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by SpartanInNH on 2015-06-06, 21:15

LooseGoose wrote:A really interesting story....

How a chicken farmer, a pair of princesses, and 27 imaginary spies helped the Allies win World War II.
The Most Amazing Lie in History

Berlin was so convinced by GARBO’s reports that it awarded him an Iron Cross—an honor usually reserved for troops on the front line. Months later, the King of England followed suit and made Pujol a member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire—one of the nation’s greatest honors. The self-made spy became the first and only person decorated by both sides.

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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on 2015-06-06, 22:22

Vin Scully is making sure you don't forget D-Day as we speak. Man it's fun listening to this guy.

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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by Floyd Robertson on 2015-06-07, 04:51

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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by CheesySpartan on 2015-06-07, 09:20

Cym Jim wrote:71. Fan of prime numbers?

The only thing you should probably post in this thread is "Thank You"

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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by LooseGoose on 2015-06-07, 10:59

Michael BeschlossVerified account @BeschlossDC

D-Day plus 1--American soldiers above Omaha Beach--today 1944: #NARA


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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by DWags on 2015-06-07, 12:40

I can't imaggine the courage those people possessed. Just so lucky to have peoople like that who existed in this world basically just for us. Very humbled. They left that morning knowing up to 66% would be dead. Very humbling.

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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2015-06-08, 01:05

Any good D-day specials I shouldn't miss?
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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by Nordic on 2015-06-08, 02:13

CheesySpartan wrote:
Cym Jim wrote:71. Fan of prime numbers?

The only thing you should probably post in this thread is "Thank You"


Normally I would pile on Cym and his pompous British ass... but brush up on history and math before calling out this post
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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by LooseGoose on 2015-06-08, 07:45

Other Teams Pursuing That wrote:Any good D-day specials I shouldn't miss?

The DDay in HD show on History is pretty good, it airs quite a bit.

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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2015-06-09, 07:50

CheesySpartan wrote:
Cym Jim wrote:71. Fan of prime numbers?

The only thing you should probably post in this thread is "Thank You"
this..

because, D-Day had absolutely nothing to do with protecting someone's freedoms.
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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by SpartanInNH on 2015-06-09, 21:58

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
CheesySpartan wrote:

The only thing you should probably post in this thread is "Thank You"
this..

because, D-Day had absolutely nothing to do with protecting someone's freedoms.

I'm lost. confused

And I'm a fan of sarcasm.
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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2015-06-10, 07:49

SpartanInNH wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:
this..

because, D-Day had absolutely nothing to do with protecting someone's freedoms.

I'm lost.  confused

And I'm a fan of sarcasm.  
someone made a comment..

someone didn't like the comment and told the other someone how he should respond instead..

#Merica    Rolling Eyes
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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by MiamiSpartan on 2015-06-10, 14:36

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
SpartanInNH wrote:

I'm lost.  confused

And I'm a fan of sarcasm.  
someone made a comment..

someone didn't like the comment and told the other someone how he should respond instead..

#Merica    Rolling Eyes
Congrats on making one of the worst applications ever for the importance of D-Day.
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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2015-06-10, 15:53

MiamiSpartan wrote:
Robert J Sakimano wrote:
someone made a comment..

someone didn't like the comment and told the other someone how he should respond instead..

#Merica    Rolling Eyes
Congrats on making one of the worst applications ever for the importance of D-Day.
sorry, dude - but I just don't think think there should be limits to freedom.
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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by MiamiSpartan on 2015-06-10, 17:10

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
MiamiSpartan wrote:
Congrats on making one of the worst applications ever for the importance of D-Day.
sorry, dude - but I just don't think think there should be limits to freedom.
This may be the most sarcastic thing you've ever posted, which is saying quite a lot.
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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-06-05, 21:49

Now 72 years ago.

WW2 Tweets from 1944 ‏@RealTimeWWII 2h2 hours ago
Biggest armada in history- 5,300 ships carrying 150,000 troops- now crossing Channel, heading for Normandy beaches.


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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by LooseGoose on 2016-06-06, 08:57




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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-06-06, 08:59

LooseGoose wrote:Now 72 years ago.

WW2 Tweets from 1944 ‏@RealTimeWWII 2h2 hours ago
Biggest armada in history- 5,300 ships carrying 150,000 troops- now crossing Channel, heading for Normandy beaches.

so they were live-Tweeting the invasion at Normandy?

more impressive than I even thought.
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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by DWags on 2016-06-06, 09:58




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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by DWags on 2016-06-06, 09:59

Here you can see the beach where they landed, and where they now have ended up.


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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by I.B. Fine on 2016-06-06, 10:24

If you've never seen it, the D-Day scene in Saving Private Ryan gives a hint of what it must have been like, horror.


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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by Cym Jim on 2016-06-06, 12:51

Conker's Bad Fur Day really brought home the horror of D-day for me. Watch from 1 minute onwards:

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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by The_Dude on 2016-06-06, 13:32

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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2016-06-06, 13:35

The_Dude wrote:
if we could find a way to stitch a bible verse into that and make some sort of MSU sports (GO GREEN!) reference, that would be my ideal avatar.

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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-06, 08:14

Bump...



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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by Nordic on 2017-06-06, 10:48

I hauled the family out to the D-Day beaches last summer during our Euro tour. A bit of a drive, but well worth it (even though I got 2 speeding tickets in the mail). The crosses go on for ever at the memorial cemetery.  Good luck keeping it in if they play Taps while you are there. One of the weirdest things about going down to the beach is there are people vacationing and playing in the water (like any other beach) like nothing happened.  Not sure what I expected, but it definitely felt strange.  The most awe inspiring place is Point du Hoc (last 5 pictures). It is littered with bomb craters, yet the German bunkers are still standing.  The m'fers that scaled that cliff and took that place were all ballz.











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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by Watch Out Pylon! on 2017-06-06, 10:56

Awesome pics Nordy!
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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by DWags on 2017-06-06, 11:51

Great Pictures Nordic. On my bucket list. Really want to go there.

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Re: 73 Years ago Today - D-Day

Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-13, 21:30

Don't ever recall seeing this picture elsewhere.

12. French women pours a hot cup of tea for a British soldier fighting in Normandy, 1944

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