Thursday, June 6, 2013


In honor of D-Day:

A great video created by the U.S. Army in 1969; first hand footage from the events on June 6, 1944 condensed from what was originally a 28-minute piece down to just under 6 minutes.

June 6, 2013 is the 69th anniversary of "Operation Overlord" - D-Day - more than 160,000 allied troops landed on a 50-mile stretch of French Coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France in 1944. The invasion cost the lives of more than 9,000 allied forces, but the successful foothold on the beaches and the hinterlands resulted in a significant turning point for Europe's history. Today, we honor the Allied forces that participated in the Normandy Invasion by sharing a film that depicts the drama and battle action of the landing at Normandy is portrayed along with the fierce combat that took place to overcome "Fortress Europe" (footage compliments of the National Archives).

Honor them.



  1. I have one regret of my time in uniform ... I had the opportunity to take part in the ceremony (in Normandy), which marked the 50th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. I didn't make the trip because I was too young, too stupid, and too poor (I was an E-3 at the time) to really understand the significance of the moment.

  2. Thanks SL.
    This should never be forgotten.
    I've been to the beaches, and the memorial, and it will leave an everlasting impression on you.
    What those men did that day, and in the days following will take generations to match if ever again.

  3. You need to get your own blog, buddy . . .