ALL WE HAVE TO DO IS STAND UP~ AND THEIR LITTLE GAME IS OVER!



Sunday, 6 June 2021

Remembering D-Day

  On June 6, 1941, more than 156,0000 allied forces launched from the sea onto the beaches of Normandy. Nearly 7,000 allied ships commanded the French coastline, and more than 3,200 aircraft dominated the skies. A few miles inland, 23,000 paratroopers landed to block German reinforcements from the shore.


After years of preparation, practice, and training, the Allies had come to break German power in Europe.


For the American, British, Canadian, and other soldiers who landed in Normandy that day, this was a crusade. Gen. Dwight Eisenhower’s message to the allied forces made clear the moral implications of D-Day:


Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!


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 hope 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 the 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 beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.

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