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Thursday, September 23, 2021

D-Day's Forgotten First Landing

 Think you have heard it all about D-Day? Well, think again. This is the story of the first Allied landing on 6 June 1944, and it wasn't on mainland France, but rather two islands lying off Utah Beach that threatened the entire American operation in that sector. Discover the full story here...

VIDEO HERE  (9 minutes)

10 comments:

  1. I did not know that! Thanks for posting.

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  2. Felton has a great channel. 👍🏻

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    1. Yes, he does. I've subscribed to it and pretty much watch anything he puts out.

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  3. Thanks for that! The more you know...
    The USS Nevada was mentioned in the video so I chased that down and that led me to one of the top naval ship sites on the planet. I'm not a naval historian, but I'm guessing that there are many here who are! It's a "motherlode" kind if site and here is the battleship USS Nevada. Just navigate(ha!) to the index to see just about everything that ever floated. Enjoy!!!
    http://shipbucket.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=8058

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  4. At one time we had a great army and navy. Could do this kind of planning and execution as part of the job. On two fronts at the same time.

    Now we have things like Kabul. Male soldiers transitioning into females. Top generals telling our enemy what the President is thinking. And ordinary GIs being forced to take DNA modifying injections.

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  5. Mike in Michiana
    Thanks for the web site. It has some great pictures of what the ships look like.
    Plus a lot of other information about each ship. Thanks again.
    Heltau

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  6. Amazing piece. Men with balls of brass. Talk about willing to take a hit for their Country. That could have become a suicide mission real quick. Not knowing what was there, it was a suicide misson.

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  7. "American operation"?!?

    I guess all those Canadians, and yes, British who were the majority involved (you do realise there were four beaches, not just the two America struggled to get off, don't you?) were imaginary. Include all the naval and air force personnel an you were the minority.

    The only country more likely to 'revise' history as much as America is France (according to both the only troops involved in the entirety of the war were theirs). It's an ongoing delusion (of the Hollywood/revisonist educated masses) that you saved us three times - WW1 you were an irrelevant, inexperienced, non-entity (Australians had a massively more effective and influential effect); WW2 your troops (if not your leadership) were heroes but you had to be bribed to even get involved (think we gave you all those worldwide bases just for kicks?), struggled at the beginning (North Africa and Italy - 'had your arses handed to you on a plate multiple times), claimed victories won only by the effect of others (just like the revolution which the French and Spanish won for you) and then ... charged us for every bit of it (you do realise we didn't finish paying for all that help until 1975!).

    Your main effect was (being safe 'over there' as the only industrial nation untouched by conflict) as a manufacturer and supplier (to both sides), for which you made a staggering profit.

    So don't ever pretend you did it for some moral reason (many/most of the troops did, but as per usual your leadership are mercenary whores).

    (Oh, and you might like to revise the whole Independence' thing too. You didn't revolt because of some tyrannical despot, the Revolution began because your corrupt, criminal, and literally piratical, elites didn't like that the new taxes would cost them their profits. That's right, you went to war because of a 'Tax reduction' (on tea, that would have cost them their smuggling profits - Fact)! You've been used as cannon-fodder to protect your elites interests since your inception and yet you pretend to be some bastion of 'freedom'.

    The only thing worse than being Americas enemy is ...being Americas ally (ask the Filipinos).

    It's amusing watching Americans moan about how China is propagandising via bribery and corruption, intimidation and backstabbing, Hollywood, education and trade when ... all they're doing is following your play-book.

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    1. 73,000 American troops, 61,715 British, 21,400 Canucks.
      A neighbor when I was a kid, was a D-Day veteran. He spoke often about the genius of the British. Faced with shortages of just about everything, they got creative. Their women's underwear were made without elastic, tight and unforgiving, but all it took was a strong yank to get them off.

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