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#4524061 - 06/06/20 04:13 AM 76 years ago today -- D-Day  
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To all those young men back in Summer 44 - landing on the beaches and dropping behind enemy lines - thank you All for your grit, courage, tears and sacrifice.



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#4524067 - 06/06/20 05:31 AM Re: 76 years ago today -- D-Day [Re: Sluggish Controls]  
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Yes, Thank you.



Wow, this USAAC pilot is 102 and still alive

https://www.dailypress.com/virginia...05-grlr42j5ojhj5azylepudfuc24-story.html

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#4524075 - 06/06/20 08:04 AM Re: 76 years ago today -- D-Day [Re: Sluggish Controls]  
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#4524076 - 06/06/20 09:02 AM Re: 76 years ago today -- D-Day [Re: Sluggish Controls]  
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#4524080 - 06/06/20 10:24 AM Re: 76 years ago today -- D-Day [Re: Sluggish Controls]  
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#4524084 - 06/06/20 12:25 PM Re: 76 years ago today -- D-Day [Re: Sluggish Controls]  
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#4524099 - 06/06/20 02:18 PM Re: 76 years ago today -- D-Day [Re: Sluggish Controls]  
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Part of the untold story of the Rangers at Normandy



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#4524141 - 06/06/20 07:50 PM Re: 76 years ago today -- D-Day [Re: Sluggish Controls]  
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#4524190 - 06/07/20 05:22 AM Re: 76 years ago today -- D-Day [Re: Sluggish Controls]  
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#4524220 - 06/07/20 12:43 PM Re: 76 years ago today -- D-Day [Re: Sluggish Controls]  
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#4524260 - 06/07/20 05:12 PM Re: 76 years ago today -- D-Day [Re: Sluggish Controls]  
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If you made it off the landing craft at Omaha, having the courage to work your way up the beach in the face of withering machine gun fire, then forming part of an effective fighting force for at least the next 24 hours before getting any rest at all, simply boggles the mind! Heroes one and all.

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#4524289 - 06/07/20 10:44 PM Re: 76 years ago today -- D-Day [Re: Sluggish Controls]  
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Respect to every one and all who were part of the Normandy landing and assault.

On a related note, has any other film or tv series matched the brilliance and power of the Normandy landing segment in Saving Private Ryan?


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#4524303 - 06/08/20 12:42 AM Re: 76 years ago today -- D-Day [Re: Sluggish Controls]  
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#4524320 - 06/08/20 02:55 AM Re: 76 years ago today -- D-Day [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
The Longest Day



Very good movie but the beach invasions depicted in that film are incredibly sanitized and even a bit idealized. There was nothing emotionally draining about it unlike the Omaha sequence in SPR.


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4524325 - 06/08/20 03:43 AM Re: 76 years ago today -- D-Day [Re: Sluggish Controls]  
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The British beach landing in The Longest Day is emotional with that Scottish guycussing and nearly drowning.



This scene is emotional too.



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