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So Did FDR Order the D-Day Landing on Those Normandy Beaches?
ML/NJ

Posted on 05/01/2012 9:15:42 AM PDT by ml/nj

I'm just wondering how much FDR chirped about his role in the Normandy Invasion? I don't know.

There's only one name I associate with that operation, and he was a military general.

ML/NJ


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1 posted on 05/01/2012 9:15:48 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

He may have approved the landings, but he didn’t “order them”.


2 posted on 05/01/2012 9:18:22 AM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: ml/nj

Not a whole lot of ‘spiking the football’
https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&gl=us&tbm=nws&q=President+ordered+d-day#q=President+ordered+d-day&hl=en&safe=off&gl=us&tbs=cdr:1,cd_min:1940,cd_max:1949&tbm=nws&source=lnt&sa=X&psj=1&ei=wQygT66FJIe42wXD6_yoAg&ved=0CBUQpwUoCQ&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_cp.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=7771b51a6920411a&biw=1366&bih=608


3 posted on 05/01/2012 9:20:20 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: ml/nj

Here is another question. During all the spiking the football, has Obama once honored the SEALS who were killed in the revenge attack?


4 posted on 05/01/2012 9:22:07 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: ml/nj

This is a great comparison, and there are others.


5 posted on 05/01/2012 9:24:01 AM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (“Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.")
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Don’t forget to mention to all your liberal friends that it was Richard Nixon who gave the go ahead for the Apollo 11 Moon landing.

We should rename the Florida coast Cape Nixon.


6 posted on 05/01/2012 9:25:27 AM PDT by ChronicMA
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To: mnehring
"Here is another question. During all the spiking the football, has Obama once honored the SEALS who were killed in the revenge attack?"

Obama "honored" the SEAL team by having one of his minions (probably communist mole Leon Paneta), leak the flight path of that chopper in A-Stan that was shot down killing 30 SEAL team members.  Presumably Obama's compensation to Al Qaeda for having to take out Bin Laden in order to get his birth certificate issue off the front pages.

 

7 posted on 05/01/2012 9:28:43 AM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom is what's fair.)
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To: mnehring
Here is another question. During all the spiking the football, has Obama once honored the SEALS who were killed in the revenge attack?

No.

8 posted on 05/01/2012 9:31:32 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: ml/nj

I think that, when notified of the landings, he got on the radio and called for a national prayer.

http://docs.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/odddayp.html

Don’t much like FDR and all the crap he saddled us with, but, relative to today’s Democrats, he was a class act.


9 posted on 05/01/2012 9:39:16 AM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: mnehring
has Obama once honored the SEALS who were killed

Well, to each his own, but if I were a SEAL, I would consider O'bama not mentioning my name to be honor enough.

10 posted on 05/01/2012 9:39:16 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: ml/nj

Ever hear Truman bragging about “getting Hitler and Tojo”?


11 posted on 05/01/2012 9:40:36 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: ml/nj

FDR gave the order to “get Yamamoto” and he was killed in 1943. Was that a major theme of FDR’s re-election campaign in 1944, that he had killed the mastermind of the Pearl Harbor attack?


12 posted on 05/01/2012 9:40:52 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: ml/nj
I'm just wondering how much FDR chirped about his role in the Normandy Invasion? I don't know.

An operation that big would have had to have been *approved* by FDR (and,most likely,Churchill as well) but the planning would have been done by Generals and Admirals.I've read that FDR never tried to take credit for any of the Allied victories.If that's true that would indicate that he had at least some sense of decency and propriety,qualities that Osama completely lacks.

13 posted on 05/01/2012 9:42:52 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Verginius Rufus

I’d like to know the answer to this too.


14 posted on 05/01/2012 9:50:56 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: WKUHilltopper

Did they have to drag Truman off the golf course to tell him Hiroshima was toast?


15 posted on 05/01/2012 10:01:35 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: justice14
The decision on the exact go date for the Normandy invasion was Ike's based on the best Intel briefed to him.

A good start would be to get hold of the film “The Longest Day”. That should give you an idea.

The total plan was very compartmentalized.

The whole of D-Day is in the books and available to read. Winston & FDR were briefed on the general plans but the details were very close holed and the planning/rehearsals were Ike's combined allied staff and the combined allied troops.

16 posted on 05/01/2012 10:13:03 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Verginius Rufus
Was that a major theme of FDR’s re-election campaign in 1944, that he had killed the mastermind of the Pearl Harbor attack?

No. Americans of that day would be more inclined to praise the P-38 pilots who shot down Yamamoto.

17 posted on 05/01/2012 10:31:43 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: SandRat

Thanks for the info. I was referring to Yamamato being killed. Did FDR trumpet that at all?

D-Day is something that I have read a lot about. I’ve watched the Longest Day probably 20 times (as a kid, I loved history. Now I am 25).

Side note. The fact that the one developer of the Omaha Beach pictures who developed them too fast and ruined all but a few really angers me. Like I actually get upset about that.

But anways. Thanks again for the post, but I was referring to the death of Yamamato (sp?).


18 posted on 05/01/2012 10:37:53 AM PDT by justice14 ("stand up defend or lay down and die")
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To: ml/nj

The military was in charge of operations then, not politicians as we see today. When RATS occupy the WH, war is good and noble.


19 posted on 05/01/2012 10:45:19 AM PDT by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: justice14

Salt water and sand are a bitch to deal with when developing film.

I think we ought to give the guy/gal a break.

Or, it might just be part of the larger conspiracy....you know to omit the photos of the UFO’s over the beach using ray guns...(I am, of course kidding.—but if same accident were to have happened today, the conspiracy nuts would be all over it.)


20 posted on 05/01/2012 10:48:14 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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