Skip to comments.So Did FDR Order the D-Day Landing on Those Normandy Beaches?
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.
He may have approved the landings, but he didn’t “order them”.
Not a whole lot of ‘spiking the football’
Here is another question. During all the spiking the football, has Obama once honored the SEALS who were killed in the revenge attack?
This is a great comparison, and there are others.
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.
I think that, when notified of the landings, he got on the radio and called for a national prayer.
Don’t much like FDR and all the crap he saddled us with, but, relative to today’s Democrats, he was a class act.
Well, to each his own, but if I were a SEAL, I would consider O'bama not mentioning my name to be honor enough.
Ever hear Truman bragging about “getting Hitler and Tojo”?
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?
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.
I’d like to know the answer to this too.
Did they have to drag Truman off the golf course to tell him Hiroshima was toast?
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.
No. Americans of that day would be more inclined to praise the P-38 pilots who shot down Yamamoto.
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?).
The military was in charge of operations then, not politicians as we see today. When RATS occupy the WH, war is good and noble.
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.)