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June 6, 1944, D-Day: The Invasion That Saved The World
The Lid Blog ^ | 5 June 2020 | Jeff Dunetz

Posted on 06/06/2020 2:13:40 PM PDT by Rummyfan

June 6, 2020, is the 76th Anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy. The invasion that saved the world from Nazi tyranny. On June 6, 1944, more than 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. Codenamed Operation Overlord, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.”

The invasion was supposed to happen on the 5th, but the weather forced Eisenhower to delay:

apt. James Martin Stagg was the chief meteorologist of the British Royal Air Force and was the one to brief Eisenhower about the rough seas and lashing rain affecting the shore on June 5. Stagg previsioned the small window of better weather for early morning June 6….The Germans did not foresee this brief break in the bad weather. In fact, they forecast unsettled weather until mid-June. In charge with the defense of the invasion of beaches with the Germans, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was certain there would be no invasion between June 5 and 8 because the tides would not be favorable.

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TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: 19440606; dday; godsgravesglyphs; operationoverlord; overlord; worldwareleven; wwii
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On June 6th, more than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end, the Allies gained a foothold in Continental Europe. Within ten days, there were half a million troops ashore, and within three weeks, there were two million.

The numbers are simply staggering. Unbelievable.

1 posted on 06/06/2020 2:13:40 PM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: Rummyfan

Yes.


2 posted on 06/06/2020 2:19:42 PM PDT by Biggirl ("One Lord, one faith, one baptism" - Ephesians 4:5)
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To: All

I’m not so sure we saved it.


3 posted on 06/06/2020 2:20:44 PM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: Rummyfan

Unbelievable whats going on in our country on this anniversary. What would the greatest generation say? I can honestly say I am glad my WWII veteran father is DEAD so he does not have to see it.


4 posted on 06/06/2020 2:22:45 PM PDT by gcparent (Justice Brett Kavanaugh)
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To: gcparent

On June 6, 1944 American Soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy, on June 6, 2020 rioters are storm businesses to steal anything they can....quite a contrast don’t you think.


5 posted on 06/06/2020 2:30:09 PM PDT by srmanuel
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To: srmanuel

Save the world? Hitler didn’t want the US. Obvious.


6 posted on 06/06/2020 2:38:42 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Rummyfan
this picture, where it looks like General Eisenhower was firing up the troops...

He was actually talking with the paratrooper (a fellow Kansan) about working in a grocery store growing up.

7 posted on 06/06/2020 2:43:27 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Don’t forget - many COMMUNISTS here agreed with his policies and supported him which was why we stayed out of the war for so long.

It wasn’t until he turned against Russia that the communists decided he wasn’t a “true” socialist and demanded war.

Then went revisionist history about how Hitler was always evil.


8 posted on 06/06/2020 3:12:49 PM PDT by Skywise
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Two keywords, "dday" and "19440606", sorted, duplicates out, 639 topics:

9 posted on 06/06/2020 3:33:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; 31R1O; ...

10 posted on 06/06/2020 3:33:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: Rummyfan

The day that saved the world...

...and more and more, lately, we ask “for what”?


11 posted on 06/06/2020 3:48:52 PM PDT by TalBlack
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To: Skywise
It wasn’t until he turned against Russia that the communists decided he wasn’t a “true” socialist and demanded war. Then went revisionist history about how Hitler was always evil.

And to this day, Stalin and the USSR are excused all their evils.

12 posted on 06/06/2020 4:18:14 PM PDT by Rummyfan (In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel.)
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To: SunkenCiv

the REAL anti-fascists

PS Communist AF desecrated the memorial to the fallen military who served in WWII


13 posted on 06/06/2020 6:44:03 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- "First thing I'd do is repeal those Trump tax cuts." (May 4th, 2019))
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To: a fool in paradise

14 posted on 06/06/2020 6:50:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: SunkenCiv
A good case can be made that the second front wasn't necessary to defeat Germany and fascism because the Russians already had them on the ropes and were not going to stop until Hitler was dead. But, that's a "what if" that armchair quarterbacks living in peacetime can debate. At the time the American high command deemed it essential.

However, we also now know the second front was absolutely necessary to stop Stalin and the Sovs from dominating post-War Europe. By occupying Western and Southern Europe and most of Germany, the Allies saved those countries from Soviet occupation and communist rule.

15 posted on 06/07/2020 12:56:50 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Skywise

And our “ally” Stalin, was perfectly fine with Hitler running roughshod over Europe, until Hitler invaded the Soviet Union.

Without crucial supplies from the Soviets, it’s doubtful that the Germans could have had the success in France that they did.


16 posted on 06/07/2020 12:59:27 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: Rummyfan

Anyone notice that there were no movies or shows on last night about D-Day? Even TCM ignored it.

Disappearing history at the hands of ungrateful little punks.


17 posted on 06/07/2020 1:02:54 PM PDT by Texas resident (Remember in November)
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To: Texas resident

“Anyone notice that there were no movies or shows on last night about D-Day?”

On the other hand, there were all kinds of black-centric movies, shows, and documentaries. I didn’t see the movie, “Gifted Hands”, on any guide list — funny thing about that.

We started binge re-watching “Goliath” on Amazon to escape the propaganda.


18 posted on 06/07/2020 1:06:33 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Nothing happens to a Christian that God does not allow to happen.)
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To: colorado tanker
Because Hitler was a dumbass who didn't understand strategy or tactics, and would always choose the wrong option when the stakes were highest, the Germans were probably inevitably intercoursed. Just before Kursk, Hitler pulled two divisions out of Op Zitadelle and put them into Italy. Brain dead. The Italian terrain was sufficient, and was some of the hardest fighting of the war. The USSR needed lend-lease and needed the second front, and demanded both from us, and got both.

19 posted on 06/07/2020 1:58:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Yes, the US and Britain committed to open a second front in France, which they reiterated at the first Big Three conference in Teheran. Marshall was adamant he wanted to invade France as soon as possible. Churchill was more wary, and who could blame him after the disastrous BEF experience.

It turned out to be a very good thing that the British talked us into doing North Africa first. Had that same force and commander invaded France D-Day could have turned out very different.

Indeed, Hitler was a dumbass who thought he was a military genius. It didn't help that he deeply distrusted the Prussian aristocracy that was the heart of the General Staff. He made so many idiotic decisions that shortened the war.

I read someplace that there was a secret debate in British intelligence whether they should try to assassinate Hitler should the opportunity present itself. The contra position was based on the fact that Hitler was making so many dumb decisions he was giving the Allies material assistance.

20 posted on 06/07/2020 2:49:23 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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