Normandy Landings

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71 years ago 150,000 Allied troops led by General Dwight D. Eisenhower & Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, went up against 50,000 Axis troops behind Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt and the Desert Fox, Erwin Rommel.

D-Day landing

Causalities were great of both sides, and this was an important part of the war.  By the end of the day Allied troops had control of the beaches, and linked two of them together, but it would take a week to get all 5 connected, and almost 2 months before the town of Caen was liberated from Nazi control.  It didn’t go perfectly, but as the famous quote goes: “No battle plan survives contact with the enemy.”  And there has been very few enemies like the Nazis.

Anyway, remember today, it’s nearly over, and a generation or two, or even three away from current times, people don’t understand the chaos that happened this day, or the necessity of it.  Life would be very different had it not happened.

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