WARSHIP WEDNESDAY, June 2, 2021@21″11-OPERATIONS OVERLORD, NEPTUNE…D-DAY, JUNE 06, 1944; THE AMPHIBIOUS LANDINGS AT FIVE/5 BEACHES…OMAHA, UTAH, SWORD, GOLD, JUNO…THE LARGEST, AND GREATEST, TO THIS DAY…AMPHIBIOUS LANDING IN GERMANY-AXIS OCCUPIED , FRANCE!!!
THERE WERE TWO ATTEMPS, PRIOR TO THESE D-DAY LANDINGS, DUNKIRK/1940 and DEIPPE/1942…THOUGH, THIS TIME FROM OCCUPIED FRANCE-ALL THE WAY TO GERMANY…MAY 08, 1945…V.E./VICTORY IN EUROPE DAY!!!
Still stands thine ancient sacrifice, a humble and a contrite heart; Lord God of Hosts be with us yet, LEST WE FORGET, LEST WE FORGET.
Poem by Rudyard Kipling.
At the going down of the SUN, and in the MORNING; WE WILL REMEMBER THEM, WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.
Blog credit: Deano’s Travels
Yours Aye: Brian Murza…Killick Vison, W.W.II Naval Researcher-Published Author, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
On June 6th, 1944 the largest ever invasion fleet was massed off the coast of France. Code-named “Operation Overlord” the D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy (code-named Utah, Omaha,Gold, Juno and Sword beaches) marked the return of Allied troops to Western France, including U.S., British, Canadian and Free French forces and another major step in the defeat of Nazi Germany (they officially surrendered in May 1945). Around 160,000 troops were landed that day from 7,000 ships and landing craft supported by 13,000 aircraft.
Apart from the D-Day beach landings there were also massed landing of paratroopers behind enemy lines via air drop and glider landings. 17,000 paratroopers were sent into Normandy by parachute drop or glider. Their job was to capture strategic points such as…
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