Friday, June 6, 2008

This day in History-June 6, 1944

On this day in history thousands of terrified young men looked into the void, and advanced up the beach, and into legend, anyway. Many are still there.

Operation Overlord was a massive amphibious assault on the beaches of Normandy by Allied forces in an effort to place the Third Reich in a two-fronted defensive battle. Despite massively fortified beach defenses, artillery, bunker & tunnel networks, pillboxes, you name it and all on the high ground, Allied forces advanced up a beach that had been converted into a killzone.

To borrow from another theatre, "Uncommon valor was a common thing."

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