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Old 06-06-2019, 07:13 AM
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Remembering all the fallen, American, Canadian, British and French. We will remember them.


Visited the beaches a few years ago from Utah down to Sword, then inland to St Marie Eglise (Red Buttons dangled from the church tower in the film The Longest Day), to Pegasus Bridge where the British Parachute landings occurred


Also visited Omaha Beach cemetery. Very moving
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Old 06-06-2019, 03:32 PM
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I don't know that I'll ever get back to that side of the pond, but even if I did, I doubt I could handle visiting those places. Even some of the documentaries I've seen get me teary eyed - especially when they're interviewing men who fought there and they start losing control, unable to speak. I don't know how many have seen it, but I just saw the video of the 97 year old veteran who just did a tandem jump in a re-creation of the D-Day landing. Very sobering...

I've definitely turned into one of those guys we used to call a mean old man. Too many kids today look at World War 2 as something that happened way, way back in history and something that has no bearing on their lives today. I don't know that Japan alone could have defeated the West, but if Germany had done what it set out to do, (for lack of a better phrase right now) things would be radically different in the world we know.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-d...-idUSKCN1T62FN

https://abcnews.go.com/International...sault-63496727
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Old 06-06-2019, 04:43 PM
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Just looked at the videos. Very moving. I'll tell you something MacGyver, they have more guts that I do jumping out of the plane. I don't have the head for heights at all


It brings it home to you when you see all the war cemeteries in the area of what is all about. I apologise that I can't download any of my photos
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