Saturday, June 6, 2009

D-Day, June 6th 1944

I've been looking for a good YouTube video in honor of the D-Day anniversary. After a week of searching for just the right video, today I found this from jpkeenan24. It was made for an 8th Grade Project.

I think it deserves a look....



Here's another from the US ARMY YouTube Channel



Link to the YouTube Playlist for Saving Private Ryan

HBO Band of Brothers - Day of Days - Landing on Normandy



General Eisenhower's Message
Sent Just Prior to the Invasion

Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force! You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers in arms on other fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened, he will fight savagely.

But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man to man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our home fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to victory!

I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full victory!

Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessings of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.

-- Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower


The Royal Air Force operations in support of D-day

U.S., German vets pay respects to D-Day fallen - Air Force News - Air Force Times

In the Thunderbolt on D-Day - Air Force News - Air Force Times

United States European Command (USEUCOM) Commemorates D-Day 65th Anniversary
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