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The Longest Day

BringAnExtension

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Today commemorates the 73rd anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy France.  The invasion was named Operation Overload.  Because of it's success in establishing a beach head, it spelled the beginning of the end for the Nazi forces.  Approximately 24000 Allied forces were involved in the operation.

 

There were 4414 Allied deaths on that day, part of the more than 10000 casualties.  There were an estimated 4000 to 9000 German casualties.

 

There aren't too many veterans of the conflict around any more to thank for their service.  But if you get a chance, watch the movie The Longest Day.  It is unbelievable what those service men faced on that day 73 years.  Pretty amazing when you compare it to the things that we complain about today.

 

 

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I stand corrected, it was Operation Overlord.

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