Thursday, June 06, 2013

D-Day

D-Day - June 6, 1944 - the United States Army: June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of heavily-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the operation a crusade in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 Ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end on June 6, the Allies gained a foot- hold in Normandy. The D-Day cost was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded -- but more than 100,000 Soldiers began the march across Europe to defeat Hitler.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

We just watched THE LONGEST DAY again when Jackie was in the rehab place. I'd forgotten that it had Sal Mineo, Paul Anka and Fabian in it.


Jeff

Unknown said...

Talk about your fightin' dogfaces!

August West said...

And don't forget about Richard Beymer. (fresh out of "West Side Story" & "Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man")

He gave one of these best performances in THE LONGEST DAY, a war film filled with stars.

Anonymous said...

Beymer was very good. I know Tommy Sands was in it too but I missed him. And it was George Segal's second film role, I believe.


Jeff