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D Day
« on: June 05, 2021, 03:27:14 PM »
D Day is tomorrow. It's probably the single largest event in history. My movie for tonight is "Ike, Countdown to D-Day". Tom Selleck at his best!

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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2021, 03:37:29 PM »
Haven't seen that one. I'll have to check it out.
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2021, 08:28:38 PM »
I want a TV - cable channel to play The Longest Day. In 1988 I made a trip to Normandy. I waded into the English Channell at Omaha Beach. Even though it was high tide and the beach was only four or five feet wide, Iím glad I did it.
I think the troops who jumped into Normandy or hit the beaches there knew they were part of a huge, historic event. That part didnít matter, in my opinion. Being there to help their buddies and defeat the German war machine with liberation of the occupied people was the goal.
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2021, 10:07:03 AM »
Very unique brave generation.  Landing on any of the beach heads would be considered suicide mission today.  Those brave man had some huge cojones to do what they did.  God bless the few that are still alive, and God bless those who are hopefully sleeping in peace without the nightmares of that horrific war. 
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« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2021, 02:54:31 PM »
Very unique brave generation.  Landing on any of the beach heads would be considered suicide mission today.  Those brave man had some huge cojones to do what they did.  God bless the few that are still alive, and God bless those who are hopefully sleeping in peace without the nightmares of that horrific war. 
           +1    From what I've read, there are less than 2,600 WW II veteran survivors left. (not sure if this is USA only)
 
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« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2021, 02:59:27 PM »
I have "longest day" on VHS, DVD and Blue Ray. I know the lines before they say them. "Band of Brothers" is my movies for tonight.  When the 50 plus year old American neighbors asked why I had my flag flying, I almost kicked their ass! But, they are clueless democrats! This does make me think about the forgotten war in Korea.
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« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2021, 06:59:08 PM »
The 10-part miniseries, The Pacific is what I started watching this afternoon.
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2021, 07:22:42 PM »
Thanks Kevin
I rented it online and watching it now.
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2021, 09:13:47 AM »
My Dad was in the 6th Armoured div.
They landed 6 weeks after the D day invasion.
I do remember him making mention of all the dead boddies still floating and the smell.
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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2021, 03:03:12 PM »
The 10-part miniseries, The Pacific is what I started watching this afternoon.
I just remember my uncle Jack, USMC, saying how he was marching off one of those islands and seeing his brother (My uncle Frank), US army, marching on to occupy that island. Both are long gone.  My uncle Leo, their sister's hubby, spent the war in the USN escorting convoys across the Atlantic. My uncle Les (my mother's brother) died  as a bomber pilot over Germany. My mom called me by his name in her dementia. Guess I resemble him!   Good movie, "The Pacific"!
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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2021, 06:09:34 PM »
My Dad was in the 6th Armoured div.
They landed 6 weeks after the D day invasion.
I do remember him making mention of all the dead boddies still floating and the smell.

Wow, you can't erase that from your memory.  God bless him!

BTW, the pussyfication of American continues, not a single WW-II D-Day documentary on any of the channels.  Sad. 
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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2021, 07:13:14 PM »
That is sad Oscar. I even heard the president failed to mention it.
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« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2021, 08:12:28 PM »
I also noticed there were no D-Day movies or documentaries yesterday.
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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2021, 08:29:42 PM »
God bless ALL those brave men. My Uncle landed at Omaha Beach that day and he ended up walking all the way to Germany.  He passed a few years ago.  Not many left now.
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