posted on Jun, 5 2014 @ 04:20 PM
70 years ago on the 6th June thousands of people displayed the kind of courage that few these days could even contemplate.
Young men from all around the world streamed out of landing vessels into a hail of rifle, machine gun and mortar fire on the Normany beaches to begin
the start of the largest seaborne invasion in history in order to liberate the European continent, and provide a much needed second front against the
Nazi's, relieving pressure on the Russian forces in the East.
As time passes, and fewer and fewer veterans of this astounding piece of military logistics, planning, heroism and almost senseless slaughter are
left, it is worth reflecting on the cost in lives and the truth behind the operation that are slowly being eroded and lost in a combination of the
midsts of time, bad Hollywood scriptwriting and internet territorial pissing and jingoism
D-Day: Exploding the myths of the Normandy landings
is a fascinating
read, as is D-Day veteran: I don't want them to be
- these men actually did defend our freedoms
(a phrase that has recently been sadly usurped to serve questionable
political motives/power grabs and oil revenues) and they deserve to be remembered properly, correctly and with the utmost respect - because if we
don't learn from these events, and from the true horrors they faced, we may be doomed to repeat it again and again until we do get it into our thick
skulls that war is an evil, messy, horrible thing and not the sanitised, packaged, "patriotic" BS video game style crap we are fed from embedded news
reporters and recruitment adverts.
This man is a hero
Veteran remembers D-Day
Sadly, many like him never came home.
Respect the fallen and remember them with fact and reality, not fiction.
edit on 5/6/14 by neformore because: (no reason given)