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D Day

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by The Hammer, Jun 6, 2014.

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  1. The Hammer Out for a rip

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    70 years ago today three English speaking democracies stormed the beaches at Normandy. An action which would lead to an end of five years of National Socialist terror imposed by the fascist Nazis.



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    Soldiers soldiers land on Courseulles beach
    in Normandy, on June 6, 1944 as Allied forces storm the Normandy beaches

    Rolling timeline of the D-Day landings of 6th June 1944 updated hour by hour as events unfolded on the day

    3 D-Day stories, from land, air and sea
    The Daily Mail has ongoing coverage

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    10 Then and now photos from D-Day
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    Is Hammer going to also spring a 4th of July thread on us?
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    1. I did last year
    2. Canada and the UK were at D Day too
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    Canadian D-Day landing
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    I wonder how we would handle an event like D-Day today? The casualties and scale.

    Not downplaying the current war or any life that has been lost but casualties are extremely low compared to what the country endured back then.

    Just curious.
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    Hard to say considering modern day tactics... that said, it wouldn't go over well here. At all.
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    I can't fathom having to do what those brave bastards did storming the beaches. Literally the stuff nightmares are made of, and these men did their duty with it staring them directly in the face.. with machine guns lined up killing them.

    No words can do them honor. Total respect.
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    Those guys, mostly in their 20s, left knowing many of them would not make it back. And more still would be wounded. They knew that before they left. Though it was a different time. The war had been going on for five years at that point.
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    The country wouldn't tolerate it on a war where everyone was so split. Thats the biggest difference between now and then.

    Plus now we would drop nukes rather than lose that many of our own people.
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    You forgot the canoes the troops came across in :p

    BTW: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juno_Beach
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