The Jury Talks Back

6/6/2019

75th Anniversary of D-Day

Filed under: Uncategorized — Patterico @ 12:01 am

Today is June 6, 2019, the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing, which occurred on June 6, 1944. My family was fortunate enough to visit the area of the Normandy landings in 2013, and I shared some of the pictures with my readers on the 70th anniversary of the invasion. I don’t think I can do any better than to basically repeat and update that post, starting with pictures of the Normandy American Cemetery:

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I’m going to put the rest of the pictures beneath the fold for bandwidth purposes. Just click on “more.”

More of the Normandy American Cemetery:

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Here is Pointe du Hoc, where brave Rangers scaled the cliffs.

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At the top of the cliff, the land was bombarded by shells so large they left giant craters that continue to pockmark the countryside:

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The Longue-sur-Mer battery:

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You can imagine the Germans looking to the sea and anticipating what was coming:

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It is a shame that our representative at this anniversary is Trump, a small man who uses soldiers as props to avoid debates and tries to cheat them out of charity money.

But this day is larger than Trump. Raise a glass to the memory of those bold men from the Greatest Generation.

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