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Der #DDay , der 6. Juni 1944, war ein entscheidender Wendepunkt im Zweiten Weltkrieg und ein historisches Ereignis von gro脽er Bedeutung. An diesem Tag begann die alliierte Invasion in der Normandie, Frankreich, mit dem Ziel, das von Nazi-Deutschland besetzte Europa zu befreien.
Die Landung der Alliierten an den Str盲nden der Normandie markierte den Beginn einer lang ersehnten Offensive gegen das nationalsozialistische Regime und legte den Grundstein f眉r den Zusammenbruch des Dritten Reiches.

Das Gedenken an den #DDay ist nicht nur f眉r die beteiligten
Nationen, sondern auch f眉r Deutschland von essenzieller Bedeutung. Es erinnert uns daran, dass die Schrecken des Krieges und die Gr盲ueltaten des nationalsozialistischen Regimes von uns Deutschen begangen wurden. Es ist eine Erinnerung an die Verantwortung, die wir tragen,
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Hace 79 a帽os, la madrugada del 6 de junio de 1944, el mayor Werner Pluskat recibi贸 un confuso aviso de posibles movimientos enemigos de paracaidistas cerca de Cherburgo. El mando le solicitaba una inspecci贸n visual de la costa.

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#DDay
#Historia
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Pluskat se acerc贸 al puesto de vigilancia y revis贸 el horizonte. No se ve铆a nada y estuvo a punto de dejarlo. Hasta que de repente, entre la niebla, alcanz贸 a ver sombras aproxim谩ndose. Llam贸 a Cherburgo y avis贸: "10.000 barcos" se acercaban.

Aquel lugar era Omaha Beach.

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A lo largo de la ma帽ana, paracaidistas y fuerzas navales fueron tomando y conquistando posiciones en la zona. El objetivo era alcanzar Cherburgo. No lo consiguieron, y durante horas el fantasma de la retirada plane贸 sobre el alto mando de la Operaci贸n Overlord.

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馃У| Shug Jordan in #DDay

When 156,000 Allied soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy, Ralph Shug Jordan was one of them.

In fact, Shug was one of the few people to know the secret details of the landings prior to June 6, 1944. (1/8) Image
Jordan helped plan many amphibious landings during World War II. He was mainly in charge of the logistics portion as a member of the U.S. Army's First Engineer Special Brigade.

The D-Day dress rehearsal code name was "Exercise Tiger." No Auburn influence on the name, sadly (2/8) Image
"There were no atheists on those boats," Shug said of the moments just before storming Utah Beach.

Tucked inside his boot was a clipping of the 1/1/1944 Auburn Plainsman. It featured one of the first printings of the Auburn Creed, written by Shug's mentor George Petrie. (3/8) Image
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On June 6, 1944, Allied Forces invaded Normandy in an effort to liberate Western Europe from Nazi Germany's occupation. The operation involved 156,000 American, British and Canadian troops who were transported by over 5,000 ships and landing craft to five different beaches. Image
D-Day marked the beginning of the end of World War II in Europe. The successful landings provided a foothold for the Allied forces to begin pushing into France and eventually Germany, ultimately leading to Germany's surrender and the end of the war.
The Normandy landings remain significant as they represented a heroic and costly battle that many soldiers fought and lost their lives in.
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#CeJourL脿 6 juin 1988. Inauguration par #Fran莽oisMitterrand du M茅morial de Caen 脿 l鈥檕ccasion du 44e anniversaire du #DDay.
Une grande le莽on d鈥檋istoire:
芦聽cette bataille des plages aura 茅t茅 si meurtri猫re que dans les cimeti猫res
elysee.fr/francois-mitte鈥
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qui jalonnent le littoral, reposent des milliers et des milliers de nos soldats tomb茅s, auxquels nous devons d'锚tre libres, et qui n'auront que le prix sanglant des victoires.
Et comment oublier aussi ceux qui sont tomb茅s pour leur pays en face, qui n'ont connu aussi que 2/4猡碉笍 Image
l'amertume de la d茅faite, et dont le sacrifice ne peut 锚tre 茅loign茅 de notre esprit鈥
Le m茅morial que nous inaugurons sera l脿, d茅sormais, pour rappeler le message des milliers et milliers de jeunes gens d'Europe et d'Am茅rique du Nord tomb茅s avec la volont茅 de repousser 3/4猡碉笍 Image
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Why are there so many #WWI memorials in #KansasCity ? Outside of our own @TheWWImuseum, there are dozens, small and large covering KS and MO. A lot of it has to do with the 5-day experience of the 35th Division in Sept 1918. Let's look at it through KC newspapers of the time. 馃У
Over the course of that time, the 35th would suffer more casualties than all units on Omaha Beach on #Dday combined. As a National Guard formation, it came under criticism for its performance from regular officers. Politicians in MO and KS eventually became involved.
On both sides of the state line, questions arose. Particularly from Kansas governor Henry Justin Allen, who pressured the War Department for answers.
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La App es goart.fotor.com Por ejemplo usemos PopArt:
O Ink Art:
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99.01/ Week ninety-nine, June 6-10, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 98 below.
99.02/ A good example of living in two worlds, religious and secular, is the coincidence of two sacred days: the 2nd day of #Shavuot on #DDay. Last night, after Yom Tov, only after reading the news a bit did my mind shift from "sacred to my religion" to "sacred to my citizenship"
99.03/ Pedantry Corner: it irks me to read divrei Torah about #Shavuot that enshrine incredibly recent customs as facts to derive universal truths. "This is the reason why Jews stay up all night..." or "why we eat dairy" - nope. Please don't make fads into load-bearing verities.
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A FAMILY LEGACY

Here is the full & incredible story of legacy & service as Capt. Bill Malcolm comes to Normandy to pay homage to his late Grandfather.

@USArmy Capt. Malcolm is w/ 鈥淎ble鈥 Company, 1-508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, @82ndABNDiv
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His grandfather Cpl. Bob Malcolm jumped into Normandy as a member of 鈥淎ble鈥 Company during #DDay 78 years ago on June 6, 1944.

Not only did Bill follow his grandfather鈥檚 footsteps, he actually commands the very unit his grandfather served in during #WWII (2/3)
Listen as Bill Malcolm talks about his family鈥檚 legacy of service (3/3)
#service #dday78 #dday #AATW
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馃У| Shug Jordan in #DDay

When 156,000 Allied soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy, Ralph Shug Jordan was one of them. In fact, Shug was one of the few people to know the secret details of the landings prior to June 6, 1944. (1/8)
Jordan helped plan many amphibious landings during World War II. He was mainly in charge of the logistics portion as a member of the U.S. Army's First Engineer Special Brigade.

The D-Day dress rehearsal code name was "Exercise Tiger." Shug didn't have any input on the name (2/8)
"There were no atheists on those boats," Shug said of the moments just before storming Utah Beach.

Tucked inside his boot was a clipping of the Jan 1. 1944 Auburn Plainsman. It featured one of the first printings of the Auburn Creed, written by Shug's mentor George Petrie. (3/8)
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#Dday #6Juin1944
Vous connaissez probablement tous les c茅l猫bres cuirass茅s fran莽ais de la WWII, les Richelieu et Jean Bart. Mais durant le conflit, un autre navire se distingua particuli猫rement. Un des deux seuls navires fran莽ais 脿 participer au d茅barquement :
C'est Le Montcalm
Lanc茅 en 1935, et entrant en service en 1937, le croiseur Montcalm est un type La Galissonniere de 7600 tonnes.
Ayant 茅chapp茅 脿 tous les drames de la Marine Nationale de la guerre (Mers El K茅bir, ou le sabordage de la flotte 脿 Toulon), le Montcalm a une particularit茅 sp茅ciale:
En effet, c'est le seul navire du conflit a avoir 茅t茅 d茅cor茅 de trois Croix de guerre par les trois "r茅gimes" (J'inclus les FNFL par facilit茅) qu'脿 connu la France durant la p茅riode.
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Good morning all & OTD in 1944, Operation OVERLORD commences with a massive naval and air bombardment of German positions, concurrent with Allied paratrooper and glider landings in occupied France, as well as Allied landings on the beaches and cliffs of Normandy. #DDay
Captain "Mad Jack" Churchill wades ashore on #DDay with his 'Claymore' sword in hand, ready to face the Hun!
The Canadians played an invaluable role on #DDay which is, in a very Canadian way, modestly never mentioned - but the Canadians survived Dieppe & without the lessons learned there, likely D-Day has terrible casualties and/or fails.
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The Canadians. #DDay
A Company, The North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment

馃帴: Sergeant Bill Grant
Private Harold Stanley Daley
Chatham, New Brunswick

He was 22 years old.
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Remembering Robert Capa on his birthday 馃巶
馃摲 Alfred Eisenstaedt, New York, 1942
"If your pictures aren鈥檛 good enough, you鈥檙e not close enough."
One of the greatest of movie set photographs, by Robert Capa: Ingrid Bergman & Alfred Hitchcock on the set of Notorious, 1946. It's been suggested that Capa's love affair with Bergman was the genesis of a Hitchcock film made 8 years later: Rear Window.
Ingrid Bergman was in the middle of a torrid love affair with the great photographer Robert Capa when he took these photographs on the Notorious set, 1946. What a look she gives him!
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The declaration of #DDay and defensive war means a series of implications:
1) TMD's scrutiny of underground youth resistance groups is expected to increase. Already, we are seeing TMD taking bases in supermarkets etc.

#WhatsHappeningInMyanmar
#Sep7Coup
It's worrying that we might see indiscriminate roundups of youths in urban areas.
2) Looking at TMD's movement in navy and fighter jets etc, it seems that TMD is alrdy preparing for an intense crackdown. On the other hand, we aren't sure of how prepared the @NUGMyanmar is.
3) The military might and could take many preemptive actions: village raids, airstrikes, internet shutdown etc. I hope that the declaration took into account these considerations and has contingency plans on how to mitigate them.
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The Neglected Story of African Americans on #DDay

"Official histories of聽#DDay聽have long excluded the contributions made by聽African聽Americans. Literature professor Alice Mills waded into the past to uncover these forgotten World War II heroes.'"

#BlackLivesMatter
鈥淪ome marines had already landed before us and the beach was just about covered with dead bodies."

--- William Garfield Dabney
"A resident of Roanoke, Virginia, who served in World War II. He was awarded the Legion of Honor for his actions during the invasion of Normandy."

#RIPWilliamGarfieldDabney

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More than 3,000 US Paratroopers jumped into Normandy on #DDay. Among them: Father Francis Sampson, chaplain for the @101stAASLTDIV's 501st PIR.

Francis, an Iowa native and Notre Dame grad, landed in the Douve River and had to cut off all his gear to avoid drowning.

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Hours later, Francis along with 27 US Soldiers (from various units) were captured by German forces in Saint-Come-du-Mont.

Francis refused efforts by his captors (some of whom were Catholic) to move him to safety.
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Francis remained at an exposed medic station at Saint-Come-du-Mont and helped treat both German and American Soldiers in the face of an artillery bombardment.

He also gave his own blood in a transfusion to a wounded American Soldier.
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"A Mighty Endeavor"

77 years ago today, FDR, our 32nd President, gave one of the most memorable and consequential speeches in American history.

Portions of that speech are worth reviewing today.

#DDay

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"Our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.
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"They will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest - until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men's souls will be shaken with the violences of war.
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Today's episode of #DavesCarIDService is dedicated to the men and machines of the D-Day Invasion. All gave some, some gave all.
*The fallen machine is of course an iconic WW2 Jeep, either a Willys MB or identical twin Ford GPW. Almost 650,000 of these were produced 1942-45. The earlier Ford GP model is where the "Jeep" got its affectionate nickname which later became its brand.
In addition to our regular fare, today's thread will feature some IDs relevant to the liberation of Europe. If you've got family pics of WW2 GIs & their cars, they will get prompt attention.

Quick review of the guidelines:
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In the early hours of June 6th 1944 an armada of planes, ships and landing crafts set off to the coast of France, carrying thousands of young men to help free Europe from tyranny, despotism and evil. Today 77 years ago, thousands have paid the ultimate sacrifice...
#DDay
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....to make this world a better place. To give the following generations, us, the chance to live in peace, freedom and democracy. Many that have survived have always told us to make sure not to let this happen again. Never let evil rise up again and never let them...
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...take away our freedom, liberties and democracy. Never forget what they have sacrificed for us and honor their legacy. I am named after a WW2 veteran of the #TheBlackWatchOfCanada and I'm proud of carrying Andy's name and with that a part of his legacy....
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#HoyEnLaHistoria 6 de junio 1944 El desembarco en #Normandie, llamada operaci贸n Neptuno. Tras 4 a帽os de invasi贸n, las tropas aliadas llegan a las costas francesas para combatir a los Nazis. Inicia la liberaci贸n de Francia. Abro hilo 猡碉笍 sobre sus antecedentes #DDay #Historia #WWI
Mientras se pensaba que los Nazis llegar铆an por el este, ellos invadieron Holanda, B茅lgica y de ah铆 pasaron a Francia por una zona desprotegida. Lille cae el 25/05/1940. Semanas despu茅s, el norte del pa铆s es invadido, el gobierno huye a Burdeos y Hitler se apodera de Par铆s. #DDay
La 3ra Rep煤blica francesa cae, Burdeos es invadida y P茅tain toma el poder el 鈥淓stado Franc茅s鈥. 脡l firma el armisticio, se rinde y comienza un periodo de colaboraci贸n. Francia se divide en zona norte en poder nazi, y sur bajo control del Estado franc茅s, con Vichy como capital.
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Today is #DDay #Debarquement #Normandy 77 years after that June 6th 1944, the first step in the Liberation of France and then the push from the west front... 7 years ago we visited the region around #OmahaBeach , some impressions from that trip in my album flic.kr/s/aHsjZmqJt4
Every year is an important memory for all that died in #DDay and in the rest of the battle for Normandy, military and civilians. Years ending in 0's or 5's bring more attention. #OmahaBeach 2014 flic.kr/p/nSat2M
It was like travelling back in time...
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OTD in 1944, Operation OVERLORD commences with a massive naval and air bombardment of German positions, concurrent with Allied paratrooper and glider landings in occupied France, as well as Allied landings on the beaches and cliffs of Normandy. #DDay Image
Captain "Mad Jack" Churchill wades ashore on #DDay with his 'Claymore' sword in hand, ready to face the Hun! Image
It is always good to have a piper on hand on #DDay to get the lads' minds focused on the job at hand Image
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