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#DDay75: the role of the British & Commonwealth Medical Services in the #Normandy campaign is an important part of our understanding of events that summer 75 years ago. [thread] 1/14
#DDay75: When a soldier was wounded on the battlefield the first level of medical treatment was from Regimental Stretcher Bearers. These were infantry soldiers posted to the Stretcher Bearers section. As such, despite the myth, they were not Conscientious Objectors. 2/14
#DDay75: Regimental Stretcher Bearers were well trained & well equipped. Their task was to stabilise a casualty, clean & dress a wound, and then evacuate them to a place of safety. 3/14
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#DDay75: the role of the Royal Engineers (RE) on D-Day & in the #Normandy campaign is another aspect of the #WW2 British & Commonwealth story that deserves more focus. On most beaches the RE were among the first to land, clearing the beaches making the assault possible. 1/14
#DDay75: Assault Engineers hit the beaches in LCAs & cleared smaller obstacles, also supported by Assault Squadrons RE equipped with Churchill Tank Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers (AVRE) designed to destroy obstacles & bunkers with their Petard Mortar. 2/14
#DDay75: the Churchill AVRE were equipped with fascines to fill in bomb craters or anti-tank ditches. Others had drop-bridges which could then be used to get over the sea wall. This initial aspect of bridging on D-Day would become of the key roles of RE in 1944-45. 3/14
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There is a call for @SpeakerPelosi to tell us her plan for getting rid of Trump. I don’t think that would be a good idea. You never divulge the game plan to the other team, or the battle strategy to the enemy. Despite the fierceness that those of us who want Impeachment feel,
We are not in the majority. As soon as we let the focus be impeachment, the debate changes to whether we are wrong to impeach. Instead, she has made the argument ‘impeach now, with no Senate conviction’ or ‘imprison later’. Meanwhile, hearing after hearing shows the strength
of the Democrats and the crimes of Trump and his cronies. She is forcing the GOP to defend more and more illegal activities. In the meantime, the House is passing bill after bill that meets voters’ needs, and the GOP Senate is busy defending the crooked President.
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This #DDay75 tweet from Russia's Foreign Ministry deserves close attention. Its central point is correct: by mid-1944 Germany was being defeated in the East by the Red Army and could no longer recover. BUT many things are missing 1/9
What's missing #1. The UK and USA did not drag their heels. By 1944 Allied aid was augmenting Soviet supplies by a staggering 10 per cent of GDP, so Soviet soldiers were better fed and armed, with improved field communications and above all mobility 2/9
What's missing #2. The UK and USA did not drag their heels. By 1944 the intensifying air offensive against Germany from the West had not only cut into German war production but also stripped the Eastern front of German air power, giving air superiority to the Red Air Force 3/9
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The Battle of #PortEnBessin is commemorated today, 75 years after @RoyalMarines overcame huge odds to take the critical town on the French coast. Veterans have returned, one for the first time in 75 years. They’ll be honoured for their role in the #NormandyInvasion #DDay75 @GMB
Was an honour to meet four surviving veterans, each who played their own role in this difficult, dangerous and seemingly impossible to win battle. They overcame huge difficulties, performing a ‘military miracle’

From L>R: Chuck Harris, Mark Packer, Norman Rose, Fred Fitch
Today serving @RoyalMarines and their band will march through Port En Bessin, the scene exactly 75 years ago of heavy street fighting and displays of unbelievable bravery. @RNRMC #DDay75 #NormandyInvasion

My @GMB report:
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1. #News ~ PICS: NORMANDY. 75th ANNIVERSARY

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WE HAVE FREEDOM ONLY BECAUSE OF THESE YOUNG MEN
Who Braved It, Fought, Were Wounded, Killed For Us #SALUTE

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #DDay75 #Veterans
2. #News ~ PICS: NORMANDY. 75th ANNIVERSARY

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Had To Share Here, Knowing Many Not GO Look

WE HAVE FREEDOM ONLY BECAUSE OF THESE YOUNG MEN
Who Braved It, Fought, Were Wounded, Killed For Us #SALUTE

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #DDay75 #Veterans
3. #News ~ PICS: NORMANDY. 75th ANNIVERSARY

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Had To Share Here, Knowing Many Not GO Look

WE HAVE FREEDOM ONLY BECAUSE OF THESE YOUNG MEN
Who Braved It, Fought, Were Wounded, Killed For Us #SALUTE

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #DDay75 #Veterans
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Lest we forget that freedom that is never free. Normandy then and now.
#DDay75Anniversary
"They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate."
-- President Franklin D. Roosevelt's official address announcing the invasion #DDAY75
"They're murdering us here. Let's move inland and get murdered."
--Colonel Charles D. Canham, 116th Infantry Regiment commander, on Omaha Beach #DDay75thAnniversary
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In history’s greatest amphibious invasion, almost 7,000 vessels and 11,500 airplanes supported the 156,000 Allied soldiers who crossed from Britain to five beaches in France 75 years ago on June 6, 1944 — D-Day
With the years, the number of surviving veterans has dwindled and there is a creeping sense that the broad visions of the wartime allies and their successors have narrowed. The American umbrella that successive administrations spread over Western Europe seems frayed and fragile.
Just as D-Day marked a turning point in history some now question whether this moment is equally portentous.
“Someone could ask under their breath ‘Is this perhaps the end of a 70-year adventure?’” Pope Francis said the other day.
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Today marks the 75th Anniversary of the storming of the beaches at #Normandy. It is our duty & privilege to honor the lives sacrificed on that day.

There’s also a myth that no Black men participated on #DDay and that is not true.

A thread⬇️ #DDay75
Meet 90-year old Joann Woodson. She's on a mission to share the truth about the participation of Black men on #DDay.

Her late husband, Waverly Woodson, was one of the few Black soldiers known to have served on Omaha Beach. #DDay75
Waverly Woodson, a 21-year-old medic from Philadelphia, treated at least 200 injured men on #DDay, despite being injured himself. He was with the lone African-American combat unit to fight on D-Day. #DDay75 #DDay75thAnniversary
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#GenDunford on #DDay75: "On the 75th anniversary of the #Normandy Landings, we express our utmost gratitude to our Nation’s World War II veterans. Their unwavering dedication and devotion to our country and our way of life cannot be overstated. (1/4)
As we remember their sacrifices on the beaches of Northern France, we are reminded of a simple adage: ‘Weapons of war come and go, but the great constant is the people.’ (2/4) #DDay75thAnniversary
They answered the world’s call for help without hesitation or indecision in the midst of great peril to themselves and their fellow service members. Without their immeasurable sacrifices, this experiment we call democracy would no longer exist. (3/4) #HonorThem
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On June 6, 1944, American, British, and Canadian forces stormed the 50-mile stretch of coastline in northwest France in the largest seaborne invasion in history. go.usa.gov/xme2s #DDay75
Over 150,000 troops, 7,000 ships, and over 13,000 aircraft were involved. Twenty-four thousand soldiers descended by air, the rest by sea. #DDay75
The massive armada included over 7,000 ships and landing craft manned by over 195,000 naval personnel from eight Allied countries. The troops were Americans, Britons, and Canadians, but members of the Free French and many other nations also participated. #DDay75
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“With the Air Force overheard, the Navy shelling [enemy positions], the enemy firing at you and we're firing at them, it was just total chaos. Nobody landed where they were supposed to. It was that kind of chaos."

- Pvt. Arnald Gabriel

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“The water, believe it or not, in June was awfully cold, and that with the combination of fear, it was quite an experience.”

- Pvt. Gabriel

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3/PFC Huston Riley “who after the Nazis shelled his landing craft jumped into water so deep that he had to walk along the bottom until he could hold his breath no more.... Riley became a target for the guns and artillery shells mowing down his comrades.“

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Les relations avec l’Allemagne n’étaient d’ailleurs pas mauvaises. Outre que le Pacte prévoyait de se partager les Etats baltes, la Finlande et la Pologne; le traité de Rapallo (1922) a permis à Berlin de tester secrètement nombre d’équipements en URSS. thetimes.co.uk/article/moscow…
L’époque est également un âge d’or pour la pensée stratégique soviétique : Triandafillov, Svechine, Thukhachevsky vont développer un art opératif qui permet notamment d’exploiter la mécanisation… laquelle est au cœur des imaginaires politiques soviétiques et nazis/fascistes.
Autant dire qu’en juin 1941, lorsque Barbarossa commence, Moscou est embarrassé. Nombre de cadres de l’armée ont été liquidés et les avertissements de Richard Sorge, depuis Tokyo, sont ignorés. Mais la guerre est terrible.
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#Thread A ce qu’il parait, le #DDay75 éclipserait dans les représentations communes la contribution de l’URSS à la victoire… voire le fait qu’elle ait gagné la guerre contre l’Allemagne. Sauf que rien n’est simple et que le martèlement de l’argument n’est pas toujours innocent.
Alors, qui a gagné? Russes, Américains? Non. Tout le monde. Une guerre se conduit suivant un système de stratégies opérationnelle, des moyens, déclaratoire et organique : un tas de facteurs sont interdépendants et il faut se méfier des apparences. Et prendre de la hauteur.
Le #DDay75 marque-t-il un tournant ? Oui, et pour tout le monde. D’une part, parce qu’avec Anvil Dragoon, c’est ce qui permettra de libérer la France et le Bénélux ; avant de pénétrer en Allemagne. Ce n’est pas insignifiant pour nos populations…
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Today we commemorate the 75th anniversary of #DDay – a day where more than 160,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy to fight Nazi Germany. May we always remember those brave souls who made the ultimate sacrifice 75 years ago to preserve our many liberties & freedoms
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1. #News ~ 'We were sitting ducks': Last D-Day veterans recall horror and heroism 75 years on washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-hou…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA #Normandy #DDay75
2. #News ~ President Trump Reads FDR Prayer During D-Day Ceremony in Britain (VIDEO) thegatewaypundit.com/2019/06/presid…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA #DDay75
3. #News ~ UK’s Nile Gardiner: Trump’s UK State Visit a “Great Success… the Meetings with Queen and Royal Family were Absolutely Tremendous” (VIDEO) thegatewaypundit.com/2019/06/uks-ni…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA #USStateVisit
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Live stream of the #DDay75 ceremony in Normandy - POTUS speaking soon

This is a beautiful, serious ceremony but Trump keeps awkwardly hug-mauling Macron, and it's hilarious 😂
Trump is speaking now. I love when he tells historical stories.
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and off we go #EnergyTwitter! May the thread start! 💡

Did You Know: To provide vital #oil across the English Channel after the #DDay landings, within months secret #pipelines were unwound from massive spools to reach French ports.
Following the #DDay invasion– June 6, 1944 – Allied forces would need vast quantities of #petroleum to continue the advance into #Europe. Allied leaders also knew that petroleum tankers trying to reach French ports would be vulnerable to #Luftwaffe attacks...
A top-secret “Operation #PLUTO” – Pipe Line Under The Ocean – became the Allied strategy. It would fuel victory with #oil production from the #USA petroleum industry. The secret pipeline mission used a popular #WaltDisney character for its logo. #OOTT
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[D] Day , Patriots.
We will have our Country back!
Q+

#DDay invasion. #HonorThem #DDay75 @POTUS
75th D Day Anniversary. Q Post 75

By the time POTUS returns from his trip the world will be a different place.
Godfather lll
Alice & Wonderland
Alice (Lewis Carroll) =
The Bloody Wonderland =

Hat tip @MARILOVEUSA1 @POTUS #WWG1WGA #DDay75 #HonorThem
Remembering my trip to Normandy.

#DDay75Anniversary @POTUS
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75 years ago today, the Greatest Generation stormed Normandy and Saved the World 🙏⭐️Read FDR's prayer for the troops if you have a moment. It will really make a difference.

#DDay75 #DDay75thAnniversary

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"They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; (...) by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph."
"They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and good will among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home."
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Top secret map President Roosevelt used to track the invasion of Normandy in June, 1944. #DDay75
'More than a year in the planning, D-Day was originally set to start on 5 June, judged to be the most likely date to combine calm seas, a full moon and low water at first light. However, storms meant it was delayed by 24 hours to 6 June.' bbc.com/news/world-485…
'Shortly after midnight, three US and British airborne divisions, more than 23,000 men, took off to secure the flanks of the beaches. Myriad naval vessels and landing craft gathered at a location in the Channel dubbed "Piccadilly Circus".
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6 Jun 44. 0050hrs. The airborne operation has commenced. The 5th Brigade of the 6th British Airborne Division commanded by General Nigel Poett is dropped near Ranville. #DDay75
6 Jun 44 01:11
716th German Infantry Division warns General Marcks of the 84th Army Corps in Saint-Lô of the presence of enemy airborne units in the Cotentin. #DDay75
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The pathfinders of the 82nd Airborne Division jump over Normandy above the Cotentin to attempt to mark 3 landing zones for the rest of the division (Drop Zones N, O and T) #DDay75
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I'm excited to finally show you my new collection of colorized photographs - #DDay75 | June 6, 1944.

Enjoy it, send me your feedback and if you like it, please share/RT.
Thank you.

marinamaral.com/2019/06/d-day-…
"Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force: You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you..." #DDay75thAnniversary
This is the letter that Eisenhower set aside "in case of failure."

"Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available..
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