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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.
These are pulled from @nytimes because of the pay wall, I put these words and images on a thread for all to see. #DDay75 when we honor heroes who defeated Nazis. I refuse to let Mr. Fine-People-On-Both-Sides, Mr. I-Faked-A-Doctor’s-Note detract from their memories. We won.
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