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Monday, June 6, 2011


67 years ago today on 6 June 1944 the Allied invasion of the European mainland started.
It is the day the Allied powers crossed the English Channel and landed on the beaches of Normandy, France, beginning the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control during World War II

I’ve been fortunate to speak with both Allied & Axis troopers that served, fought and survived the battle of D-Day and the following battle for Europe. One reoccurring comment was that there was real hell to pay on the battlefield on June 6th 1944 and beyond.

My time spent living in Europe allowed me to visit plenty of destinations but these battlefields and cemeteries were moving. I don’t think any dry eyes left the sights mine included.

Stateside the US D-Day/ WW2 National museum and Washington DC’s WW2 Memorial are worth the visits.