69th Anniversary of D-Day

 
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69th Anniversary of D-Day

The folks at the NRA & Brownells Life of Duty sent us this edited video produced by the Army in 1969 and mostly archival footage of the actual battle on the beaches of Normandy, France.

June 6, 2013 marks the 69th anniversary of “Operation Overlord” – the D-Day invasion where more than 160,000 allied troops landed on a 50-mile stretch of French Coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France in 1944. The invasion led to the deaths of more than 9,000 allied forces, but the victory resulted in a significant turning point for Europe’s history. Today, we would like to honor the allied forces that participated in the invasion by sharing a film created by the U.S. Army in 1969. In this film, the drama and battle action of the landing at Normandy is portrayed along with the fierce combat that took place to overcome “Fortress Europe” (compliments of the National Archives).

 

To watch the full movie, CLICK HERE.

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I WANT ANY ALL INFO I CAN FROM THE AMERICAN LEGION FOR A SPECIAL OPERATION FOR 6/6/2014. Please post any and all information for next year starting now!

I have no idea what you are saying here.

email me at MOTHAX@LEGION.ORG

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