Just One Moment to Remember…June 6, 1944.

Because there are things that happened in the world before most of us were born, a belated remembrance of the longest day:

H/t for a reminder of the date to Paul Krugman, whose pun on this I cannot top.

Images: Chief Photographer’s Mate (CPHOM) Robert F. Sargent, U.S. Coast Guard, official U.S. Coast Guard photograph, 6 June 1944.

The build-up of Omaha Beach. Reinforcements of men and equipment moving inland. SC193082 {PD-USGov-Military}

Photograph by Taylor, American assault troops of the 3rd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division, injured while storming Omaha Beach, wait by the Chalk Cliffs for evacuation to a field hospital for further medical treatment. Colleville-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, 6 June 1944.

Tristan Nitot, The Omaha Beach Cemetery, aka World War II Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, near Colleville-sur-mer in Normandy, France

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2 Comments on “Just One Moment to Remember…June 6, 1944.”

  1. BCC Says:

    I’m taking my family to Normandy next month.

  2. Lichanos Says:

    Yes, quite a day, but as I never tire of pointing out, on the Eastern Front, there was a D-Day every week.

    I offer this dyspeptic note as a corrective to the deeply-held idea in the USA that WE won the war. Churchill was not so naive.


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