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June 6, 2017

D-Day landings began on this day: June 6, 1944

Filed under: movies, TV shows, World War II — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 8:03 am

Footage dramatizing before dawn fighting, sunrise, and the first shore landings, on June 6th, 1944 as seen by paratroopers who had been dropped behind the lines into France.

June 5, 2017

June 5th, 1944 — the D-Day invasion started

Filed under: Uncategorized, World War II — Tags: — furtherglory @ 11:34 am

C-47 of the type used by American troops to jump into Normandy.

This evening marks a critical day in history. Just after sunset on June 5th 1944, American paratroopers took off from England to parachute into German-occupied France.

The next morning, allied troops landed on the beaches.

The following is a quote from the Wikipedia article linked to above.  I believe that it contains a factual error.

Begin quote from Wikipedia article:

Around 13,100 American paratroopers of the 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions made night parachute drops early on D-Day, June 6, followed by 3,937 glider troops flown in by day.

End quote.

As I said above, I believe that the paratroopers went in on the evening of June 5th, taking off right after sunset.

Good thing I have been banned from Wikipedia, so that their organization can continue to have so many factual errors.  Look on the bright side: at least they faithfully support the Jew agenda without critical discussion.