Sunday, June 6, 2010

D-Day Plus 66 Years

I posted this picture to mark the 66th anniversary of D-Day, when the Allies landed on the beaches of Normandy and opened the second front in the European Theater of the Second World War.

Eleven months later, the Germans surrendered.

It was a huge military operation. Nuclear weapons and spy satellites make sure that something that big will never happen again.

The picture shows troops of Company E, 15th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division -- aka The Big Red One -- hitting Omaha Beach.

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