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    Quote Originally Posted by publius3 View Post
    Saving Private Ryan still has a great opening sequence of course. The problem with Saving Private Ryan is that they turned it into the Sullivan Brothers but they mount a mission to save the remaining Sullivan from outside the unit. They wouldn't do that, they'd send the order down the chain of command of the 101st Airborne and hope they could pull the kid off the line.
    They did not know where all the units were. They landed all over the place. One or two links in a chain get broken.... chaos!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Someone in the Trump administration did mention D-Day. Our Ambassador to Germany (Rick Grenell) has been spouting far right-wing rhetoric lately and Germany has asked for him to be replaced. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert, in her response, stated that the US and Germany have had a very strong relationship going all the way back to D-Day. No, really... She did.


    The comments regarding the Ambassador begin at around 2:52.
    Did America Give Up When The Germans Bombed Pearl Harbor? HELL NO!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    No. My dad fought in WW2 and the Korean war. He fought for this country and without the allies, we might of very well lost WW2. So he has zero knowledge of all the sacrifices many US and Allies made. And have made since WW2 to help this country. He is throwing all of that down the toilet.
    A very gentle reminder, my friend, and I am sure you did not mean to imply this - but the allies did not 'join' the war to help the USA who was fighting alone. It was the USA upon whom war was declared by Japan and Germany, three years after the commencement in 1939, from which time Britain and her Commonwealth were fighting against the might of the Nazi regime. And it should be remembered that it was the young men of the RAF who gave their lives in burning Hurricanes and Spitfires, who made possible the counter invasion of Europe (a seaborne invasion fleet from the American continent would have been cut to pieces by the Kriegsmarine U-Boats). And I am grateful to you for mentioning the allies - something usually absent from American descriptions of "How We Won the War!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood View Post
    They did not know where all the units were. They landed all over the place. One or two links in a chain get broken.... chaos!
    But then why would the US units on Omaha know where to probe, anyway? And even if you did that why not the 4th ID on Utah. It makes zero sense to sense to send a squad that had assaulted Omaha east to try to link up with a lone soldier of the 101st who could have been anywhere in 500 square miles....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo2 View Post
    A very gentle reminder, my friend, and I am sure you did not mean to imply this - but the allies did not 'join' the war to help the USA who was fighting alone. It was the USA upon whom war was declared by Japan and Germany, three years after the commencement in 1939, from which time Britain and her Commonwealth were fighting against the might of the Nazi regime. And it should be remembered that it was the young men of the RAF who gave their lives in burning Hurricanes and Spitfires, who made possible the counter invasion of Europe (a seaborne invasion fleet from the American continent would have been cut to pieces by the Kriegsmarine U-Boats). And I am grateful to you for mentioning the allies - something usually absent from American descriptions of "How We Won the War!"
    A gentle reminder to you, Leo: The war was really won on the Eastern front. No nation sacrificed more to win the war against the Nazis than the Soviet Union, and yet they somehow went unmentioned by either you or HayJenn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    A gentle reminder to you, Leo: The war was really won on the Eastern front. No nation sacrificed more to win the war against the Nazis than the Soviet Union, and yet they somehow went unmentioned by either you or HayJenn.

    Considering what's happening today, that is incredibly ironic, isn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    A gentle reminder to you, Leo: The war was really won on the Eastern front. No nation sacrificed more to win the war against the Nazis than the Soviet Union, and yet they somehow went unmentioned by either you or HayJenn.
    My bad, they did sacrifice so much too. But since this thread is about D-Day, they were not part of the physical operation where so many died.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    My bad, they did sacrifice so much too. But since this thread is about D-Day, they were not part of the physical operation where so many died.
    I understand. It was really not intended as a criticism.

    Stalin, by the way, accused the West.....Churchill and FDR.....of stalling and stalling on D-Day......to let the Nazis and the Communists kill as many of each other as possible, you know...….
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    I understand. It was really not intended as a criticism.

    Stalin, by the way, accused the West.....Churchill and FDR.....of stalling and stalling on D-Day......to let the Nazis and the Communists kill as many of each other as possible, you know...….
    No surprise there. What I did appreciate is that FDR, with help of course of Churchill, found ways to help out England before we officially declared war. It was a friendship, that quite possibly, saved the world.
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    and Carl Malden and General Bradley

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