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    Posted: 03 Jun 2014 at 04:37
Some before and after pictures of Normandy: D Day and today.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/then-and-now-in-pictures-70-years-later-normandys-beaches-retain-memory-of-d-day-invasion/article18914332/
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The key being then..was..were...has been. Not many of those gallant lads left.

Their memory is still fresh.

And even the liberals and socialists and peace kniks are forced to remember.
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Originally posted by Arlington Arlington wrote:



And even the liberals and socialists and peace kniks are forced to remember.

Eh?

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I was at Point Du Hoc a year or two after Thatcher had been ther, with decades of undergrowth removed. Our group had been warned there was still a risk of buried ordnance so not to touch anything. You could still see the shell craters everywhere. Not a pleasant place to have been. As I looked at the stairwell into a concrete observation bunker at the head of the cliff, I could see the opposite wall peppered with bullet strikes, where some US Ranger had turned the same corner as me and let fly with a Thompson or something. It was only a small thing, but it left a deep impression on me. Anyone coming out of that bunker would not have survived. As simple as that.
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Quote And even the liberals and socialists and peaceniks are forced to remember.
 
None of us should forget the supreme sacrifice that our forebears made in order to preserve our way of life, but I think to keep rehashing the global wars can be counter-productive too.
 
That the ancestors of the German, Italian and Japanese people were involved in war against our ancestors, and that crimes against humanity were committed, will probably never be forgotten.
 
Likewise, the campaigns in which the Allies were involved in, which were highly successful, should also be remembered, as should the fact that many of our opponents were not there because they wanted to be, they were following their governments orders.
 
Millions of lives were lost on both sides, but around the world, war flourishes.
 
Lest we forget!
 
 
 
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