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Maks25
06-05-2004, 11:51 PM
To day is a 6 of june.

It's a Grate Date.

Maks25
06-05-2004, 11:51 PM
To day is a 6 of june.

It's a Grate Date.

LW_lcarp
06-05-2004, 11:56 PM
S~ to all those that died and those that survived

"If winning isnt everything why do they keep score"
Vince Lombardi

altstiff
06-06-2004, 01:29 AM
Yes salute to all those who were there. And a special salute to the 15'000 Canadians that were involved in D-Day.

Thank You

Control_Damage
06-06-2004, 02:14 AM
To those that gave their young lives so that we might have ours.......

Salute!

M0NS
06-06-2004, 02:58 AM
Ya - salute that - a lot of people don't even know what D-Day was - some think it took place around 1965... - when Tony Blair was elected.

S!

M0NS

"So when Diogenes perceived that he was greatly excited and quite keyed up in mind with expectancy, he toyed with him and pulled him about in the hope that somehow he might be moved from his pride and thirst for glory and be able to sober up a little. For he noticed that at one time he was delighted, and at another grieved at the same thing, and that his soul was as unsettled as the weather at the solstices when both rain and sunshine come from the very same source."

(Dio Chrysostom "Discourse" 4.77-78)

Black Sheep
06-06-2004, 03:23 AM
Big ~S!~ to all those who were there, regardless of nationality; the present may have been so different without them and their effort.

Big ~S!~ especially to those who were left behind on the beaches and didn't come home....

flyingcook
06-06-2004, 03:34 AM
~S~ to all of those americans,frenchmen,canadian's,englischmen and many country's more...without your help and dedication to your country and the world i would never be born...i live in the former occupied holland so i have alot to thank those guy's for!!!!

~S~to them all

Thr0tt
06-06-2004, 03:43 AM
Salute to all those who faught and to the many that lost thier lives for our freedom.

LonehawkNZ
06-06-2004, 07:23 AM
S!

Chuck_Older
06-06-2004, 07:29 AM
Thank you, D-Day veterans, living and in the hereafter, for your willing sacrifice, and for your actions in support of, during, and after June 6th, 1944. Thank you for seeing the Great Crusade through.


Personally, I think that in the USA, Memorial Day should fall on June 6th, but I am not in charge of things over here. Yet.

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Or can I hear the echoes from the days of '39?
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ASM 1
06-06-2004, 07:30 AM
S!

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Hortenbrothers
06-06-2004, 07:38 AM
S!

jensenpark
06-06-2004, 08:13 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by altstiff:
Yes salute to all those who were there. And a special salute to the 15'000 Canadians that were involved in D-Day.

Thank You<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Right on the mark, Alstiff.

I'm bringing my 3 and 5 year old boys to Parliament Hill this am to observe the celebrations.
Teach them right from the start to appreciate and respect the incredible sacrifices made by those in uniform. Read an interesting stat yesterday: 41% of all Canadian men aged 18 to 45 served in uniform during the war. Can you imagine? 41%...simply amazing...and it doesn't include the 'civilians' in the merchant marine.

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tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
06-06-2004, 10:01 AM
To those all those who served
Thank you for my Freedom S!

XyZspineZyX
06-06-2004, 10:40 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Chuck_Older:
Thank you, D-Day veterans, living and in the hereafter, for your willing sacrifice, and for your actions in support of, during, and after June 6th, 1944. Thank you for seeing the Great Crusade through.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Well said sir, I couldn't have said it any better.

I also agree with you on Memorial Day.

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OldPepper
06-06-2004, 10:45 AM
Germany and Japan were ultimately Liberated, as well! &lt;S&gt; !S

AirBot
06-06-2004, 11:50 AM
Salute to these who were there on D-Day, and to these who fought bravely before and after June 6th, regardless of nationality.

May the memory of these who fell stay with us always.

darkhorizon11
06-06-2004, 11:59 AM
Its the 60th Anniversary of Freedom's greatest triumph!

THE EYES OF THE WORLD ARE UPON YOU!

Many thanks and God Bless to everyone who made the invasion a victory, to those that are with us and those that aren't!

Thank you!

Zeus-cat
06-06-2004, 12:18 PM
S!

It is hard to imagine what the men of the Allied Expeditionary Force experienced 60 years ago today. I am truly in awe at what they accomplisehed.

My wife and I had the great fortune to be able to visit Normandy five years ago. We visited the town of Arromanches and went to the D-Day museum there. The French people running the museum were very appreciative of what the Allies did. One young museum worker at the museum, who probably was no older than 25 years old, couldn't look out at the harbor without getting very emotional. He was upset that the French, British and American governments were not trying to preserve the decaying remains of the Mulberry harbor. He felt that is was a great monument to the troops and a great reminder to France of what so many people from around the world did for them.

The American, British and German cemeteries in the area are very moving places to visit. The British and American cemeteries are great tributes to the men who died liberating Europe. The German cemetery is a very somber place. The German cemetery does not glorify the men lying there. With its dark crosses and so many graves marked "Eine Deutsche Soldat" or "Zwei Deutsche Soldat" (one German soldier or two German soldiers), it is a forceful reminder that the German dforces syuffered many losses too, many never identified.

If you ever have a chance to travel to France, make an effort to visit the beaches, the cemeteries, Arromanches and Ponte du Hoc. You will be very moved by what you see.

Zeus-cat

DuxCorvan
06-06-2004, 04:37 PM
My little homage to 'Garbo', the idealist Spanish double-agent who worked for the British, and cheated the Nazi high staff making them believe the invasion would be in Norway and Calais.

He even managed to spread onfusion on June 8th, reporting a 50% troops more than real and maintaining axis troops in Calais, just waiting for a second invasion point.

This single man made life a little easier for the invasion forces.

And for all the Spanish that fought valiantly with French resistance and Liberation Army those days, after eight years of continuous fight which began in 1936.

And for all the contenders that day, regardless of nationality. Hard guys in hard times.

My salute.

- Dux Corvan -
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Ten thousand years of Cantabrian skinning.

Menthol_moose
06-06-2004, 05:12 PM
Garbo was featured on a documentry last night on tv. The germans were so impressed by the so called "intellence" he was providing to them, they gave him the iron cross :P

_VR_ScorpionWorm
06-06-2004, 06:17 PM
I have no words...just a

~S~

to ALL.

"Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary force:
You are about to embark upon a Great Crusade toward which we have strived these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. Good Luck! And let us all beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking" - Gen. Dwight D. Eiseinhower-Supreme Allied Commander.

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FLAGRUM_3
06-06-2004, 10:31 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jensenpark:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by altstiff:
Yes salute to all those who were there. And a special salute to the 15'000 Canadians that were involved in D-Day.

Thank You<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Right on the mark, Alstiff.

I'm bringing my 3 and 5 year old boys to Parliament Hill this am to observe the celebrations.
Teach them right from the start to appreciate and respect the incredible sacrifices made by those in uniform. Read an interesting stat yesterday: 41% of all Canadian men aged 18 to 45 served in uniform during the war. Can you imagine? 41%...simply amazing...and it doesn't include the 'civilians' in the merchant marine.
<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes amazing, also that Canada managed to have a volunteer armed forces of over 1 million with a population of just over 10 million.

Also amazing is that our great Canadian government of today would not come up with the money to build the Canadian Juno beach Memorial or to anti-up for the few remaining Veterans to attend the D-Day ceremonies....these monies were donated by generous Canadians.....Shame! http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/51.gif

To all those who fell.......Salute.

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CaptainGelo
06-06-2004, 11:29 PM
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ImpStarDuece
06-06-2004, 11:51 PM
Salute to the 300 Aussies who fell on D-Day and in the ensuing battle of Normandy.

Salute to the Brits, Kanuks, Yanks, Polaks, Free French, Kiwis, Scots, Irish, Chezks, South Africans, Indians and all the other heros who went to war to preserve the liberty of Europe.

S!

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Jasko76
06-07-2004, 12:41 AM
June 1944... The real beginning of the end!

Allied invasion on Normandy.

Liberation of Rome.

Soviet offensivea across entire Eastern front.

Sometimes I wonder if our generation, I'm 27, would be able to pull it off!


Regards,

Jasko
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Indianer.
06-07-2004, 05:20 AM
~S~

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"Wer auf die preussische Fahne schwort, hat nichts mehr, was ihm selber gehort"

Heavy_Weather
06-07-2004, 07:39 AM
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"To fly a combat mission is not a trip under the moon. Every attack, every bombing is a dance with death."
- Serafima Amsova-Taranenko: Noggle, Ann (1994): A Dance with Death.

Dom01
06-07-2004, 08:56 AM
D-Day, yup what a date. Last year a couple of friends and I went over there with our bikes and cycled from Pegasus Bridge to Cherbourg checking out every museum and beach on the way. Best holiday I have ever had. It only took us 4 days to cover 200 miles. We would have gone slower as we had set aside a week but we had no idea how long wit would take so we went for it pretty hard.

GazzaMataz
06-07-2004, 10:15 AM
I sat and watched most of it on TV and enjoyed every minute of the coverage. What caught my eye on June 5th though, was a P51-D flying over my home town in D-Day markings. Then as an extra treat on the Sunday 6th June a Spit (MK IX) I think flew over as well. I suppose both aircraft where on there way back (it was late afternoon) from Normandy - I cannot think of any other reason.

A rare site for a great remembrance/occasion!

Tickety boo...
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SlickStick
06-07-2004, 11:02 AM
=S=!

I caught quite a bit of the History Channel this past week and weekend. I learned quite a bit about D-Day that I never knew.

That one special, "The Lost Evidence of D-Day" was quite informative and really gave an insight to the "battles within the battles" that were happening before, during and after the invasion. The one gentlemen who was speaking about crawling an inch at a time across Omaha Beach over bodies and parts of bodies, while hearing the screaming of the wounded on the beach, sent chills up my spine.

I was especially moved during the parts about the massive casualty rate at Omaha Beach and the Airborne team that scaled the cliffs at Ponte du Hoc to take out the 105mm guns that were supposed to be there, but the Germans had moved them inland. They did find and destroy them, but I can't imagine scaling a cliff with Germans on top shooting and throwing hand grenades at you as you're attempting to climb. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

God Bless them all.

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Capt._Tenneal
06-07-2004, 11:26 AM
My hats off to everyone on that day, Allies & Axis who fought for their own reasons.

I also wonder, what is the significance of June 6 in Russia ? Just another day of hard fighting, most likely.

Martial1
06-07-2004, 02:22 PM
A burglar breaks into a mans house. In the house he has his wife and kids fast asleep. The home owner hears the noise of breaking glass and goes down stairs to protect his sleeping family. The home owner, and father of 2, meets the burglar in the living room. A fight follows, the burglar, prepared to kill the homeowner because he does not want to go to jail again. The homeowner,prepared to kill the burglar because he fears for the safety of his family, threatened by unprovoked agression.
Both men are killed, then someone in the IL2 community says

"My hats off to everyone on that day, Allies & Axis who fought for their own reasons."

Great thinking, great shame.

Regards

The Martial1