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    Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!

    You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have
    striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The
    hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.
    In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on
    other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war
    machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of
    Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

    Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well
    equipped and battle hardened. He will fight savagely.

    But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of
    1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats,
    in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their
    strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home
    Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions
    of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men.
    The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to
    Victory!

    I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in
    battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory!

    Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great
    and noble undertaking.


    SIGNED: Dwight D. Eisenhower


    Here's to you lcm ,and to everyone else who was there!
    ALL LIVES SPLATTER!

    BLACK JEEPS MATTER!

    BLACK MOTORCYCLES MATTER!

  • #2
    Originally posted by Gixxer86g View Post
    Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!

    You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have
    striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The
    hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.
    In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on
    other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war
    machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of
    Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

    Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well
    equipped and battle hardened. He will fight savagely.

    But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of
    1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats,
    in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their
    strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home
    Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions
    of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men.
    The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to
    Victory!

    I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in
    battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory!

    Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great
    and noble undertaking.


    SIGNED: Dwight D. Eisenhower


    Here's to you lcm ,and to everyone else who was there!
    Thank you Jim for the reminder of Ikes words, our Commander Captain 'Wiggy' Bennett recited Shakespeare to us at dawn on that morning, you know 'Gentlemen now abed' etc: I'll tell you something, as far as I can tell, television or Radio there has been no remarks whatsoever on this anniversary, you are my friend as far as Australia is concerned, 'A voice in the wilderness'!! I did think that perhaps the American news on Foxtel may say something but no, not the ones I listened to anyway. Ah well a few more years and there will be no one around to have a beef about it will there? So bear with me and my whinging. Thanks again,lcm1 (Ken)
    'By Horse by Tram'.


    I was in when they needed 'em,not feeded 'em.
    " Youuu 'Orrible Lot!"

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      "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few."- Sir Winston Churchill, about R.A.F. fighter pilots."
      "It is well that war is so terrible, else we grow to fond of it." - Robert E. Lee

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      • #4
        Originally posted by robbielynne View Post
        Robbielynne, you can come and sooth my fevered brow anytime!!
        'By Horse by Tram'.


        I was in when they needed 'em,not feeded 'em.
        " Youuu 'Orrible Lot!"

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        • #5
          Thank you LCM1 and to all who did their duty!
          "War is sorrowful, but there is one thing infinitely more horrible than the worst horrors of war, and that is the feeling that nothing is worth fighting for..."
          -- Harper's Weekly, December 31, 1864

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          • #6
            Originally posted by lcm1 View Post
            Robbielynne, you can come and sooth my fevered brow anytime!!
            Trust a Marine to go looking for a soft touch....

            I always like that speech from Henry V,s Shakspear


            To you and yours.....

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              • #8
                To those that went

                To those many that did not come back.
                "Ask not what your country can do for you"

                Left wing, Right Wing same bird that they are killing.

                you’re entitled to your own opinion but not your own facts.

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                • #9
                  "You listen to the ol' Pork Chop Express on a dark and stormy night......"

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                  • #10
                    Always good to see another that lived in those times, Gavin!

                    Not enough can be said for the veterans of all stripe that embarked upon the invasion we now honor & strive to remember...

                    God Bless Em All!


                    Last edited by Admiral; 06 Jun 10, 11:10.
                    On the Plains of Hesitation lie the blackened bones of countless millions who, at the dawn of victory, sat down to rest-and resting... died. Adlai E. Stevenson

                    ACG History Today

                    BoRG

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                    • #11
                      Honor to the fighters of June 6th.

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                      • #12


                        There are many of us that haven't forgotten and will never forget

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                            D-Day almost killed me eh.

                            Well ya see, my grandfather missed his original craft headed for Juno. That boat was blown out of the water. If he'd been on it, no mom means no me.

                            Glad he missed his ship.
                            Life is change. Built models for decades.
                            Not sure anyone here actually knows the real me.
                            I didn't for a long time either.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by lcm1 View Post
                              Thank you Jim for the reminder of Ikes words, our Commander Captain 'Wiggy' Bennett recited Shakespeare to us at dawn on that morning, you know 'Gentlemen now abed' etc: I'll tell you something, as far as I can tell, television or Radio there has been no remarks whatsoever on this anniversary, you are my friend as far as Australia is concerned, 'A voice in the wilderness'!! I did think that perhaps the American news on Foxtel may say something but no, not the ones I listened to anyway. Ah well a few more years and there will be no one around to have a beef about it will there? So bear with me and my whinging. Thanks again,lcm1 (Ken)
                              Uncle lcm1, Uncle lcm1....!!!!!!!!

                              Tell the young ones a story!!!!!!!
                              Flag: USA / Location: West Coast

                              Prayers.

                              BoRG

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                              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PtsX_Z3CMU

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