Friday, June 5, 2009
General Eisenhower gives a pep talk to U.S. airborne troops
The skies filled with thousands of aircraft
A huge armada of Allied ships transported the invasion force and bombarded German defenses
160,000 American. British and Canadian troops stormed ashore
At Omaha Beach, they met fierce resistence
Even crossing the surf and gaining the beach was deadly
There was no cover from enfilading German fire
Utah Beach was no picnic either
This soldier's war ended right there on the beach on June 4th
Many never made it home. Some 2,500 were killed on that first day of invasion.
With a beachhead established, a huge Allied force followed and Nazi Germany's days were numbered.
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Posted by J. E. Burke at 5:56 PM