D-day 75 års jubileum

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D-day 75 års jubileum

Inlägg av currahee » 29 maj 2019 18:37

”Dakotas over Normandy”
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https://worldwarwings.com/heres-all-the ... -day-2019/

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Re: D-day 75 års jubileum

Inlägg av mrsund » 30 maj 2019 18:35

Nostalgi på "hög" nivå ;)
Såg precis om Band of Brothers avsnittet när de hoppar.

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Re: D-day 75 års jubileum

Inlägg av Ördög » 04 jun 2019 16:38

http://en.normandie-tourisme.fr/calenda ... 847-2.html
http://www.plagesdu6juin1944.com/accuei ... d-day.html

Det är med vemod jag minns hur jag år 1994 följde med specialprogrammen om 50-årsfirandet. Då sågs ännu hela divisioner av kvarlevande veteraner traska runt på stränderna och kyrkogårdarna. Idag börjar dessa gamla kämpar vara en verklig raritet. Och de är verkligen gamla - nu 93-årige Richard Llewellyn, som ombord på HMS Ajax deltog i beskjutningen av Atlantvallen, bör vara en av de yngsta. Han var ju bara 18 år då.

Blood and thunder at sea: British veteran remembers D-Day
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-dday ... SKCN1SX05M
Today, Richard Llewellyn, 93, is among the dwindling number of veterans of the Allied D-Day invasion of Normandy – an operation that turned the tide of World War Two and marked the beginning of the end of the conflict.
Llewellyn compares the scene to watching a spectacular firework display. The warship guns belched out enormous orange balls of flames and mustard colored smoke. Some of the battleships fired 16-inch shells, almost as heavy as a car, and so big they could be seen as they went past.

“The noise was just unbelievable. One of the things that I remember afterwards more than anything else was the noise,” said Llewellyn, who was 18 at the time, and a midshipman on HMS Ajax, which was a light cruiser in the British navy.
Llewellyn, who has a white goatee and is smartly dressed in a navy jacket and beret for his interview on the HMS Belfast in London, is eloquent and perfectly recalls the events that day. He effortlessly climbs the ship’s steep steps without help.

He said the mood among the men as they crossed the sea was more anticipation than fear or tension.

“It was exciting,” he said. “We were far more patriotic in those days than we are now. We knew that the Germans had to be defeated and anything had to be done to make it possible.”

He dismisses the idea that people were praying or savoring their last meal as the invasion began.

“We weren’t Americans, I am afraid,” he said with a chuckle.