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D-Day Invasion, June the 6th anniversary 
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General Dwight Morgan Eisenhower, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force, Broadcasts D-Day Invasion Order.
http://www.history.com/speeches/eisenho ... sion-order
http://youtu.be/rjlXH2I2Mes

Eisenhower addresses occupied Europe on D-Day
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People of Western Europe:
A landing was made this morning on the coast of France by troops of the Allied Expeditionary Force. This landing is part of the concerted United Nation plan for the liberation of Europe, made in conjunction with our great Russian allies.
I have this message for all of you. Although the initial assault may not have been made in your own country, the hour of your liberation is approaching.
All patriots, men and women, young and old, have a part to play in the achievement of final victory. To members of resistance movements, I say, Follow the instructions you have received.
To patriots who are not members of organized resistance groups, I say, Continue your passive resistance, but do not needlessly endanger your lives until I give you the signal to rise and strike the enemy. The day will come when I shall need your united strength. Until that day, I call on you for the hard task of discipline and restraint.
Citizens of France! I am proud to have again under my command the gallant Forces of France. Fighting beside their Allies, they will play a worthy part in the liberation of their Homeland.
Because the initial landing has been made on the soil of your country, I repeat to you with even greater emphasis my message to the peoples of other occupied countries in Western Europe. Follow the instructions of your leaders. A premature uprising of all Frenchmen may prevent you from being of maximum help to your country in the critical hour. Be patient. Prepare!
As Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force, there is imposed on me the duty and responsibility of taking all measures necessary to the prosecution of the war.
Prompt and willing obedience to the orders that I shall issue is essential.
Effective civil administration of France must be provided by Frenchmen. All persons must continue in their present duties unless otherwise instructed. Those who have made common cause with the enemy and so betrayed their country will be removed. As France is liberated from her oppressors, you yourselves will choose your representatives, and the government under which you wish to live.
In the course of this campaign for the final defeat of the enemy you may sustain further loss and damage. Tragic though they may be, they are part of the price of victory. I assure you that I shall do all in my power to mitigate your hardships. I know that I can count on your steadfastness now, no less than in the past. The heroic deeds of Frenchmen who have continued the struggle against the Nazis and their Vichy satellites, in France and throughout the French Empire, have been an example and an inspiration to all of us.



Irish D-Day veteran remembers fateful day 70 years on.
http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/herit ... -1.1821657

Ireland's neutrality on the side of the Allies.

Secret Irish signal broadcasts had a prearranged coded reply in place to allow American and British aircraft respond for position & coordinates to fly on an assigned flight path corridor.
It assisted thousands of allied aircraft making their way across the Atlantic.
Advanced Atlantic weather forecasts were also supplied and forwarded.
The collected information enabled Eisenhower to decide on the 6th of June for the D-Day landings.


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Stunning pictures that show D-Day sites then and now.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/06 ... 1402052492


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Declan Power on neutrality https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgDubCig7Eg


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Ireland's neutrality on the side of the Allies.

Secret Irish signal broadcasts had a prearranged coded reply in place to allow American and British aircraft respond for position & coordinates to fly on an assigned flight path corridor.
It assisted thousands of allied aircraft making their way across the Atlantic.
Advanced Atlantic weather forecasts were also supplied and forwarded.
The collected information enabled Eisenhower to decide on the 6th of June for the D-Day landings.


Advanced Atlantic weather forecasts were also supplied and forwarded by: 21 year old Maureen Flavin, blacksod weather station, Co Mayo, June 1944

Storm Front in Mayo - The Story of the D Day Forecast is on Thursday, 6 June at 10.15pm on RTÉ One.
https://www.rte.ie/culture/2019/0529/10 ... -on-d-day/

Maureen Flavin's critical role in the timing of the D-Day landings
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingn ... 28529.html

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For many WWII veterans, D-Day, 6th of June, 2019, is the last major anniversary they shall live to see.

Operation Overlord began 75 years ago. The sea landings started at 6:30 am. An estimated 160,000 British, Canadian and American allied soldiers came ashore along 50 miles of the French Normandy coast.

Allied casualties at the end of the first day were at least 10,000, with 4,414 confirmed dead.

German casualties on D-Day are estimated between 4,000 and 9,000 soldiers, killed and wounded, 200,000 made prisoners of war.

The following year at aprox 3.30pm on the 30th of April 1945, Adolf Hitler shot himself at the age of 56 in the study of the Fuhrerbunker. Within days Germany declared an unconditional surrender on the 8th of May 1945 ending World War II in Europe.


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My late Uncle Geoffrey Lord waded ashore with the rest of the Royal Regiment of Canada, with his bicycle over one shoulder, and his No4 [T] sniping rifle over the other.

One was almost instantly discarded, but the other was put to very good use until the end of hostilities, whereupon he handed it in and never fired another gun in his life.

G*d bless all our troops, serving and veteran.


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