I was pleased that the intro to my segment on the Allman & Smash show was a brief discussion by Jamie Allman on the history of this day, one of the most significant dates in world history, and as I said on the show, the most difficult task man has ever accomplished.
Utah. Gold. Sword. Juno. And of course Omaha. The five beaches where the allies landed and established control, at a terrifying cost, one that it's hard to believe today's media and today's "peace" movement would accept.
Wikipedia has a good page on D-Day
and an even better one on the Battle for Normandy
. Did you know that German intelligence knew that the invasion was coming that morning, but their warnings were ignored because they had issued similar warnings a month earlier, when the invasion was initially scheduled but was scotched by bad weather?
Third Wave Dave has some more thoughts
on this day.