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June 6th

The assault was conducted in two phases: an air assault landing of American, British and Canadian airborne troops shortly after midnight…

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Followed by an amphibious landing of Allied infantry commencing at 6:30 AM…

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On five beaches – Utah, Omaha (American), Gold (British), Juno (Canadian),  and Sword (British). Free French, Polish, and Commonwealth troops also landed. The place was Normandy.

The operation was the largest amphibious invasion of all time, with over 160,000 troops landing on 6 June 1944. Over 5,000 ships were involved.

It is my humble opinion that the best book to read if you want to learn about D-Day, and the liberation of France, is The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan. (The movie isn’t bad either.)

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June 6, 2010 - Posted by | computers | , ,

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  1. One of my favourite movies is “Saving private Ryan”, if you have watched it as well you should have noticed that the very first scenes are related to Operation Overlord, the code name of one of the most important (and tragic) 2nd World War operations.
    Thank you for reminding this
    I do not want to an historical treatsize I only have a question, out of curiosity: are you keen of History and/or have been a regular? (if you want to reply of course)

    Greeting from Italy

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    Comment by leofelix | June 7, 2010 | Reply

    • leofelix,
      When I posted my Top 30 Movies Of All Time List, I put SPR as number 2. Almost two years later, now, it’s still my #2..
      I will never forget the first time I saw the landing scene…

      I did not come to be interested in computers until later in life (for one thing, there weren’t any computers when I was a lad). My early interests were classic movies, aviation and WW II. Say what you will about war, the “WW II Era” saw more technological innovations, happen more quickly, than at any other point in man’s history.

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      Comment by techpaul | June 7, 2010 | Reply

      • Paul,
        thank you for your reply.
        I’m just having a look at your top 30 movies list: it seems we like the same movies.
        I won’t ask you for a “romantic comedy” or for a “telenovela”;), rest assured.
        As for the rest I also think History is very important and in regards to war, do you remember? I’m a (retired) Captain in the Army (even if when I was a child I would have became an aviation pilot)
        I’ll never forget Capt. J. H. Miller/Tom Hanks and the landing scene.

        Thank you again

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        Comment by leofelix | June 7, 2010 | Reply


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