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Re: Normandy pics [Re: SheldonS] #10950733
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wow, thank you for sharing these amazing photos. I have learned a lot this year about the battles that took place along this stretch of France, but seeing these photos kind of makes me feel like I was along for the trip. God bless the souls of those who fought for freedom and justice in WWII


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Re: Normandy pics [Re: SheldonS] #10950751
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Just curious how many here can name all 5 beacheads?
I can.

Re: Normandy pics [Re: SheldonS] #10960874
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Sheldon,

I'm new around here, but I've been bitten by the photo editing bug lately (as everyone will find I'm quite good at), which I also greatly enjoy doing. I'm also a huge WWII buff, myself, and I have very much enjoyed looking through the photos and reading the stories from your trip.

Just for fun, I did some post-production work on the first one:



I did have to make it slightly smaller than the original, due to the size limit where I typically store photos.

Note, after clicking the thumbnail, you can click the photo again for full size.

If you like it, and with your permission, I'd like to do more of these and post them here for you.

Thank you!

Re: Normandy pics [Re: SheldonS] #10960878
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Sure you are certainly welcome. Nice way to honor their memories.


Re: Normandy pics [Re: SheldonS] #10961001
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Thank you for posting this.

I'm 49 years old as of June. My father was a B-24 Liberator Engineer who participated in D-Day on his birthday (June 6). His mission was to try and bomb the beach to make fox holes for the men to take some cover in. Unfortunately, the weather was so bad and overcast that day, the flight crews' efforts were largely ineffective. I am proud of my father's involvement in D-Day, and have his many medals the wall of my office. He bombed Berlin later in the war with great success, in addition to many other targets. So many men came away from that war with lasting trauma, and they were the 'lucky ones'.




I will be sure to visit Normany before I leave this World. We should never forget their sacrifices.


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Re: Normandy pics [Re: SheldonS] #10977774
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Very cool photos, that generation is disappearing very fast and we all need to remember the sacrifices on the beaches, battlefields and at home. We spent a day at the WW 2 Museum in Bew Orlean last week and what a beat place that is. Anytime you get a chance to go see that place it is highly recommended. Thanks for posting the photos.

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Re: Normandy pics [Re: SheldonS] #11002462
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Great pics shared

and just one thing in mind right now


why wars!!!!

Re: Normandy pics [Re: Gamblinman] #11011185
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Originally Posted By: Gamblinman
A fine post and a great tribute to our fighting men and women of WWII.

Thank you so much for sharing.

Gman



If you ever are in New Orleans and get a chance to see the WWII museum down there it is worth your time. Thanks to a fading generation of men and women who gave to this country during that time.

Re: Normandy pics [Re: SheldonS] #11011717
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Great photos...what an inspirational place, and a key component in the fight against the spread of fascism.

Re: Normandy pics [Re: SheldonS] #11013085
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Since I lost my Dad January 12th 2000 on June 6th I always say I know where Peavy(my Dad) was on this
day in 1944. My Dad was in the 2nd Ranger Battalion. He had some really fascinating stories to tell
about that day and the ones that followed until he got back to Texas in 1945.

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Re: Normandy pics [Re: SheldonS] #11016462
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thanks for the pics. It is awesome. My dad did not fight on D-Day but fought in the battle of the bulge. He was 17th Airborne at the time. He lost half his buddies of the first drop.
My dad was shot also but was not killed.

We need a another great generation like that to stand up again.


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i just thought this would be a good time to revisit this since it is Memorial Day weekend


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Re: Normandy pics [Re: SheldonS] #12776823
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Great post, thanks for sharing. My grandfather was at Normandy on Omaha Beach on D Day. He will be 93 in October


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Re: Normandy pics [Re: SheldonS] #12776907
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My dad was there in a second wave.He said the shooting had pretty much stopped but they had not had time to clean up the mess.
He said body parts were everywhere.

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