Beaches of Normandy
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Normandy. The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial is a World War II cemetery and memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer that honors American troops who died in Europe during World War II. The cemetery is located on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach (one of the landing beaches of the Normandy Invasion) and the English Channel. It covers 172 acres (70 ha), and contains the remains of 9,387 American military dead, most of whom were killed during the invasion of Normandy and ensuing military operation...
Bill Millin 'The Mad Piper of Normandy'
Bill Millin on Sword Beach 2004. Millin is better known as the Mad Piper of Normandy for his efforts on D Day June 1944. As part of the only Scottish Regiment, he was instructed by Br Lord Lovat against policy, to pipe in the water and on the beaches of Normandy, France. He played for 4 days until his pipes were hit. German prisoners later said that they called him the “mad piper” and that their snipers had ignored him. They thought him to be crazy and took pity.
D-Day landings: Operation Overlord in numbers
The breakdown of US casualties was 1,465 dead, 3,184 wounded, 1,928 missing and 26 captured. Of the total US figure, 2,499 casualties were from the US airborne troops (238 of them being deaths). The casualties at Utah Beach were relatively light: 197, including 60 missing. However, the US 1st and 29th Divisions together suffered around 2,000 casualties at Omaha Beach. Above: US jeeps and men land on the French coast. Picture: Keystone/Getty ImagesUS jeeps and men land on the French coast
I am the flag of the United States of America My name is Old Glory. I fly atop the world's tallest buildings. I stand watch in America's halls of justice. I fly majestically over great institutes of learning. I stand guard with the greatest military power in the world. Look up! And see me! I stand for peace honor truth and justice. I stand for freedom. I am confident . . . I am arrogant. I am proud.
Lt. Irene Boothroyd. She landed at Utah Beach in Normandy on June 16, 1944. Lt. Boothroyd was a member of the Army Nurse Corps, participating in the drive across France and Belgium with General Patton's 3rd Army. She was called the nurse of the Battle of the Bulge as she cared for the wounded in that battle in the Ardennes during January 1945. She attained the rank of Captain and during the Korean War she cared for wounded soldiers State-side ~
Army Nurse played important role in Patton’s 3rd Army during Battle of Bulge
1st Lt. Marcella Zaborac of Englewood, Fla. came ashore on Normandy beach in August 1944 with Gen. George Patton. She served as a nurse with the 110th Evacuation Hospital in “Ol’ Blood-N-Guts” 3rd Army that fought its way across France and into Germany during World War II.
World War II: The Allied Invasion of Europe
An American soldier, who died in combat during the Allied invasion, lies on the beach of the Normandy coast, in the early days of June 1944. Two crossed rifles in the sand next to his body are a comrade's last reverence. The wooden structure on the right, normally veiled by high tide water, was an obstruction erected by the Germans to prevent seaborne landings. #