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Over north and this is all blog H -- -- -- it's peaceful enough today that.
On the morning of June 6 1944.
It was cool young American -- And those gray waters of the English Channel.
-- -- -- -- It was Green Day the allied invasion of France and that was the biggest military operation world as.
Eventually to a million brave allied servicemen.
-- -- -- -- I mean -- we're just teenagers.
What's up with some war stories you'll hear from kind of slog -- that this water weighed down by a 100000 here.
Living blistering gunfire to reach this accuracy.
If mothers and parachuted behind enemy lines dodging bullets and any aircraft fires as well those you won't -- Thousands more whose lives were taken from them to preserve America's freedoms and liberate Europe from Nazi domination.
Like very -- that yet.
Appear behind this -- is there's -- We just didn't have any idea what we're gonna face until we actually got there when we laughter.
Just to show machine -- And that beach.
Zero wouldn't -- NASCAR rams went down.
I was first ones Charlotte.
-- -- -- Those -- -- strewn all over the place in the -- body.
So they were.
Of each -- -- did.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- to be -- was to dream of the Nazi empire by invading Poland.
The following years troops swept for the Denmark Norway and Belgium Luxembourg the Netherlands and France -- June of -- Germany and senate side.
The attack and dog fight.
Royal air force of the British people honked off its.
-- Winston Churchill realized that air power alone.
Couldn't be fifth.
-- realized that that's the only way Nazi Germany was going to be defeated.
Was -- a cross channel -- Day started at 44.
By the end of the year after we are joined Churchill and plotting a massive operation to liberate Europe.
41 year old army private -- dealers was part of the first allied invasion of Nazi character in North Africa.
42 options expensing in my head -- inside the heels -- that look like I felt like there was no reason our kids you know.
It was your brother still would.
Yes we -- together all the time.
-- -- older brother Roland -- farm boys from -- raised during the depression together in 1940 they join the -- that wall because of his age.
Had to get permission from his mouth she -- -- sign on one.
She says she called prescription.
And she told that this tears in her eyes.
That kept -- straight -- the rest of my life actually.
-- Elizabeth little -- -- 24 year old army ranger from New Jersey.
Little -- -- -- soon earned the distinguished service cross for an act of extraordinary courage on.
He was one of two million allied troops heading for secret staging bases on the English coast.
-- -- -- -- -- Especially for a special missions.
They had -- victim talked about being told please that'd -- -- and none of the troops even the operation's code -- overboard.
The conception and execution of operation overlord was the most complex.
And when -- Ever undertaken.
Is that strange civilians on both sides of the Atlantic were feverishly producing thousands of tanks planes boats ammunition and other supplies needed to -- -- Rationing recycling with the order of the day this nation faces grave -- And this is one way of doing something about here come here pavlik jalopy the contributions.
On all sides incredible there were 200 bodies and there -- Drug and almost 500 miles of railroad and almost one billion.
Couple cargo it up and around.
Guys mixed easily with the British some even live with him during their training.
People really friendly and treated like where that are funerals or something.
We like the -- people very much we thought they were bravely fought.
My goodness they're all -- -- they've taken.
And they got everybody worked from when the warm -- year old Hillary on her kids or whatever.
Everybody's doing her part over there.
Great people at 26 -- been -- of the Bronx was an old man on.
He trained as an artillery on or near his -- at Plymouth England.
I was assigned to -- 111.
Pulitzer battalion that -- close -- threw -- support.
-- a 116 infantry.
Was tech sergeant -- money were on those -- Legitimate some -- -- bungle was -- -- De'Angelo aged 24 was from a big Italian family in Brooklyn.
We've fallen Brothers and all of whom there was this what does your -- would you folks.
-- very proud.
I was assigned to a company and look -- the plan and the fifteenth infantry putting two year old lieutenant held -- letter from Pennsylvania.
Was it -- only curriculum.
Forty men under my control these shouldn't gonna you're beautiful restraint of ten you'll have -- -- little.
Flying I figured they must think that we will have some casualties.
We try and real soon and then -- from parts of it.
-- challenge now Alabama born Jerry Marcum was part of an elite navy combat demolition unit.
This was taken after the unit was selected -- Fort Pierce courtroom our training.
His unit was the beginning of the special force that would become -- as the Navy SEALs.
Over here some famous commander -- Who's now known as the father of the -- Couldn't reach an organized group he would at the beach first you clear the -- -- the mainly -- things.
There was tremendous effort on the part of the Germans to build bunkers.
All kinds of police traps.
-- Landing sites to defenses looked something like this hidden under water at high tide was.
Foot tall steel structures called Belgian -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Roller and rolled barbed wire in between landmark almost six million -- Then concrete -- boxes housing German machine and anti tank.
And on the -- -- beyond where huge concrete bunkers protecting big guns they can rip through and take ownership.
This was part of it -- -- Atlantic wall design to crush any invasion of Europe.
Solid wall it.
Do you and -- and guns.
And ruthless and determined man.
For generations and they are dead and destruction.
In January 44 different with the man known as the desert fox field Marshal who won -- in charge of defending his job -- -- It was no secret.
-- what the Germans and now it's planet where in the -- -- charge of keeping it that way.
Ream allied commander general Dwight Eisenhower.
And as British -- wanted to check the working out a plan.
These are pictures of the striking force of American British and Canadian.
-- some times.
Hey guys that -- and trying to take away our freedom.
-- We know.
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