65 years ago, they did the impossible (Merged)

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    65 years ago, they did the impossible (Merged)

    “You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.”

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    As we say up here........

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    Anyone know what the rifle is he's holding. The story identifys it as a M1. But it looks more like a K98 Mauser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Anyone know what the rifle is he's holding. The story identifys it as a M1. But it looks more like a K98 Mauser.
    I think your correct, doens't look like a garande to me either.

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    There's what appears to be a Garand in the background of that shot.
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    They really did do the impossible. It could have SO easily not turned out as good as it did.

    Much of the world still owes a great debt to these citizen soldiers.
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    On that day 156,000 Allied troops hit the beaches. 83,115 were British and Canadian troops, 73,000 were American. Also present were troops from Australia, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, France, Greece, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Poland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer51 View Post
    Anyone know what the rifle is he's holding. The story identifys it as a M1. But it looks more like a K98 Mauser.
    It's obviosly not an M1 Garand which was a semi auto, you can plainly see the bolt pulled rearward in this one. It is a '98 Mauser. What do you expect from the media?
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    I often wonder how I would have reacted when the gates dropped at Normandy. Every time I think about it, it blows my mind what our boys no older than me (22) did. They truly were our greatest generation.
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    This week is WWII significant in that the 3rd-4th are the anniversary of the battle of Midway in 1942 on top of the D-Day landings 2+ years later. I hope we never ask a generation to make such sacrifices again although I know better.
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    Man. It's cool what they went through all to protect the freedoms of people. Crazy cool.
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    My dad survived an injury at Omaha Beach.

    So thankful to him and all the others with him and after him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilenceDoGood View Post
    I often wonder how I would have reacted when the gates dropped at Normandy. Every time I think about it, it blows my mind what our boys no older than me (22) did. They truly were our greatest generation.
    My uncle was hit with shrapnel at Normandy, took a chunk of his upper leg.

    God rest your soul Uncle Bud and to all those brave all those souls.
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    I Had the honor of Transporting these ex pows today.

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