Thursday, June 06, 2019

The D-Day Blogathon is Here!


Today is the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion during WWII.  Code-named "Operation Overlord," it was a massive, risky undertaking.  Approximately 165,000 Allied soldiers landed on those beaches over the course of the invasion.

My great-uncle, James Haack, was one of them.

Even before I knew that I had a family connection to it, I had a fondness for learning about this particular slice of WWII.  I got really interested in it 25 years ago, when lots of classic WWII movies were released to VHS to mark its 50th anniversary.  That's when my interest in the 1940s and the history of WWII really took off, in fact.

Anyway, here we are, all gathered together to celebrate and remember this remarkable day and the heroic efforts of those involved in the second world war.  Participants, please leave a link to your contributions either on this post or on Eva's post, and we'll add you to the official roster!  Thank you for joining us.

The Roster






8 comments:

  1. Here’s mine.

    https://widescreenworld.blogspot.com/2019/06/the-military-career-of-flight-lt-james.html

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    1. Thanks for joining us, Rich! I've got you added to the roster :-)

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  2. Hello, Hamlette! Here's my article on the D-Day focused episode of Band of Brothers.

    https://trekkingthruhobbitholes.com/2019/06/06/the-d-day-blogathon-band-of-brothers-spotlight/

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    1. Thanks for contributing, Maribeth! Adding you to the roster now :-)

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  3. Hi, Hamlette! Here's my post: https://takinguproom.wordpress.com/2019/06/07/what-have-we-learned-charlie-brown/

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    1. Thanks, Rebecca! Glad you could join us. Adding your link now :-)

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  4. Here is my post! Thanks for the recommendation! :-)
    https://moviesmeetmatch.blogspot.com/2019/06/the-d-day-blogathon-tv-series-review.html

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    1. MC, thanks for joining! Add you now :-) Can't wait to read this!

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