Tribute to D-Day heroes

Bournemouth Echo: Tribute to D-Day heroes Tribute to D-Day heroes

NEXT week the Daily Echo is paying special tribute to D Day heroes. Friday is the 70th anniversary of the operation that marked the beginning of the end of the Second World War. June 6 1944, saw the launch of the biggest invasion fleet ever assembled. No areas played a bigger role in Operation Overlord than Dorset and Hampshire. Every day next week we’ll be telling the stories, in print and on video, of surviving D Day veterans. That local councils have nothing planned for Friday is at worst a major insult, at best an embarrassing mistake. They still have time to rethink their own Operation Oversight.

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8:48am Sun 1 Jun 14

breamoreboy says...

I don't wish to decry the efforts of Empire, US and other nations' forces on D-Day, but I think it's stretching the imagination just a little to claim that it that was "he operation that marked the beginning of the end of the Second World War.". The fighting on the Eastern front has long before set the ball rolling, with victories at Moscow, Stalingrad and Kursk amongst others all helping to smash the Third Reich right back where it came from.
I don't wish to decry the efforts of Empire, US and other nations' forces on D-Day, but I think it's stretching the imagination just a little to claim that it that was "he operation that marked the beginning of the end of the Second World War.". The fighting on the Eastern front has long before set the ball rolling, with victories at Moscow, Stalingrad and Kursk amongst others all helping to smash the Third Reich right back where it came from. breamoreboy
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