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D-Day’s 24 hours changed 20th century, and Europe, forever
By RAF CASERTyesterday


ON OMAHA BEACH, France (AP) — All at once, Charles Shay tried to stanch the bleeding from a ripped-open stomach, dull the pain with morphine and soothe the mind of a dying fellow American army medic. It was a tall order for a 19-year-old who had just set foot on the European mainland for the first time.

But nothing could have prepared him for what happened on June 6, 1944, on five cold, forbidding beaches in northern France. It was D-Day, one of the most significant 24-hour periods of the 20th century, the horrifying tipping point in World War II that defined the future of Europe.

That morning, Shay could not yet fathom what the event would ultimately mean. He was more concerned with the bleeding soldiers, body parts and corpses strewn around him, and the machine-gun fire and shells that filled the air.

https://www.apnews.com/62b669483d924bb9ba03beffa27680ed
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Re: D-Day’s 24 hours changed 20th century, and Europe, forever
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2019, 09:05:25 PM »
A good story about men the likes of who will not pass this way again...

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Re: D-Day’s 24 hours changed 20th century, and Europe, forever
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2019, 10:47:32 PM »
A firm salute to all who participated, yet Casert is talking nonsense.
The event that changed Europe and the World forever was the
Great War of 1914-18, as every historian since then has affirmed.

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Re: D-Day’s 24 hours changed 20th century, and Europe, forever
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2019, 07:36:54 AM »
A firm salute to all who participated, yet Casert is talking nonsense.
The event that changed Europe and the World forever was the
Great War of 1914-18, as every historian since then has affirmed.

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I see WW-1 as sitting the stage for WW-2.
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