June 5th, 2019

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The Longest Day

Tomorrow, June 6th, is the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the enormous Allied operation to finally breach Hitler's Fortress Europe. The World War II vets are leaving us every day, but their sacrifice and service should never be forgotten.

The Longest Day, a movie released in 1962, gives a good accounting of the events of that day from both sides. Best scene in the movie (not in the trailer): the German in the bunker seeing the vast Allied armada for the first time as the morning fog clears.

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