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The glory of the character of that generation of young men throws the shame of our generation into stark relief ! 

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My god father drove a landing craft and ran into the beaches numerous times. 

He shot a yank officer that wouldn't get off the boat and get moving while his men where being machine gunned on the boat. 

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38 minutes ago, Greb147 said:

Today marks the 77th anniversary of D-Day. 

The average age of those landing on the beaches was 20 years old, babies that became men. 

It was a honour chatting to a veteran who was there, he'll be 101 now. 

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A true Sheffield hero and centenarian has shared his memories of what it was like to be involved with the Normandy...

 

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A time when boys became men , and a time proud to be English 

deepest respects to those who fought and gave there lives for the price of freedom , 

But ..

oh how far our country has fallen , 

 

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On Sicily a while back I had the honour of doing a battlefield study. 
 

one of my best mates at work has a very similar surname to mine . Our names are quite unusual and you never really encounter them day to day . 
 

but on the beach landing memorial of the 82nd airborne at Gira , there in the list half way down , mine first and directly underneath was his . 
 

we both smiled at each other and grinned . In his thick jarrow accent he said to me “I hope they were friends ya Knaw “ 

it was genuinely one of the best moments of my life 

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41 minutes ago, ollieollie said:

I’ve visited many of the grave yards in France, it’s a truly humbling experience 

I did the 'battlefied tour' with my old man, a few years ago.  Incredible.  👍

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I watch a program only last night on Omaha etc and how then where mowed down.

My uncle from Plymouth got shot on the beach he did survive.

Cheers Arry

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On 06/06/2021 at 13:00, THE STIFFMEISTER said:

On Sicily a while back I had the honour of doing a battlefield study. 
 

one of my best mates at work has a very similar surname to mine . Our names are quite unusual and you never really encounter them day to day . 
 

but on the beach landing memorial of the 82nd airborne at Gira , there in the list half way down , mine first and directly underneath was his . 
 

we both smiled at each other and grinned . In his thick jarrow accent he said to me “I hope they were friends ya Knaw “ 

it was genuinely one of the best moments of my life 

Guarantee that was a grenade killed him ! 

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3 hours ago, WILF said:

Guarantee that was a grenade killed him ! 

I was hoping that rather than his best mate boring them both to death about carping ....

”look at these lakes , look how clear they are , I could cast out and read the bottom from this line as I spool it........zzzzhhhhhhh” 

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