In Memoriam Of The Battle Of Normandy…

Welcome to the Modern Typewriter, a daily blog to discuss topics that can’t be answered easily, or are just some fun topics! Today is June 7th, 2008, I’m Royce, and I’m here to remember what occurred on June 6th, 1944.

The Battle Of Normandy, or known as the D-Day Invasion is a battle that will live in infamy, as to so many deaths of both German soldiers and Allie soldiers. (US, Britain, Canada, etc.)

We are here to remember, to remember those who served for us. Who defended us in the most life-taking war in history. The second World War is estimated to have taken 55 million people total.

We apologize for writing this post a day after the official start of the invasion.

Remember, the more you learn about the past, the better prepared you are for the future.

Remember, I’m Royce, and this is the Modern Typewriter, OUT!

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  1. barbara lagrand · · Reply

    Hi Alex:
    I am very impressed with your blog…you are an excellent writer!! We have been to Normandy and it is the most moving place I have ever been. As I walked between the gravestones, each one with a name and a cross or the Jewish star, there was one (actually there were quite a few) and the inscription read: “Here lies a soldier known only to God” I knelt down by this grave and thought how he gave his life and his family does not even know where he is, noone ever comes to pray by his side. We went down to the beach, Omaha Beach, and I picked up a stone to keep. Right above us, the cement bunkers where the Germans were embedded, with their guns still in place, were a quick reminder of what our soldiers faced on that beach. In this little part of France, the cematary where our soldiers lie was given to us by the French government, so it is actually American land. And in the neighboring towns, the French people still fly American flags.

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