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    <Your advert for prostitutes here, reasonable rates>

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    Fascinating thread. Thank you.

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    Good catch Al, I saw this the other day but unlike you I didn't recognize it as a worthwhile topic for the forum..

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    Thanks, I just saw it an hour ago.

    Fascinating.

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    I overlooked the Euro population here, not uncommon for us Yanks . I found it really fascinating too, the shot with the plane crashed landed on the beach is stunning, looks like a movie set, as it looks like the plane was hardly damaged and it was just placed there with a crane? I wonder if the pilot escaped? It's really amazing how many features, like seawalls and such are still in their previous forms just repaired.

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    Yeah the ones (modern day) of just the beach - sand or pebbles could be anywhere but the ones that show the promenades and the shop fronts etc.. then and now are brilliant.

    The one with the plane is probably my favourite too.

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    Yeah, cool. Neither The Victoria Hotel nor Faihaven Hotel sound French, that's Weymouth, Dorset.

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    Assumed that's where they embarked on the way to France.

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    Wonderful shots.

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    Really enjoyed that, thanks for posting.

    How very different the world could have been, if it weren't for some truly amazing people.

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    I made this small website for the last ever meeting of the The Tank Landing Craft Association. They decided that they would hold no further meetings as there were so few of them left.

    Unlike most, my father decided that the document would be important one day. I have only managed to track down one copy and that is held at the National Museum of the United States Navy in Washington. The document was issued about three weeks before the Invasion and it is remarkable how it remained "Top Secret". These days some clown would have put it on Facebook.

    The photographs are obviously of my father and his friends because they are the only ones I possess. The website was not meant to be a tribute to my father but a means of showing the document to men who would have seen it over sixty years before. I have all of the relevant papers but some relating specifically to navigation along the Normandy beaches were too big to copy and I could not put on the site.


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    ^ Very very interesting, and a fair bit of time and effort on your part putting it all together. Nice work.

    I can't believe how detailed and in depth that report is. The war would have been over before I'd made it half way through! As for remembering any of it and putting it to use, not a chance.

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    Great thread.

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    Really fantastic perspective.

    Quite incredible really.

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    Fantastic...

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    Amazing.

    What's even more amazing is that there are 2 teakdoor members in the photos. Terry57 in photo 10 and Gravesend Dave in photo 14.

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    Actually that's not even more amazing than the shit these brave men went through. I've seen Saving Private Ryan and if it was anything like that, that shit is mental.

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    Great post, thanks !

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    German POW's captured at the D Day landing's above and the camp below now.


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    The pic of the German POW's reminds me of one of the scenes at the end of The Pianist.

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    Good thread, thanks.

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    Thanks. Fasinating.

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    Good thread and we must never forget their sacrifice.
    Thanks for posting.

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