skinnamirink:

Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!
You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.
Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened. He will fight savagely.
But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to Victory!
I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in battle.
We will accept nothing less than full Victory! Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.
—General Dwight Eisenhower, D-Day Address, June 6th, 1944

skinnamirink:

Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!

You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened. He will fight savagely.

But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to Victory!

I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in battle.

We will accept nothing less than full Victory! Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.

—General Dwight Eisenhower, D-Day Address, June 6th, 1944

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majestyofhearts:

30 days of Band of Brothers ▸ summarize the series in three sentences

↳ “A story of a group of people who are willing to do whatever it takes to keep the person next to do them safe. It is a story of selfless men, bound together by the hardships and good times they go through. They are forever connected in their brotherhood, these band of brothers.”

renee le maire - regiment’s nurse - battle of bulge

renee le maire - regiment’s nurse - battle of bulge

Reblogged from Hands Of An Angel

“Without mercy. Without compassion. Without remorse. All war depends on it.”

“Without mercy. Without compassion. Without remorse. All war depends on it.”

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govnetso:

American issue M42 jacket, used by Airborne Infantry during WW2

govnetso:

American issue M42 jacket, used by Airborne Infantry during WW2

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the Raid 2

the Raid 2

Reblogged from Tao, Tao, Tao
although you may be hurt and bleeding now. a better day will come. Hard work will never betray you.
— Kang Gary