6/6/1944: "The seas were red with blood"

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6/6/1944: "The seas were red with blood"

Post by piston » Fri Jun 06, 2014 5:24 am

A three-minute testimony from Charles Norman Shay, surviving member of the first American wave on Omaha Beach. Although now in their late eighties and their nineties, several US WWII veterans made the trip to Normandie to commemorate this 70th anniversary of "the longest day." Shay is among them. About 44,000 Native Americans enlisted during World War II and some of them, including Master Sergeant Shay, had yet to receive the right to vote in the USA. Maine was the last state to acknowledge that basic right:
http://www.pressherald.com/2014/06/06/a ... y-channel/
In the eyes of those lovers of perfection, a work is never finished—a word that for them has no sense—but abandoned....(Paul Valéry)

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