Today is the 72nd anniversary of D-Day, one of the saddest days of the 20th century. On June 6, 1944 a massive naval armada lay offshore Normandy, France.
Normandy, named for the Norman tribes that invaded the British Isles a millennium ago, was shelled and invaded by American, British, and French troops -many of them having Norman blood in their veins. D-day began the Battle of Normandy, which ended in late August. The number of those killed or wounded on both sides for the entire two month period may have reached 100,000. Thousands of innocent French civilian non-combatants were also killed in that dark two months.
Why? What quarrel did Americans and Englishmen have with the Germans? None. The Germans did not cross the Atlantic to bomb or invade the United States; we crossed the thousands of miles of ocean to attack them. Average Americans and Germans had no reason to hate or fight each other. Likewise, the American government had no quarrel with the German government. Britain no doubt viewed industrialized Germany as an economic rival, but that is no reason for war.
No my readers, dark forces -alien to both America and Europe- wished for the second World War so that they could make financial profits, decrease the numbers of the white race, and take another step toward their dream the total consolidation of world power.
At D-Day, and through out WWII, weak and physically flawed young men received 4-Fs and did not go to battle, while the healthiest and strongest went -and often died.
Likewise, the most idealistic young men of America, propagandized into believing that they were fighting to restore freedom or somehow defend their country form people who had not attacked it, went and fought -and often died.
American youth were killed or maimed when they threw themselves against the Third Reich -for absolutely no reason. We “liberated” much of Europe from German rule, so that we could turn it over to the nightmarish Soviet Union.
I have not always felt this way. As a teenager, I loved WWII and almost idolized WWII vets. I loved WWII movies, with the 1955 movie To Hell And Back being my favorite. I even had a picture of Audie Murphy on my wall.
To Hell And Back was the story of 1st Lieutenant Audie L. Murphy, the most decorated American soldier of the war. He earned many medals for valor (including the Medal of Honor), and was wounded three times. I remember the climactic scene of To Hell And Back, where Murphy stopped a German unit’s advance by mounting a burning tank and called in artillery strikes while operating it’s .50 caliber Browning machinegun -killing a huge number of German soldiers for no other logical reason than just following his government’s orders to invade Europe. (Murphy, who became a professional actor after the war, portrayed himself in the movie To Hell And Back and also joined the Freemasons and Shriners).
The late Willis A. Carto (1926-2015), a WWII combat vet who received the Purple Heart for wounds received in battle with the Japanese, later realized that the war was unnecessary and spoke out about it, referring to ti as the “suicide of the west”. Most vets cannot face that reality.
Why does America revere the vets of WWII, but pay almost no attention to the memory of the vets of the glorious American Revolution -the morally and philosophically just war that gave birth to our Republic?
Yes, it is D-Day; let us mourn that it occurred.