Why June 6, 1944 is still important

Why June 6, 1944 is still important

A Story by Dave "Doc" Rogers
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Remembering June 6th, 1944 for more than just a history lesson.

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While a shooting war was being fought on other fronts, another type of warfare was being conducted in the British Isles; a war of words and feints. In the east, men and machinery were being moved around. The men were real. The machinery was tarps, plywood, and inflatables that looked like an army massing for invasion. Even the communication traffic gave every indication that Calais was to be the target of invasion. Meanwhile, the real efforts and movements were kept closely guarded secrets. 

The best scientists, meteorologists, and strategists were all at work in offices hidden well below street levels; using technologies only hinted at and rarely imagined. Senior command officers and strategists were pouring over maps and details with intensity. The decisions were made, finalized, and approved. A "D-Day" was set. 

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© 2011 Dave "Doc" Rogers


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love the educational information
reads with ease considering the content
this piece makes me want to read more of your (pondering*)) work
this is a side of those years that i had not read heavily about
yes these events are more then just a history lesson
thank you for sharing

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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love the educational information
reads with ease considering the content
this piece makes me want to read more of your (pondering*)) work
this is a side of those years that i had not read heavily about
yes these events are more then just a history lesson
thank you for sharing

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Definitely not a pithy thing. Very well done. I enjoy seeing your writing unfold...a technique you have mastered. 100 daisies for sure.

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Educational, inspirational and masterfully written dedication to an end to an horrific period in the world history. Your focus on the positives that came out of the joint effort was a perfect tribute to all of those who set aside their differences and came together for the common good. Extremely well penned Doc!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow, well done! Everything was nice and true. I really liked how you focused on the general aspects on how Operation Overlord was successfully conducted, rather than the same old stories on how brave the men were (even though they were very brave). You explained the not so thought about reasons why the French Resistance and other spy networks were so crucial with the intelligence on the movements on German forces, and how the weather really affected the preperation of the entire Operation. A great article!

Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Added on June 6, 2011
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Tags: WWII, World War Two, Operation Overlord, Normandy

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Dave "Doc" Rogers
Dave "Doc" Rogers

Montgomery, AL



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Artist • Author • Poet • Preacher I am a thinker, ponderer, assayer of thoughts. I have had a penchant for writing since childhood. I prefer "Doc" as an hommage to my grandfather Rob.. more..

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