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D Day: Big Weekend

  • June 6th, 2009
  • Posted by 7thmin

d-day-historynetnz.jpgHeads of state and of government headed the celebrations beginning at Normandy for the 6th June, 60th anniversary commemorations of D Day.
d-day2-archivesgov.jpgThe military code-name for the great amphibious operation became a signal for a decades-long campaign, to roll back despotism and untruth.

American leadership played a part, then, and today in the person of President Barak Obama.

Following his address on Islam and the Middle East, at Cairo, Obama was next day at the site of the Buchenwald concentration camp (5.6.09) near Weimar in Germany — talking once more on the theme of denial of history.

To deny the fact of the holocaust, the state murder of Jews, and many others on racial or political grounds, he said, was “a denial of fact and truth; ignorant, baseless and hateful.”

d-day-ike.jpgThe D Day landings, by American, British and allied forces, under US General (later President) Dwight D. Eisenhower (picture)  opened a fresh military front in the battle that defeated Nazi Germany.

It secured most of Europe for the Western allies, and in turn, enabled the reunification of Germany, within the European Union; that formal design for the grand attempt, at democratic government, and for more truthful, peaceful, prosperous future times.