Poems from soldiers in the war are some of the most interesting sources you can find. Personal accounts from real veterans in things like letters and self written poems give you a grasp on the emotion and feeling of that soldiers. Nobody can describe what is going on better then somebody who was actually there, in that sand, with those soldier, holding those guns, hiding from those gunshots. The poems can give a subtle background on the soldiers fighting this war. Most of them were just young shop workers, tailors or machine workers living in the Commonwealth. Yet now these young men are fighting in a awfully gruesome battle. Poems from soldiers are always straight from the heart and allow you to feel for the soldiers more.
Because of the significance of D-Day and the heroism seen by the soldiers on the beaches really sparked the interests of the people. This triumph reached to be the storyline of a handful of films. Aside from Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Longest Day (1962) and The Band Brothers (2001). In my opinion though Saving Private Ryan was the best. Tom Hanks plays the character Captain John Miller on his mission, to of course, save Private Ryan. Private James Ryan had lost three of his closest brothers in the battle and is surrounded by the brutal scenes of war. The movie is praised for its well written graphic scene on the storming of Omaha beach. Yes, when you are thinking of Normandy and see those soldiers storming the beach, that is the Omaha beach. The opening twenty-seven of the film depicts the assault in a great fashion. The movie has strong emotional value as each man embarks on somewhat of their own personal journey. while each discovers their own strengths they triumph towards their undetermined future. Each is courageously searching for honor through the hell known as war.
Sergio Moirano was part of the 90th Infantry Division during World War II. He rolled through the ocean on his ship known as the Queen Victoria, surrounded by hundreds of other allied ships. He refused the Marines, Navy, and Air Force because he wanted to be in the Army. After landing in Liverpool near a channel his name was called around 2:03 am and was told it was time. He was sent to some other camps with troops where they set up their tents and eating dinner that night he thought to himself, "This is my last supper." After gearing up he made his way to the LCI. He says these troops didn't know what they were headed for and were all quiet just thinking. When he arrived to the beach he saw plenty of bodies and gave everything he had in that spot. Primary sources like interviews from Veterans is the best information we have from this battle. We are hearing the true story through this man's eyes and how he experienced the scenario. It is amazing to think this man was on those beaches surrounded by this bloody massacre and lived to give his personal account. He is a hero.
This gallery includes 100 photos from the events that took place in D-Day. You are given a visual of German infantry soldiers, live shells, active explosions, troops storming the beach, unloading from the ships, planes flying overhead. All these surreal photos that I can guarantee most you have never seen before. There are captures of men digging their own trenches for battle, damaged muzzles, wounded American troops and their medics, house to house fighting. This gallery gives a different feeling of immersion then that of an article. You aren’t just simply reading about what happened but actually somewhat seeing it. It allows you to almost feel more for those soldiers. The real time photographs leave you in awe knowing that this actually happened. Many of these men were young and knew nothing but the war. I think that there is so much knowledge that can come out of studying this gallery and the information behind it. It is as close as we can get to seeing it first hand.
70 years after the fact of the assault, this event still has marked one of the more tragic yet inspiring events in our history. After launching the attack himself, General Dwight D. Eisenhower wasn't able to speak of the event without tears beading in his eyes. Some consider D-Day as one of the three most important events that helped break and reconstruct our world for a new bright 20th century. D-Day nearly secured the defeat of the Third Reich and which later led to change in the Soviet Union. The first free elections were then held in 1989. Although it wasn’t our war some undermine the effort and way the western allies fought. Troops and their higher officers became closer, understanding and respect was of equal importance to their obedience. D-Day did not just mark an event of a gruesome battle, but also the bringing together of troops and some countries. Americans fought hard side by side with the British and the morale of troops was built. There was a certain sense of solidarity within the force and is even somewhat romanticised.
The Allied Powers crossing the English Channel landed on the beaches of Normandy to begin an assault to gain control of a Nazi overthrown Western Europe. Hitler was in large control of the European peninsula and was expecting an assault on northwestern Europe during the spring. Soon after on June 5, 1944 the supreme commander of our Allied forces, General Dwight D. Eisenhower, launched what he called “Operation Overlord”. This attack became the largest amphibious military attack in our history. The assault included over 175,000 troops, 6,000 vessels and over 12,000 aircrafts were used. It became an extremely bloody assault on the beaches with a loss of 2,000 troops. The Allied Powers stormed with success and soon continued their march on Europe once more. The tenacity of the troops was the only reason for their loss. The troops died valiantly marching for their world back from evil. Many see it as confusing to why so many troops on foot would storm a beach with no cover. It is a very graphic and bloody scene on that beach and wasn’t easy for anyone. The bravery of these troops has inspired our country for years and even started the background for a handful of films.