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operation overlord, 60 years on

Through the weekend I've been reading articles on the 60th anniversary of the beginning of Operation Overlord. NYTimes, On Omaha Beach Today, Where's the Comradeship?, Economist: 60 Years on, or in the Washington Post, a theme persists: the comparisons, then and now, WW2 and Iraq, the alliance between the US and Europe, and so on. How anyone can compare World War Two with Iraq, or Hitler to Hussein, (or come up with similar analogies), is beyond me. This editorial makes some good points along those lines.

Less concerned about the current geopolitical situation, there's this In Depth Report from the BBC which includes a lot of good historical material, including news on that day in 1944. The Long Shadow (a book review), and this interesting tidbit BBC article on arguments between Eisenhower and Churchill as D-Day, H-Hour approached, and a page from the Eisenhower Library with his messages to the troops, including the draft of the D-Day message as well as the final version.

"The eyes of the world are upon you." And it was true.

Categories: geopolitics
Posted by diego on June 6 2004 at 1:45 PM

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