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Communique – Noun

            An official announcement or statement

“Communique will not be issued to the soldiers until we hear word that leading ground troops are actually ashore.”

 

Preliminary – Adjective

            Denoting an action or event preceding or done in preparation for something fuller or more important

“The discussions were seen as preliminary to the policy paper.”

 

Satisfactory – Adjective

            Fulfilling expectations or needs; acceptable, though not outstanding or perfect

“The brakes are satisfactory if not particularly powerful.”

 

Channels – Noun

            Length of water wider than a strait, joining two larger areas of water

“Navy reports sweeping some mines, but so far as is known channels are clear and operation proceeding as planned.”

 

Sufficiently – adverb

            enough; adequate

“In early morning hours reaction from shore batteries was sufficiently light that some of the naval spotting planes have returned awaiting call.

 

Expeditionary – adjective

            of or forming an expedition, esp. a military

“Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!”

 

Crusade – noun

            a military expedition

“You are about to embark upon a great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months.”

 

Tyranny – noun

            cruel and oppressive government or rule

“the removal of the regime may be the end of a tyranny.”

 

Munitions – pluralnoun

            the removal of the regime may be the end of a tyranny.

“We have plenty of munitions for the allies.”

 

Beseech – Verb

            ask (someone) urgently and fervently to do something

 

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Home | Le Mémorial de Caen

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This is a British website for the Normandy memorial. Similar to ours it is based around the Museum in Normandy. The website provides pictures of the museum which contains art work and pictures related to the war. The museum is not so much as a memorial as America's. It also provides educational activities and a schedule to plan your visit. It also doubles as a forum for the Human Rights Competition.

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D-Day

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Explore the history of D-Day, the momentous invasion of Normandy, France, by the Allies during World War II, which was the largest amphibious assault in history.
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I like the resources this website provides on D-Day. It gives a short summary of what happened in different areas of the invasion. Information in the summary is absorbing and keeps you interested. It also provides videos and pictures to help entertain and visualize what happened during the invasion.

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D-Day - Invasion of Normandy - Operation Overlord Documents and Photos

D-Day - Invasion of Normandy - Operation Overlord Documents and Photos | Invasion of Normandy | Scoop.it
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This was a Top Secret message to Dwight D. Eisenhower assuring him that the locations of the bombings were not going to be found. I, during further research, found out that Dwight D. Eisenhower was responsible for these bombings and had a lot to do with the deception the location. According to this document weather also played in the variables of when the bomb would land. The delays were caused by the weather which confused the Germans of what was going to happen, which led to the success of the bomb landings.
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The Wounded

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This is a picture of wounded men of the 3rd Batallion, 16th infantry regiment, 1st infantry division.  These men received cigarettes and food after they stormed Omaha beach on D-Day.  You can see the gratitude from these men faces'.  From what I see, D-Day was a rough day for the allies.

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Home Page

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The National D-Day Memorial located in Bedford, Virginia is tribute to those who bravery and valor fought and died during the invasion during World War II in Normandy in Axis occupied France on June 6, 1944.
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The scooped website is of The National D-Day Memorial. This website gives a good description of the memorial. The website also provide what the visitors will expect to see. It also gives resources on the topics of D-Day, ways to help fund the memorial, educational ways to use this website, and the online gift shop. I think its a great website to find connections of D-Day to today. The information helps the current society see the lives given to Operation Overlord (D-Day). 

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D-Day Overview

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The National D-Day Memorial located in Bedford, Virginia is tribute to those who bravery and valor fought and died during the invasion during World War II in Normandy in Axis occupied France on June 6, 1944.
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The website does a good job of illustrating what an amazing feat D-Day was for America. It did a great job of describing what it took to overthrow the Nazi regiment.  It does a great job of explaining the gravity of the situation.  "Overlord" was the biggest land, air, sea operation since June 6, 1944.

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General Eisenhower's Message - D-Day - June 6, 1944 - the United States Army

General Eisenhower's Message - D-Day - June 6, 1944 - the United States Army | Invasion of Normandy | Scoop.it
The U.S. Army remembers June 6, 1944: The World War II D-Day invasion of Normandy, France.
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These are inspiring words from the great General Eisenhower. Before they embarked this historical moment, General Eisenhower gave some encouraging words to his soldiers. Some not as encouraging, for he describes their enemy to be well trained.This doesn't quell his belief in equality where in his speech he describes the German Nazis and there actions as tyranny over the oppressed people of Europe.

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Normandy Invasion, June 1944

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D-Day, a historical overview and special image selection, photographs, on the June 1944 invasion of Normandy, provides links to additional views, information, on this subject, US Navy Normandy, U.S. Navy.
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It does a good job of illiustrating the conditions of the Invasion of Normandy.  The illustrations and photographs helped me visualize the invasion as if i was there. The expressions of the Sailors were very desolate as the bombs were being dropped. 

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