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Old 11-11-2017, 11:11 PM   #73
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Yes, Corporal - it's the wind!..

Cornelius Ryan (5 June 1920 – 23 November 1974) was an Irish journalist and auTHOR mainly known for his writings on popular military history, especially his World War II books..The book is not a dry military history, but rather a story about people,and reads at times like a novel..It is based on interviews with a cross-section of participants, including U.S., Canadian, British, French & German officers and civilians..I hear you're planning another archeological expedition..

Paratroopers landing..

Ryan's book is divided into 3 parts: the first part is titled The Wait, the second part is named The Night and the 3rd part is named The Day..

I collect Church collapses, recreationally..

The Longest Day - Parachuting Fiasco (1962) HD ..

Researchers spent almost 3 years locating survivors of D-Day and over 3000 interviews were undertaken in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, France & Germany.. 383 accounts of D Day were used in the text of the book..

The book takes its name from a comment made by Erwin Rommel to his aide Hauptmann Helmuth Lang on 22 April 1944: "...the first 24 hours of the invasion will be decisive...the fate of Germany depends on the outcome...for the Allies, as well as Germany, it will be the longest day."..Ryan dedicated his book for all the men of D-Day -Tell me, though.. Does man, that marvel of the universe, that glorious paradox who sent me to the stars, still make war against his brother?...'s crippled..I'm dead..You're lost..I wouldn't mind having a gammy leg, like you've got - Do you suppose it's always like that?. I mean war..Will you tell me something, man to man?.. What's it like, really - front line?..Have you ever seen blood in the moonlight, Will?..Operator. May I help you?..Would you like to leave me your home phone number?..
__________________ + Aga Khan IV receiving a gift of Trinitite - Get set for Ecky thump..I still shudder when I think about the warrior who came up behind me, and the thwacking he gave me with his pork sword...

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