Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 30625
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2004/6/5-6 [Reference/History/WW2] UID:30625 Activity:kinda low
6/5     Happy D-Day Normandy Omaha Beach Carnage Landing Day! Do you
        personally know of anyone (grandpa, great grandpa, etc) who
        participated on D-Day?
        \_ It was roughly 7,000 dead on the first day alone.
        \_ No, but I visited all the battlefields in Normandy a few years
           ago.  It's absolutely horrific--you stand on the bluffs above
           Omaha and wonder who could survive that.  At Point du Hoc there's
           a huge pit you can go down into (ca. 15-20 feet deep) before you
           realize it's from a single 16" shell.  None of the documentaries
           I've seen do it justice.  -John
           \_ thanks for sharing this with us. Can you tell us more? Do you
              have a personal blog/picture/documentary you can share with
              us online? Thanks.
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