Operation Overlord—and turning the tide of totalitarian authority!
Screw Pride Month. Honor T-H-I-S Day!
If there was ever any specific DAY to honor, to dive deep into its significance, it would be the DAY exactly 79 years ago.
In a current era soaked with top-down managed ideology and everybody-gets-a-trophy wokeness… I implore my readers to pass this email/post along to all younger generations (especially those stuck on TikTok half the day) who are able to be glued to their phones… because of T-H-I-S day.
Of course, we know it as D-Day: the largest land, sea, and air invasion ever assembled. The invasion that landed 156,000 Allied troops on five beachheads in Normandy, France.
But, look, I'm not here to give you a history lesson as much as I am to remind you to help those oblivious of the importance of it.
Because, without this pivotal event, there's a fair chance we'd all be sitting around as servants under totalitarian rule.
Instead, the world-at-large came together to mark the beginning of the end of 'ideological imperialism' and restart what it means to collaboratively-support democracy.
The title of this email/post was the code-name for the years of planning that led up to the successful invasion of German-occupied Western Europe during World War II. Starting with the launch on June 6, 1944 (D-Day).
So, without further ado, here are some educational resources you can pass along:
D-Day: Facts on the Epic 1944 Invasion That Changed the Course of WWII
Stats on its planning, execution and more.
"Saving Private Ryan" (1998)
Directed by Steven Spielberg. It is widely regarded as one of the best war films ever made and offers a visceral and realistic portrayal of the Normandy landings on D-Day.
Operation Overlord: The Defining Battle of WWII
As a military operation, “Overlord” was strategically successful, but on a personal level there are many remarkable stories of courage and heroism: The acquisition of Pegasus Bridge, the wonderful welcome given by the newly liberated French, the brave rangers at Pointe du Hoc, the desperate battle for “Omaha” beach and the extraordinary Piper Bill Millin who played his bagpipes, waist deep in water, all the way from the landing craft to shore, and then onwards inland, through France.
"Band of Brothers" (2001)
This acclaimed miniseries produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks is a must-watch for World War II enthusiasts. It follows the journey of Easy Company, a U.S. Army airborne unit, from their training through D-Day and beyond.
Do [Did] the Germans Know About Operation Overlord?
Spies and Ties: The Story of Cicero, the Notorious Spy in WWII