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Very cool pics Vlad. I would love to travel more and to see history up close like you are. 

The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by the people who vote for a living.

The government can only "give" someone what they first take from another.

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Just now, Vladislav said:

And this was IMG_20190606_171949.thumb.jpg.043978a0a0501218100f0633c2464291.jpgtaken specially for someone's personal interest:)

If it’s detroit powered that would be icing on the cake 😁

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The problems we face today exist because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by the people who vote for a living.

The government can only "give" someone what they first take from another.

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1 hour ago, j hancock said:

Nice pics Vlad!   The site of some incredible history and sacrifice.

In your travels, are you jumping the pond next week by any chance?

I would like to. Macungie is calling:)

Sorry not this time. If I will have power enough to line up the stars I will make a jump to Trucktoberfest. Too long to make plans yet.

Никогда не бывает слишком много грузовиков! leversole 11.2012

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So many KIA and wounded on Omaha Beach, Ike was seriously close to ordering the evac of the troops. Close to 4900 killed and wounded in less than 6 hours.

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"OPERTUNITY IS MISSED BY MOST PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS DRESSED IN OVERALLS AND LOOKS LIKE WORK"  Thomas Edison

 “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’

P.T.CHESHIRE

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19 hours ago, Vladislav said:

I would like to. Macungie is calling:)

Sorry not this time. If I will have power enough to line up the stars I will make a jump to Trucktoberfest. Too long to make plans yet.

OK  Enjoy the rest of your travels and keep the camera full of film!

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It doesn't cost anything to pay attention.

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It's important to remember that the success of the D-Day landing depended so much on what was going on at the Eastern Front. Had not so many veteran German divisions been allocated there, the outcome might very well have been different. It was a massively long front that required the allocation of huge numbers of German soldiers. The Allies knew that, hence the reason that massive amounts of equipment ranging from jeeps, tanks to airplanes were given to the Soviet Union under Lend-Lease.

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The one equalizer is well planned multi layers defensive positions planned and built over almost 4 years. All mortars and artillery had multiple preset aim points, inter meshed fields of fire, well build emplacements and bunkers,multi layered  mine fields (including the Omaha cliffs). The losses at Omaha Beach were more severe than expected because the landings were of the mark by a large amount. They landed in an area somewhat softened directly in from of a multi story heavy bunker, the DD Shermans were dropped off to far from the beach and many sunk.

Big saving grace was a few Destroyers came in close enough to nearly ground and fired on German bunkers,  gun emplacements and wire to open a path off the beach.

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"OPERTUNITY IS MISSED BY MOST PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS DRESSED IN OVERALLS AND LOOKS LIKE WORK"  Thomas Edison

 “Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely, in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ‘Holy shit, what a ride!’

P.T.CHESHIRE

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