lostsplendor:

"Reconnaissance Photo Aerial View D-Day France from a F-5 Lightining" via San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive on Flickr Common
Thank you for your service 70 years ago today, veterans.

lostsplendor:

"Reconnaissance Photo Aerial View D-Day France from a F-5 Lightining" via San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive on Flickr Common

Thank you for your service 70 years ago today, veterans.

Track Title: Alone In My Home

Artist: Jack White

Album: Lazaretto

todayinhistory:

June 6th 1944: D-Day

On this day in 1944, the D-Day landings began on the beaches of Normandy as part of the Allied ‘Operation Overlord’. The largest amphibious military operation in history, the operation involved thousands of Allied troops landing in France. For those landing on the beaches of Normandy, they faced heavy fire, mines and other obstacles on the beach, but managed to push inland. In charge of the operation was future US President General Dwight Eisenhower and leading the ground forces was British General Bernard Montgomery. The landings proved a decisive Allied victory, as they secured a foothold in France which had been defeated by Nazi Germany in 1940. D-Day was a key moment in the Second World War and helped turn the tide of the war in favour of the Allies. 70 years on, we remember not just the strategic victory that was D-Day but also the ultimate sacrifice paid by thousands of soldiers on both sides of the fighting.

“You are about to embark upon the great crusade, toward which we have striven these many months.”
- Eisenhower’s message to the Allied Expeditionary Force

70 years ago today

just poppin by to wish the happiest of birthdays for my fave living grumpy grump bob dylan -

heartfelt thanks for telling me that it’s fine to forget the past and just sail on past all the bullshit with nary a glance back

i need that

every now and again

i think i’m gonna take a week or so away from tumblr

a few things have happened and i need to sort myself out

stay safe lovelies