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D-Day 77 Years Later

June 6, 1944


The greatest military operation ever conducted (arguably). Tens of thousands of soldier and sailors descended on the coast of France by sea and by air. Men charged out of landing craft into withering machine gun fire. Other men jumped out of planes to land in a country they had never stepped foot in. Some really brave/foolhardy/freaking crazy men got into gliders with no engine and were towed into French airspace and cut loose to basically crash into the ground. But hey, they got paid a little extra.

The instances of extreme bravery are too many to count. On all sides. Russians fighting for a brutal, vicious dictatorship but really for Mother Russia. Germans in the Wehrmacht fighting for the Fatherland. Brits fighting to defend the UK after years of losing. Americans fighting to free Europe from totalitarianism, at least one flavor. At least that is what they thought they were fighting for.

I have been reading the Stephen Ambrose book Band Of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne: From Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. It was first published in 1992 and that means it was published in a very different country from today. The book became the inspiration for a very well made miniseries on HBO. I have watched the entire series multiple times but never read the book so I am working on that now. It is interesting how my perspective on the events of the miniseries have changed by reading the book and by the passage of time. 

Millions of young European men were armed and trained and then launched to slaughter one another by the hundreds of thousands. They had no natural animosity toward one another but they were convinced by the most powerful and wealthy in the world that they should hate and kill one another, driven by dehumanizing propaganda. Why should an Iowa farm boy want to travel thousands of miles to a continent he had never visited to kill a German kid from Bavaria? There is no reason for them to kill each other. At least the Japanese were a very foreign people of a different race who had attacked America, again at the urging of their own powerful elites. But Germans? An awful lot of Americans have German ancestry and ties to Deutschland. I learned a bit from the book about how this played out for the men who were really there.

There were a few quotes that stood out to me like this one:

The story ends up thus: wonder of wonders, the average G.I. found that the people he liked best, identified most closely with, enjoyed being with, were the Germans. Clean, hard-working, disciplined, educated, middle-class in their tastes and lifestyles (many G.I.s noted that so far as they could tell the only people in the world who regarded a flush toilet and soft white toilet paper as a necessity were the Germans and the Americans), the Germans seemed to many American soldiers as “just like us.”

Ambrose, Stephen E.. Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest (pp. 248-249). Simon & Schuster. Kindle Edition. 

A subsequent footnote makes a powerful point….

1. Writing of the G.I.s’ experience with the German people and of the effect of feeling that they were “just like us,” Glenn Gray points out, “The enemy could not have changed so quickly from a beast to a likable human being. Thus, the conclusion is nearly forced upon the G.I.s that they have been previously blinded by fear and hatred and the propaganda of their own government.” Gray, The Warriors, 152.

Ambrose, Stephen E.. Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest (p. 263). Simon & Schuster. Kindle Edition. 

The Germans were not these horrible people they were made out to be in the 1940s, nor are they the monsters portrayed by our “entertainment” industry today. There were some awful Nazis who did awful things but then again our own heroic leaders ordered the firebombing of Dresden and the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. If the war had gone the other way, perhaps Winston Churchill would have swung from the gallows. 

The carnage of World War II is hard to imagine, especially as an American in a nation that was largely untouched by the war, at least compared to Europe and Asia. The core of young European men was gutted by the millions.

On Memorial Day I asked the question in my post: Memorial Musings

On the other hand, what exactly did we “win” in WW II?

My conclusion? Not much. Maybe a short reprieve, a false sense of victory and safety that is unravelling in front of our very eyes. What would those young G.I.s have thought about what their posterity did with the freedom they bled, killed and died to secure? I think they would have been pretty pissed and refused to go. Jump out of an airplane into flak so my great grandson can be given puberty blockers and have his genitals mutilated so his parents have something to virtue signal about on social media? Charge into the face of German machine guns so my great-granddaughter can whore around and abort her babies in the womb?

Hell no.

Something else interesting to note. In the BoB miniseries, one episode is titled ‘Why We Fight‘, a title taken from the name of a series of propaganda films produced to convince Americans to get involved in a war that wasn’t our business. Naming this episode after propaganda films turns out to be unintentionally very appropriate. 

Much of the episode is taken up with the retelling of an actual historical event, the liberation of the Kaufering labor camp in Bavaria. I rewatched it and about 18 minutes of the episode, about a third of the actual non-credits run-time, is taken up with depictions of the labor camp, of starved Jews, of corpses in graves and of the German citizens of the nearby town who were forced to help clean up the camp. It is a portrayed as a significant event for Easy Company and the title implies that liberating these camps is one of the reason for why we fought World War II. 

However in the book, the only mention of concentration camps comes in the very end of a chapter titled “Getting To Know The Enemy”, the same chapter I quoted from above to point out the respect the American paratroopers had for the German people. The camp they liberated warranted about a page of mention.

The actual passages on pages 262-263 make up less than 300 total words and certainly come across as a side-note rather than a significant event. The men of Easy Company had seen all sorts of horror in the war and the Kaufering camp was just another one. War is hell and there was horror to be seen from start to finish. Why would something that warrants almost no mention in the book the miniseries was based on be given a prominent role in the miniseries itself? 

For several decades the story of World War II has been subtly altered. In the “Why We Fight” series, the war is portrayed as a struggle between the forces of freedom and the forces of slavery. In more recent times, the major battles and the complex geopolitical issues have all been winnowed down to one aspect above all others: The Nazis and the Holocaust. Many people couldn’t even name the other major belligerents in the war or what started it or when it took place but they know about the Nazis being bad because of the Holocaust.

In 1993 the film Schindler’s List was released. It didn’t get much attention at first, only drawing a little over $600,000 on it’s opening weekend but it quickly became one of the most acclaimed films in modern cinema. It won the Oscar for Best Film and Best Director and is the 6th most highly rated film on IMDb. It is a powerful film, no doubt about it. It also marked the point where the story of WW II became “The Holocaust and some people fighting“. 

As it just so happens, according to IMDb, the episode “Why We Fight” was directed by one David Frankel…

The discovery of the concentration camps had particular resonance for director David Frankel who lost members of his own family in the Nazi death camps.

So a Jewish director decides to take some “artistic license” and prominently feature an event that warranted only passing mention in the book. The reason is clear, at every opportunity the story of WW II must be retconned to focus on the Holocaust even when it isn’t really relevant to the actual events. Like I said, it is appropriate that the episode takes it name from a series of propaganda films. The reason for this and the implications are for another day.

The men of the Normandy Invasion on D-Day were some of our very best and many of them paid the ultimate price, as did many Germans who fought valiantly on the other side. The world they bequeathed to us is today a cesspool and it appears that we have failed the great test to determine if we could handle a little too much freedom.

I fear that their sacrifice will end up being in vain.


  1. Bear Claw Chris Lapp

    As in all wars, the sacrifice is in vain. Funny how age and maturity give us the ability to think. Problem is there is always some or many sociopaths in our society who think they can make it better by themselves.

  2. matism

    Behind it all, the filthy maggot tribe swill who yearn for the "good old days" of their Messiahs – Lenin and Stalin – who they helped murder FIFTY MILLION across Russia and Eastern Europe. But those surely do not count, since they were mostly only Goyim! Why was there no Jewish "Schindler" to save some of those??? But then Bernie's campaign claimed the gulags "paid a living wage." Bernie never repudiated that. How many Jews have repudiated Bernie???

  3. NorthGunner


    Here's part two:

    I know of the evil that the Globalist – pedo Rothschilds have committed for over close to 200 years (Meyer Auslem was utterly devoted to their talmud) and the evils of their bolshevist/zionist foot soldiers and related enablers and supporters.

    The greatest problem here in America is that an overwhelming majority of the Tradcons
    and related so-called 'Patriot Movement' have been thoroughly indoctrinated and propagandized (thank you Edward Bernays) since childhood by the Globalists to worship the jews as "The Chosen People" (via the Scoffield Bible fraud) and feel pity for them while never realizing that (((THEY))) DO control both the 'Fed'/Wall Street, mass media/entertainment, education and the gov (AIPAC, J-Street, ADL and others anyone?).
    Such 'Patriots' have an obsessive compulsive to rush to (((THEIR))) protection whenever anyone mentions their true nature..they won't even 'go there' about (((WHO)))
    attacked the U.S.S. Liberty and her crew in international waters in 1967 – which WAS/IS an act of war!

    They won't listen to folks that have proved that it WASN'T a couple of jetliners with disaffected moslem youths that destroyed all three towers in NYC (the third was NEVER hit by the two aircraft btw)..they won't watch the Corbet report about the 'Dancing israelis' or watch the Architect & Engineers documentary that proves that all three towers were brought down with planted demolitions..or listen to Dr. Alan Sabrosky (a jew willing to tell the truth like Benjamin Freedman a generation earlier) when he says that it was israel via their spy/assassination organization, mossad that brought all three towers down.

    No, it's "cover for and protect 'God's Chosen' at all costs!"
    No matter that 'The Chosenites' will parasitize America to death.

    No, there's no memorials to the Holodomore, the mass murder at Katyn Forest or other places where the Globalist Rothschild controlled bolsheviks/zionists committed their crimes..because goyim lives NEVER matter!

    'The BAD War' was fought against Germany and others by countries controlled by the Globalist – pedo Rothschilds to ensure that their debt/finance slavery machine wasn't threatened and to maintain the survival of their bolshevik/zionist systems.

    If you haven't read "The BAD War – The Truth NEVER Taught About World War 2" by
    investigative reporter Mike King, please do. Also worth reading is "The Myth of German Villainy" by Benton L. Bradberry. I also recommend watching the documentaries
    "Europa – The Last Battle" and "Adolf Hitler – The Greatest Story NEVER Told!" both are still on the Internet.

    NorthGunner – The Truth Is It's OWN Defense!

  4. NorthGunner


    Don't forget their bolshevik jew messiah, "Trotsky", who was really Lev Bronstein
    from NYC's 'Lower East Side'. He was personally recruited by Rothschild Bankster agent Jacob Schiff to help lead the murderous coup in Russia along with 300 other handpicked bolshevist jew hard boys with $20 million in gold bullion from the Rothschilds to help them along in their nefarious efforts.

    You do know that 'Schidler's List' was a book of fiction, right..that none of it was based on either fact or actual events. And "The Hostile Elite*" have mandated that it and Eli [Shit]wesel's "Night" be force fed to both grade schoolers and high schoolers as fact that the $$$ Holeeee Hoax-tm $$$ 'really happened'….

    *"Hostile Elite", the phrase Dr. Kevin MacDonald used to refer to "The Chosenites-tm"
    in his book, 'Culture of Critique'.

    Don't even get me started on what those filthy bolshevist jews under 'Bela Kuhn' (aka Moritz) committed in my late father's country of birth, Hungary…giving those Hungarians that had the balls to stand up to them exactly one minute on the clock to defend themselves on the dock before executing them…or throwing Hungarians from moving trains..or having them jump off of a table with a noose around their neck while their families watched (after being forced to dig their own graves).

    Have more to say but have to break it up due to length…

    NorthGunner – The Truth Is It's OWN Defense!

  5. Arthur Sido

    You can't overemphasize the damage done by the Scofield study Bible. Most evangelicals have no idea how awful the exegesis is and think that the bad guys in the New Testament are somehow still God's chosen people.

  6. Arizona

    YOU ALL HEARD PRESIDENT PUTIN SAY..IF the men in america don't take down the devils running their counry,WE WILL INVADE AMERICA AND DO IT FOR YOU,and take everything you have before we leave…WILL THE MEN STAND UP,OR WILL THEY CHICKEN OUT AND FACE AN ENEMY THEY CAN'T BEAT…I can tell you,TO clean up america you'll have to take down ALL your hero's,they support and defend the devils in power,SO ITS THE MEN OF AMERICAS CHOICE,FIGHT OR WATCH YOUR FAMILIES HAULED TO THEIR FEMA DEATH CAMPS TO BE KILLED,I already know the road the girlymen have chosen…they'll hide in their closet as their families are taken away and murdered,AFTER they've thrown down their weapons at the command of SATANS WOLFPACK,they will not fight…THANK ALL YOU WHO TOOK AN OATH TO GOD,AND DID'll be going right where the BIBLE said ALL LIARS are going..OUR FATHER has a special place for the ones who took an Oath to him,and are liars..YOU WILL REGRET TAKING THAT OATH….

  7. Anonymous

    "In modern warfare, there's nothing sweet or fit in you dying. You will die like a dog, and for damn good reason."

    Ernest Hemingway

  8. Jim Wetzel

    Mr. Sido, you've said a ton here. Can't find a single word to disagree with.

    My late father enlisted in the Navy immediately after Pearl Harbor. 17 years old, he was (don't know whether he had to lie about his age or not). Spent the war as PBY-5A Catalina seaplane crew in the Pacific. After the war, he refused to do his drinking at the VFW or American Legion, and never touched a single "GI benefit." He told very few war stories, and those were never about combat, but just strange things that had happened and remarkable or funny people he'd known in the Navy. The only thing he ever told us kids about Germans or Japanese was that every one of them in uniform had a mother and a father, just like Americans, and that their deaths were no more to be celebrated than ours.

    He was also, by the way, absolutely convinced that Roosevelt/Churchill had arranged Pearl Harbor, in the sense of having maneuvered the Japanese into it and knowing that it was coming. I don't suppose he thought that at 17, else he probably wouldn't have enlisted. But, of course, he was quite a bit older when I came to know him, and I expect he'd been doing some thinking in the meantime.

  9. Arthur Sido

    I am generally convinced that best case scenario the gubmint knew the Pearl Harbor attack was coming and let it happen, which is also the best case scenario for 9/11, but worst case they maneuvered the Japs into attacking (they didn't need much prompting).

  10. NorthGunner

    'Morning Arthur Sido,

    Ah yes, the 'Scofield study Bible'..that's another Rothschild
    tainted Rabbit Hole worthy of study and investigation all on
    it's own….

    And no, the Rothschilds didn't fund Cyrus Scofield and his fellow
    felonius fraudster out of the goodness of their hears (the imaginary
    Grinch has far more of a heart than they do), nor out of 'ecumenical
    fellowship & love' for Christians…far from it (just take a casual
    glance at what both the talmud and zohar say about Christ, His Mother
    and Christians – how they are to be viewed and more importantly – treated.)

    Here are some sources on them and Scofield:

    The Diabolical Connection between the Scofield Bible, Oxford Publishing & The House of Rothschild ~ By Robert Singer

    Christian Zionism: Cyrus Scofield was Rothschild’s puppet
    (The attack on the U.S.S. Liberty is also discussed)

    The Scofield Bible—The Book That Made Zionists of America’s Evangelical Christians
    (Samuel Untermeyer wasn't active in just this incident, Benjamin Freedman (a former jew) mentions in his book, "Hidden Tyranny" that Untermeyer blackmailed/extorted Woodrow Wilson immediately after his inauguration and then further blackmailed him into agreeing to put Louis Brandeis on the Supreme Court. Untermeyer, like industrialist Bernard Baruch was tied to the Rothschilds).

    Zionism – The Hidden Tyranny, by Benjamin Freedman

    Direct link to the book in PDF format:

    The Scofield Bible a Zionist forgery with Oxford origins that has created millions of warlike, Judeo-Christian Zionist useful idiots

    I hope those reference sources prove useful to you Arthur.

    NorthGunner – The Truth Is It's OWN Defense!

  11. Arthur Sido

    Very useful indeed, I knew the Scofield stuff was garbage because it just didn't jive with the actual New Testament but it surprises me 0% that there was more going on behind it.

  12. Arthur Sido

    By all accounts the Soviet troops were awful and raped their way across Eastern Europe and Germany. Perhaps some of the behavior we see from people who are brutalized by others who in turn act brutally toward their own victims.

  13. NorthGunner


    Here's an even better quote:

    "Don't die like a beast.

    If you are dead set to be sunk in the mid-Atlantic or Pacific
    or scorched in the desert, at least know why it is done to you.

    To die not knowing why is to die like an animal . . . To die
    like a human being you have at least got to know why it is done to you."
    — Ezra Pound, during "The BAD War"

    (((The Chosenites))) through their American and British puppets tried to erase this man from human history..and almost succeeded.

    NorthGunner – The Truth Is It's OWN Defense

  14. John Wilder

    He said we took them prisoner when we encountered them. He said the ratio was 1 guard with a tommygun/3 Soviets.

    Germans were 1 guard/50, and the weapons were unloaded.

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