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#DDay75: the role of the British & Commonwealth Medical Services in the #Normandy campaign is an important part of our understanding of events that summer 75 years ago. [thread] 1/14
#DDay75: When a soldier was wounded on the battlefield the first level of medical treatment was from Regimental Stretcher Bearers. These were infantry soldiers posted to the Stretcher Bearers section. As such, despite the myth, they were not Conscientious Objectors. 2/14
#DDay75: Regimental Stretcher Bearers were well trained & well equipped. Their task was to stabilise a casualty, clean & dress a wound, and then evacuate them to a place of safety. 3/14
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#DDay75: the role of the Royal Engineers (RE) on D-Day & in the #Normandy campaign is another aspect of the #WW2 British & Commonwealth story that deserves more focus. On most beaches the RE were among the first to land, clearing the beaches making the assault possible. 1/14
#DDay75: Assault Engineers hit the beaches in LCAs & cleared smaller obstacles, also supported by Assault Squadrons RE equipped with Churchill Tank Armoured Vehicle Royal Engineers (AVRE) designed to destroy obstacles & bunkers with their Petard Mortar. 2/14
#DDay75: the Churchill AVRE were equipped with fascines to fill in bomb craters or anti-tank ditches. Others had drop-bridges which could then be used to get over the sea wall. This initial aspect of bridging on D-Day would become of the key roles of RE in 1944-45. 3/14
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This is a story that should not be allowed to cycle out.
The layers of awfulness--the graves at #Normandy--it's vile.

Trump lashes out at Pelosi: 'She's a nasty, vindictive, horrible person' 'She's not talented at all."
cnn.com/2019/06/06/pol…
It's not even about what he says about @SpeakerPelosi. That's his usual venom toward a woman who's infinitely smarter and more accomplished than he is. It's that 100s of 18, 19 & 20 year old Americans are buried behind him and he can't respect that for even 5mins. Disgraceful.
There were men who survived #Normandy--a few dozen still alive, now in their 90s--who were there, for #Normandy75, reliving that horrific day. And there Trump is, NOT saying that the day was about them and the fallen, but as ALWAYS, talking about his own pettiness. So shameful.
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Today marks the 75th Anniversary of the storming of the beaches at #Normandy. It is our duty & privilege to honor the lives sacrificed on that day.

There’s also a myth that no Black men participated on #DDay and that is not true.

A thread⬇️ #DDay75
Meet 90-year old Joann Woodson. She's on a mission to share the truth about the participation of Black men on #DDay.

Her late husband, Waverly Woodson, was one of the few Black soldiers known to have served on Omaha Beach. #DDay75
Waverly Woodson, a 21-year-old medic from Philadelphia, treated at least 200 injured men on #DDay, despite being injured himself. He was with the lone African-American combat unit to fight on D-Day. #DDay75 #DDay75thAnniversary
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#GenDunford on #DDay75: "On the 75th anniversary of the #Normandy Landings, we express our utmost gratitude to our Nation’s World War II veterans. Their unwavering dedication and devotion to our country and our way of life cannot be overstated. (1/4)
As we remember their sacrifices on the beaches of Northern France, we are reminded of a simple adage: ‘Weapons of war come and go, but the great constant is the people.’ (2/4) #DDay75thAnniversary
They answered the world’s call for help without hesitation or indecision in the midst of great peril to themselves and their fellow service members. Without their immeasurable sacrifices, this experiment we call democracy would no longer exist. (3/4) #HonorThem
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1. #News ~ 'We were sitting ducks': Last D-Day veterans recall horror and heroism 75 years on washingtonexaminer.com/news/white-hou…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA #Normandy #DDay75
2. #News ~ President Trump Reads FDR Prayer During D-Day Ceremony in Britain (VIDEO) thegatewaypundit.com/2019/06/presid…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA #DDay75
3. #News ~ UK’s Nile Gardiner: Trump’s UK State Visit a “Great Success… the Meetings with Queen and Royal Family were Absolutely Tremendous” (VIDEO) thegatewaypundit.com/2019/06/uks-ni…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA #USStateVisit
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and off we go #EnergyTwitter! May the thread start! 💡

Did You Know: To provide vital #oil across the English Channel after the #DDay landings, within months secret #pipelines were unwound from massive spools to reach French ports.
Following the #DDay invasion– June 6, 1944 – Allied forces would need vast quantities of #petroleum to continue the advance into #Europe. Allied leaders also knew that petroleum tankers trying to reach French ports would be vulnerable to #Luftwaffe attacks...
A top-secret “Operation #PLUTO” – Pipe Line Under The Ocean – became the Allied strategy. It would fuel victory with #oil production from the #USA petroleum industry. The secret pipeline mission used a popular #WaltDisney character for its logo. #OOTT
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In the early hrs of June 6, 1944, several hrs prior to troops landing on the beaches, over 13,000 elite paratroopers of the American 82nd & 101st Airborne Divisions, as well as several thousand from the British 6th Airborne Division were dropped at night by over 1,200 aircraft...
Almost 4,000 more paratroopers would later be brought in by gliders, known as Waco Gliders, during daylight hours. In total 23,000 paratroopers and glider troops would be used in Normandy. They were all to land inland, behind the main line of German defense on the beach...
and were given the job of taking the town of St. Mere Eglise and securing key approaches to the Allied beachhead. Heavy anti-aircraft fire from German guns in the trees/fields below, destroyed a number of the C-47 Skytrains (transport aircraft used to deliver the paratroopers)...
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Travelling to France for #DDay75? Fancy seeing some lesser-known locations connected to #DDay & the Battle of #Normandy? Then I hope this is of interest!
No 1: 50th (Nortnumbrian) Division Memorial, Bayeux. This division landed on Gold Beach on D-Day & pushed inland, fighting at Tilly and Hottot. The memorial is on an old convent wall, opposite the cathedral & easily missed. #DDay75
No 2: The church at Saint Côme du Mont. Inland from Utah Beach, Fallschirmjager Major von Der Heydte famously watched the Allied landings from the spire. US Para Joe Beyrle was taken POW here after landing on the roof, sent to Poland, escaped & fought alongside the Russians!
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1) @realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse @POTUS
#QAnon No. 3241...
Link 2 #POTUS' Tweet ==> #AdamSchiff "[knowingly] & unlawfully lying & leaking, should be forced 2resign from #Congress!"

He's been one of the "Gang of 8", & having pushed falsifications, must go!
2) #QAnon No. 3242...
Link 2 @RepDougCollins Tweet ==> Release of #NellieOhr transcripts.

Links 2 #DougCollins' Congressional home page ==>
dougcollins.house.gov/nellieohr
Link 2 testimony ==>
dougcollins.house.gov/sites/dougcoll…
Form this doc we fin numerous points of note.
3) Among them, #Q notes age 17 which has #NellieOhr confirming she works for the #C_A as an independent contractor.
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#QAno @realDonaldTrump @WhiteHouse @POTUS @Phase3 #Justice
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Colorization by @marinamaral2: This day in #WWII #History: On June 6, 1944, the Allied invasion of German-occupied Western Europe begins at #Normandy.

#DDay
LCVP landing craft from Amphibious Transport Ship USS Samuel Chase approaching Omaha Beach in June 6, 1944.
#DDAY
LCVP landing craft from LST-284 off Utah Beach, Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944.

#DDAY
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