D-Day (Jour-J)

Today is the 73rd. anniversary of the D-Day landings. Here’s a small tribute to those who died and to the survivors, most of whom will be well over 90!

D Day (Jour J)

June the 6th. was D-Day way back in 19 44

when Allied troops disembarked on Europe’s bloody shore

and France’s liberation began the day they call Jour “Jee”

and many a soldier lost his life that day in Normandy.

so whether your name was Hans, my boy, or Jean-Pierre or Tom,

it’s History repeated a stone’s throw from the Somme.

It’s History repeated a stone’s throw from the Somme.

 

The five pronged thrust from Neptune was planned to make a breach.

They came from Canada’s wheat belt to die on Juno beach,

whilst Yanks who left the mid-West, home states both near and far,

perished under machinegun fire at Utah and Omaha,

so whether your name was Hans, my boy, or GI Joe or Tom,

it’s History repeated a stone’s throw from the Somme.

It’s History repeated a stone’s throw from the Somme.

 

The Brits were asked to play their part at Gold Beach and at Sword

to establish a bridge head in Operation Overlord,

but mothers grieve on both sides having lost their pride and joy

for Lebensraum’s worth nothing when it takes away your boy,

so whether your name was Hans, my boy, or Fritz or Franz or Tom,

it’s History repeated a stone’s throw from the Somme.

It’s History repeated a stone’s throw from the Somme.

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4 comments

  1. h1a1rvey · June 6

    Beautiful words well crafted, well meant.

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  2. Ann & Steve JOSEPH · June 6

    Ah Dr P… This is heartfelt art🌹

    Sent from my iPhone

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  3. M Holbrook · June 6

    What can I say? Another nail on the head. Beautiful.

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  4. mph26 · June 6

    We forget the terrible bloodshed of the Normandy landings because we’re taught to remember the success that followed. Thanks for the reminder.

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