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Hooyah NCDU! Normandy Beach. June 6, 1944.
Which we have destroyed in the past 10 years.
. ...Excellent cartoon... if sadly on target. Couple of years ago when the UK mandated that not only would taxis have cameras facing the passengers (as they already did) but that audio recordings would also be mandated... Other measures that we would find disturbing. . ...In some ways the UK has been ahead of us in step by step instituting what the various British governments have viewed as a benevolent big brother system. I still have a clipping from October of 1994 where "...a protest outside the Houses of Parliament against a new "law and order" bill erupted into running battles..." Among other features, the bill weakened a defendant's traditional right to silence. . ...In one British drama a young woman talks of how, "My grandfather told me of outnumbered young men who flew over our country in 1940... some who came down in flames... to protect our freedoms..." . ...The young American soldiers who still sleep at Normandy would not recognize this country. Some things would please them... others... . ...Was said that after the Constitution worked out that a woman asked Ben Franklin what kind of government came out of all that politicking... He replied, "A Republic madam, if you can keep it..." . -YP-
So damn true.
NCDUs were the first ashore, wearing OD utilities over woolens due to the cold, carrying a shit-ton of demo gear. "During the invasion of Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944, a select number of Civil Engineer Corps (CEC) officers and Seabees in Naval Combat Demolition Units (NCDUs) numbered among the first Americans ashore to clear the beaches for the ensuing infantry assault. One of these CEC officers, 28-year-old reservist, Ensign Lawrence Stephen Karnowski, Tampa, Kan., would be awarded the Navy Cross for his valor that day amid the bloodstained sands of Omaha Beach." http://seabeemagazine.navylive.dodlive.mil/2014/06/06/opening-omaha-beach-ensign-karnowski-and-ncdu-45/