Monday, August 8, 2011

Cover # 3: England!

Thank you Ms. Termes! 

     This cover is a commemorative cover celebrating the 25th anniversary of D-Day. On June 6, 1944, now better known as D-Day, 160,000 Allied troops landed along a 50-mile stretch of well-fortified French coastline to fight Nazi Germany on the beaches of Normandy, France. 

     When asked about D-Day, General Dwight D. Eisenhower said it was  a fight in which “we will accept nothing less than full victory.” More than 5,000 ships and 13,000 aircraft supported the D-Day invasion, and by day’s end on June 6, the Allies gained ground in Normandy. 

     The D-Day cost was high -more than 9,000 Allied Soldiers were killed or wounded- but many more went on to march into Germany. The cover has stamps from both Canada and England on it.

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