Originally Posted by goboatingnow
Actually this nonsense is very insensitive and plain factually wrong and insults the memory of 100,000s of brave french soldiers that lost
in two wars.
Bit rich coming from a country never actually invaded.
sorry - couldnt resist
casualties figures for D-Day have generally been estimated at 10,000, including 2500 dead. Broken down by nationality, the usual D-Day casualty figures are approximately 2700 British, 946 Canadians, and 6603 Americans. However recent painstaking research
by the US National D-Day Memorial Foundation has achieved a more accurate - and much higher - figure for the Allied
personnel who were killed on D-Day. They have recorded the names of individual Allied personnel killed on 6 June 1944 in Operation Overlord, and so far they have verified 2499 American D-Day fatalities and 1915 from the other Allied nations, a total of 4414 dead (much higher than the traditional figure of 2500 dead). Further research
may mean that these numbers will increase slightly in future.
I am neither pro or anti war but I believe WWII was a necessary one. While I am nowhere near old enough to have participated in even Vietnam
my Abuela (Grandmother) welded liberty ships and My FIL fought in North Africa
. They told me jokes of the same vain as the one I made. I am sorry if you were offended by it but I often have verbal spars with my daughter's boyfriend who is French. We both laugh and he comes back with good barbs on Americans (as you did with your quip from Churchill) at which I laugh.
Any war is a complete and utter tragedy. The loss of young lives so that a powerful elite can have a pissing match is abhorrent.
It was a joke not a political statement. Lighten up.