Friday, June 06, 2008


Sixty-four years ago today the Allies invaded the beaches of Normandy. On that single day of June 6, they suffered an estimated 2500 deaths. Total Allied deaths during the entire Battle of Normandy would reach 37,000.

During the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, 2345 military and 57 civilians were killed. So on June 6, 1944, more Allies were killed than were lost at Pearl Harbor.

In Normandy, the Allies were fighting Germans. And yet Germany had had nothing to do with the attack on Pearl Harbor.

1 comment:

Eric said...

Your post seems uncharacteristically incomplete or incoherent. Did you leave out something? Am I missing a subtle point?