I think continually of those who were truly great.
Who, from the womb, remembered the soul’s history
The names of those who in their lives fought for life,
Who wore at their hearts the fire’s centre.
Born of the sun, they travelled a short while toward the sun
And left the vivid air signed with their honour.
- The first waves of landing forces suffered terrible losses, particularly the U.S. troops at Omaha beach and the Canadian divisions at Juno beach.
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- The Allies overcame grave initial setbacks and took all five Normandy beaches by nightfall on June 6.
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