Saturday, June 7, 2008

The real D Day

June 6th or D Day has become a euphemism for anything that is a turning point in some important way. It's had a few beauties in the past - dreadful fires, wars, politically constitutional actions, a president riding his f1rst train, Colonial declarations and even volcanic eruptions. There are loads more things that live in historical hindsight at that link back there.

The most well known, or the one that first springs to mind is usually June 6 1944, the day that the Allied forces in the war in Europe took it to the Germans at Normandy.

Today, the 7th here but still the 6th in some parts of the world, Classic Flyers museum in Tauranga put on a big day of displays and re-enactments which was very exciting and wore poor Adam right out in his volunteer capacity.

And what a day it was, with a great assortment of military stuff and aircraft, both on the ground and in the air.

Happy, tired Ads.

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