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Just wondering, but does it seem like the TV stations are doing more specials and. TV news broadcasts commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Moon Shot than they did for the 75th anniversary of D-Day?
Your right Breamster
These 2 are apples and oranges---and One determined our lives
You betcha the moon landing was historic---new innovation---personal risk---deaths with space travel---it can go on and on
But (here's where ya''ll jump on me)----there's the same risk in car racing---it could be extended to flight gone far
D-day was courage where you didn't know existed
How many men Died?
This literally was to save the free world (not confused with piggyback Bush--mission accomplished )
You were liberating "Concentration Camps"....nuff said
I think there's a renewed interest in space travel cuz we screwed up this planet--thus the history lesson
Caution on forgetting D-Day tho---Those that do not learn the lessons of history ---are bound...........
I don't have TV these days. I watch everything through the net. Seemed to be a fair amount of D-Day coverage. In addition to my facebook feeds which covered a lot, friends shared much from their feeds.
I did see a lot on social media, but that could be because of who my friends are and the channels I follow.
I sort of feel like D Day has been flogged to death. Maybe it is because it has already had a 50 year anniversary and there was coverage then. I wish they would cover other theaters of the war more, like North Africa and the Pacific—Guadalcanal, the naval battles, etc. I see a fair amount about the eastern front. The Korean War was important and very hard fought, but you don’t see much about it. I like the space race stuff because I remember it and being a red blooded American was (is) jazzed about it.
I have encountered WW2 vets who were angy that other epic battles of the war are downplayed. One was PO'd about ignoring the Battle of the Bulge, another about Iwo Jima. Of course, the Russki's complain we don't pay attention to the real WW2 turning point, Stalingrad. The media does its thing, but historians eventually sort out the important parts. Time to GOI (get over it).
The Russians sort of have a point, they lost more soldiers and civilians in what they call "The Great Patriotic War" than everyone else combined, I think. Of course a lot of those deaths were caused by Stalin's callousness and paranoia.
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