Sunday, August 31, 2014
How many people died in D-Day?
70 years ago, on June 6, 1944, about 5400 soldiers lost their lives in one of the most important episodes of the 2nd World War.
It was the beginning of the Allied armies to attack German troops in Normandy, northern French coast.
About 6,900 ships, 5,500 aircraft and 160,000 soldiers (including 13 000 paratroopers) from the USA, Britain and Canada crossed the English Channel from England to start the Overlord operation, whose aim was to expel the Nazis from western Europe .
The campaign lasted for nearly 90 days and cost the deaths of 445 000 people (between soldiers and civilians) until the arrival of the allies to Paris in August.
The defeat in France cornered Hitler's armies and sent the war.
From heaven to hell
Among the Allied casualties, 1,200 of them were paratroopers. Many of them, however, may have fallen away from the target, long gone and joined the troops again
All the casualties of the operation (killed, wounded and missing)
In training, simulations and "false" output locations of armed - created to confuse the Nazis about where the Allies would invade French territory - 12 000 lost their lives between April and May 1944 Allied air forces lost 2000 aircraft during preparations
USA, Britain and Canada had 4,413 soldiers killed on D-Day were 2,499 Americans, 1,660 British and 340 Canadian. 2000 there was only low on the beach codenamed Omaha, one of five chosen for the landing of troops, to the USA
Imagine a soldier ally participating in an operation to free another country (France) defended by a third nationality (German) soldiers. The count of enemy casualties was not a priority for the invaders. Therefore, the estimate of deaths Nazis was only 1,000
Between 15 and 20 thousand French are counted as casualties. Most of them died of bombings in the early hours of the invasion. This number also accounts for the French who left home to escape the conflict
Today there are 27 war cemeteries in the Normandy region, with about 110 000 buried dead (not only D-Day). The total of heroes has 77,866 German, 9386 American, 17,769 British, 5002 Canadian and 650 Polish soldiers
Allies - 209 000 casualties
Nazi - 216 000 casualties
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Breve análise sobre os três principais presidenciáveis
Marina e os gays... Perguntas sem respostas
Nothing holds your success if you believe in their ability
You're not the size of your bank account, the neighborhood where you live, the clothes we use or the type of work you do.
You, like everyone else, an extremely complex mixture of capabilities and limitations.
This undoubtedly is the greatest wealth of the human being.
Trust your potential, strive to the utmost.
To stumble at the first stone of the way, lift your head, dust yourself off and move on. Success is your limit.
Known for sober style.... beige suit over Obama uses... causes furor in social networks
President Barack Obama made a statement on Thursday (28). Discussing relevant issues: the economy, the crisis in Iraq and the invasion of Ukrainian territory by the Russians.
But what resonated in social networks, really, was the suit that the president wore.
Known for its sober and elegant style, he wore a beige with large shoulder pads and play.
The "new style" of Obama was enough to generate a wave of comments on social networks.
Even the press secretary of the White House Josh Earnest, joked with the look of the president.
During his daily newsletter, on Friday (29), he said: "The president strongly defends his decision yesterday to use this summer suit," and burst into laughter.
Nick Confessore, reporter for the New York Times policy, made a play on the slogan of the campaign that elected Obama in 2008, "yes we can".
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