70 Years

It's the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings at Normandy. New Orleans' primary contribution to the war effort was made by shipbuilder Andrew Higgins. He designed and manufactured the landing crafts that made amphibious landings somewhat less insane than previously. Here's a short film about the Higgins boat:

 

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  1. Kaleberg says:

    It is impossible to celebrate any anniversary of the D-Day invasion without citing James Woolsey’s wonderful 1984 piece “Eisenhower’s Folly”. It begins:
    “SOMEWHERE IN SOUTHERN ENGLAND, June 7. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, rumored to be romantically involved with his ‘driver’ Kay Summersby, ordered an invasion of Normandy in the early morning hours yesterday.
    I can only find one copy of it online at:
    http://eppc.org/publications/ike-revisited/
    but, it is also in the New York Times archives for those with access.

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