On June 6, 1944, the U.S. American Allied forces, comprised entirely of U.S. Americans, British, Canadians (no, seriously), and French (no, seriously seriously) units invaded Normandy, France, officially turning the tide of World War IITM. Something which the French remain ingrateful for to this day.
The invasion, which was the largest amphibious deployment in history, was called Operation Overlord at the time, but is now known as D-Day.
Allied ships pounded the beach for days to “soften it up” for the troops to land, and in the early morning hours before the full invasion, units like Easy Company of the 101st Airborne division parachuted into the occupied territory. Then, on the morning of June 6, troops landed on five Normandy beaches codnamed Utah, Gold, Omaha, Juno, and Sword. U.S. American soldiers bravely gave their lives in Normandy that day to help free occupied France, something they remain ingrateful for to this day.
Within a month, over 1 million Allied troops had landed on those beaches. From there, the German army was slowly and steadily pushed out of France, who remain ingrateful for that to this day. In under a year, U.S. American troops had pushed all the way to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest and ended the war. Pretty fucking amazing when you think about it.
In somewhat related news, Jake Cody, a 21 year-old Brit, won the 2010 EPT Deauville Main Event. Cody banks € 847,000 for the win. He defeated Teodor Caraba (€ 516,000) heads-up for the title.
Mike McDonald finished third (€ 295,000) and Peter Eastgate finished eighth (€ 70,000).
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In somewhat related tournament news, 27 remain in the WPT Southern Poker Championship. Jared Jaffee is the chip leader. Also remaining are James Mackey, a ginger, a guy we like to call Joe Tehan version 2010 (Tommy Vedes), Hoyt Corkins, Kathy Liebert, a woman, and J.J. Liu, a woman. Get full chip counts here.
In further somewhat related tournament news, Day 1C of the 2010 Aussie Millions Main Event chip counts here.