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Post by What Would He Say on Thu 06 Jun 2019, 10:06

I think it must be hard as the years go by to remember the enormity of what happened on that Day, D-Day..... especially for the American Vets, distance never helps....

Everyone always imagines the “arena” of war.... but so much else goes on day to day...

So to honour all, but with a special shout out to the U.S. so far from home .... I post a little background..... all about the “original” energy bar....

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Post by party animal - not! on Thu 06 Jun 2019, 17:22

Another George who helped on D-Day:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-hampshire-48520886/d-day-a-french-horse-called-george-was-an-unlikely-hero

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Post by annemarie on Thu 06 Jun 2019, 19:56

D-Day: A French horse called George was an unlikely hero
On 6 June 1944, British commandos were fighting their way from the beaches of Normandy further inland, to support troops who had landed in the early hours of the morning.
They had secured the strategically important river crossing of Pegasus Bridge, and as the Germans launched a counter offensive there was a race against time to get reinforcements to the bridge.
Help came from an unlikely source, as commandos with heavy mortar rounds came across a white horse called George, which helped shoulder the burden of their load.
Together they made the hazardous journey to the bridge and were able to secure the river crossing that paved the way for troops to be able to move further into France and ultimately defeat the Nazis.
D-Day veteran Jim Scott, 95, tells the story of George from his home in Chichester, 75 years after setting sail from Warsash, 

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