So I have been thinking...
During The D-Day landings, over 3,000 people were killed in the space of a few hours across a small beachhead. Not only that but the allied forces of the time were made up of conscripts. The part that shocked me is when you think of the lives of the men on the landing craft or in the paratroop regiments - People who have never had any experience of war being forced to run to their almost certain death, these men had been forced away from their homes, each with their own hopes and dreams, smart, intelligent men with bright futures ahead of them being forced into a meat grinder. Loud. Painful. Terrifying.
Why do I bring this up?
1) It's Memorial Day and I feel we should all take a moment to think about what it's like to run towards machine guns in open ground with no escape from hells teeth.
2) The bravery was unmatched to today. I feel that now, very few would have even tried to move up the beach. Would you be able to?
3) This group is based on an infantry regiment that served in D-Day.
This isn't really a 'discussion', it's more just something to think about.