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Jun 8, 2014 12:33am EDT
-- direction provided by george c marshall, who was a big leader in the unified command. the ability to create this unified command structure was one of the things that made it possible. >> here is john from san diego. go ahead. some father was one of 2000 african-american men who landed at omaha and utah beaches on june 6, 1944. thats one of the people drove the truck that supplied ammo and food, and yet you never see any african-americans .epicted in any movie i think it is a distortion of history that some 2000 african-american men were never given honor for what they contribute it to probably the greatest saving that ever occurred. >> i think you are absolutely right. and it is worse than you suggest. it's not just the 2000 african-american that were ashore on omaha and utah beaches. it is that 10% of the entire american army consisted of african-american men who did all the work and made possible -- logistic support work and made all of it possible for the invasion in the first place. but it is not historians and modern-day commentators who overlook that. it is that the archives
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Jul 4, 2014 11:00pm EDT
george w. marshall who is a big believer in unified command. the anglo american ability to create this unified command structure is one of the things that made d-day possible. >> here's john from san diego. go ahead. >> yes, good morning, mr. symonds. my father was one of some 2,000 african-american men who landed at omaha and utah beaches on june 6th, 1944. he was one of the people who drove the trucks that supplied ammo and food and yet you never see one african-american depicted in any documentary. you never see them in movies like "private ryan" or "the longest day." i think there's a distortion of history that some 2,000 african-american men were never given an honor for what they contributed to probably the greatest save of the democracy to ever occur. i just want to know your thoughts on that. >> i think you are absolutely right. it's worse than you suggest. it's not just that 2,000 african-american men went ashore. on omaha and utah beaches. it's that 10% of the entire american army consisted of african-american men who did all of the work that made possible the logistic s
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Jul 4, 2014 2:00pm EDT
angle's manuscript on george h.w. bush and the peaceful end to the cold bar. >>> the world war ii d-day invision took place on june 6th, 1944, when 160,000 allied troops attacked german forces along a 50-mile stretch of french coastline. next, our discussion on d-day with craig symonds on the 70th anniversary of d-day in june, including his responses to your calls, tweets, and facebook posts. >> now joining us live from new york city is craig symonds. he's the author of the new book "neptune: the allied invasion of europe and the d-day landings. mr. symonds, thanks for joining us. >> my pleasure. thank you. >> we just saw yesterday, mr. symonds, an anniversary in normandy, the 70th anniversary of d-day. a lot of dignitaries there to make the day special yesterday. why do you think 70 years later this date still resonates with the american public? >> well, first of all, i'm glad that it does. i think it's important to remember significant moments in american and even world history and particularly this one where the world changed so dramatically as a result of the sacrifice of those
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