The Best D-Day Movie You Never Saw

Seventy years ago, 150,000 Allied troops stormed ashore at Normandy. Within hours they had secured a beachhead, and 11 months later Hitler’s Third Reich was in ashes. The largest military operation in history has naturally inspired lots of movies – some classic, some less so. The current edition of AARP The Magazine offers a good list of D-Day movies. It’s headed, of course, by Daryl Zanuck’s 1962 mega-production, The Longest Day. No D-Day movie list I’ve ever seen, though, includes …

A Boomer’s Guide to D-Day

Seventy years ago – on June 6, 1944, commonly known as D-Day – World War II took a dramatic turn with the Allied invasion of Normandy. The Allied landings – overseen by General Dwight D. Eisenhower - were conducted in two phases: an airborne assault shortly after midnight, and, beginning at 6:30 a.m., an amphibious landing of Allied infantry and armored divisions along a 50-mile stretch of the French coastline. Boomers were not, of course, around for that, but growing up …

D-Day: Finding The Memories

James W. Eikner on D-Day from Jason Eikner on Vimeo. The World War II veterans are beginning to disappear. D-Day is now 67 years ago, and veterans like James W. Eikner would be in their late 90s, if they’re alive.  Luckily, we have many of their memories recorded… like this one: So I started up that cliff-there were two or three guys ahead of me-and the enemy was leaning over and shooting at us and throwing down hand grenades by …

The Takeaway: Cancer Breakthrough; Online Dating; D-Day

Lots of interesting findings coming out of the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology in Chicago: Two drugs are being hailed by scientists as a ‘major breakthrough’ in treating deadly skin cancer. About 8,700 people die from melanoma every year.