June 6, 2014

D-Day June 6, 1944


"Dot-Dot-Dot-Dash, Dot-Dot-Dot-Dash" - listen to the opening timpani as it beats the Morse Code for the letter "V" for Victory. Today is the 67th anniversary of the landings on the Normandy beaches -- D-Day. Paul Anka's song about D-Day, June 6, 1944, celebrates the invincibility of the Great Generation that landed, fought and won there. The three parts of this beautiful arrangement -- the first ever to portray musically what actually happened on those beaches that day -- recall the dogged unparalleled preparation, the 4,720 casualties of Omaha Beach and then the breakthrough. Eleven months later the war in Europe was over.

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