Maddogg66: Just to put things in perspective. In the Battle for Iwo Jima we lost 6,821 Killed 19,217 Wounded. On D-DAY: 1465 dead, 3184 wounded For the whole battle for Normandy: Twenty-seven war cemeteries hold the remains of over 110,000 dead from both sides: 77,866 German, 9386 American, 17,769 British, 5002 Canadian and 650 Poles. Between 15,000 and 20,000 French civilians were killed, mainly as a result of Allied bombing. Thousands more fled their homes to escape the fighting. In just one TRAINING EXCERSIZE for D-Day (Operation Tiger) we lost 749 men. So, your post about an 'impressive #' is correct, altho not for the reason you think...it's quite impressive that the number is so LOW. Also note the number of French CIVILIANS killed...care to ask a few Fernch citizens if they think that those 'collateral deaths' were worth it, or do you think that they would rather have those people (and the Nazis) back? All this touchy feelie', lets all sit and sing songs, and get along is a FANTESY WORLD that will never happen. Whether you like it of not, there are 'bad people' out there and they WON'T sit and sing songs and 'get along', and the only 'touchy feelie' they are intetested in is 'touching your throat with a knife and feeling you die'. Your world seems to be one where the wolves and the sheep sit down and decide 'What's for dinner'. In my world the sheep are WELL ARMED.