Tag: Montgomery

June 06. D-Day – Rifleman Billy Moore. Roll of Honour

D-Day through the accounts of Lisburn’s Billy Moore of the Royal Ulster Rifles. Eisenhower’s Message to the forces. Stats in graphic form and On This Day account. Photo – Montgomery addresses his Irish soldiers.

June 5 – On this day

1916 – Kitchener lost. 1940 – Battle for France. 1941 – 12,970 UK taken prisoner Crete. 1942 – Germans besiege Sevastopol. 1944 – Go ahead order for D Day. 150,000 Allied troops board ships all across southern England for the invasion of France.