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[英伦广角] 【整理】2009-06-07 政要云集 纪念诺曼底登陆65周年 (法国总统的求confirmation)

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“Today, we commemorate the 65th anniversary of the D-Day Landings that took place in the early morning hours of6th June, 1944.
Today’s ceremony will honor the soldiers, sailors and airmen who made the supreme sacrifice so that Europe might be liberated.
Included among those so honored are the 3881 who lost their life on D-Day on Omaha Beach and the 9387 of our death who are buried at this cemetery.”

“Our gracious and loving Father in Heaven, we ask for the blessing of your presence on this significant event that touches the life of the families and citizens of the grateful nations here represented.
Magnify Yourself this day as we pause to think and remember those men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of France and the allied nations during Second World War.”

“They numbered 135,000 on the thousands %&^%.
They formed two armies: one America,the other British and Canadians.
Some asked earlier Eisenhower: ‘Good wisdom, good luck or good fight!’ What are those young soldiers thinking of?
They said nothing but the black line of the coast merging from the mist.
What were they thinking? Of their too brief life?
Of the way their mother gently kissed their forehead when they were children?
Of the way their fathers held back for tears when they left for the war?
Of tears that will be shed on the land when they are confused?
What were the soldiers thinking of is the destiny of wars that decide the fate of so many people.
What were they thinking of if not what ‘20 years old is too young to die’?”

“Sixty-five years ago, in the sunlight of great dawn, more than a thousand small crafts took %&%
on the day that will be forever of a day of grieving.
On that June morning, the young of our nations stepped out onto this beach below and into history.
As long as freedom lives, their deeds will never die.
And now more than a half century on, it is an honor for me to speak for the British people, alongside friends—President Sarkozy, President Obama, Prime Minister Harper and British royal Highness—Prince of Wale.
Each of us is representing the people of our nations, as we gather to solute the great fighting men of the largest affiliated operation in the end of those warfares.
We remember those who would dance Great of Sand by grain of sand, ultimately determined to take the bullet of the bloodshed.
The freedom will not be pushed back into the sea.
But will rise from this beach below to liberate the continent and to save the generation.”

“Long after our time on the service of our past, one word will still bring forth the pride that all men and women will never meet the heroes that sit before us.
D-Day! Why is this?
Of all the battles, all the wars across the stand of human history, why does this day own such a revered place of our memory? What is it that struggle took place on the sands few short steps from here that bring us back to memory year after year after year.
Part of it I think is the size of the odds it waved against success.
For three centuries no invader had ever been able to cross the English channel into Normandy.
It had never been more difficult than 1944.”

(Gunshot)
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4# Sunshake
On Sunshake
(By the way, incrambrian77 did a very great job.  I had a headache after I transcribed it.  It was hard for me because of all the echoes... )

Today, we commemorate the 65th anniversary of the D-Day landings that took place in the early morning hours of 6th June, 1944.  Today’s ceremony will honor the soldiers, sailors and airmen who made the supreme sacrifice so that Europe might be liberated.  Included among those so honored are the 3,881 who lost their lives on D-Day at Omaha Beach and the 9,387 of our dead who are buried at this cemetery.

Our gracious loving Father in Heaven, we ask for the blessing of your presence on this significant event that touches the life of the families and citizens of the grateful nations here represented.  Magnify Yourself this day as we pause to think and remember those men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom of France and the allied nations during Second World War.

They numbered 135,000 on thousands of us.  They formed two armies: one American, the other British and Canadian.  Some hours earlier Eisenhower had wished them: ‘Good luck!’ All were silent. What were those young soldiers thinking of?  They stared the thin black line of the coast emerging from the mist.  What were they thinking of their all too brief life?  Of the way their mothers gently kissed their foreheads when they were children?  Of the way their fathers held back for tears when they left for the war?  Of tears that will be shed on the land that has been abused?  What were the soldiers thinking of is the destiny of wars that would decide the fate of so many peoples.  What were they thinking of if not what "20 years old is too young to die"?

Sixty-five
years ago, in the sunlight of great dawn, more than a thousand small crafts took to a rough sea on the day that will be forever of a day of bravery.  On that June morning, the young of our nations stepped out onto these beaches below and into history.  And as long as freedom lives, their deeds will never die.  And now more than half century on, it is an honor for me to speak for the British people, alongside friends-President Sarkozy, President Obama, Prime Minister Harper and British Royal Highness-Prince of Wales.  Each of us representing the peoples of our nations, and together we salute the brave fighting men of the largest amphibious operation in the Annals of warfare.  Weremember those who advanced grain of sand by grain of sand, utterlydetermined amid the bullets and the bloodshed that freedom would not bepushed back into the sea but would rise from these beaches below to liberate a continent and to save a generation.

And long after our time on this earth has passed, one word will still bring forth the pride and awe of men and women will never meet the heroes that sit before us: D-Day. Why is this?  Of all the battles and all the wars across the span of human history, why does this day hold such a revered place in our memory? What is it about the struggle that took place on the sands a few short steps from here that brings us back to memory year after year after year.  Partof it, I think, is the size of the odds that weighed against success.For three centuries, no invader had ever been able to cross the EnglishChannel into Normandy. And it had never been more difficult than 1944.

美剧欣赏--来新推出的“模仿秀”练习一口地道的美语(周二、五更新)
影片快递--了解电影新动态(周日)
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8# phantom932

Wow, great job, you guys or gals are super!


I have nothing else to say but one thing:
It will always be “an honor” but not“a honor” because the pronunciation of the word (/ˈɒnər/) starts with a vowel not a consonant.
The beginning letter “h” is silent.

美剧欣赏--来新推出的“模仿秀”练习一口地道的美语(周二、五更新)
影片快递--了解电影新动态(周日)
英文视听在线--轻轻松松学英文
要遵守听写规则哦!
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