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BLACKSOD FORECAST CHANGED THE COURSE OF HISTORY

Tuesday last, 6th June, marked the 70th anniversary of the D-Day  invasion of Normandy (June 1944) that in August resulted in the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi Germany control. 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of coast. It was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning.

Thanks to Ted Sweeney in Blacksod Bay Lighthouse in County Mayo on the west of Ireland, General Dwight D Eisenhower was convinced to delay the D-Day invasion for 24 hours, potentially averting a military disaster and changing the course of World War 11.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO6jGFBUuLs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wg5x5WaZPo

To honour the occasion, on Tuesday last, the D-Day Museum in Portsmouth was presented with Sweeney’s original Blacksod observation sheets, collated by the Irish Met Service, and including the actual weather observations which proved so crucial to the invasion.

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How interesting. Thanks for sharing that.