Albuquerque Scale Modelers
July 11 - 12, 2014
*** Please note the convention date change ***
Original dates were June 6 - 7
D-Day Plus Seventy
IPMS Region 10 Convention
MCM Elegante Hotel and Event Center
2020 Menaul Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico USA
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June 6th, 1944 : D-Day
The Allied invasion of Western Europe at Normandy, France
D-Day is a term often used in military parlance to denote the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. "D-Day" often represents a variable, designating the day upon which some significant event will occur or has occurred. The initial D in D-Day has had various meanings in the past, while more recently it has obtained the connotation of "Day" itself, thereby creating the phrase "Day-Day", or "Day of Days".
By far, the best known D-Day is June 6, 1944 the day on which the Invasion of Normandy began commencing the Western Allied effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II. However, many other invasions and operations had a designated D-Day, both before and after that operation.
The Invasion of Normandy was the invasion and establishment of Allied forces in Normandy, France during Operation Overlord in World War II. It covers from the initial landings on June 6, 1944 until the Allied breakout in mid-July. The invasion was the largest seaborne invasion at the time, involving over 156,000 troops crossing the English Channel from the United Kingdom to Normandy. Allied land forces that saw combat in Normandy on June 6 came from Canada, Free French Forces, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. In the weeks following the invasion, Polish forces also participated and there were also contingents from Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, and the Netherlands. Most of the above countries also provided air and naval support, as did the Royal Australian Air Force, Royal New Zealand Air Force and the Royal Norwegian Navy. The Normandy invasion began with overnight parachute and glider landings, massive air attacks, naval bombardments, an early morning amphibious landing and during the evening the remaining elements of the parachute divisions landed. The "D-Day" forces deployed from bases along the south coast of England, the most important of these being Portsmouth. Source: Wikipedia.
While in Albuquerque
visit the New Mexico Veterans Memorial
If you are arriving in
Albuquerque through theSunport International
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While in Albuquerque visit the
National Museum of Nuclear
Science and History
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see ASM's World War II Model Display
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information on the country of
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for information on the
The New Mexico Military Vehicle Preservation Association will have
Click on the Half Track above for info on vehicles expected to be on display.
The picture below is of the vehicle display at Chile Con 2.
For further information on the New Mexico Military Vehicle
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