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June 6: D-Day Anniversary

It’s the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Did you know alcohol played a small part in the invasion’s success? It’s true. The German major charged with blowing up a number of key bridges, should an invasion go down, was on a raging drunk when the Allied paratroopers dropped in. Not only did he fail to give the order to blow the bridges, he drunkenly drove through enemy lines and got himself captured. In this case it wasn’t A Bridge Too Far, but a German Too Drunk.