【6月22日】看軍聞學英語

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原文:

Victory was never certain, as the Allies had engaged in deadly air-to-air combat against Luftwaffe, and ground forces fought their way through Nazi Panzer divisions and armored columns of divisions. Fighting had been particularly intense after the June 6, 1944 of D-Day Invasion, the Allied invasion of Normandy in Operation Overlord, with many lives lost.

By the beginning of April, 1945, the Allied forces had begun to see signs that the war was in its final days. It was also at this point that the Allies finally became aware of the magnitude of the atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis at concentration camps such as Ohrdruf, discovered by American troops on April 4th.

中譯:

勝利永遠無法確定,因為同盟國早就以一決生死的空對空作戰,投入對抗德國空軍的行列,而地面部隊也奮力對抗納粹裝甲師及其裝甲縱隊。1944年6月6日係在大君主行動中,同盟國執行諾曼地大登陸的攻擊發起日,之後的戰鬥格外激烈,喪生人員眾多。

到了1945年4月初,同盟國部隊才開始看到戰爭即將結束的跡象。在此同時,美軍在4月4日發現了奧赫德魯夫這類的集中營,同盟國總算了解到,納粹所犯下殘酷暴行的嚴重程度。

-關鍵軍語-

※column:

A narrow-fronted deep formation of troops in successive lines.

※D-Day Invasion:

Normandy landings, the landing operations on Tuesday, 6 June 1944, the largest seaborne invasion in history.

例句:

D-Day Invasion, codenamed Operation Neptune, laid the foundations of the Allied victory on the Western Front.

代號為「海神行動」的諾曼地大登陸攻擊發起日,奠定同盟國在西部戰線勝利的基礎。