Remembering D-Day 74 Years Later

The Tactical Hermit

Every year when June 6th rolls around I take some time with my family to remember D-Day and the awesome sacrifice made by so many to keep the world free.

The Nazi jackboot had torn across Europe with a fury, leaving countless scores of dead in it’s wake. The only way to stop it was a combined seaborne and airborne invasion by Allied Forces.

As a Military Historian, I always tell people (in the spirit of the great Paul Harvey) the “rest of the story” regarding D-Day is the two PRECEDING Amphibious Assaults in North Africa in 1942 with Operation Torch and Sicily and Italy in 1943 with Operations Husky and Avalanche. Without these landings, D-day would have been an unmitigated disaster.

For further study:

  1. D-Dayby Stephen Ambrose

  2. D-Day: The Battle for Normandy by Antony Beevor

  3. The Liberation Trilogyby Rick Atkinson

  4. D-Day Through German Eyes by…

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