I am thinking about D-Day – as I do on this day every year. At this point on the clock 64 years ago today, the landing crafts were coming ashore and at
Hitler knew the significance of the Western front. “In the East, the vastness of space will... permit a loss of territory... without suffering a mortal blow to
The commanders were ready to abandon
Thousands died 64 years ago today securing the allied foothold on the western front, pressing inland. In two months the allies would cross the Seine and secure Paris. But first they had to fight their way ashore, and fight their way ashore they did, in what I fervently hope was the last epic, existential battle mankind ever wages.