We commemorated the D-Day landings in our phone-in programme, Talking Point.
This thankfulness was reinforced by seeing Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan a few years ago. Key early parts of the invasion did not go to plan.
The huge commitment of landing craft and other resources to Normandy meant that a second invasion of France along the Mediterranean coast, which was meant to coincide with Overlord to prevent Germans in the south from being shifted to Normandy, would instead take place a few months after Overlord unfolded.
There is no way the USA, Canada, Britain and its oft-forgotten colonies, the Marquis or any of the many other participants could have succeeded without the help of the others.
Resistance groups took up arms, and some began liberating Paris before Allied troops entered the city in late August. Despite the setbacks, Allied troops pushed through and by pure grit, got the job done. Instead he sent General Omar N.
The respect and dignity of a generation can be seen on this one day. Adolf Hitler arriving at the Berlin Sportpalast, being greeted by Nazi salutes, circa