Today is June 6, 2010. Which means it’s 66 years since D-Day, when the Allied forces launched their fightback against the Nazi war machine which, at that point, held most of Europe in its grasp.
I’m a complete pacifist who always wants to see every other possible course of action explored before the first shot is fired in any conflict. Unfortunately, that isn’t always possible.
As is the case with World War II. Adolf Hitler clearly wasn’t going to stop until he controlled the whole of Europe and beyond. And until him and his fellow Nazis had wiped out the Jews and anyone who didn’t fit the Aryan ideal.
D-Day cost many soldiers, on both sides, their lives. But it was the turning point of the conflict, and the war was over 18 months later.
So spend a few minutes today remembering the people who took part in such a momentous battle which changed the world for the better.