Friday, 6 June 2014

#DDay70 - a commemoration

There are some moments in the study of history where you feel so unutterably humbled that it seems no words can suffice. 6 June 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, part of Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Northern Europe. While the war was to rage on for almost another year, D-Day has always struck me as something of a turning point, but as such it has always been almost overlooked: it is merely a vanguard for the more important VE Day in May 1945. But today, when the internet is commemorating the Normandy landings, there are some that have really stood out for me, and I've been overcome with a sense of the enormity of the sacrifice that these men made seventy years ago. It's truly a humbling moment. So here they are.