Friday, 6 June 2014
70 years ago: D-Day
"British soldiers joke as they read a tourist guide about France aboard a landing craft on June 6th 1944 while Allied forces storm Normandy beaches" - The Telegraph
It's sometimes easy to forget at this huge distance from the events that the men who took part in the largest air and sea invasion in history, and so secured our freedom, were just ordinary people caught up in extraordinary - and terrifying - events. Here's to them for all their sacrifices and bravery. We owe a debt that can never be repaid but must never be forgotten.