On 6th June 1944 the United Nations began the largest amphibious military assault ever launched with the purpose of liberating Western Europe from the control of Hitler, namely the Invasion of Normandy or D-Day as it is popularly remembered by the millions of people who were liberated and their descendants!
During World War II the Invasion of Normandy resulted in the United Nations liberating Western Europe from the control of Hitler. Operation Neptune (the first day of Operation Overlord) began on D-Day when some 156,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on five beaches along a 50-mile stretch of the heavily fortified beaches of Normandy. The invasion was one of the largest amphibious military assaults in history and required extensive planning. The United Nations had successfully conducted a large-scale deception campaign designed to mislead the Hitler‘s generals about the intended invasion target which resulted in the generals being persuaded to place their troops and defenses in the wrong place! By late August 1944, all of northern France had been liberated and by the following spring the United Nations had defeated Hitler.
D-Day was the beginning of the end of war in Europe and must be eternally remembered to remind us that unity in Europe is the most essential part of winning the peace and thereby avoiding the useless bloodshed of war forever! Don’t forget this when you vote in the Referendum on Membership of the European Union on 23rd June as we need a united Europe to ensure continued harmony in Europe and thereby to continue to be an influential member of the United Nations. Perhaps after 71 years of peace in Europe we have forgotten who our friends are and how much stronger we are together than apart!
Part of the overall deception of Operation Bodyguard was Operation Fortitude and this inspired the writing of the novel Eye of the Needle which was subsequently made into a film about a spy figuring out the United Nations‘s deception and racing to inform Hitler‘s generals so that they would be able to concentrate their defenses in the right place. The novel The Unlikely Spy also focused on a spy’s race to discover the true plans.