Last Thu., June.06 was the 69th anniversary of D-Day, the day that allied forces landed in northern
and started an invasion which led to the defeat of Germany
a year later. Allied forces at the time consisted Americans, British and
Canadians, mainly. Unlike what I had expected there was nothing on the news or
no especial ceremony in the country.
Americans entered the war simply seeking opportunities and they got that later. Their gift to Europeans was Marshal Plan. Based on that plan the
provided a total of $13 Billion in terms of economic and financial help to the
European countries which their economy had been destroyed as a result of the
Many call this as the most unselfish act of helping but there is no doubt that the US benefited from a lot by simply accessing the European markets for years even after the plan was ended!
In military terminology the letter D simply stands for Day and D is the day of an operation. The days which come after that are called D+1, D+2 and so one while the days prior to the military operation are named as D-2, D-1 and similar. So D-Day is general term but since it signifies the most important invasion of all time, everyone who thinks of D-Day immediately thinks of the day that invasion started in
to pass the Atlantic Wall and liberate France, rest of occupied Europe
and eventually defeating the Nazis. Discussions about the WWII are so long and
broad and there's no room and time for it here in post. I just have to point at
two post-war occasions: First, The Nuremberg Trial, the most ridiculous juridical
event of the all times! You are in fight with someone and he defeats you and
then he takes you to the court and sentenced you to be punished to this much!
There is no doubt that what Germans did during the WWII was evil but didn't
Americans do even worse in many corners of the words in the past 60 years!? Did
anybody condemn them? Did anything happen to them? No! Did any of those who
killed civilians ever go to prison? How about the bombs on the two Japanese
cities? Did anyone take the Americans to the court, especially the Japanese?
The other one is the destruction of Berghof, Hitler's residence in south
. Berghof without a doubt is the most beautiful
residence that someone ever resided in. The Americans blind from jealousy
bombed the place and wiped it out while it could have stayed to become a
museum. There is nothing actually, absolutely nothing left from the villa, I
would call it but just the location is amazing. I would love to see it, if it
still existed. east Germany
(Photo: This map shows the stages of the alliance invasion in Normandy started in 06-Jun-1944)