Reflections on the D-Day Commemorations 2014 by Angela Caldin

Today, 6 June 2014 is the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings on the Normandy beaches of France, the day that marked the turning point in the Second World War and led to Hitler’s ultimate defeat a year later. My first thought as I watched and listened to the wall-to-wall coverage of this special day was to wonder what the D in D-Day stands for. Various ideas came to mind: disembarkation day, decision day, departure day, even perhaps doomsday, but the generally accepted explanation is that the D simply means the day… Read More