J-28, D-Day remembered

I thought yesterday’s post from my ‘daily’ blog was worth posting here, too. It’s about our daily life preparing for Japan, J-Day, and also about my life following Jesus. I hope you find it inspiring or at least interesting!

いちにちいちにち ... day by day

Yesterday, since we’re holidaying not far away, we drove to Arromanches to see the site of the Normandy landings which marked the beginning of the end of the Second World War. We watched a remarkable, 20-minute, 360° film made from the archive film of the allied forces – principally American, Canadian and British – who took part in the D-Day landings on 6 June 1944. There was no commentary except for some original broadcast speeches of Churchill, Roosevelt and de Gaulle. It was extremely moving.

I’m not a history buff, but for some inexplicable reason it moved me to tears. Perhaps it was the realisation that so many young men – I don’t think women were allowed to take part – gave their youth, their energy and often their lives to deliver a continent, which was not even theirs, from an evil that had to be stopped. Normandy was where…

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