June 6, 2004 is the 60th Anniversary of the landing in Normandy, which occurred
during World War II. An event of great importance that changed the course of
the war and of world history.
With D-Day the end of the Third Reich has its beginning. The landing aimed at
the liberation of occupied France and threatened the following penetration
toward the industrial heart of Germany.
D-Day is one of the most recounted and celebrated military operations of
history, also because few others were so important. A complex operation like no
other conducted before, with little probability of success and extremely high
risks. The disastrous consequences of the operation's failure could have been
multiple, among which was the risk of a unilateral armistice with Russia that,
exhausted by long years at war, had submitted alone to the pressure of the
armies of the Nazi invasions.
If the war had lasted longer, perhaps the use of atomic bombs on German cities
would have been considered, like what happened to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The
moral value of D-Day did not consist only in having gotten closer to the
victory of the Allies, but also in having abbreviated the duration of the war
and therefore the suffering of the European continent and of the whole world.
With this site I want to recount this military event according to my point of
view: it is my personal tribute to the sacrifice of all of those who committed
their lives to driving out Nazism and Fascism from Europe.