Operation Overlord, in its very nature, meant that thousands of young men from different backgrounds would come together for a short space of time to fight for a common cause. Men in the Allied Expeditionary Force became comrades and friends regardless of their class, religion or country of origin.
This comradeship lives on today.
In so many cases, those of us who have never gone into battle for our country will never fully understand the memories and experiences these men share and endure. The best we can do is to show support to those who have been, or are today, willing to put themselves at risk to keep us safe. Whilst these men are amongst us we have an opportunity to listen to them, learn from them and preserve the memory of the losses and achievements of war.
If you are a Normandy Veteran or relative and would like your story to be published on this website then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.