The Myths Of D-Day

There were many myths swirling around the invasion of Normandy….most were to confuse and frustrate the Nazis……but others were just misunderstandings of what the invasion  and who was carrying it out.

This article was first published in 2014…..6 years ago……

Anniversaries are useful moments to pause and reflect. For the 70th anniversary of D-Day and subsequent campaign in northern France, it is also an opportunity to look at the past in detail and ask how much of what we think we know is true and how much is well-entrenched myth. Not only is it more interesting, it is also of greater worth as we plan for the future and pray there will never be a conflict like World War II again.

1. MYTH: D-Day was predominantly an American operation

https://www.cnn.com/2014/06/05/opinion/opinion-d-day-myth-reality/index.html


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4 thoughts on “The Myths Of D-Day

  1. The British, Canadians, and others do tend to get overlooked where D-Day is concerned. Though mainly in mainstream films about that action.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. I’m a history nut and I gotta say, there’s a reason WW2 still makes historians crank out dozens of books a year. You could probably spend all your college credits on courses regarding WW2 and still not get close to all the goings on. The thing I find troublesome in American education (though because of stupid testing and time constraints, I suppose I can understand a little) is the America-centric view of events. I get annoyed by the number of people who think we did everything in that war, and we were late-comers!

    I was happy to help volunteer at the Holocaust Museum a while back because we got to go beyond the textbooks and teach more history, especially the very end of the war in Europe.When Berlin’s taken, that’s when the textbooks stop… and some people thought the Americans made it to Berlin to end the war, despite all the Hollywood movies that mentioned the Russians did it! It’s like they filter that part out. Of course, someone who doesn’t realize the Americans DIDN’T liberate Auschwitz (plenty of those, actually) is more testimony to a poor grasp of geography (if we never made it to Berlin, how the hell did we make it 300 miles further east to liberate Auschwitz even earlier in the year)?

    I find it funny and sad at the same time when people would disparage The History Channel by calling it “The Hitler Channel” a long time ago. Well, at least when it was the so-called “Hitler” channel, you actually had lots of good documentaries and learned new things. I’m sick of the “reality shows” and docudramas, Ancient Aliens, and only the VERY occasional special feature documentary.

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