In a strange contrast to my love of Medieval, Georgian, and Regency-era fictional romances, I have a profound love and respect for the true stories of those who have served in the armed forces and fought to defend their countries from those who would destroy their freedoms. All my life I have had a strong, heartfelt appreciation for those who suffered so much to protect the rights of their fellow man. The sacrifices and horrors of WWI and WWII have left a particularly keen mark on my soul.
Winston Churchill said that Operation Overlord was 'undoubtedly the most complicated and difficult' ever undertaken. With nearly three million troops involved, it was an incredible feat of organisation - and the first step towards the liberation of Western Europe and the defeat of Nazi Germany.
Planning the invasion
Intelligence, deception and German preparations
Crossing the channel
Overlord under way
I hope you will forgive the shortness of this tribute. A special thank you to all those who have sacrificed and continue to sacrifice so much to bring freedom and peace to our world.
Wanda Luce, Regency Author