The TV is full of D-Day anniversary celebrations from the Normandy beaches It is 70 years since it happened. It must have been a day filled with unbelievable fear, on a level I cannot begin to imagine, with the fear of being shot at any moment.
My stroke has left me more emotional than before: the thought of these brave men moved me to tears, as did thinking of my dear dad flying Lancasters in Bomber Command. In his lifetime I never once told him how brave he was, one of my greatest regrets. I do so hope their efforts were not in vane. We have had 70 years of peace in Europe, just about, with a few exceptions.
I do not have bad feelings towards the German people. Mankind has a nasty side and it could so easily been the other way around. We have all to work towards peace and reconciliation. The EC has a good side by helping to keep the peace.
I must stop bursting into tears.