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D-Day 75th anniversary: 'A victory was never certain' - BBC Newsnight

Discussion in 'History' started by AndrewvanZyl, Jun 6, 2019.

  1. AndrewvanZyl

    AndrewvanZyl Occasional commenter

    Published on Jun 5, 2019
    President Trump joined the Queen and Theresa May to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53FBut the international cooperation being celebrated this week wasn't as straightforward as it is generally believed to be.For a long time the British and the Americans argued about whether D-Day was even worth trying. But even when they agreed, a victory was never certain. Winston Churchill wanted to focus on the Mediterranean campaign and wrote to President Roosevelt in 1943 casting doubt over whether D-Day should happen in 1944. But, he was persuaded by the Americans to go ahead.

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