The EU would not exist today without the sacrifice of so many from the Anglosphere

80 years ago today, thousands of British, Commonwealth, and US troops crossed the Channel

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Brexit Facts4EU.Org remembers D-Day, even if the EU Commission does not

Today in 1944, the liberation of Europe was launched from British beaches and airfields. Without the heroism (and sacrifice) of these troops 80 years ago, Europe would not have been freed and the idea of the EU would just be a pipe dream.

A Brexit Facts4EU.Org Series on Defence

Part I – The UK's defence of the EU
Part II - The UK's support for Ukraine, years before the EU acted
Part III – The 80th anniversary of D-Day (This report)
Part IV - Germany set to re-arm, go on full war alert, and introduce conscription, says Defence Minister

The EU Commission tends not to refer to this significant event very often, and given the parlous state of history teaching in our schools the Facts4EU team would like to pay tribute, in case we are not around for future anniversaries.

At the time of writing (03.00am, 06 Jun 2024), there is nothing on the EU Commission's website about this major historical commemoration.

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Just some of the basic numbers (not a full history)

  • On D-Day, the Allies landed around 156,000 troops in Normandy
  • In the British sector 83,115 troops were landed (61,715 of them British)
  • 24,970 on Gold Beach, 21,400 on Juno Beach, 28,845 on Sword Beach
  • 7,900 airborne troops also landed
  • In the US sector 23,250 were landed on Utah Beach, 34,250 on Omaha Beach
  • 15,500 American airborne troops were also landed
  • Overall 11,590 aircraft supported the landings
  • Massive naval forces were involved, including 6,939 boats of all sizes
  • In the ensuing days almost one-third of a million troops were landed

This involved millions more – from the UK, the Commonwealth, and from the USA

In addition to the vanguard of those on the ground, in the air, and on the sea, millions more were involved in this liberation of Europe from the German Reich. From the manufacturing of armaments and military equipment to the care of those wounded and repatriated to the UK, the effort from men and women was immense and all-encompassing.

The effect of the Second World War on the United Kingdom was simply devastating. To give one example, rationing did not finally end in the UK until 1958, 13 years after the end of the war in Europe.

Maps – what we liberated and what the EU is today

It is worth looking at maps of Europe under the Third Reich in the 1940s and Europe under the EU Commission of today. Our caveat on the first map is that this was not created by us and arguments can be made regarding the formal extent of the German empire and then its effective control of other territories. This applies to Vichy France, for example.

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MAP 1 – Europe under the Third Reich in 1942

Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license. Attribution: Goran tek-en.

MAP 2 – Europe under the European Union

© Brexit Facts4EU.Org 2024 - click to enlarge

Finally, something for the globalists to be aware of

In the aftermath of Operation Overlord (the D-Day landings), thousands of civilians were unfortunately killed in the fighting which ensued before Paris was re-taken by the Allies in August 1944 - and across Europe before Germany finally fell.

It is a sad fact that war produces casualties. Many are fighting troops, but many civilians are inadvertently caught up in the fighting.

As the globalists delight in the International Criminal Court's decision to investigate the Israeli Prime Minister for war crimes, they might do well to remember this.


Few veterans of the D-Day landings remain and fewer still are able to make the journey to Normandy for the commemorations. Nevertheless we salute them all, and remember those who have left us.

These days in Brussels the liberation of Europe does not appear to be something the EU Commission wishes to draw attention to. Following Brexit, the UK has been treated as an enemy and the US as a trade warrior.

The simple fact is that without the Anglosphere in 1944 the EU would not exist as it does today. Some might argue that despite the defeat of Nazi Germany, that reconstituted country has held a dominant position in the EU for decades and this is true. However for many years countries in Europe have been sovereign. This is now changing rapidly.

In addition to thanking the United Kingdom for its pivotal role in liberating Europe at enormous cost, the EU Commission might also want to remember more recent events, such as the bringing down of the Soviet Union.

Without the UK’s and the US’s resolute response to the Kremlin over so many years, (bitterly opposed by CND in the UK and huge numbers of ‘peace’ protestors in Germany), the EU would be a great deal smaller today.

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Brexit Facts4EU.Org, Thurs 06 June 2024

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