Today, almost no one, including in Germany, would dispute it. Gerd Krumeich, a German historian, believes that “the question of whether we were “liberated” or “conquered” according to the stereotype was thrown in the dustbin of history,” said Krumeich of the DW. He added, however, that the consensus on its historical importance should not blind people to the fact that D-Day is appreciated and appreciated differently on both sides of the Rhine and on both sides of the Atlantic. There is not much consensus on this issue. But the most common and likely explanation is the one that the U.S. military proposes in its published manuals. During World War I, the army began using the codes “H-Hour” and “Day D” to indicate the time or date of the start of an operation. Military planners would write about events scheduled at H-hour or D-day, long before actual operational data and schedules were known, or to keep plans secret. And so the “D” can simply refer to the “day” of the invasion. At the Casablanca conference (January 1943), the British succeeded in imposing the postponement of an inter-kanal attack and replacing an agreement on Operation Husky, the invasion of Sicily. To coax the Americans, Churchill proposed appointing a commander for the invasion of Northwestern Europe.

He proposed that a member of the British Chiefs of Staff be appointed temporary deputy commander. Three days later, Churchill Roosevelt proposed that his military commanders explore the possibilities of attacking Sicily and then Italy. Roosevelt expressed concern about the U.S. commitment to the Mediterranean region, but wanted to confront Germany as quickly as possible, as long as the funds were available. Like Churchill, he feared that Stalin could ask for a peace agreement with Hitler without military help. Born immediately after America entered the war, J-Day agreed on a “Germany First” strategy. From the beginning, the Americans insisted that an interfaith invasion of Northwest Europe (later codenamed “Operation Overlord”) would be the most direct means of engaging German troops. The British opposed a premature attack and chose a Mediterranean strategy including campaigns in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. Operation Overlord was always the first French president of the post-war period, General Charles de Gaulle, a thorn in his side. He was in London fighting for recognition of his “French National Liberation Committee” as the only legitimate French government, when D-Day was planned.