The invasion of Festung Europa has been called many things, among them, die greatest military feat in history, the liberation of Europe’s downtrodden millions, and many other such high and mighty sounding phrases. But to those of us who were to take part in this operation the mouthings of the country’s great meant little. Truly we were impressed by the magnitude of the coming battle, but its true meaning to us who had waited so long was simply “action.”
"Soldier, Pow, Partisan: My Experiences during the Battle of France, June–September 1944,"
Canadian Military History:
2, Article 8.
Available at: http://scholars.wlu.ca/cmh/vol9/iss2/8