Updated: Apr 10, 2020
Today on the 75th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 1944, I was reminded of several requests that I have had with regard to the war and my observation of events regarding it. Let me start by saying that I was never in active combat. However, WW2 affected everyone in many ways at the time and probably had high impact on the way each individual views the matter of war.
You should keep in mind that during the late 30’s and through the war, we had quite different news/communications technologies. Newspapers were the major source of world news. Pictures of world events had a significant built-in delay while video material was almost exclusively via news reels in movie theaters with a delivery delay of weeks.