By now 76 years ago at midday A lot of men and women either by chance or design had become involved with the largest amphibious landing in history. Many had by now been killed Civilion non combatant and combatant, Airforce, Naval and Army personel, had by now had the full stop put in place for their time on earth. Many more would succumb by midnight, but this is the day history has recorded as the day. A day of destiny. A day when acts of heroism both seen and unseen would become the norm. A day of contrasts from colossal noise, energy and movement down to a wisper and sigh.