On June 6, 2004, the 60th anniversary of D-Day, French President Jacques Chirac stood before hundreds of American veterans of the Allied invasion of Normandy at the American Cemetery at Colleville-Sur-Mer, where their fallen comrades are buried. "To the entire American nation," he said, "…to all those men and women who paid the heavy price of those heroic days, I want to address the message of France: a message of friendship and brotherhood, of recognition and gratitude."
Two weeks ago, however, when the French public television channel France3 broadcast the documentary "The Dark Side of the Liberators" [La Face cachée des libérateurs], the message was a decidedly different one. For more, see my new article on TCSDaily: "D-Day for Revisionists".
- April 6th, 2006