"How is my dream girl tonight?" he wrote. "Fine, I hope. I can picture you now, darling, with your rust colored hair predominating the smudge of dirt on the tip of your nose, and you are submissive to your thoughts with a far-away look in your eye. "
More than 150,000 allied troops crossed the Channel to storm French beaches in Normandy on June 6, 1944. They ushered in the beginning of the end for the Third Reich and its leader, Adolf Hitler. Euronews recaps what happened on that decisive day.