Mathieu von Rohr in Der Spiegel:

After four years of German occupation, the French greeted the US soldiers landing in Normandy on June 6, 1944 as liberators. The entire country was delirious with joy. But after only a few months, a shadow was cast over the new masters’ image among the French.

And whoever thinks that the “Greatest Generation” were nothing but winners is blinded by propaganda and misguided traditionalistic pride.