I wanted to reflect what it was like spending a night in the English Channel before the actual invasion. How nerve racking it must have been for the soldiers. Did they go to bed? Did they sleep well? How could they if they knew what would be awaiting them the next day.
The seas were rough that night. Many of the soldiers fell sick. The space was jammed. Bunks were six deep and each berthing compartment held about 50 men.