Have you ever heard someone refer to a ship as “She”? Don’t worry, many people have. In fact, a friend of mine, just a couple of months ago, asked me this very question. Well, wonder no further. I present to you the completely unofficial reason a ship is called a she.
It has been said that history is written by the victors. Even though it is a cliche, it is true. Whoever wins a war generally controls the narrative of what happened during the war. However, this does not mean that the perspective from the loosing side is not as important when discussing history. Today, on the anniversary of the largest amphibious assault in history, lets look at the invasion of Normandy from the German perspective.