The whole idea of the game is that you play Australian, French, American, and British forces attempting to storm a beach and take out a Nazi bunker. This is accomplished by rolling dice every turn in order to gain resources which will allow you to progress through the mine-laden terrain.
It is just part of the adventure. You have played with your character for a long time. Levelled up, been close to death, defeated enemies, monsters have fallen and some have got away. Magic items have been found, some have been sold, you have improved, learned and, in one word, grown.