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Disaster at D-Day by Peter Tsouras

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P. 197. 3. Hans von Luck, Panzer Commander: The Memoirs Normandy Landing Hunter, 1989) of Colonel Beaches (Ashbourne, p. 196. l37. H. Allen, 1976). 5. , p. 659. 4. 6. 223. & Decisions in the Invasion Battle Row, 1975) p. 652; (Toronto: (London: William Kimber, CHAPTER 3 The American Landings 6 June Omaha Beach 'Bloody' 0600. Captain Bill Scott gazed in awe out of the nose of B-17. his He was over the English Channel, and everywhere he looked, whether at the rough seas or the skies, was an incredible grandeur, and he was part of The it.

The key to the area ordered his car turned around and sped back toward small escort to join Witt. Halfway there a sheet of out of the hedgerow along the road. -Mere-Eglise. The two motorcycles through He C6me-du-Mont with a machine gun fire erupted St. of his escort spun his staff car, killing the driver and The following armoured car burst apart from a bazooka round. The field marshal pulled his wounded aide out of car and into the bushes and the shadows of the pre-dawn. Americans jumped out the plunging it hedgerows into a ditch.

Men believe their sense of sight over that of hearing. ^oD ^^ ^' ^> C/5 -* I c o 2 vH3v 1— 1 \ ' 1^'^ i The American Landings be deceived again. The German defences had been sighted not to out to sea, but to bring the beaches under and draws Still, 41 They were tucked fire. fire directly into the bluffs made them difficult to see much less hit from the sea. some 200 feet high, grew in height faster in the imagination The reality was bad enough. Omaha was the most formidable at angles that those bluffs, than in reality.

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