8th June 2007, 04:54 PM
Re: Today is the 63rd anniversary of D-Day
RIP. May we not forget those who sacrificed their lives upon the altar of freedom. And also the oft forgotten poor misguided soldiers of the defeated enemy who were only trying to do their job as well.
wrt to the flooded fields, are you sure that is the intended purpose? I actually think it was more for the purpose of forcing the allied advance (relying heavily on wheeled/tracked vehicles) onto predictable axes that could thus could be controlled/blocked at key locations.
Yup the diversionary landings are real.often forgotten or not mentioned in the texts. It certainly helped as even after the main force has landed, German high command still could not ascertain if the landings in normandy was the main effort. Thus buying the AEF much needed time.
Genava Convention. Heh. What is justified or not is dictated by the victors. That's all there is to it.
8th June 2007, 08:09 PM