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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2020 3:24 p.m. PST

…D-Day Invasion?

"American casualties on Omaha Beach not-withstanding; the operation was a triumph of planning, preparation and execution. The vast naval component got the troops across the Channel with hardly a casualty, Allied aircraft obtained complete mastery of the skies, deception plans largely achieved the element of surprise, and within a week the beachheads had been secured and the initial mission objective of gaining a lodgement on the enemy occupied shore had been fulfilled.

When the break out came it was faster and more sweeping than most would have dared to predict. Paris was liberated on Aug. 25, Strasbourg in November, and by the end of the year Allied forces were preparing for the crossing of the Rhine and the final assault on Nazi Germany…"
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LT Sparker09 Mar 2020 6:08 p.m. PST

He was certainly against an invasion of France in 1942 or 1943…but by 1944 Italy was proving not to be the easy route to the Reich it was hoped it might be….

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2020 11:30 a.m. PST

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