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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Jul 2024 5:01 p.m. PST

"…The assault on this strategically important island not only advanced the Allied effort but served as classroom of sorts for American forces engaged in combat operations. Many of the tactics, techniques, and procedures used during the invasion—code-named Operation Husky—set a precedent for further development in amphibious assaults in the European theater of operations. In 1943, many American leaders were eager to initiate the cross-channel invasion and engage German forces on the continent of Europe. While certainly the most expeditious and shortest route to Berlin, neither the British nor the Americans were prepared for such a huge undertaking. A premature or failed assault in the English Channel might be an irreparable mistake…"

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TimePortal07 Jul 2024 5:42 p.m. PST

A side effect of the first few landings taking place in the Mediterranean was that the planers did not take into account, the rough water of the Atlantic. The overlord planners may have done better to take tips from the Marines in the Pacific.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Jul 2024 3:49 p.m. PST



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