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"The broad, flat beachhead was a scene of well-organized chaos. Trucks, bulldozers and jeeps drove over the dunes in steady streams. The jeeps had the worst of it. A lot of them were stranded the minute they took off from the landing craft. All the drivers could do was to wait helplessly on the beach."

"There were hundreds of German prisoners waiting on the beach to be taken off in LSTs and transported to England. They had been told that would have to wade to the ships, so some of them were stripped naked and squatting gloomily on their haunches. The prisoners were almost all either older men - the solidly-built, hairy types, or slender downy-faced boys, some not appearing older than 13 or 14. Their American MP guards kept the lines moving right along, occasionally jeering, 'Well, so you're the master race.'"

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Statistical data concerning the U.S. Army casualties in June and July of 1944 can be read in this article.

     


D-Day-Plus-One (Yank Magazine, 1944)

D-Day-Plus-One (Yank Magazine, 1944)

D-Day-Plus-One (Yank Magazine, 1944)

D-Day-Plus-One (Yank Magazine, 1944)

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