Re: Mangii: Ravens copied Pat's strategy
Yea it was called D-Day, Operation Overlord and was very similar with 2 major differences.
Originally Posted by Aussie_Raven
1 - We won that battle but with heavy casualties about 10,000. Even the GErmans kept saying how can they keep coming. They keep coming and coming. The irony was the Germans
really believed God was on their side and it was even inscribed on their belt buckles in
German. The Longest Day movie brought out that point.
2 - They landed on the right beach.
The bad part came with our paratroopers dropped behind the lines, the 101st Airborne suffered 50% casualties. MOst of them were dead before they hit the ground. The LOngest Day aldo bears that out. The drops were made off target too so that might have been similar to your battle.
Last edited by AirFlacco; 01-23-2013 at 09:32 PM.