Wednesday, 5 September 2012

D-Day 6th June 1944...Jean 'as a long moustache

 Allons enfants dela patrie,
Le jour de gloire est arrive ..._ V ..._ V ..._ V ..._ V


DD tanks swim for the shore

On the day few made it.
 Special delivery.
 German defences awake and begin morning 'hate'
 Tremendous barrage of stuff incoming and some remarkable bracketing going on
 ...fortunately few hits...
 ...the hottest is yet to come.
 Rangers approach Pont du Hoc in LCA's
 ...and DUKW's...
 All is quiet...
 ...so far...
 Achtung! Alarm! Alarm!
 Strange boats close on the beach...
 ...and climb ashore.
"Driver, advance."
 Welcome to France
 The tide (dice) cause some craft to broach.
 The Rangers are nearly under the cliffs and still no response.
 They touch down...
 ...quite well together. A good concentration of force.
"OK, get going you guys"

 Landships indeed!
 Around fifty percent of our DD's have survived the perils of the sea...better than on the day.

 View from a bunker...
 View from a trench...
 Near miss from the LCA...
 ...almost there...
 Next wave appearing at the table edge. It's going to get crowded.
 Heavy damage to the lead Sherman means delay and some fender bending to move the blockage.
 Well concealed reception committee.
 More heavy fire causing hits to craft.
 Casualties as the ramp goes down.
 'Hate' swap gets personal.
 Close or what?
 Maybe nobody's home....
"Suppose it's too late for a transfer to catering?"

 More boats...
 ...hit the sand

 ...the more, the...
...quicker we get to Berlin

2 comments:

  1. Great stuff, Simon, I hadn't realised you had started playing.

    Paul

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