Wednesday, June 06, 2012
D-Day June 6, 1944 "Bloody Omaha"
Since there was no more room on the beach follow up waves of troops were halted. The plan had been to move up the ravines to the top of the bluffs over looking Omaha Beach but they were blocked by German cement pill boxes. Eventually small units of American troops scaled the bluffs directly and cleared out the ravines from behind to take "Bloody Omaha" The situation that morning was so precarious the American command considered pulling the troop off the beach. Allied Commander General Eisenhower, a true leader, had already prepared a press release taking all the blame for the landings failure.
One unknown officer in his famous words best describes the brutality of the battle, "Two kinds of people are staying on this beach. The dead, and those about to die."
Freedom is not free!