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Nick_Schiessen
03-09-2009, 04:16 PM
This was in the news today....after clicking on the following link, click on the photo to see all 15 images!

http://news.aol.com/article/d-day-rehearsals/375603

zeroy
03-09-2009, 04:32 PM
Excellent find indeed! Thanks :wink1:

OneShot
03-09-2009, 04:45 PM
I find pic #5 very interesting. Seems the Sherman DD tank appears to be at or very near to foundering in the calm waters of Instow beach. Should have told the planners something one would think as very few of these tanks ever reached the Omaha beaches on D-Day morning where they were desperately needed. If memory serves me correct the 741st Tank Battalion launched 29 DD tanks that morning, and only 2 ever made it to shore. I believe the other allied DD tanks were more successful on the other invasion beaches and did play an important role that morning.