Monday, June 6, 2011

"First Wave At Omaha Beach"

By S.L.A. Marshal.

I was wondering what to post about Operation Overlord, if anything.  Saw this linked at PowerLine.

Following another link, I found pics from Before and After D Day on Life Magazine's website.

Marshall's reputation suffered when Hackworth wrote his memoirs.  It was always obvious in his personal writings that Marshal was a bit of a name dropper; apparently, based on Hackworth's version, all he talked about between interviewing GIs in Viet Nam was selling his new book to Hollywood for a new blockbuster a la Pork Chop Hill.

Not to speak ill of the dead, but later, Hackworth's success went to his head and he turned into something of a demagogue himself.

And, FWIW, my previous Overlord posts are here and here.

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