IIRC Omaha Beach was nastier than it had to be for the assaulting troops (not nasty enough for the defenders); the planners thought the naval gun support too light and not all of the planned bombing runs were executed to full effect.
I can’t really fault a war photographer for not being in the thick of the first wave to shore at Omaha Beach; he was there to tell a story and I’m personally happy to cut him a lot of slack for just showing up.
Allied casualties at Juno and Utah Beaches were much lower…
Belgium to return tooth of assassinated Congolese leader Patrice Lumumba to family
I remember seeing John Stockwell speak in college. This would’ve been roughly 1986. He spoke of many things but I remember his concern with using assets and then leaving them to fend for themselves. It greatly bothered him. I always felt that the movie Spy Game tapped into his writings.
The Battle of Britain couldn’t have been won without UK’s homegrown tech innovations
Technology played its part, mostly behind the scenes – yes, we mean the backroom boffins – in equipping Britain to hold firm and defeat the Germans. As today’s commemorations focus on the pilots and ground crew who saw off the Luftwaffe, spare a thought for the technologists whose efforts also saved the western world.
He is best known for having designed pictograms for the 1972 Summer Olympics
Friedberg had the same lights up when I was there last year.