German Reinforced Positions

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This photo depicts reinforced German positions at the Normandy beaches. 

Included in OMAHA Beachhead (6 June--13 June 1944), Chapter 2 (“Assault Plan”), at page 23, the image’s description there provides more details:

PILLBOX NEAR VIERVILLE DRAW ... Placed on the beach flat, this gun was able to deliver fire eastward across the mouth of the draw and down the length of Dog Green toward les Moulins. A sidewall screened the gun's muzzle blast from observation from seaward.

Media Credits

From the "American Forces in Action Series," OMAHA Beachhead (6 June--13 June 1944) was compiled by the Historical Division of the War Department.  

Of this series, General George C. Marshall (then Chief of Staff) said:


AMERICAN FORCES IN ACTION is a series prepared by the War Department especially for the information of wounded men. It will show these soldiers, who have served their country so well, the part they and their comrades played in achievement which do honor to the record of the United States Army.

Image described above, online, courtesy HyperWar Foundation and iBiblio - The Public's Library and Digital Archive at University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill).


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