Thursday, June 5, 2014

Operation Overlord 70th anniversary

On 6 June 1944 the Anglo-Americans landed in Normandy, France and proceeded to liberate Nazi occupied Europe.

The anniversary of this operation will undoubtedly lead to statements in magazines and newspapers attributing the success of ‘Overlord’ to a disinformation campaign. According to this view the Germans could have defeated the landings but they were tricked into holding most of their forces in reserve so they could be used against the ‘real’ landings expected near Pas de Calais.
For an opposing view read the following essays:

2). Normandy 1944 – What-if scenarios and the Fortitude deception

4). The Jellyfish radio-teletype link

6). Book review – Normandy 1944

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