TITLE

How We Trained for D Day

AUTHOR(S)
Bliven Jr., Bruce
PUB. DATE
August 1944
SOURCE
New Republic;8/21/44, Vol. 111 Issue 8, p213
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the training of army personnel for the real assault task. Lectures on amphibious techniques and vocabulary of technical words and phrases referring to the period between the initial landings and the launching of the main counter-attack; Curriculum of thoroughness and intensive invasion preparations; Practice of loading with each vehicle having an assigned deck space, pushing a trailer or a gun; Expertise of driving and driver-directing; Exercise of signaling and waterproofing of radios and vehicles; Training at Assault Training Center, with cold, uncomfortable and muddy conditions to give a real picture of war; Teaching of strategies for counter attack against the German forces.
ACCESSION #
14671290

 

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