"Years ago, when ever I’d walk onto a beach I’d see red. There was blood everywhere in the water. I’d hear gunfire, the machine guns cutting down my men and their screams. The flashbacks you know, I couldn’t escape them. Sometimes I still have nightmares about it."
- Sgt Bell, A Company 116th Infantry, Hitler’s War: The Western Front (via demons)
"Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based upon the best information available. The troops, the air and the Navy did all that Bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone."
- "In Case of Failure" press release by General Eisenhower if the Overlord landings had failed, written 05 June 1944 (via demons)
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