Why did the Germans put machine guns where the Allies were going to land?

Why did the Germans put machine guns where the Allies were going to land?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    to show the americans how cool the MG42 is

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      there werent mg42s on Normandy. the reserve and conscript units there were armed with the MG08/15

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The machineguns were there first. You typically want to defend your borders from invasion. It's considered a smart move by most.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >You typically want to defend your borders from invasion. It's considered a smart move by most.
      Uhhh well how come it didn’t work then

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        More better dudes beat fewer worse dudes typically.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          some fucking moron german general moved all the armor to a different beachhead

          sounds like the machineguns were a waste then. so, again...why did they put them there?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            imagine not having a machine gun

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I can, because the same result happened. the machineguns made no difference whatsoever

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I still think the coolest part about studying history is never having to deal with uncertainty of outcome.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                it wasn't a secret that the axis were going to lose, all of their top commanders knew before they even started going

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Because you want to provide resistance and you don't know if it's going to fail or not? I hope this is lolsofunny trolling and not genuine retardation

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >and you don't know if it's going to fail or not?
              um, the germans DID know that it's going to fail, the guy in charge of the defenses (Rommel) said so himself

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >the guy in charge of the defenses (Rommel) said so himself
                Who? Sounds like you're coping by citing a nobody

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I didn't cite anyone

                It's a joke but people do have this attitude of
                >thing "failed" therefore was a complete waste of time
                Nevermind factoring in strategy, luck, or you were just overwhelmed and there wasn't anything you could do.

                "failed" therefore was a complete waste of time
                I think you should read a book. germany didn't gain anything from WW2. it was, indeed, a complete waste of time

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Well shit why did they even do WW2 if they didn't gain anything? They should have just not done it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                They did it for fun

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah, no shit.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Seemed like a good deal at the time. Too bad the anglos had to ruin a good blitzing.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                well they weren’t supposed to get anything out of it, It was more of a hobby activity sort of thing

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Rommel was high on copium, as per usual.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It's a joke but people do have this attitude of
              >thing "failed" therefore was a complete waste of time
              Nevermind factoring in strategy, luck, or you were just overwhelmed and there wasn't anything you could do.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The Germans prepared machine guns for the beaches because they wanted to make it a fun event for everybody. Imagine landing on the beach and nothing happened? See? It would be a letdown.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              that LITERALLY happened on several beaches, at least the initial landing itself wasn't bad but then once they were up over the beached there were defenses

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              very sporting of them really

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            why don't we just take this to its logical conclusion

            >if you can see the future and realize a war is unwinnable why bother to fight it

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        some fucking moron german general moved all the armor to a different beachhead

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >some fucking moron german general moved all the armor to a different beachhead
          Wasn't it some extremely elaborate feint by the allies?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes. They got fed fake info that they were going to invade the north, and invaded the south, that is part of why that battle was so decisive, the allies knew they could juke them, without the axis knowing about it.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Uhhh well how come it didn’t work then
        cowardly allied air attack on the villa where the German panzer generals were gathered delayed the organized armored response by 3 weeks

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Mark Felton
          This guy's stuff goes from completely reasonable to borderline schizo all the time and I love it.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >mark felton
          >muh coward allies cope
          when hitler was informed of the landings he didn't believe to be a full invasion, probably another raid like dieppe, and held his tanks back

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Kino

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        [...]
        sounds like the machineguns were a waste then. so, again...why did they put them there?

        I can, because the same result happened. the machineguns made no difference whatsoever

        >why use machine guns, it didn't work at all
        ask them

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        skill issue

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      But Germans lost and that means that putting resources on MG42s in Normandy were wasted and yet another example of Nazi shortsightedness and stupid decision making. They should have put all that steel put into infantry weaponry into a huge battleship that would have sunk the Allied fleet before they could land.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I don't know their biggest and best was sunk by paper planes.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          if by paper planes you mean torpedoes

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Bismarck was just another example of Nazi half-measures and inefficiency. They should have built a huge battleship. Like thrice the displacement of Yamato. Unsinkable killing machine. Allies wouldn't have stood a chance.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H-class_battleship_proposals#H-42_through_H-44

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >Not including the H-45
              But that's the 2,000 foot long one with multiple 32 inch guns!

              Not even the biggest. A Jap admiral during WWI had a plan for a fleet ship where the one boat would be the entire fleet.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            2 anti aircraft ships with 22 guns each, ground based aaa batteries, and Tirpitz herself all failed to stop bongs from sinking her. Given, she was immobile and level bombing historically sucked but even american level of aa technology wouldn't be enough to defend a super battleship against air superiority.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            nah there was a treaty that banned that shit

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >lets build a really big fuck off armored vehicle instead of funneling that money and resources into anything else
            you'd fit right in with high command

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I know this is probably bait, but massive battleships are on the way out, the Americans proved that air power would dominate navel battles. Germany was a lost cause as soon as they invaded Poland.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This fascist line of thought is why we need to abolish borders ASAP

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >You typically want to defend your borders from invasion.
      Cool it with the racism, buddy

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To shoot the invaders moron

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bit rude innit?

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why didn't the allies fly the eagles to berlin

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Order eagles to fly to Berlin
      >they head straight for their natural roost, the Eagle's Nest
      >Allied war plans and high command delivered to Hitler personally

      you are an fucking retard

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why didn't the Allies just land in Calais?
    Would have been a lot shorter distance to make

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why didn't the Allies just land in Berlin?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Read Mein Silmarillion.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    German humor is hard to understand sometimes

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    just a bit of banter innit burgers cant handle banter so they lost more men then everyone else

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just in case.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why didn't Hitler just shoot himself as soon as Barbarossa started
    wasted resources during the war

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      why didn't nagumo just detonate the bombs on his carriers
      he was wasting time

      well...yes. Germany and Japan surrendering early would have meant that their countries would not have been totally destroyed. going to war was indeed a bad decision on their part from every possible angle

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The war wasn't actually lost at Barbarossa. It was lost due to Hitler and Co's extreme autism. Granted, they probably would have never done the invasion without being dangerously retarded, but they actually had an excellent path to victory early on, had they not been committed to "muh living space."

      Part of the reason the Red Army collapsed so hard was that they began getting raped by ethnic minority partisans on all sides as the Nazis advanced. 75,000 partisans rose up in the tiny Baltic states alone, with the Soviets sometimes driven out before the Germans even made it to a location. Ukrainians also rose up to support the Nazis initially. They were less than a decade out from a massive Russian genocide that killed millions, even as tons of new Russian families were resettled in now depopulated areas of Ukraine and supplied with food looted from starving Ukrainian settlements. The Soviets even went as far issuing the death penalty for peasants who picked up grain that had fallen on the ground during harvests, demanding that it be allowed to rot instead, this, after all food had been removed from some settlements.

      Meanwhile, Stalin continued to have his staff reach out daily to the Germans to find a peace through the fifth week of the invasion. Had the Nazis not been retarded, they could have won major concessions from the Soviets and set up client states as a buffer against any future Soviet aggression while also getting economic benefits from these relationships.

      Instead they decided: "nooo, the people giving us flowers for liberating them from the "invaders," (Russians) are actually subhuman based on our made up racial classes. We need to enslave or genocide them and all the Russians. We should also enslave and kill all POWs so that no one surrenders anymore.

      Then they got maximal resistance and all the people who welcomed them turning on them as partisans, and of course, had lost any real hope of a victory by January.

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why didn't the Allied soldiers use steel shields to block the machine gun bullets?

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why didn't nagumo just detonate the bombs on his carriers
    he was wasting time

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why didn't Hitler immediately surrender after invading Poland?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      He called a truce instead so it wasn’t necessary you stupid fsggot.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why didn't I just not coom last night?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Skill issue

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      try squeezing the tip while holding to the stock

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Normandy happens to be the ancestral breeding ground for German mg teams, it was pure coincidence that the allies landed while the Germans were returning home to spawn

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sometimes people fail so no one should ever do anything.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Sometimes people fail so no one should ever do anything
      Average anon mentality

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why was everyone at the time saying that the movie was "literally how it happened" when the battle is depicted as 10 minutes of impossible to survive slaughter followed by a breakthrough and victory?

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Why did the allies put their front door ramp landing crafts where the Germans put their machineguns
    FTFY

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why did the Americans land where the Germans put their machine guns?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they needed to cull the republican voters

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why didn't the Allies just mass bomb Berlin to dust?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      that's dishonorable. allies wouldn't do something like that.

  22. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The allies landed where the machine guns were

  23. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    So that they wouldn't be able to land

  24. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Germans are sore losers and didnt understand the honor of dying for garden gnomes with a bolt action gun in your hand.

  25. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >They will surely land at Calais, the most obvious place for an amphibious invasion
    What a fucking blunder. Did they really take the allies to be such fools after they had already kicked fascists out of North Africa and had half of Italy?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >plant fake armies across the channel from calais, including inflatable trucks and tanks
      >send out fake radio messages about those armies
      >have a double agent in the abwehr who they trust giving them fake info about landing in calais
      >on second thought have two double agents
      >use a dead homeless man, stuff him with believable papers about calais invasion, give him a backstory, fake wife and drop him off the coast of portugal so the germans think they got lucky
      >HAVE THE LEADER OF THE ENEMY INTELLIGENCE AGENCY BE A TRAITOR AND A DOUBLE AGENT
      the nazis were so fucking stupid for spycraft

  26. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why didn't the one-balled retard just sue for peace with the west after losing France?

  27. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because they were spawn campers.

  28. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why wasn't US soldiers using shields?

  29. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why didn't the garden gnomes simply walk out of the camps?

  30. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    this is such a dumb fucking thread.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're dumb

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        for reading it, yes

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Epic reddit moment

  31. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thinking about the tiger tanks that got smashed by 16 inch guns.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There was like 5 Tiger tanks operational and 16 inch guns were extremely inaccurate so chances of one meeting the other is very low.

  32. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    they actually only had a handful of machine guns in position on D-Day. part of the reason Heinrich Severloh got such a high proportion of kills is that he was operating what was basically the only machine gun overlooking Omaha Beach with a clear field of fire.

  33. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To kill the goy better.

  34. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was a war so who knows why the nazis put machine guns there.

  35. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The real question is why the French didnt put machineguns where the germans were coming through the trees.

  36. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why didn't you?

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