Why did they land boats right in front of machine guns

Why did they land boats right in front of machine guns

  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Same reason your mom slept with your dad - that was their only option

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Insane burn

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    to get to the other side

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For teh lulz

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was a prank

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They had a lot of boats they needed to land. Not all of the landing sites were so well armed. But who's going to remember the guys who landed on an empty beach?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah, first scene of the film would have been pretty fucking boring if it was just "Woody walks onto an uncontested beach somewhere along the French coast".

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        The Pacific did it pretty well for the Guadalcanal landing scene.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Not all of the landing sites were so well armed.
      You're right. Gold Juno and Sword were considerably more defended as they covered the approach of the major port of Caen.

      The reality is that burgers in WWII mostly sucked.

      The shore bombardment didn't hit the defences, the tanks drowned, CAS was inexistant despite being very much present, etc...
      In fact if you read Rommel acount of the area the defenses were mostly concentrated making them easy to take down with corrected artillery or planes AGAINST what he had ordered.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    safest way to get troops landed.
    the idea is lots of boats means the enemy can't engage them all at once, so your guys can get lodged and start suppressing, helping other boats unload their guys.
    Didn't go as smoothly as that but that was the general idea

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Didn't go as smoothly as that
      it did everywhere but omaha.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Probably had more due to other beaches having actual armour support.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Juno wasn't very smooth. Make sure your funnies don't sink next time doofus.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Their shore bombardment and bombing campaign failed. The intention was everything would be destroyed before a single boat landed.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They have been trying that shit since the Somme, and it never works. Artillery barrages are purely for infantry morale, as they never seem to obliterate the defenders as advertised.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        LMAO, no. Artillery barrages routinely cause massive casualties to the defenders' first line. It's breaching the following lines to achieve a full breakthrough and dealing with counterattacks by enemy reserves where things get problematic.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        it works fine. the problem in ww1 was that once you had breached the enemy's first line you were out of contact with your own artillery support, and had to sit tight and wait for runners to relay orders from your general 50 miles behind the line, and find out which section your own artillery was planning to blast next to make sure you weren't there when they did it. meanwhile of course the enemy's artillery was pounding your ass as hard as it could, with the inevitable result that by the time you got your new orders from your general telling you to advance and take the enemy's 2nd lines, and your artillery was shelling their second lines in preparation for your imminent assault, your guys had already retreated back to the safety of your own 2nd lines and were busy fighting off the enemy's counterattack, who, being nowhere near their 2nd lines at the time, were utterly unharmed by your side's artillery barrage.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Wrong. You just need more artillery. If it didn’t work, you didn’t use enough.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You do realize that like 80% of the casualties in ww1 were artillery right

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Only on the empty beaches where fortifications were built. There were a lot of holiday homes/resorts on Gold, Sword and Juno which the Germans used as makeshift defences, those guys got absolutely demolished by the pre-bombardment

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    iirc the machine guns were actually much further away and fired parallel to the beach. This shot was only set up like this for the movie since it makes no sense to build several machine gun nests pointed at the open ocean rather than have one overlooking the entire beach.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, enfilade and intersecting fire for MG positions over 800 yards away is more tactically sound.

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I can't wait for VR to get to the point where you can be an MG-42 gunner in a weidersnest on the saving private ryan dramatization of Omaha beach.
    seems like it would be fun.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You could join the PLA now and wait a year. It's more likely to be a water and air battle though

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You can literally go to an arcade anon.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Zoomers will never know the joy of mowing down generic cold war soldiers in BEACHHEAD 2000

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They didn't, the machineguns were some 200 meters into the land.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      200 meters isnt nearly as far as you think it is.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        what was the terrain like though? there were sheer cliffs were there not?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It might as well be 10 miles under 1200RPM machinegun fire

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nah - the heavy tripods made them usable out past 1km

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Landing boats behind them would have been even bigger shit show.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    One of the worst war movies ever made

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. Garbage movie with some very neat details, but nowhere near enough to save it. Yuck.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. Garbage movie with some very neat details, but nowhere near enough to save it. Yuck.

      Y tho, it definitely made an impression on young teen me. What did you not like about it? I even think they did an ok job with the mockup tanks.

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because it's a movie.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why did Germans emplace machine gun nests exactly where boats would have to land?

    Mysterious mysteries are mysterious.

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    landing forces on omaha were actually off course due to confusion from misidentifying terrain features and landmarks. They landed in the wrong sector, putting them in one of the more heavily defended areas. They still accomplished their objectives despite this

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they nearly botched the entire invasion but sure thing americlap

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        almost doesn't count kraut

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the gun is shooped but the position is real

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Thanks.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the gun is shooped
      Something about that shoop is reminding me of the most bizarre PrepHole Wehreboo larper who shooped himself into both sides of POW rape scenes.
      I'm almost certain he had one set in that exact MG nest.

      You could join the PLA now and wait a year. It's more likely to be a water and air battle though

      >You could join the PLA now
      anon wants to defend a beach from a fortified position, they need to join Taiwan's side for that.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >bizarre PrepHole Wehreboo larper who shooped himself into both sides of POW rape scenes.
        what?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Exactly what I said anon.
          Especially the bizarre part.
          It's more or less SFW stuff, he took photos of himself in period uniforms or cosplay and shopped them altogether into scenes of POW torture and rape and sometimes combat.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Exactly what I said anon.
        Especially the bizarre part.
        It's more or less SFW stuff, he took photos of himself in period uniforms or cosplay and shopped them altogether into scenes of POW torture and rape and sometimes combat.

        i know what you're talking about
        i saved a bunch but i can't find them anymore, do you have any?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          No, I never saved any.
          It was pretty early internet stuff I think, not too surprised it's fallen off the web.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You can find stuff looking for the name 'Jawman'

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >bizarre PrepHole Wehreboo larper who shooped himself into both sides of POW rape scenes.
        what?

        [...]
        i know what you're talking about
        i saved a bunch but i can't find them anymore, do you have any?

        [...]
        i know what you're talking about
        i saved a bunch but i can't find them anymore, do you have any?

        No, I never saved any.
        It was pretty early internet stuff I think, not too surprised it's fallen off the web.

        This guy?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Is this a fetish?
          It certainly bears the energy of a fetish

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            One of the reasons Nazi's are so popular with homosexuals is the spiffy uniforms. Fags are drawn towards the designer uniforms. They can't help it.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Don't @ me

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Unironically true.

              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_of_Finland
              >Touko Valio Laaksonen (8 May 1920 – 7 November 1991), pseudonym Tom of Finland, was a Finnish artist who made stylized highly masculinized homoerotic art, and influenced late 20th-century gay culture. He has been called the "most influential creator of gay pornographic images" by cultural historian Joseph W. Slade
              >A controversial theme in his drawings was the erotic treatment of men in Nazi uniforms. They form a small part of his overall work, but the typically flattering visual treatment of these characters has led some viewers to infer sympathy or affinity for Nazism, and they have been omitted from most recent anthologies of his work.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >canceling a vast selection of an artist's work because you don't agree with it
                Kinda scummy to the guy's legacy, but also ironic as well when you consider that it's all just degenerate stuff anyways

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              That's funny since America and Russia have ugly uniforms and produce all the gay porn (from white-ish people at least. I'm sure South America has lots of brown sodomy)

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I dunno man, germans are pretty fucking gay too, and if you think they only became gay after 1945 i'd advise reading up on history

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I think to get more of these just search jawman

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why didn't they smoke the beach?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because in the 40’s the boomers were convinced that smoking anything other than tobacco or bbq was a sin and a sign of a weak willed deviant..

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    d

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    so my great-uncle had something to shoot at

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Unironically when D-day was supposed to happen days before it did and the joint command staff was getting cold feet sitting out in the channel waiting to jump in. German intelligence found out they were coming so the amount of resistance that was present on the beach was unexpected.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bullsheeeeet

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I got the mole pet at 800kc, keep 'mirin

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >German intelligence found out they were coming
      Is that why they let Rommel go to see his wife in germany while the Allies started an invasion?

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They tried hard to minimize the defenders faced by the invasion force. The majority of the landings cleared the beach with no resistance. Some sectors like Omaha Beach were quite heavily defended, but that was the exception.

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That's where the water was. Behind the machineguns was just dirt.

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why didn't they use the amphibious landers they had in the Pacific?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Why didn't they use the amphibious landers they had in the Pacific?
      They hadn't invented chronospheres yet so they were limited to their 1944 technology.

      You can find stuff looking for the name 'Jawman'

      https://i.imgur.com/hbh55Hx.jpg

      [...]
      [...]
      [...]
      [...]
      This guy?

      Yes!
      That's the guy.

      Is this a fetish?
      It certainly bears the energy of a fetish

      >Is this a fetish?
      It might be like some mild furries where it comes so close to a fetish and sexual energy that the distinction isn't really important.

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You are now aware they dropped a lot of fake paratroopers out of planes to divert german forces before invading.

    You are now away they sent real paratroopers in to cause problems and divert enemy forces before invading.

    You are now away that in addition to efforts to minimize german forces at the beach, they also picked the best beach they could.

    You are now aware that a portion of the landing troops drowned due to the weight of their gear.

    You are now aware that by opening from the front, it got the soldiers from boat to ground the fastest, minimizing time spend in transition, minimizing risk of drowning, minimizing risk of propellers, minimizing time spent without cover in the shallow surf.

    You are now aware D-day wasn't some haphazard human wave attack.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      4chan thinks GIs were herded off the boats by gnomish blocking detachments

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's projecting from the very real threat of death from gnomish commissars.

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    had to kill off the white trash somehow.

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    To strike fear into the Germans. They had to watch in horror as wave after wave of men made their way up the beach as their guns ran out of ammo and started to overheat. The psychological aspect of corpse-ladder tactics cannot be underestimated.

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because fuck germans

  28. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    garden gnomes who immigrated to America decades prior were like "lol this will kill a lot of Christian goyim"
    idk why garden gnomes were given power

  29. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why didn't the US soldiers fly to Berlin?

  30. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The hope was that the bulk of the german army would be mostly elsewhere due to the false site that british intelligence leaked to the germans, which kind of worked, and that the naval+air forces would have knocked out most of the fortifications, which didnt work so well, but it did obliterate a lot of german units further inland. The fortifications and effectiveness of bombardment varied beach by beach by beach, the vast majority of allied forces were british and canadian. The US forces overall managed to land relatively easily at utah beach, the other four beaches (1 US, 3 British) were heavily fortified. The aim was also to land tanks first to clear the defences, this generally didnt go as planned.

    Omaha-fortified
    US fucked up clearing obstacles and landing vehicles, the tanks they tried to land mostly drowned, so mostly infantry on their own and many craft unable to land, the only exits were 6 gullies, which each had killboxes set up, artillery eventually cleared them but not until well into the day
    2,000 casualties

    Utah-not fortified
    underwater obstacles all washed ashore by the tide, able to easily land, only opposed by 2 battalions and no fortifications. 191 casualties

    Gold-fortified
    bbombardment actually manages to knock out the main gun emplacement, but the fort was undamaged and able to enfliade fire across the beach, which the air and naval couldnt damage, + many bunkers. They eventually land AVRE tanks which detonate the bunkers.
    1,000 casualties

    Juno-fortified
    bombardment missed most of the german defences, massive casualties on the beach but manage to clear the fortifcations once the tanks land, had to create a bridge using a tank to get off the beach, heavy forticiations for 5km inland.
    961 casualties

    Sword- fortified
    bombardment is relatively successful and tanks land first, still have to deal with 6 forts and heavy enfilade fire+ 6 gun batteries and the merville battery.
    683 casualties

  31. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because it's a movie made by a garden gnome cooming to goyims killing each other.

  32. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because getting the boats behind the krauts was too difficult.

  33. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Retarded tourist detected. PrepHole is not /spoonfeed/

  34. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    because human wave tactics aren't a myth. what is a myth is that only the soviets use them, everyone did.

  35. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Gotta keep the German guns firing to zero in on them for the shore bombardment. My grandfather gave out the shots to the invading force that drugged them up enough that they would keep pushing through with the 90%/70%/50% casualties among the first three waves.

  36. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They didn’t realize that part of the coast would be so heavily defended

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