By Bigart, Homer; Boyle, Hal; Cronkite, Walter; Liebling, Abbott Joseph; Rooney, Andrew A.; Liebling, Abbott Joseph; Bigart, Homer; Boyle, Hal; Gay, Timothy M.; Cronkite, Walter; Rooney, Andrew A
Describes the lives and hazards confronted by way of 5 conflict correspondents who pronounced from the road of fireside in the course of international battle II to supply content material for the newspapers and magazines again home.
summary: Describes the lives and hazards confronted through 5 warfare correspondents who mentioned from the road of fireside in the course of global battle II to supply content material for the newspapers and magazines again domestic
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From that distance it was tough to tell, but it didn’t look good. Huge plumes of smoke billowed from German artillery and 88s, the deadly accurate antiaircraft and antitank guns. Every few seconds there was a concussive whoosh! as enemy gunners zeroed in on the boats in front of them. The splashes were getting closer and louder. At exactly 0735—sixty-five minutes after H-Hour—LCI(L)-88’s job was to clear a path for the next wave of invaders scheduled to hit the heart of Omaha. Its mission was to deposit the Navy demolition team, expert engineers who’d been trained to dismantle the insidious obstacles that German commander Erwin Rommel had planted to repel an attack.
Purchase only authorized editions. NAL CALIBER and the “C” logo are trademarks of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CATALOGING-IN-PUBLICATION DATA: Gay, Timothy M. J. Liebling, Homer Bigart, and Hal Boyle/Timothy M. Gay. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 978-1-101-58538-2 1. World War, 1939–1945—Press coverage—United States. 2. World War, 1939–1945—Journalists—Biography. 3. World War, 1939–1945—Campaigns—Europe. 4. World War, 1939–1945—Campaigns—Africa, North.
69 LCI(L)-88 clung to the transport area on D-Day morning, expecting at any instant to be ordered back to Omaha. But when no instructions came, Rigg and Liebling concluded, correctly, that the boys on Easy Red and all the rest were having too tough a time. That afternoon, Liebling spotted an undamaged can of roast beef lying on the deck. ”70 By early evening, the situation on Omaha had become less toxic; LCI(L)-88 soon began ferrying infantrymen from bigger boats to landing craft positioned closer to shore.