Salerno Article
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Friends,

This is a good article concerning lessons learned from the Salerno landings. It was written right after the war and published in the Marine Corps Gazette by Gen H. M. "Howlin' Mad" Smith. It's amazing to me how little the average Joe knows about the war in the Med during WWII. This article gives a clear indication how close this invasion came to failure in the days after the initial landings. Even the disastrous Operation Neptune landings (at least at Omaha Beach) were not in question after the first day. Three cheers to you who were there! You were not done any favors by the powers that be that planned these invasions. It was the fortitude and resourcefulness of the individual soldier/Marine that won the war. The more I learn about WWII, the more I am appalled by the decisions of the upper echelons of leadership.

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Salerno Article - by CaptO - 01-08-2008, 02:13 PM
Salerno Article - by roque_riojas - 01-08-2008, 05:18 PM
Salerno Article - by CaptO - 01-10-2008, 12:38 PM
Salerno Article - by roque_riojas - 01-10-2008, 04:25 PM
Salerno Article - by CaptO - 01-10-2008, 06:25 PM
Salerno Article - by roque_riojas - 01-10-2008, 06:37 PM
Salerno Article - by CaptO - 01-10-2008, 07:11 PM
Salerno Article - by CaptO - 01-10-2008, 07:12 PM
Salerno Article - by roque_riojas - 01-10-2008, 08:00 PM

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