Chaos, confusion, and courage – The Airborne at Normandy

Courtesy of CVL23USSPRINCETON Channel.  Published on Feb 27, 2013

This video combines graphics from the video game BROTHERS IN ARMS with personal testimony of surviving vets from the 502nd,101st, and other elements of paratroops dropped on the Carentan Peninsula on D Day.  While there has been many accounts of those hours and days after the initial invasion, this brings home the intensity of battle, and cost in lives these men suffered.  Much in contrast to Bloody Omaha, the landings at Utah had few casualties due to the actions and sacrifice of Airborne troops.

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