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Subject: What if Normandy happened today?
jofredes    2/3/2004 10:29:49 AM
I wasn't sure under which topic this should be placed. Anyway, what if europe today would have been occupied in a similar manner like during ww2, and UK and US would have to invade from the British islands. How would an modern operation differ from operation overlord?
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Horsesoldier    RE:What if Normandy happened today?   2/3/2004 1:58:57 PM
Helicopter based air mobility, satellite and UAV surveillance, air and sea-launched PGMs . . . The operation would probably be hard to recognize as a repeat of Overlord except at the overview sort of level.
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jofredes    RE:What if Normandy happened today?   2/4/2004 4:14:29 AM
But much of the heavy supply would have to be brought in, in the same style as as in Overlord wouldn't it. As we saw in Iraq it became alot easier when they conquered a deep sea harbor. So the basic need for good harbours hasn't really changed in hundreds of years.
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gf0012-aus    RE:What if Normandy happened today?   2/4/2004 5:00:27 AM
60 years later your landing would be more efficient, but so would your enemies capacity to resist. Or do you want the enemy to be caught in some kind of temporal flux so that you can really beat the crap out of them?? ;)
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Mark F    RE:What if Normandy happened today?   2/4/2004 3:22:29 PM
It wouldn't look anything like 1944 that's for sure. For one, Atlantic Wall-type defences are completely outdated now. For another, Marines/Army troops have so many more options as to WHERE they can land compared to 60 years ago. They don't necessarily even need beaches anymore.
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Kozzy    RE:What if Normandy happened today?   2/5/2004 8:30:07 PM
Any beach defense would end up vaporized very quickly
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WinsettZ    RE:What if Normandy happened today?   2/28/2004 10:10:53 AM
Probably Tomahawk and air strikes with PGMs. Can a SEAL designate targets from the water? o.o
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