Where the Hell Have You Been Boys?
So said Brigadier General Norman D Cota of the US 29th Infantry Division as he moved troops off the beach on that, the longest of June days. This PDF supplement by Richard Clarke presents us with twenty-one scenarios for I Ain’t Been Shot Mum from D-Day itself. Focussing on the US beaches (a Commonwealth version is to follow) it looks at both the amphibious forces and those airborne troops who held the line around St-Mere-Eglise. Some scenarios are linked, others are stand alone, but together they form a patchwork of actions that bring to life the heroism and desperation of that day.