May 1944

Intra-Battalion Communications After Landing

Volume 28, Issue 5

CONFUSION is the classic characteristic of military engagements and no military activity Letter begats confusion than an amphibious operation. SNAFU is SOP on any enemy held beach that is simultaneously assaulted along its length by thousands of troops. Boated units are separated from physical contact with their commanders and from their companions on the right and left. The beach itself is a place of farther separation. During those first minutes, the situation is really normal.

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