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    16-287 Garand Picture of the Day - Le Muy, France on 15 August 1944



    US paratroopers in Le Muy, France on 15 August 1944





    Operation Dragoon (initially Operation Anvil) was the codename for the Allied invasion of Southern France on 15 August 1944. The operation was initially planned to be executed in conjunction with Operation Overlord, the Allied landing in the Normandy, but the lack of available resources led to a cancellation of the second landing. By July 1944 the landing was reconsidered, as the clogged up ports in the Normandy did not have the capacity to adequately supply the Allied forces. Concurrently the Frenchicon High Command pressured for a revival of the operation whose forces would consist of a large French army component. As result the operation was finally approved in July and to be executed in August.


    517th in camouflage

    Preparing for Operation Dragoon, August 1944
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    I didn't know about that one. Never even heard of it...
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    2nd picture I never saw camo on rifles like this, also 'trooper in left rear is striking a relaxing pose...

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    General Patton Striking a relaxing pose

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    2nd picture I never saw camo on rifles like this, also 'trooper in left rear is striking a relaxing pose...


    "I drove to the Rhine River and went across on the pontoon bridge. I stopped in the middle to take a **** and then picked up some dirt on the far side in emulation of William the Conqueror." General George S. Patton, March 1945
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    Because he promised early on to P*ss in the Rhine...
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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    Because he promised early on to P*ss in the Rhine...
    Jim--

    Actually it's been a military tradition since Roman Times for the "conquering" army to pee in the major tributary of the conquered people, their main source of water. Its to give the conquered people a "bitter" taste in their mouths and let them know they are under Pax Roma. I guess sort of like a dog marking his territory. I am pretty sure a lot of Allied soldiers have peed in the Trigris and Euphrates since the start of the last Gulf War in 2003. Everything else is in those rivers.

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