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The Beast of Omaha

Discussion in 'History Forum' started by carpro, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. carpro

    carpro Well-Known Member

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    http://news.scotsman.com/topics.cfm?tid=1166&id=643752004

    'Beast of Omaha' weeps as he recalls slaughter of thousands on beach
    MURDO MACLEOD

    FOR Hein Severloh the ‘Longest Day’ meant nine hours constantly machine-gunning American soldiers as they attempted to land on Omaha Beach.

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    Severloh was safe in an almost impregnable concrete bunker overlooking the beach. He had an unimpeded view of the oncoming Allied forces. He was the last German soldier firing, and may have accounted for about 3,000 American casualties, almost three-quarters of all the US losses at Omaha. The Americans came to know him as the Beast of Omaha.
     
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    We call him the beast of Omaha Beach.

    If he had been an American mowing down Germans he would have a Medal of Honour

    War is hell.
     
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