One of the real joys of touring Sword beach and the advance inland, is to visit the German 736 Regiment HQ , Oberst Krug’s command bunkers and defenses overlooking Sword beach. See the artillery ranges still painted on the observation post.
Captain Joseph Dawson DSC
An interesting history of the landings of G Company 16th Regiment 1st Infantry Division.
One of the first units to fight it's way inland from Omaha Beach. Along what we now call Dawson's ridge. History courtesy 1st Infantry Division archives.
I could see things were going wrong as we slowed down to go in. Some boats were coming back after unloading, others were partly awash, but still struggling. Some were stuck, bottomed out, racing their motors and getting nowhere. Some were backing up short distances and trying again. ...