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  • How Today's Media Would Have Reported The Events Of June 6, 1944.

    Got this off of the TacOps Digest...

    Normandy, France - June 6, 1944

    Pandemonium, shock and sheer terror predominate today's events in Europe.

    In an as yet unfolding apparent fiasco, Supreme Allied Commander, General

    Dwight David Eisenhower s troops got a rude awakening this morning at Omaha Beach

    here in Normandy.



    Due to insufficient planning and lack of a workable entrance strategy

    soldiers of the 1st and 29th Infantry as well as Army Rangers are now bogged down and

    sustaining heavy casualties inflicted on them by dug-in insurgent positions

    located 170 feet above them on cliffs overlooking the beaches which now

    resemble blood soaked killing fields at the time of this mid-morning filing.

    Bodies, parts of bodies and blood are the order of the day here, the screams

    of the dying and the stillness of the dead mingle in testament to this

    terrible event.

    Morale can only be described as extremely poor - in some companies all the

    officers have been either killed or incapacitated, leaving only poorly trained

    privates to fend for themselves.

    Things appear to be going so poorly that Lt. General Omar Bradley has been

    rumored to be considering breaking off the attack entirely. As we go to press

    embattled U.S. president Franklin D. Roosevelt...
    There's more, but you get the drift.

  • #2
    Well something like this:

    "Though Allied commanders still decline that combat operations take place at the Beaches of Normnandy, CNN was to lay hand an these pictures displaying a massive amphibious landing operation presumably in western France.

    Furthermore CNN was able to get into telephone contact with French citizens reporting to have seen a massive landing of Paratroopers in the region.

    J.T.Clark for CNN from London."
    "A platoon of Chinese tanks viciously attacked a Soviet harvester,
    which was peacefully working a field near the Soviet-Chinese border.
    The harvester returned fire and upon destroying the enemy
    returned to its home base."

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    • #3
      Occuped France Newspaper

      The arrogant USA is attacking our beloved soil, our governement through the words of Our Great Président du Conseil (prime Minister) Mister Pierre Laval urge the German Army to repeal the US invaders and their British wallet.

      Our Great Marechal Pétain is wonder himself if he won't proclame General mobilization and join the Brave and Mighty Germans defenders of the European culture and Christianity.

      Today our milicians have destroyed many nest of so called resistants which are just a bunch of communist and Gaulists traitors.

      From Caen, all poor Normandy's towns have been destroyed to ground by the so called Allies. Gendarmerie annouces thousands of deads. When will this unspeakable barbary will stop.

      He has a strange noose, he looks so different, he was dodger, don't hesitate denouce him to the nearest komandantur it must be a Jew.

      Stop black market follow the spirit of our Marechal, and count only on your ration coupon.

      Radio Paris ment, Radio Paris ment, Radio Paris est Allemand

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      • #4
        French Communist Forbiden NewsPapers

        Comrad Workers

        Following the advices of our Great Leader Joseph Staline, the Allies have made a massive attacks on Normandy coast. Comrads we urge to activate the sabotage plan as managed by the Central Commitee of the French Communist Party.
        Do as your Railways Comrads Saboteurs block trains, cut phone lines.

        Became Hero of France's workers.

        At 12 today Comrad Staline and Comrad Maurice Thorez have publicly annouce on Moscow Radio the great news of the second front opening, it will helps the great Red army on his effort to repulse the facist forces.

        It seems that some Gaulist have joined the sabotage effort of our FTP, Franc-Tireur & Partisans.

        Komrads lead the fight for the French People to open the road to a future France of workers leaded by the French PC under the beloved regards of Comrad Staline

        Hourra for Comunism
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        • #5
          InGerman Newspapers,

          From Paris
          A small attacks of Jewish manned commandos have tried to land on Normandy but it was a full failure
          there no US force in Normandy,
          there is no fleet in the Channel sea.
          Our Great Wechmacht have repelled them in England

          From Nurnberg
          Our Beloved Führer is preparing invasion of USA

          From Warsaw
          A Defensive battle occursnear Mazurian lakes our front hold fiercely and the IWANS are to be defeated soon, OKW plan Moscow to surrender in September
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          • #6
            Originally posted by CPangracs
            Got this off of the TacOps Digest...


            There's more, but you get the drift.
            Yeah, today's media would treat every US operation the same.
            “To tell deliberate lies while genuinely believing in them, to forget any fact that has become inconvenient, and then when it becomes necessary again, to draw it back from oblivion for just so long as it is needed…” -1984 about the Big Lie

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            • #7
              Originally posted by jlbetin
              InGerman Newspapers,

              From Paris
              A small attacks of Jewish manned commandos have tried to land on Normandy but it was a full failure
              there no US force in Normandy,
              there is no fleet in the Channel sea.
              Our Great Wechmacht have repelled them in England

              From Nurnberg
              Our Beloved Führer is preparing invasion of USA

              From Warsaw
              A Defensive battle occursnear Mazurian lakes our front hold fiercely and the IWANS are to be defeated soon, OKW plan Moscow to surrender in September
              This one seems quite realistic...

              (Though they never gave names of regions and places)
              "A platoon of Chinese tanks viciously attacked a Soviet harvester,
              which was peacefully working a field near the Soviet-Chinese border.
              The harvester returned fire and upon destroying the enemy
              returned to its home base."

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              • #8
                From a true French Vichy propaganda placard
                -------------------------------------------

                Why Anglo-Saxons bombards our plants.

                The Jewish conspiracy and the Anglo-Saxons forces, try to destroy our productions means to empeach us, when war will be over, to recover our lost market as they know that the French quality goods will prevails over their lower quality products. They want to add misery and remove work from our brave workers

                What is the goal of Chruchill and Roosevelt : Destroy France




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                • #9
                  JL, what happened by the way to this maréchal Petain? Did he die before the war was over?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Tzar
                    JL, what happened by the way to this maréchal Petain? Did he die before the war was over?
                    Bring by force to Germany at Sinmaringen in August 1944, was going at end of war to switzerland, then return voluntarly to France in april 1945, he was arrested at the French border.

                    He was judged from April to July 1945. he was sentenced to death, to removal of all his possesions, and to deprivation of his citizenship rights.
                    De Gaulle reprieve him, he was put in Jail at the Island of Yeu where he died in 1951.

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                    • #11
                      Good post Curt.

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                      • #12
                        to be serious:

                        I think today media at D-day would have been on good side, so no need to bash them. For comparison see the news at start of the Iraq war.
                        However I am not sure about the German Ardennes offensive, that would have been disasterious in the news...
                        a brain cell

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jlbetin
                          Bring by force to Germany at Sinmaringen in August 1944, was going at end of war to switzerland, then return voluntarly to France in april 1945, he was arrested at the French border.

                          He was judged from April to July 1945. he was sentenced to death, to removal of all his possesions, and to deprivation of his citizenship rights.
                          De Gaulle reprieve him, he was put in Jail at the Island of Yeu where he died in 1951.

                          Der WanderHistorian
                          He decidedly choose the wrong side when he sided with the Nazis. What a huge mistake he made - although at the time a lot of people were thinking Nazi Germany was the future, after all, the whole European continent was dominated by Nazi Germany in 41/42 and hope was slim.

                          I guess Petain was reviled and spit upon everywhere in France after the war. What a fall after having been a war hero in 14-18...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by laszlo.nemedi
                            to be serious:

                            I think today media at D-day would have been on good side, so no need to bash them. For comparison see the news at start of the Iraq war.
                            However I am not sure about the German Ardennes offensive, that would have been disasterious in the news...
                            In Franz Gockel's book "The Door to Hell, Bloody Omaha", the author POW in Marseilles in december 1944 explains that he got a Star & Stipes edition who was describing the real state of US Front and gives detail about german progression and the tought defense of US forces in Bastogne

                            My 2 Eurocents

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Tzar
                              He decidedly choose the wrong side when he sided with the Nazis. What a huge mistake he made - although at the time a lot of people were thinking Nazi Germany was the future, after all, the whole European continent was dominated by Nazi Germany in 41/42 and hope was slim.

                              I guess Petain was reviled and spit upon everywhere in France after the war. What a fall after having been a war hero in 14-18...
                              In my own opinion, the fact he follows Nazis is only one side of the problem.

                              Behind arrival of Pétain in 1940, there is a continuation of a masked "civil fight" against the Laïc Republic, against jews, against free massons, against communism, against socialdemocracy, a very exacerbated fight between liberals and ultraconservatives.
                              The policy of Pétain was not only colaboration with germany, it was too an epuration of liberalism, to return to Catholic and right traditional values Travail Famille Patrie , Work Family Nation.

                              The France's occupation was seen by Pétain and his active supporters as a purgatory facing the France errors and faults against God and traditional values -> separation of church and state, the vote for the Front Populaire, the support of Communism etc....

                              At the oposite you have a mix of Gaulist Communist, the socialist and social democrats family, Centre Republican, all those who were in favor of the 3rd Republic.

                              So at liberation there was a stiff epuration and eradication of those French ultratraditionalists and colaborators.

                              Things were not so black & white

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