Another beautiful day in France. The birds are singing, the sun is shining. Rommel is away to visit his wife.. nothing is going to happen in this sector.
Gold Juno and Sword:
The German soldiers were woken early this morning - with the sound of shells firing overhead rattling them from their bunks. British Paratroopers have been spotted to the north east of Caen.. and are immediately engaged - with one Para unit being destroyed outright.
Panzer units move into secure Caen and hold all bridges.
German forces were better prepared for the allied units landing at Omaha beach and rushed to the beach to contain the waterlogged Allies. Though they were unable to muster a initial counter attack - they are preparing to sweep the US forces back into the sea in the next few hours.
American parachute units were spotted dropping to flooded wetlands in the early hours of the morning.. this was followed by the landing of additional american units on the beaches of Utah. Orders have been given to defend Carentan until German reinforcements arrive.
Overall - my German forces have been taken by surprise.. we didnt expect an invasion in this part of France. Leadership and orders coming from above are disorganised.. and there is confusion as to whether this is the main Allied invasion force or not? Eitherway, send reinforcements urgently!
We await more specific orders from Rommel.
[note that the quality of images have been reduced for the purposes of this AAR to make it easier for those on dial up.]