ON THE WAY
Soldiers and sailors met and compared rumors. GI's sunned themselves and read or performed their shipboard duties. They slept in the shadows of the small landing craft, between complicated gear, and in the stacked, cramped beds that filled the hot holds. Maps and charts and aerial photos were studied; scale models of the approaches and beaches were examined. The months of planning and the weeks of filling in every detail were brought down to the final phase, with every squad learning its mission, every man discovering the smallest part of his participation in the most precise of all military operations. All the way there was tension.
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