> This is not the D day landing which happened in the
> Normandy beaches in June 1944 but a rehearsal to D day
> landing which killed more than 600 men in friendly fire.
> The second batch met with a fierce fire defensive position
> resulting in the killing of at least 400 soldiers.
> The E boats were driven off after reinforcements arrived
> but the damage is done, 300 more soldiers died in this day
> for D Day rehearsal.
I'm not great at math, but: 400+ + 300 > 600
That doesn't even seem to be the extent of the deaths caused by this operation .
It also seems that this article may have been partially/mostly sourced from Wikipedia (for example, look at the bullet points of recommendations in each) . The Wikipedia article also reads better.
The brains auto-correct when reading/comprehending is quite impressive.
There are many kinds of dyslexics, of course. In my case it makes it very hard to recognize spelling or grammar errors. Especially in my own text. If I read it and understand it, the brain refuses to see errors. I need to use my finger or a pen to follow the text break this auto-correct.
But what do you expect from a "channel" (no idea how Medium calls them) called "History of Yesterday" that attributes images to "Wiki"?
As a side not since this is HN: The article summary box lists Nazi Germany as a party to the exercise with all of the E-boats, presumably due to article quality control requirements in the Wikipedia system.
> German torpedoes hit three of the LSTs [...] the toll of the dead and missing stood at 198 sailors and 551 soldiers, a total of 749 [...] There were accusations not only of a cover-up, but also of heavy casualties inflicted by U.S. soldiers, who presumably did not know they had live ammunition in their weapons [...] Nor was there actually any evidence of anybody being killed by small arms fire.
I think this is one of the noticeable times something got yanked out of /new and shoved on the homepage. I suspect it was Arc's "AI"; a human probably wouldn't pass this as presented.