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THE EARLY DAYS OF RADAR
Secrets and my Recollections of World War II

Gardner L. Friedlander 1990, 2000

Invasion Excerpt

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    What saved the day was the artillery and the Navy. As the tanks swarmed toward the beach, superbly trained gun crews aimed heavy artillery pieces directly at them. In a few minutes 18 were knocked out and 20 went scurrying back to the hills. Meanwhile warships offshore got the range, their guns guided by observers watching, as Landry was, from the roofs. The tank attack was stopped, and before dawn the next day the 1st Division had advanced six miles inland from Gela to Ponte Olivio airfield. Behind it, the beachhead was secured and an overwhelming mass of equipment was coming ashore.

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(From Life Magazine, August 2, 1943, pgs 18-19.)


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