World Battlefronts: First Payment

After eleven days of fighting in Normandy, Lieut. General Omar Bradley an nounced his casualties to date: 3,283 Americans dead, 12,600 wounded. Not mentioned by General Bradley were the missing and prisoners, who must have been many—especially in view of the big airborne operations. But he had set out the first installment of the blood-price the Allies must pay for their foothold on the continent of Europe.

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