If it seems too hard, adjust the scale
Before the June 6, 1944 D-Day invasion, maps were drawn up showing the position of all the Germans in Normandy.
Allied planes flew daily reconnaissance missions to observe everything the enemy was doing along the beaches and cliffs of occupied France. Tanks, guns, and minefields were all recorded for the upcoming invasion.
But, there was a problem. When you looked over a sector diagram (of say, Omaha Beach) the small size of the map jammed gun next to gun next to gun. The whole coast appeared to be a briar patch of death. Read more…