Originally Posted by PBPDhammy
If you want to sit all day you can join the Germans and sit in a pillbox all day
Not to mention if you join the Airborne you start behind the enemy lines. If you like that join the 325th.
Those are two misconceptions. The German beach defense units do mostly defend for most of the morning, but in the afternoon, they are given various missions on several parts of the field. Some are defending and some are attacking. However, the German special forces units (the Geisterjagers, the MEK, the 6th Fallschrimjagers, and the Kommandos) are very active all day and neither sit nor stay in pillboxes. The Airborne are dropped into the 210 by bus to represent a parachute or glider insertion, but that is not behind German lines. If the Airborne was dropped behind German lines, we would be barrel tagging them (and they us) as soon as the "Game On" horn sounded.
Sgt Major, OK D-Day German Army