posted on Feb, 2 2013 @ 06:26 PM
Id lay my money down that what they say happened here didnt at all, it looks like a cover up within a coverup........
I find it hard to believe that a mistake like that would not be noticed for the amount of time it would take to kill that many soldiers. Blank rounds
are very distinguishable from live rounds and they even sound different and have far less recoil.
All the belts an mags that had to be changed in that time and no one noticed they were live rounds?
Not possible imo, I call BS.
* for 700 deaths there would have had to have been 1000s of casualtys or ie witnesses..
* In any excercise using blank rounds its realy only to add a realistic effect, on training exercises you dont get boxes and boxes of dummy rounds
like that and especially not during WW2 when brass and cordite would have been in short supply.
* The machine gunners would have had tracers firing off with the live rounds nobody noticed that? Blanks dont have tracers.
* No one heard the thump of the live rounds hitting the sand or sparking off landing craft ?
* No radio communication? every company would have had a radio man.
* Officers and senior NCO's would have had flares to let off that should have stopped the exercise at any time.
My guess is this was some kind of Prototype weapon that went fubar while they were testing it or some kind of gas weapon or something., hence the
Hell there was beaches in Normandy on D-day that didnt have death counts that high.
This story is very fishy to say the least.....
edit on 2-2-2013 by auraelium because: (no reason given)