D-Day Invasion: the role of the LSTS

The History of U.S.S. Landing Ship Tank 510, summed it up best:

[The LST’s] primary function would have court-martialed the most prudent of our sea captains. This primary function being to cast itself upon the shore; then, the huge bow doors would open, the ramp would come down, and troops and vehicles would be unloaded on foreign soil.”

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