Many infantry in the first waves drowned, having disembarked from their landing craft in water over their heads.
German artillery chased the landing craft where they milled off shore.
Remember the Harrier jump jet, the vertical takeoff and landing craft the British designed and Hollywood made famous?
Howell was watching the stuff come off the other landing craft.
Shaking hands with him as he left the landing craft, Trask wanted to know if he'd been sent out as the new Viceroy.
Then ask it to explain why the platform it built didn't hold the landing craft.
"He says he didn't know a landing craft was supposed to land on the platform," Simpson reported finally.
The contact team crowded into the Number One landing craft, which had been fitted out as a temporary headquarters.
The woman pointed to herself and to the man, and around the circle of huts and landing craft.
Out of the gloom above there was a roar and a streak of murky yellow as the landing craft eased down through the haze.