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Posted on Dec 26, 2006 in Armchair Reading, Front Page Features

Interactive Combat Story: First Night in Normandy

By Brandon Neff

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The Germans fail to notice you approach and unfortunately, so do the paratroopers.  At the same moment you prepare to bring down the machine gun, a stray round enters your abdomen, dropping you to the ground.  Dark, warm blood seeps into your uniform and you scramble to regain control of your failing body, but your life is slipping from your grasp with each frantic beat of your heart.  Gasping for one final breath, your head falls back into the soft grass and you stare blankly at the night sky as dawn swiftly approaches.

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