This is coolbert:
Once more from the "Visions of Empire" blog we have extracts and commentary:
The amphibious invasion of Britain by the Romans. As lead by the divine Julius [Caesar] himself.
Those Roman troops going ashore as in their particular fashion heavily encumbered with armor, shield, sword, other impedimenta, not able to make progress as they waded through the shallows, the situation uncertain, in doubt.
"The first amphibious assault in history? "
"Caesar’s own narrative of this campaign describes one of the earliest amphibious assaults in history, in that the landing had to overcome opposition on the beach itself:"
As it was for the American troops landing on Omaha Beach so was it too for the Romans two thousand years earlier.
And the solution would have the same in either case?
Lightly laden and armed shock troops, ranger/commando/special operations type units to go ashore first, during hours of darkness preferably, seize and hold the beach head!
That path ashore for the heavy infantry greatly facilitated.
AS HAD BEEN THE RECOMMENDATION OF NORMAN COTA PRIOR TO D-DAY, 1944.
The Romans had units of the ranger/commando/special operations type? Anyone know of this?
Again, thank you Visions of Empire.