In 1944 Jim Radford was a 15 year old ‘galley boy’ serving with the Merchant Navy on the Empire.
The MG42 - Hitler's Buzzsaw
As Soldiers advanced onto the beaches of Normandy during D-Day, June 6, 1944, they encountered the MG42 machine gun in placements above them. The rapid fire machine gun had a distinct sound.
Video by Will Ravenstein