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[General Erich Marcks, commander of the 84th Army Corps, prepares to leave for war games]
Adjutant: Have you finished the plan, Herr General?
Gen. Erich Marcks: Yes, quite. Quite finished. [puts compass on map] War games! Theoretical invasions! To go all the way to Rennes, just to push little flags around a table with other generals. The invasion in a sandbox!
Adjutant: Winning or losing, Herr General?
Marcks: Have I ever lost?
Adjutant: It's just that Herr General will be playing the role of Eisenhower this time.
Marcks: I will win because I go against the rules, Schiller! [shines light at map] We expect them to attack at Pas-de-Calais, at the narrowest point of the Channel, don't we! And in good weather, too! But that's too simple, my dear. It's far too obvious. I choose the farthest distance, and when the weather is at its worst! I'll attack here!... In Normandy. And in bad weather! Like now... In bad weather!
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