The reason why the Allies got off relativly easy was because of the damned Eastern front generals and Hitler. By not allowing the to place all there forces on the beaches was a major blunder. They thought keeping them far back would allow easier mobility to react to any landing area. By doing so it not only took time to move them but they were also subjected to Allied air superiority which many Eastern front vets were not famliar with. Oh and leaving a bunch of troops at Calais. Damn you Hitler, why didn;t you listen to Rommel!!!!!