Neither was right or wrong. Realistically, there was NOTHING the Germans could have done to stop the eventual success of a determined invasion. Seriously, neither men or panzers could ever battle the huge size and number of naval guns of Battleships, Cruisers, Destroyers and rocket-firing ships. Think back to the invasion of Sicily and Anzio, when determined German counter-attacks were just about to throw large American forces back into the sea when the Americans were finally saved by heavy naval support fire, throwing panzers into the air as if they were pillows. Once the Allied troops were beyond the safety of concentrated naval power, who could possibly win against an enemy that can concentrate 1,000 heavy bombers to carve a path through your defenses? Think about several British/Canadian break-out attempts (operations Goodwind and Epsom) and the American operation Cobra, all in Normandy). What good does it do to stop the enemy face to face when they can just obliterate your forces over many square miles while you sit in your foxhole and watch helplessly? The only difference between the '44 Normandy invasion and the last Persian Gulf War is that the German soldier and units could actually recover from the immense hell of being bombarded by nearly a thousand heavy bombers and still put up a determined (and sometimes successful) defense. In reality, given that three-quarters of the German armed forces were fighting against the Soviets and significant forces were engaged in Italy, there is nothing the German soldier or commanders could have done to save France. With no appreciable air support, lack of reserves, armor and fuel; what could anyone really have done? One thing is clear, without the overwhelming air power the Allied forces enjoyed, they would not have gotten beyond the saftey that the naval armada afforded them. Had the Germans been lead by rational leaders and not fanatics, 1943 would have been a good time to broker a deal with the Western Allies. Unfortunately for the outnumbered German soldier in the field and the stoic German civilians being incinerated in their homes, their leadership would not consider such an option.