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6 Jun 1944

France Photo(s) dated 6 Jun 1944
Canadian troops at the LMen of Canadian 9th Infantry Brigade disembarking from LCI(L) landing craft onto Nan White Beach near Bernières-sur-Mer, Juno Beach, Normandy, France, late morning 6 Jun 1944; note many with bicycles. Photo 1 of 2.Pre-invasion bombing by A-20 bombers of Pointe du Hoc at Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, 6 Jun 1944Men of Canadian 9th Infantry Brigade disembarking from LCI(L) landing craft onto Nan White Beach near Bernières-sur-Mer, Juno Beach, Normandy, France, late morning 6 Jun 1944.  Photo 2 of 2.
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7 Jun 1944

Photo(s) dated 7 Jun 1944
Minesweeper USS Tide with her back broken and sinking after triggering a magnetic mine off Utah Beach, Normandy, France, 7 Jun 1944.
8 Jun 1944

Photo(s) dated 8 Jun 1944
Reinforcements of men and equipment moving inland at Omaha Beach, Normandy, 8 Jun 1944General Sir Bernard Montgomery, 21st Army Group Commander, steps onto Juno Beach, Mike Red area, Courseulles-sur-Mer, Normandy, France 8 Jun 1945 after being ferried ashore from his ship in a DUKW.Shortly after arriving in Normandy, France, General Bernard Montgomery’s Jeep stopped so he could examine German prisoners being marched toward the beach, 8 Jun 1944.
10 Jun 1944

Photo(s) dated 10 Jun 1944
US Army patrol examining a German 88 mm FlaK anti-aircraft gun with its barrel splayed by the retreating Germans near Montebourg, France, June 1944Rhino ferry RHF-19 landing CCKW trucks and other vehicles on Omaha Beach, circa 10 Jun 1944. Note Soldier in the right foreground, with waterproofing taped around his rifle.Generals Omar Bradley and Miles Dempsey at a meeting in the field in Port-en-Bessin, France during the Normandy campaign, 10 Jun 1944.Generals Bernard Montgomery, Miles Dempsey, and Omar Bradley at a meeting in the field in Port-en-Bessin, France during the Normandy campaign, 10 Jun 1944.
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11 Jun 1944

Photo(s) dated 11 Jun 1944
A fully loaded DUKW coming ashore at Normandy, France, 11 Jun 1944.Members of the US Navy’s Second Beach Battalion disassembling two German SdKfz 302 Goliath remote-controlled mines (called Beetles by US forces) on Utah Beach, 11 June 1944.Member of the US Navy’s Second Beach Battalion examining a German SdKfz 302 Goliath remote-controlled mine (called Beetles by US forces) on Utah Beach, 11 June 1944. Note DUKW in the background.
12 Jun 1944

Photo(s) dated 12 Jun 1944
Alan Brooke, Winston Churchill, and Bernard Montgomery at MontgomerySupreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower touring the Normandy invasion beaches with General George Marshall, Admiral Ernest King, and staff at St Laurent sur Mer, Jun 12 1944.  Photo 1 of 3.Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower touring the Normandy invasion beaches with General George Marshall, Admiral Ernest King, and staff at St Laurent sur Mer, Jun 12 1944.  Photo 2 of 3.Supreme Allied Commander Dwight Eisenhower touring the Normandy invasion beaches with General George Marshall, Admiral Ernest King, and staff at St Laurent sur Mer, Jun 12 1944.  Photo 3 of 3.
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14 Jun 1944

Photo(s) dated 14 Jun 1944
Razorback P-47D Thunderbolt of the 373rd Fighter Group after skidding to a stop on the sand of a Normandy beach, France, 14 Jun 1944.US Coast Guard Captain AC Richard disembarking USS Augusta during a tour of the beachhead by senior officers, 14 Jun 1944, off Omaha Beach, Normandy, France.
15 Jun 1944

France
16 Jun 1944

Photo(s) dated 16 Jun 1944
Military vehicles move ashore from Mulberry Artificial Harbor A, across a pontoon bridge, to Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, June 16 1944 (D+10). Visible are M3 Halftracks, an M8 Greyhound, and AFKWX 2¬Ĺ-ton Trucks.Following a presentation of medals, Royal Navy Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, King George VI of the United Kingdom, and General Bernard Montgomery pause briefly, 16 Jun 1944, Ch√Ęteau de Cruelly, France.General Sir Miles Dempsey, King George VI of the United Kingdom, and General Bernard Montgomery at Montgomery‚Äôs headquarters at Ch√Ęteau de Cruelly, Normandy, France, 16 Jun 1944.General Bernard Montgomery and King George VI of the United Kingdom as the king came ashore at Graye-sur-Mer, Normandy, France, 16 Jun 1944.
2 Jul 1944

Photo(s) dated 2 Jul 1944
2 Jul 1944 photo of the wreckage left on Sword Beach following the D-Day landings in Normandy, France; in this case, a P-47 Thunderbolt that was shot down 10 Jun 1944 on a mission to Cherbourg, France. Photo 1 of 2.2 Jul 1944 photo of the wreckage left on Sword Beach following the D-Day landings in Normandy, France; in this case, a P-47 Thunderbolt that was shot down 10 Jun 1944 on a mission to Cherbourg, France. Photo 2 of 2.
4 Jul 1944

Photo(s) dated 4 Jul 1944
P-51D Mustang Generals Dwight Eisenhower and Omar Bradley share a laugh as they leave Gen Ira Wyche’s 79th Division headquarters in Huanville, Normandy, France, July 4, 1944.
6 Jul 1944

Photo(s) dated 6 Jul 1944
General Bernard Montgomery relaxing with his traveling companions, a fox terrier puppy named ‚ÄúHitler‚ÄĚ and a spaniel puppy named ‚ÄúRommel,‚ÄĚ at his headquarters at Blay, Normandy, France, 6 Jul 1944.
7 Jul 1944

Photo(s) dated 7 Jul 1944
Lieutenant General Patton, Néhou, Basse-Normandie, France, 7 Jul 1944; note autograph on left breast pocket in the photographBernard Montgomery bestowing the British Distinguished Service Order on Maxwell Taylor of the American 101st Airborne Division, Blay, Normandy, France, 7 Jul 1944.Generals George Patton, Omar Bradley, and Bernard Montgomery meeting at Montgomery’s headquarters at Blay, Normandy, France, 7 Jul 1944. Patton and Montgomery seem to be enjoying a tense laugh.
12 Jul 1944

Photo(s) dated 12 Jul 1944
The wrecks of 3 Horsa gliders in a field beside the Caen Canal near Bénouville, Normandy, France, 12 Jul 1944.
22 Jul 1944

Photo(s) dated 22 Jul 1944
Bernard Montgomery showing Winston Churchill a map held by Gen GG Symonds, during Churchill
26 Jul 1944

Photo(s) dated 26 Jul 1944
Canadian officers enter Ch√Ęteau de Rots, Normandy, France. Left to right they are Colonel Richard S Malone, Lt General Henry Crerar (Commander, 1st Canadian Army) and Major Austin.A delegation of high-ranking Soviet officers visiting General Montgomery‚Äôs headquarters at Blay, Normandy, France, 26 Jul 1944.
7 Aug 1944

Photo(s) dated 7 Aug 1944
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill sharing a relaxing moment with General Bernard Montgomery‚Äôs spaniel puppy ‚ÄúRommel‚ÄĚ at Montgomery‚Äôs headquarters at Blay, Normandy, France, 7 Aug 1944.
12 Aug 1944

Photo(s) dated 12 Aug 1944
A soldier of the US Army looks at a German half-track camouflaged with branches near Le Neufbourg, France, Aug 12 1944. The half-track SdKfz 251 Ausf D, SS 926256 is from the 1.SS-Panzer-Division Leibstandarte Adolf Hitler. Note the soldiers M3 Grease Gun
15 Aug 1944

Photo(s) dated 15 Aug 1944
British Air Chief Marshal Arthur Tedder, General Bernard Montgomery, American Lieutenant General Carl Spaatz, and Major General Ralph Royce meeting at Montgomery’s headquarters in Blay, Normandy, France, 15 Aug 1944.
18 Aug 1944

Photo(s) dated 18 Aug 1944
Lord Louis Mountbatten visiting General Bernard Montgomery at Montgomery’s mobile headquarters in Blay, Normandy, France, 18 Aug 1944.
21 Aug 1944

Photo(s) dated 21 Aug 1944
General Bernard Montgomery and Foreign Secretary Sir Anthony Eden at Montgomery’s mobile headquarters in Blay, Normandy, France, 21 Aug 1944.
28 Aug 1944

Photo(s) dated 28 Aug 1944
Generals Dwight Eisenhower and Bernard Montgomery at Montgomery’s mobile headquarters in Blay, Normandy, France, 28 Aug 1944.General Bernard Montgomery and Reverend H.L. Hughes, Deputy Chaplain General, inspecting a mobile church newly arrived in France, Blay, Normandy, France, 28 Aug 1944.
1 Sep 1944

Photo(s) dated 1 Sep 1944
Field Marshal Montgomery stands up in his 1943 Humber Super Snipe staff car as he crosses a pontoon bridge over the River Seine at Vernon, France, 1 Sep 1944.Prince Felix of Luxembourg, General Bernard Montgomery, French Colonel Candeau, and Brigadier General Christopher Peto at 21st Army Group headquarters at Blay, Normandy, France, 1 Sep 1944.
27 Oct 1944

Photo(s) dated 27 Oct 1944
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