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German soldier observing the Atlantic coastline, France, circa 1943-1944A camouflaged German coastal gun in Normandy, France, date unknown
German soldier observing the Atlantic coastline, France, circa 1943-1944A camouflaged German coastal gun in Normandy, France, date unknown
German coast artillery in the Pas-de-Calais, Normandy area, date unknownRommel inspecting Atlantic coast defenses along the French coast, circa early 1944
German coast artillery in the Pas-de-Calais, Normandy area, date unknownRommel inspecting Atlantic coast defenses along the French coast, circa early 1944
Piper L-4 Grasshopper observation aircraft on a 2.5 ton CCKW truck in preparation for the D-Day landings. Devon, England, United Kingdom, Feb 12 1944.Stocks of oil and other supplies gathered at Hixton General Depot, G-23, England, United Kingdom in preparation for the invasion of France, 8 Apr 1944
Piper L-4 Grasshopper observation aircraft on a 2.5 ton CCKW truck in preparation for the D-Day landings. Devon, England, United Kingdom, Feb 12 1944.Stocks of oil and other supplies gathered at Hixton General Depot, G-23, England, United Kingdom in preparation for the invasion of France, 8 Apr 1944
Quarter bow view of a Landing Craft Flak (LCF) during invasion rehearsal off the Isle of Wight, Southern England, United Kingdom, 28 Apr 1944Stockpile of Pipe at a US Army supply base in England, United Kingdom in preparation for the invasion of France, 25 Apr 1944
Quarter bow view of a Landing Craft Flak (LCF) during invasion rehearsal off the Isle of Wight, Southern England, United Kingdom, 28 Apr 1944Stockpile of Pipe at a US Army supply base in England, United Kingdom in preparation for the invasion of France, 25 Apr 1944
Yard full of coils of communications cable at US Army Quartermaster Depot G-22 in Moreton-on-Lugg, Herefordshire, England, in preparation of invasion of France, 25 Apr 1944A Rhino barge loaded with men and equipment during exercises in southern England, United Kingdom, prior to the Normandy invasion, May 1944. Note the barge’s two large outboard motors and tethered barrage balloon.
Yard full of coils of communications cable at US Army Quartermaster Depot G-22 in Moreton-on-Lugg, Herefordshire, England, in preparation of invasion of France, 25 Apr 1944A Rhino barge loaded with men and equipment during exercises in southern England, United Kingdom, prior to the Normandy invasion, May 1944. Note the barge’s two large outboard motors and tethered barrage balloon.
Amphibious invasion training in England, United Kingdom in preparation for Operation Overlord, 1944, photo 1 of 4; note use of live ammunitionAmphibious invasion training in England, United Kingdom in preparation for Operation Overlord, 1944, photo 2 of 4
Amphibious invasion training in England, United Kingdom in preparation for Operation Overlord, 1944, photo 1 of 4; note use of live ammunitionAmphibious invasion training in England, United Kingdom in preparation for Operation Overlord, 1944, photo 2 of 4
Amphibious invasion training in England, United Kingdom in preparation for Operation Overlord, 1944, photo 3 of 4; note LCI(L) landing craftAmphibious invasion training in England, United Kingdom in preparation for Operation Overlord, 1944, photo 4 of 4
Amphibious invasion training in England, United Kingdom in preparation for Operation Overlord, 1944, photo 3 of 4; note LCI(L) landing craftAmphibious invasion training in England, United Kingdom in preparation for Operation Overlord, 1944, photo 4 of 4
British landing ship Prince Baudouin launched three LCA landing craft, filled with American troops, during amphibious exercises in a British port, circa May-Jun 1944CG-4A and Horsa gliders at an English airfield preparing for the Normandy invasion, May 1944; note the application of invasion stripes still in-progress
British landing ship Prince Baudouin launched three LCA landing craft, filled with American troops, during amphibious exercises in a British port, circa May-Jun 1944CG-4A and Horsa gliders at an English airfield preparing for the Normandy invasion, May 1944; note the application of invasion stripes still in-progress
DUKWs lining up in a forest in preparation for Normandy invasion, England, United Kingdom, May 1944DUKWs on the beach at Selsey, West Sussex, England prior to the Normandy invasion, May 1944. Note components of the artificial Mulberry Harbors in the background awaiting deployment.
DUKWs lining up in a forest in preparation for Normandy invasion, England, United Kingdom, May 1944DUKWs on the beach at Selsey, West Sussex, England prior to the Normandy invasion, May 1944. Note components of the artificial Mulberry Harbors in the background awaiting deployment.
Good view of a Rhino barge as crews drill in English waters prior to the Normandy invasion, May 1944. Rhino barges were an assembly of 180 welded 5x7x5 foot steel boxes powered by 2 outboard motors of 143 hp each.US 101st Airborne Division paratrooper Corporal Louis E. Laird boarded a C-47 transport during dress rehersals for the Normandy invasion, spring 1944
Good view of a Rhino barge as crews drill in English waters prior to the Normandy invasion, May 1944. Rhino barges were an assembly of 180 welded 5x7x5 foot steel boxes powered by 2 outboard motors of 143 hp each.US 101st Airborne Division paratrooper Corporal Louis E. Laird boarded a C-47 transport during dress rehersals for the Normandy invasion, spring 1944

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