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General Bernard Montgomery relaxing with his traveling companions, a fox terrier puppy named “Hitler” and a spaniel puppy named “Rommel,” at his headquarters at Blay, Normandy, France, 6 Jul 1944.German soldier observing the Atlantic coastline, France, circa 1943-1944
General Bernard Montgomery relaxing with his traveling companions, a fox terrier puppy named “Hitler” and a spaniel puppy named “Rommel,” at his headquarters at Blay, Normandy, France, 6 Jul 1944.German soldier observing the Atlantic coastline, France, circa 1943-1944
A camouflaged German coastal gun in Normandy, France, date unknownGerman coast artillery in the Pas-de-Calais, Normandy area, date unknown
A camouflaged German coastal gun in Normandy, France, date unknownGerman coast artillery in the Pas-de-Calais, Normandy area, date unknown
Rommel inspecting Atlantic coast defenses along the French coast, circa early 1944Early construction of a large concrete caisson known as a Phoenix, 27 Jan 1944 in southern England. These had flooding valves and were to be sunk as part of the Mulberry Harbors for the Normandy landings.
Rommel inspecting Atlantic coast defenses along the French coast, circa early 1944Early construction of a large concrete caisson known as a Phoenix, 27 Jan 1944 in southern England. These had flooding valves and were to be sunk as part of the Mulberry Harbors for the Normandy landings.
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.

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