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Battle Of Normandy Collection

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: The first RAF Repair and Salvage Unit was working operationally within three days of

The first RAF Repair and Salvage Unit was working operationally within three days of landing on the shores of Normandy, Northern France

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: The aftermath of the Battle for Caen. The town fell to Canadian

The aftermath of the Battle for Caen. The town fell to Canadian and British troops on the 9th July after a sustained bombardment which caused substantial damage to the town

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: The first British troops to enter Cherbourg were four RAF members of an Embarkation Unit

The first British troops to enter Cherbourg were four RAF members of an Embarkation Unit. They entered the town with the Americans and took up their headquarters by the quayside

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: French civilians stand at attention and an American Army Gl salutes as the American

French civilians stand at attention and an American Army Gl salutes as the American and French flags are unfurled side by side in the centre of the city of Cherbourg

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: Madame Scarlett, hotelkeeper of the Hotel Des Fleurs in Les Andrelys on the Seine, France

Madame Scarlett, hotelkeeper of the Hotel Des Fleurs in Les Andrelys on the Seine, France, proudly wearing her blouse made from a Union Jack flag as she welcomes liberating British troops into

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: A Royal Engineer bulldozer seen here on Gold beach. June 16th 1944

A Royal Engineer bulldozer seen here on Gold beach. June 16th 1944

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: World War II Invasion of France Part of the British invasion fleet bound for

World War II Invasion of France Part of the British invasion fleet bound for the Gold Juno and Sword Normandy beaches seen here on the morning of D-day from the cliffs overlooking Folkestone

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: Airmen of the Second Tactical Air Force Bomb Disposal Flight

Airmen of the Second Tactical Air Force Bomb Disposal Flight, assisted in clearing the streets and houses of the ruined city of Caen, Normandy of booby traps left by the fleeing Germans

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: Group of US Army nurses first to land with the vanguard of American troops on Normandy

Group of US Army nurses first to land with the vanguard of American troops on Normandy beachheads, take time for dinner on the site of the Field Hospital

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: The first party of Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) attached to the 21st Army Group

The first party of Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS) attached to the 21st Army Group arrive in Normandy, Northern France following the successful Allied landings on the beaches on 6th June

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: Lorries, Bren Carriers and despatch riders all fork part of this long convoy of Canadian

Lorries, Bren Carriers and despatch riders all fork part of this long convoy of Canadian men and equipment moving in to Caen during the Battle of Normandy in the Second World War. July 1944

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: An American Sherman tank on the British front in Normandy, Northern France

An American Sherman tank on the British front in Normandy, Northern France, mounting a 17 pounder British gun. The conversion has been made in the United Kingdom

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: These photographs give some indication of what a gigantic task the construction of

These photographs give some indication of what a gigantic task the construction of the two prefabricated ports, their towing across the Channel, and installation off the coast of Normandy entailed

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: Two pre-fabricated Ports, each as big a a Gibraltar were manufactured in Britain in

Two pre-fabricated Ports, each as big a a Gibraltar were manufactured in Britain in segments, towed across the Channel and set down off the coast of Normandy

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: Sherman tanks pass other tanks and crew waiting for the order to advance on Caen

Sherman tanks pass other tanks and crew waiting for the order to advance on Caen, which was captured by British and Canadian forces on 9th July 1944

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: US War Corespondent aboard one of the landing craft bringing re-enforcements to

US War Corespondent aboard one of the landing craft bringing re-enforcements to the Normandy coast 10 days after the D-Day landings 16th June 1944

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: Lieutenant Jack Haughton, RNVR commander of a landing craft bringing re-enforcements to

Lieutenant Jack Haughton, RNVR commander of a landing craft bringing re-enforcements to the Normandy beaches 10 days after the D-Day landings

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: US Soldiers searching for land mines on the grass verges of the roads in

US Soldiers searching for land mines on the grass verges of the roads in and around Cherbourg. 30th June 1944

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: British troops of the 79th in an unknown Normandy town in Northern France a month after

British troops of the 79th in an unknown Normandy town in Northern France a month after the D-Day landings chat with local children 5th July 1944

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: British troops outside the bath house in an unknown Normandy town in Northern France a

British troops outside the bath house in an unknown Normandy town in Northern France a month after the D-Day landings 5th July 1944

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: Sailor on a landing craft poses with a captured German helmet

Sailor on a landing craft poses with a captured German helmet and rifle after delivering re-enforcements to the Normandy coast 10 days after the D-Day landings 16th June 1944

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: After long months and even years of hard training and battle

After long months and even years of hard training and battle, US soldiers register apparent happiness at embarkation for invasion of Normandy, Northern France

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: American soldiers laden with equipment and weapons assemble on board a small landing

American soldiers laden with equipment and weapons assemble on board a small landing craft. ahead of the D-Day invasion and landings on the coast of Normandy, Northern France. Circa 4th June 1944

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: The Battle of Saint-Lo, one of the three conflicts in the Battle of the Hedgerows which

The Battle of Saint-Lo, one of the three conflicts in the Battle of the Hedgerows which took place between 7th - 19th July 1944

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: Landing craft infantry of the 9th Canadian Infantry prior to their landing on Juno beach

Landing craft infantry of the 9th Canadian Infantry prior to their landing on Juno beach during the D-Day landing sin Normandy, Northern France. 6th June 1944

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: Photo taken from an American landing craft approaching a beachhead oh the northern coast

Photo taken from an American landing craft approaching a beachhead oh the northern coast of France shows American soldiers ready to leap into the surf during the D0-Day landings in Normandy

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: An RAF Typhoon aircraft patrolling the skies over a convoy after taking off from an

An RAF Typhoon aircraft patrolling the skies over a convoy after taking off from an airfield in Normandy, Northern France. July 1944

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: British troops continue to land on the beach-heads of Normandy

British troops continue to land on the beach-heads of Normandy, Northern France to support their comrades who made the crossing the previous day as part of the Allied D-Day landings

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: British and Canadian troops enter the liberated town of Falaise, Northern France

British and Canadian troops enter the liberated town of Falaise, Northern France. The Falaise Pocket was the decisive engagement of the Battle of Normandy

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: Spitfire fighter aircraft piloted by pilots of the Royal Norwegian Air Force give fighter

Spitfire fighter aircraft piloted by pilots of the Royal Norwegian Air Force give fighter cover and close support to the Navy and Amy

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: In a flower covered field in France, an American Waco CG-4 glider takes off for

In a flower covered field in France, an American Waco CG-4 glider takes off for the first time on foreign territory since the D-Day landings

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: Canadian soldiers tend to French Refugees in Normandy shortly after the successful

Canadian soldiers tend to French Refugees in Normandy shortly after the successful Allied landings during the Second World War. Many of the French refugees had not eaten for three or more days

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: A French villager aids RAF traffic control policeman Corporal Syd Highens of Leicester

A French villager aids RAF traffic control policeman Corporal Syd Highens of Leicester at a busy road junction in Creully, Normandy, Northern France

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: Beer and other NaFI supplies are now arriving in France

Beer and other NaFI supplies are now arriving in France and British troops are once more getting acquainted with British brews. Here are Corporal F. R. Webb of Fulham and Corporal J

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: The first British to enter Cherbourg were four RAF members of an Embarkation Unit

The first British to enter Cherbourg were four RAF members of an Embarkation Unit. They entered the town with the Americans and took up their headquarters by the quayside

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: As the great Allied tank drive south of Caen along the Odon valley continues in Northern

As the great Allied tank drive south of Caen along the Odon valley continues in Northern France, as well as the push east of the city to Trouarn

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: British and Canadian troops captured the city of Caen in Northern France after a massive

British and Canadian troops captured the city of Caen in Northern France after a massive assault from air land and sea. The Germans resisted bitterly before the city was entered

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: American soldiers of the US Ninth Division and French patriots ride a captured German

American soldiers of the US Ninth Division and French patriots ride a captured German tank through the streets in the the centre of the city of Cherbourg

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: Liberation of the town of Cherbourg in Northern France by the American forces shortly

Liberation of the town of Cherbourg in Northern France by the American forces shortly after the successful Allied landings on the beaches of Normandy

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: British soldiers making friends with French families in the Bayeux area of Normandy

British soldiers making friends with French families in the Bayeux area of Normandy, Northern France, shortly after the Allied landings. 11th June 1944

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: An American M-10 tank destroyer of the US Army rambles along a debris strewn road near

An American M-10 tank destroyer of the US Army rambles along a debris strewn road near St Fromond, Manche, France. This vehicle is moving against Rommels forces in the interior of the continent of

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: Two pre-fabricated Ports, each as big a a Gibraltar were manufactured in Britain in

Two pre-fabricated Ports, each as big a a Gibraltar were manufactured in Britain in segments, towed across the Channel and set down off the coast of Normandy

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: HMS Frobisher, one of the British Royal navy cruisers which during the week before D-day

HMS Frobisher, one of the British Royal navy cruisers which during the week before D-day, when the allied expeditionary Forces sailed for France

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: When Caen was captured by British and Canadian forces on 9th July 1944

When Caen was captured by British and Canadian forces on 9th July 1944, Sherman tanks took a large part In the attack. Picture shows: Royal Riglneers engaged on mine clearing

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: On 9th July 1944, British and Canadian troops captured the city of Caen in Normandy

On 9th July 1944, British and Canadian troops captured the city of Caen in Normandy, Northern France after a massive assault from air, sea and land

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: After heavy fighting in the advance on Tilly-sur-Seulles

After heavy fighting in the advance on Tilly-sur-Seulles, the village of Christot in Normandy, Northern France was taken. The village was damaged by heavy shelling Many snipers were left behind by

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: Allied forces in Northern France following the invasion of Normandy in the Second World

Allied forces in Northern France following the invasion of Normandy in the Second World War. In support of the Allied landings on the French coast

Background imageBattle Of Normandy Collection: On the morning of 25th June, an attack was made by British troops on the village of

On the morning of 25th June, an attack was made by British troops on the village of Fontenay-le-Pesnal in an effort to straighten the line in the Tilly-Sur-Seulles area of Normandy, Northern France



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