In military jargon, D-Day is the designated day on which a combat operation will commence. Although there are many such D-Days in military history, the term has become synonymous with the Allied Normandy Landings (Operation NEPTUNE) on 6 June 1944, during the Second World War (WWII).

D-Day+1: Aftermath

US Soldiers do Laundry in German Bunker Entitled “Allied Soldiers Do Laundry in Captured German Pillbox”, this photograph shows US Army soldiers (unit unidentified) in a captured German gun emplacement on the Atlantic Wall, with one of them hanging up his washing to dry. With nearly 5,000 landing and assault craft, 289 escort vessels, and […] To see the original post visit Combat.Camera – The Magazine of Military Photography…

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D-Day: Gold Beach

50th Northumberland Take King and Jig Gold (generally referred to as Gold Beach) was the codename for one of the five areas of the Allied invasion of Nazi-occupied France in the Normandy Landings, 6 June 1944. At the centre of the five beaches, Gold was located between Port-en-Bessin on the west and La Rivière on […] To see the original post visit Combat.Camera – The Magazine of Military Photography…

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D-Day: Juno Beach

3rd Canadian Infantry Division Land in Normandy Canadian infantrymen on Juno Beach, France, 6 June 1944. The beach spanned from Courseulles, a village just east of the British beach Gold, to Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer, and just west of the British beach Sword. Taking Juno was the responsibility of the Canadian Army, with sea transport, mine sweeping, and […] To see the original post visit Combat.Camera – The Magazine of Military Photography…

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D-Day: Sword Beach

Special Service Brigade Takes Queen Red OPERATION OVERLORD (THE NORMANDY LANDINGS): D-DAY 6 JUNE 1944. The British 2nd Army: Commandos of 1st Special Service Brigade landing from an LCI(S) (Landing Craft Infantry Small) on ‘Queen Red’ Beach, SWORD Area, at la Breche, at approximately 8.40 am, 6 June. The brigade commander, Brigadier the Lord Lovat […] To see the original post visit Combat.Camera – The Magazine of Military Photography…

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D-Day: Omaha Beach

Big Red One Takes Fox Green Title: WWII: Europe: France; “Into the Jaws of Death — U.S. Troops wading through water and Nazi gunfire”, circa 1944-06-06. A LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) from the U.S. Coast Guard-manned USS Samuel Chase disembarks troops of Company E, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (the Big Red One) wading onto […] To see the original post visit Combat.Camera – The Magazine of Military Photography…

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