Falcon Amarante

Pathfinders and French Paras on Joint Exercise Soldiers of the Pathfinders and Groupement des Commandos Parachutistes (GCP), the advance forces of 16 Air Assault Brigade and 11e Brigade Parachutiste, about to practise fast roping from a French Army Puma helicopter during Exercise Falcon Amarante. British and French paratroopers are showing their readiness to deploy together […] To see the original post visit Combat.Camera – The Magazine of Military Photography…

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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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D-Day: Utah Beach

US Army Take Tare Green and Uncle Red The westernmost of the five code-named landing beaches in Normandy, Utah is on the Cotentin Peninsula, west of the mouths of the Douve and Vire rivers. Amphibious landings at Utah were undertaken by United States Army VII Corps, with the amphibious assault led primarily by the US […] To see the original post visit Combat.Camera – The Magazine of Military Photography…

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