D Day minus one

By | June 5, 2016

D Day beaches

General Rommel knew that the Normandy coast was a possible landing point for the invasion. He arranged for the beaches to be protected, with mines and anti-tank obstacles.

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Beach defences

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British aircraft bombing in Normandy before the invasion

The south coast was full of men and equipment ready for the invasion

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British gliders ready for take off. The first allied troops to land were the British Airborne followed later by the Americans

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Landing craft in Southampton docks

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Vehicles ready and waiting

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Troops loading for the invasion

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British airborne on their way to capture Pegasus bridge

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Crossing the English channel heading for Normandy

The invasion had started, the landings on the D Day beaches was to become the largest seaborne invasion in history.