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"1st Hussars" 6th Canadian Armoured on Juno Beach "1st Hussars" 6th Canadian Armoured on Juno Beach
The 6th Canadian Armoured Regiment "1st Hussars" and The Queen's Own "Rifles of Canada" head to Juno Beach. The first wave suffered 50% casualties, the second highest of the five D-Day beachheads, June 6, 1944. The use of armour was successful at Juno, in some instances actually landing ahead of the infantry as intended and helping clear a path inland. Despite the obstacles, within hours the Canadians were off the beach and beginning their advance inland.
 
 
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"Riffles of Canada" on Oerlikon gun, Juno Beach "Riffles of Canada" on Oerlikon gun, Juno Beach
 Queen's Own Riffles of Canada on Oerlikon guns at Juno Beach. This is same type as those assembled on war ships. D-Day+2, June 8, 1944. War in Color.
 
 
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1st Division "Big Red One" on LST, 1st Division "Big Red One" on LST,
 US First Division is on the point of taking the sea for Normandy. The badge of "Big Red One" is reproduced on almost all the helmets and often with the left shoulder. All these men carry the battle dress with trousers of wool and wind-breaker M1941 combat or wind-breaker of tank crew member.  Behind these men the cranes are visible on pontoons which will be used for the genius to discharge provisioning on the beaches as of the end of the attack. On right-hand side a black soldier  which probably belongs to the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion or the one of the elements of support of the 5e brigade amphibian of the genius. The soldier sitting in the foreground, whose bottom of the trousers is turned up, sat on a waistcoat of attack of green fabric. The majority of the laced boots are blackened by grease anti-vesicants. Preparations for Operation Overlord.
 
 
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1st Infantry Division "Big Red One" on LCT's, Operation Overlord 1st Infantry Division "Big Red One" on LCT's, Operation Overlord
U.S. First Infantry Division "Big Red One" from the 21st Army Group on board LCT's at Weymouth, England, for "Operation Overlord," June 5, 1941.
 
 
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1st Infantry Division marching through British port, June 5, 1944 1st Infantry Division marching through British port, June 5, 1944
American troops with First Infantry Division are marching through the streets of a British port town, "Operation Overlord."  1st Infantry will be loaded into landing craft for the big assault on Normandy. June 5, 1944.
 
 
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1st Infantry Division on LCT for "Operation Overlord" 1st Infantry Division on LCT for "Operation Overlord"
U.S. First Infantry Division “The Big Red One” on board LCT at English port for Preparation of "Operation Overlord".
 
 
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2nd Canadian Army Tank Brigade 2nd Canadian Army Tank Brigade
Sherman tank crew with 2nd Canadian Army Tank Brigade, rest before the battle south of Vaucelles, in the Basse-Normandie région. June 10, 1944, D-Day + 4, Wr in Color.
 
 
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5th ESB loading on LCT for "Operation Overlord" 5th ESB loading on LCT for "Operation Overlord"
5th ESB embark in the hold of a LCT for the crossing of the English Channel, Omaha beach, "Operation Overlord." Life belts were tied up on the stretchers to guarantee their recovery on the beach. The mark of neutrality not on the helmets and the arm-band with the Red Croix is not on, without it being known why? War in color.
 
 
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British officers and US troops in bomb training British officers and US troops in bomb training
 British officers and American troops work in teams on the problems of safety, soldiers train for bomb squad in preparation of "Operation Overlord", D-Day.
 
 
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First Infantry Division on LCT's First Infantry Division on LCT's
First Infantry Division from the 21st Army Group on board LCT's at English port for preparations of Operation Overlord.
 
 
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Halftrack loaded on LST, June 5, 1944 Halftrack loaded on LST, June 5, 1944
Halftracks to support initial wave of the assault against German army, tanks and supplies are being loaded onto an LCT in a British port for Overlord Preparations, June 5, 1944.
 
 
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M-3 Lee tank commander & crew M-3 Lee tank commander & crew
M-3 Lee tank commander and crew, June 1941.
 
 
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M-3 Lee tank driver M-3 Lee tank driver
M-3 Lee tank driver looking out of open hatch.
 
 
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M-3 Lee tank with 1st Armored Division M-3 Lee tank with 1st Armored Division
M-3 Lee tank in action during maneuvers, 1st Armored Division.
 
 
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M-3 Lee tanks with 1st Armored Division M-3 Lee tanks with 1st Armored Division
M-3 Lee tank with First Armored Division, War in Color, June 1942.
 
 
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M-3 Lee tanks, 1st Armored Division M-3 Lee tanks, 1st Armored Division
M-3 Lee tanks with 1st Armored Division in action during maneuvers, 1941.
 
 
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M4 Sherman Tank on hillside M4 Sherman Tank on hillside
M4 Sherman Tank on hillside, June 1941.
 
 
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M4 Sherman Tanks in line M4 Sherman Tanks in line
M4A1 Sherman medium tank in line during war games, World War II in color 1942.
 
 
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Medics wait for injured crew on B-17 Medics wait for injured crew on B-17
 Medics wait for a group of Boeing B-17 bombers to land after bomb run over Germany.
 
 
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Saskatchewan Regiment unloading on Juno beach Saskatchewan Regiment unloading on Juno beach
 Saskatchewan Regiment of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division unloads on Juno beach, June 7, 1944.
 
 
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Troops on landing craft at port Troops on landing craft at port
 Troops on landing craft at a port in Britain from where they will shove off for the invasion of Europe on D-Day.
 
 
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U.S. First Division with 105mm howitzer U.S. First Division with 105mm howitzer
This Howitzer of 105mm was prepared for the operation amphibian It is a part of the 32nd Field Artillery and it bears the names Troina and Oran. The yellow rectangle also painted on the shield and which appear also in the center of white star of other machines of the U.S. First Division. This could be a tactical sign, in which case C the battery C would indicate. The principal cylinder head and elements were sealed with the assistance one asbestos paste, which will have to be completely withdrawn before the shooting. The artillerist perched on the gun is from First Division "Big Red One", his badge on the helmet. Preparations for Operation Overlord. War in color.
 
 
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US Army Rangers on LCA for "Operation Overlord" US Army Rangers on LCA for "Operation Overlord"
 U.S. Army Rangers on LCA for "Operation Overlord," British LCA-1377 enables us to detail his frontal shielding. The badge of Rangers is visible with the shoulder of the men which indicates that the formed part of the report devoted for the loading of Rangers in Weymouth, England. Also notice the helmets of medics decorated with the conventional marks of neutrality.  The British LCA is heading to join their ships, Rangers embark June 1, 1944 and remain consigned five days on board English ships for "Operation Overlord"
 
 
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