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The Invasion Begins, 1944, Colorized

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Collectible museum-grade fine art print, hand-printed in England and individually finished with a monogram emboss. Each sale directly supports the artisan. Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing.


Taken two days after the initial assault on the 6th June, the Allied Expeditionary Force had gained a valuable beachhead into northern France. Photographed is a US LST ('Landing Ship, Tank'), unloading an M4 Sherman tank of the 66th Armoured Regiment, 2nd Armoured Division. The LST was a ship specially designed to carry tanks, vehicles, troops, and other cargo which could deploy straight onto a beach without the use of a dock or pier. Seen in the background right behind the tank are large exhaust stacks, allowing the tank to operate in shallow water.

The chap standing in the foreground is most probably a British Royal Marine Commando of the 4th Special Service Brigade, indicated by the distinctive green beret and the oilskin overcoat. At least two brigades were operating within close proximity of Omaha Beach on the 8th June which accounts for his appearance.
– Jordan J. Lloyd

Taken: Thursday 8th June, 1944
Omaha Beach, Normandy, France
US Signal Corps
Remaster & Colorization: 
Jordan J. Lloyd
Original Format: 
Photographic print
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The Invasion Begins by the US Signal Corps, 1944

This photograph is also available as a ⇲ restored & remastered black and white original print from our ⇲ Platinum Series.


Presented on 315gsm Hahnemühle Photo Rag® Baryta; a pleasantly warm, pure cotton paper with subtle texture, providing excellent reproduction of colour and detail, deep blacks, and perfect contrasts.


"An American tank moves from the gaping jaws of an assault craft onto the beachhead won early on D-Day. A continuous flow of these vehicles supports the land troops moving onto the continent. Omaha Beach, France. Original Field Number: ETO-HQ-44-4804. Photographer: Himes"

The Invasion Begins, 1944, Colorized
The Invasion Begins, 1944, Colorized
The Invasion Begins, 1944, Colorized
The Invasion Begins, 1944, Colorized

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