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.
ABOUT THIS PHOTOGRAPH
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
Location: Omaha Beach, Normandy, France
Photographer: US Signal Corps
Remaster & Colorization: Jordan J. Lloyd
Original Format: Photographic print
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This photograph is also available as a ⇲ restored & remastered black and white original print from our ⇲ Platinum Series.
|AO||118.9 x 84.1||46.8 x 33.1|
|A2||59.4 x 42.0||23.4 x 16.5|
|A3||42.0 x 29.7||16.5 x 11.7|
|A4||29.7 x 21.0||
11.7 x 8.3
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