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Truck Assembly Line by Kenny, 1944

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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.


The railways were the key to ensuring a rapid advance after D-Day but they had been all but destroyed by a combination of Allied bombing and sabotage by the French Resistance.

Right from the early days of the invasion troops experienced in all aspects of repairing and operation railways were being shipped across the Channel, along with vast quantities of equipment including hundreds of locomotives and thousands of wagons. As shown in this picture, trucks and tanks were routinely carried by rail to save fuel and manpower, and in total more two thirds of the supplies landed at Cherbourg were taken forward towards the front on the newly reinstated railways.

Ultimately around 50,000 engineers worked on rebuilding and operating the lines, and without their efforts, the war would undoubtedly have been prolonged. Trucks were simply incapable of carrying out the task, as they needed far more manpower and fuel, and the roads were congested. Yet, the exploits of these railwaymen have been largely forgotten but are highlighted in The Liberation Line, the last untold story of the Normandy Landings published in 2024. - Christian Wolmar

Taken: June/July 1944
U.S. Ordnance Depot in Normandy, France
Jordan J. Lloyd
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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.


"The U.S. truck assembly line and railroad track are at a U.S. Ordnance Depot in Normandy, France."

Truck Assembly Line by Kenny, 1944
Truck Assembly Line by Kenny, 1944
Truck Assembly Line by Kenny, 1944
Truck Assembly Line by Kenny, 1944

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