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French Coast Dead Ahead by US Coast Guard, 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.


These lightweight Higgins Boats, named after their New Orleans manufacturer and known as LCVPs to the military, Landing Craft Vehicle Personnel, carried roughly a platoon of soldiers each and ferried tens of thousands of troops ashore on D-Day.

As this photo shows, the ride to shore for many soldiers — which was often two to four hours long — was so turbulent and storm-tossed that it caused violent seasickness. Pfc. John Robertson, of the 116th Infantry Regiment, 29th Division recalled, 'Most of my boat team was seasick. I remember heaving over the side, and someone said, 'Get your head down! You’ll get killed!' I said: 'I’m dying anyway!'' - Garrett M. Graff

Taken: 6th June, 1944
Normandy, France
US Coast Guard
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.


"Tightly packed troops crouch inside their LCVP as it plows through a wave. In the distance is the coast of Normandy."

French Coast Dead Ahead by US Coast Guard, 1944
French Coast Dead Ahead by US Coast Guard, 1944
French Coast Dead Ahead by US Coast Guard, 1944
French Coast Dead Ahead by US Coast Guard, 1944

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