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Beach obstacles being erected by the Germans on the Normandy coast prior to the Allied assault, 1944

Photograph, World War Two, North West Europe (1944-1945), 1944.

A low-level air photograph showing part of the Normandy coast where the Allied landings were scheduled to take place. Prior to the landings on 6 June 1944 thousands of air reconnaissance photographs of German defences were taken in preparation for the liberation of Europe.

One of 37 British official photographs.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 2006-12-103-9


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study collection

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