'An LCT, part of the convoy, passing through other shipping assembling in the Solent', June 1944
Photograph by Major Wilfred Herbert James Sale, MC, 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), World War Two, North West Europe (1944-1945), 1944.
This landing craft tank (LCT) was one of over 5,000 ships and landing craft that crossed the Channel on 5-6 June 1944. That morning, American, British and Canadians landed on beaches codenamed Gold, Juno, Sword, Omaha and Utah. The Allies achieved surprise and, although several beaches witnessed bloody fighting, by the end of the day 130,000 troops had landed.
From an album containing 210 photographs compiled by Major W H J Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), 1944.
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