'Part of the Invasion Fleet off the Normandy Coast', Operation OVERLORD, 1944
Photograph by Major Wilfred Herbert James Sale, MC, 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), World War Two, North West Europe (1944-1945), 1944.
The war diary of the 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters) for 7 June 1944 records that 'At first light, about 0500, land was sighted and the convoy was now amid a mass of other shipping lying offshore. Moreover, we lay off the American sector, some miles to the West of 'M' & 'O' beaches which were at Graye-Sur-Mer, and where we scheduled to land. Coasting East we were finally told to go in off Mont Fleury La Riviere, about 5 kilos West of our allotted beach.'.
From a photograph album containing 210 photographs compiled by Major W H J Sale, MC, 3rd/4th County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), 1944.
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