'The convoy containing the regiment shortly after leaving the Isle of Wight', 1944
Photograph by Major Wilfred Herbert James Sale, MC, 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), World War Two, North West Europe (1944-1945), 1944.
These vessels were part of a fleet 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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