Wednesday, January 18, 2006

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German PoWs. Click to enlarge

This is the image on the left. It is a still from a colour film, it shows the end of the Afrika Korps, German PoWs being escorted by French troops, A British Red Cap can be seen on the left.

King Beach - 6 June 1944. Click to enlarge

The image on the right is a wrecked British troop carrier on King Beach on D-Day. So it must have belonged to the 69th Brigade; they came in with two battalions side by side, the 5th East Yorkshires and the 6th Green Howards, supported by tanks of the 4th/7th Dragoon Guards.


King Beach - Ver-sur-Mer. Click to enlarge

I didn't realise that huge placards were erected on the beaches to facilitate identification. Makes sense really, since they faced out to sea. A lot had been learned by 1944. King Beach was a subdivision of Gold Beach.

The center image needs no explanation. I chose it to represent the civilian contribution to the war and in particular that of women.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Josephine Hoogstede said...

Interesting pictures of what we heard only on the BBC during the german occupation Never saw any pictures of course!!
Thanks!

Wednesday, 01 February, 2006  

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