Wrecked German half-tracks and field guns litter a field in the Falaise Pocket. Allied fighter bombers took a heavy toll of German tanks, vehicles and horse-drawn transport during the retreat of the Seventh and Fifth Panzer Armies from Normandy.
June Boats full of US troops wait to leave Weymouth to take part in Operation Overlord. This location was used as a launching place for Allied troops participating in the invasion of Nazi-occupied France on D-day.
The British Army: Royal Marine Commandos of Headquarters, Special Service Brigade, making their way from LCI(S)s (Landing Craft Infantry Small) onto ‘Nan Red’ Beach, JUNO Area, at St Aubin-sur-Mer at about on 6 June 1944
A German MG 34 machine gun team in action. The MG 34 and the later MG 42 were the best light machine guns of the war. Their fast rate of fire - up to rounds per minute for the MG 42 - had a devastating effect on advancing Allied infantry.