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"Landings: A Historic Leap Towards Victory" On June 6, 1944, the world witnessed a pivotal moment in history - the D-Day landings

Background imageLandings Collection: D-DAY MAP 1944

D-DAY MAP 1944
Plan 1C - Operation Neptune, an elaborate map detailing the proposed D-Day Normandy assault landings by Allied troops on the French beaches. Date: June 1944

Background imageLandings Collection: D-Day - British and Canadian troops landing - Juno Beach

D-Day - British and Canadian troops landing - Juno Beach
British and Canadian 3rd Division troops land at Juno Beach. D-Day began on June 6th, 1944 at 6:30am and was conducted in two assault phases - the air assault landing of allied troops followed by an

Background imageLandings Collection: D-Day - Landing in France - Omaha Beach

D-Day - Landing in France - Omaha Beach
American assault troops prepare to disembark their landing craft as it approaches the beach head, Omaha Beach. The smoke visible in the background attests to the massive naval artillery assault

Background imageLandings Collection: D-Day - Supplies pour ashore

D-Day - Supplies pour ashore
A stunning panorama photograph of a French invasion beach with the channel waters thick with US military shipping, as reinforcements

Background imageLandings Collection: The Normandy Landings - 6th June 1944 - WW2

The Normandy Landings - 6th June 1944 - WW2. Note the American soldier in the landing craft holding a metal detector to sweep for landmines. Date: 1944

Background imageLandings Collection: Earth from the Moon

Earth from the Moon
Earth rising above the Moon. This image was taken from 112 kilometres above the Moon during the Apollo 8 mission on 24th December 1968

Background imageLandings Collection: HMS Diamond with Sea King Helicopter

HMS Diamond with Sea King Helicopter
A Sea King Mark 7 Airbourne Surveillance And Control (SKASAC) helicopter from 854 Naval Air Squadron takes off from the deck of a Type 45 destroyer for the first time

Background imageLandings Collection: D-Day - Glider reinforcement team

D-Day - Glider reinforcement team
A team of paratroopers amuse themselves whilst awaiting the call to take flight in their glider to back up the initial assault phase on the Normandy coast

Background imageLandings Collection: Flying for the Summer Week-end by C. E. Turner

Flying for the Summer Week-end by C. E. Turner
Illustration from 1928 by C.E. Turner reflecting the growing rise of civilian flying in the 1920s. The caption reads, ...only last month there was a house-party at which the ten guests

Background imageLandings Collection: D-Day - Bomber giving air support to infantry invasion

D-Day - Bomber giving air support to infantry invasion
A B-26 Martin Marauder of the 9th Airforce over the Normandy coast, giving air support to the landing craft on the beaches below

Background imageLandings Collection: Americans Omaha Beach

Americans Omaha Beach
American troops landing on Omaha beach, Normandy, France, as part of the Allied D-Day landings

Background imageLandings Collection: Ufo Review Issue 7

Ufo Review Issue 7
massive Ufo Landings to Take Place : Will you be Taken Onboard by the Aliens ?

Background imageLandings Collection: D-Day - Assault of American troops

D-Day - Assault of American troops
US Assault troops wading ashore. D-Day began on June 6th, 1944 at 6:30am and was conducted in two assault phases - the air assault landing of allied troops followed by an amphibious assault by

Background imageLandings Collection: Boeing 737 aircraft landing at an airport at sunset, Stansted, Essex, England, United Kingdom

Boeing 737 aircraft landing at an airport at sunset, Stansted, Essex, England, United Kingdom
air traffic, aircraft, aircrafts, airplanes, airports, atmospheric, atmospheric light, aviation, boeing, boeings 737, british, deserted, evening atmosphere, evening atmospheres, evening sun

Background imageLandings Collection: German gliders in Battle of Crete by G. H. Davis

German gliders in Battle of Crete by G. H. Davis
Landing air troops: German gliders of the Battle of Crete during the Second World War. By the use of gliders, parachutes and mass-produced aeroplanes for crash landings

Background imageLandings Collection: Bird s-eye view of landing craft, barrage balloons, and allied troops landing in Normandy

Bird s-eye view of landing craft, barrage balloons, and allied troops landing in Normandy
XOS869953 Bird s-eye view of landing craft, barrage balloons, and allied troops landing in Normandy, France on D-Day, 6th June, 1944 (gelatin silver print) by American Photographer

Background imageLandings Collection: Murals of the revolutionary hero Jose Maria Morelos, painted by Agustin Cardenas in the Palicio de

Murals of the revolutionary hero Jose Maria Morelos, painted by Agustin Cardenas in the Palicio de Justica, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, North America

Background imageLandings Collection: World War II transport planes & gliders ready England

World War II transport planes & gliders ready England
Vintage World War II photograph - transport planes and gliders ready for takeoff in England, for landings in the Netherlands

Background imageLandings Collection: WW2 - US Troops comfort a distressed child and puppy

WW2 - US Troops comfort a distressed child and puppy - likkely in France following the D-Day landings of June 1944. Date: 1944

Background imageLandings Collection: UK, England, Cambridgeshire, Ely, Ely Cathedral with Ely Marina

UK, England, Cambridgeshire, Ely, Ely Cathedral with Ely Marina and Great Ouse River in foreground

Background imageLandings Collection: Normandy landings WW2: Utah Beach

Normandy landings WW2: Utah Beach
Part of the 4th Infantry Division moves inland from Utah Beach, 1944. 6th June 1944

Background imageLandings Collection: Canada, Ontario, Muskoka Region, near Bracebridge

Canada, Ontario, Muskoka Region, near Bracebridge

Background imageLandings Collection: HMS Diamond

HMS Diamond
A Royal Navy Sea King helicopter lands on Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond. A Mk7 Sea King Helicopter from 854 Squadron practiced deck landings with HMS Diamond on the 10 October 2012

Background imageLandings Collection: WW2 Greetings Card, Happy Landings

WW2 Greetings Card, Happy Landings
A WW2 Royal Air Force themed greetings card, the illustration shows a British plane flying low. Happy Landings! Date: circa 1940s

Background imageLandings Collection: Happy Landings! WW2

Happy Landings! WW2
This illustration shows a British WW2 parachutist drifting safely, having evacuated his aircraft which is plummeting in the background. Date: 1941

Background imageLandings Collection: HMS Usk - a Yarrow-type River-Class destroyer

HMS Usk - a Yarrow-type River-Class destroyer
Royal Navy - HMS Usk, a Yarrow-type River-Class destroyer ordered under the 1901 - 1902 Naval Estimates and named after the River Usk in Wales flowing through Newport

Background imageLandings Collection: Julius Caesar dismbarking at Deal the South-East coast of England, fighting on the shore

Julius Caesar dismbarking at Deal the South-East coast of England, fighting on the shore. Date: 55 BC

Background imageLandings Collection: World War II France and Britain commemorate D-Day

World War II France and Britain commemorate D-Day
Vintage World War II photograph - France and Britain commemorate the first anniversay of the D-Day landings on the beach at Arromanches, Normandy

Background imageLandings Collection: 3rd Para Sqn & 3rd Canadian Para Bn Plaque, Divette stream

3rd Para Sqn & 3rd Canadian Para Bn Plaque, Divette stream
On the extreme left flank (that is as seen from the sea) of the Landings, were a number of small rivers and streams over which were road bridges

Background imageLandings Collection: 4th Special Service Brigade HQ Memorial, Sallenelles

4th Special Service Brigade HQ Memorial, Sallenelles
The Brigade was made up of Royal Marine Commandos Nos 41, 46, 47 and 48. Like the other Special Forces it was charged with filling the gaps between the major landings

Background imageLandings Collection: View of Pegasus Bridge, Gondree Caf & gun pit

View of Pegasus Bridge, Gondree Caf & gun pit
This view is from the east bank of the Orne Canal, (the side where the gliders landed). The Gondree Caf is on the left and the German gun pit and the bridge are on the right

Background imageLandings Collection: Liberation of the 1st Town Hall, Benouville, Normandy

Liberation of the 1st Town Hall, Benouville, Normandy
This plaque, on the wall of the Mairie just up the road from what became known as Pegasus Bridge, claims that Liberation came at 2345 hours on 5 June

Background imageLandings Collection: Allied Forces Memorial, Golfe de Caen, Normandy

Allied Forces Memorial, Golfe de Caen, Normandy
This truncated stone pillar has a simple bas-relief representation of the southern coastline of England and the stretch of beaches where the landings took place

Background imageLandings Collection: Com Deb Sig Liberation Memorial, Oistreham

Com Deb Sig Liberation Memorial, Oistreham
Ten distinctive Comite du Debarquement Memorials were put up at stragegic points to commemorate the landings and the Liberation. This one, which has beside it a No

Background imageLandings Collection: Plaque to Cruiser Montcalm, Port en Bessin Normandy

Plaque to Cruiser Montcalm, Port en Bessin Normandy
The Free French Ship Montcalm was one of the three Cruisers in Bombarding Force C which supported the American Landings on Omaha Beach. It later took part in Operations in the Mediterranean

Background imageLandings Collection: British 3rd Infantry Division Plaque Sannerville Normandy

British 3rd Infantry Division Plaque Sannerville Normandy
The wall commemorates the Divisions part in Operation Goodwood, 18-21 July 1944. Nicknamed Montys Ironsides, between D-Day and the end of the war, the Division had over 11, 000 casualties

Background imageLandings Collection: 2nd Bn Royal Ulster Rifles Memorial Cambes en Plaine

2nd Bn Royal Ulster Rifles Memorial Cambes en Plaine
The Battalion captured the village on 9 June. The German posltion was one of the strongest on this part of the front. The capture sealed the connection between Canadian & British Forces

Background imageLandings Collection: Ryes Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery

Ryes Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery
The first burials here were made just 2 days after the landings. The 2nd Battalion Dorset Regiment liberated Ryes late afternoon on D Day helped by the 1st Battalion Royal Hampshire Regiment

Background imageLandings Collection: British & Canadian Liberators Monument Bretteville

British & Canadian Liberators Monument Bretteville
This striking Memorial lists all the Participants in the Liberation of Communes between the rivers Thue & Mue, 3rd Can Div, RCA, 2nd Armoured Bde, 43rd Wessex Div, 15th Scottish Div

Background imageLandings Collection: Royal Winnipeg Rifles Memorial Plaque Creully

Royal Winnipeg Rifles Memorial Plaque Creully
The Little Black Devils landed on Juno Beach on D Day as part of 3rd Canadian Division. They suffered heavy casualties during the landings. This plaque is in the car park

Background imageLandings Collection: 50th Northumrian Division Asnelles Normandy

50th Northumrian Division Asnelles Normandy
The memorial is at a crossroads named Alexander Stanier after the Commander of the leading brigade (the 231st) of the 50th that landed on Gold Beach. Nearby are memorials to the leading battalions

Background imageLandings Collection: Museum of Underwater Wrecks Port en Bessin

Museum of Underwater Wrecks Port en Bessin
In 1970 Jaques Lemonchois was asked to clear war wrecks not cleared by the government. The results here include tanks, parts of aeroplanes and torpedos, plus films, photos and documents

Background imageLandings Collection: Harbour, docks and landings, Calumet River, Chicago, USA

Harbour, docks and landings, Calumet River, Chicago, USA
The harbour, docks and landings, Calumet River, Chicago, Illinois, USA. circa 1907

Background imageLandings Collection: The landing of troops from the River Clyde at V Beach, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey

The landing of troops from the River Clyde at V Beach, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, 25 April 1915 (colour litho)
976471 The landing of troops from the River Clyde at V Beach, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, 25 April 1915 (colour litho) by Dixon

Background imageLandings Collection: American paratroop, hunting snipers in St. Mere Eglise, firing a volley into a church

American paratroop, hunting snipers in St. Mere Eglise, firing a volley into a church tower, used by German soldiers as an observation post

Background imageLandings Collection: British infantry landing on one of the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, 6 June 1944

British infantry landing on one of the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, 6 June 1944. On the left of the image one can see the bows of the landing craft. Date: 1944

Background imageLandings Collection: English Troops in Acireale, Sicily, August 1943 (b / w photo)

English Troops in Acireale, Sicily, August 1943 (b / w photo)
1163564 English Troops in Acireale, Sicily, August 1943 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); (add.info.: Sicily allied landings)

Background imageLandings Collection: Dwight D Eisenhower, American general and Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in

Dwight D Eisenhower, American general and Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Northwest Europe
6015146 Dwight D Eisenhower, American general and Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Northwest Europe, World War II



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"Landings: A Historic Leap Towards Victory" On June 6, 1944, the world witnessed a pivotal moment in history - the D-Day landings. The D-Day map of 1944 became etched into our collective memory as British and Canadian troops courageously stormed Juno Beach, while Omaha Beach saw American forces landing in France. These Normandy Landings marked a turning point in World War II. As the invasion unfolded, supplies poured ashore to support the troops on this fateful day. The sight of soldiers wading through treacherous waters amidst enemy fire showcased their unwavering determination and bravery. From high above Earth's atmosphere, we can now marvel at our planet from the Moon's perspective. This vantage point reminds us that these they were not just about territorial gains but also symbolized humanity's indomitable spirit. Glider reinforcement teams played a crucial role during D-Day by providing additional support to ground forces. Their silent arrival added an element of surprise and ensured that reinforcements reached where they were needed most. In Flying for the Summer Week-end by C. E. Turner, we are transported to a different era when leisurely flights were enjoyed during summer getaways. Little did anyone know then that aircraft would soon become instrumental in military operations such as these historic landings. The HMS Diamond with its Sea King Helicopter stands as a testament to technological advancements aiding modern-day naval operations. It serves as a reminder of how far we have come since those harrowing days on Omaha Beach. Bombers giving air support to infantry invasions exemplify strategic coordination between different branches of armed forces during critical moments like D-Day. Their precise strikes paved the way for successful landings and minimized casualties among allied troops. Queen Beach in Sword Area witnessed British troops making their mark alongside their allies' valiant efforts on other beaches like Omaha and Juno. Together, they fought side by side, united in their pursuit of freedom.