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The Allies have Landed

Discussion in 'Normandy Landing Beaches' started by Jim, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. Jim

    Jim New Member

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    Allied troops are shown here settled on the Normandy beaches after the 1st days battles against the German defences and now sending out much needed supplies to the beach-head a few miles away.

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    US Medics treat wounded soldiers after the initial D-Day landings. Some of these Soldiers had to lie many hours before the medics could reach them due to the German Snipers.

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    The massive build up of men and supplies continues to leave a Normandy beach. It is hard for us to realise the amount of supplies that were needed each day to keep the Germans on the retreat.

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    Some of the first Germans to be taken prisoner by the Allies on French soil can be seen here rather content that their part of the war is no over, i guess after seeing the Armarda of ships that were facing them to surrender was their best option.

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    Great pictures Jim. Must have been terrifying for the German defenders when they saw the sheer scale of the force coming across the channel. I think I would have been glad to surrender too :ahg:
     
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    Excellent pics there:happy:. My uncle Ernie was right in the middle of that action. I asked if he was worried about all of those machine guns firing at him. He said nah, it was those darn airplanes that bugged him.
     
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    Notice that on the second picture medics give aid to another medic.

    Sebastiaan.
     
  5. azalaeeight

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    Those are amazing pictures, Jim. Maybe I've just missed something on here, but I was wondering where they came from.

    I know you're certainly correct about its being difficult for us to imagine the numbers needed. In fact, I really think there's so much about what was going on at the time that most of us simply could not really imagine.
     

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