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Invasion of Southern France - August 15 1944


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Posted 25 December 2010 - 04:58 AM

During a recent interview with a former crew member of the LST 177 during the invasion of Southern France on August 15 1944, I was told about a British battleship that was conducting shore bombardments at the time.

Who can tell me which British battleship(s) participated in this invasion?

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Posted 25 December 2010 - 08:43 AM

During a recent interview with a former crew member of the LST 177 during the invasion of Southern France on August 15 1944, I was told about a British battleship that was conducting shore bombardments at the time.

Who can tell me which British battleship(s) participated in this invasion?

Thanks and Merry Christmas


Naval gunfire from Allied ships included the French battleship Lorraine, the British battleship HMS Ramillies, and the American battleships USS Texas, USS Nevada and USS Arkansas. A fleet of more than fifty cruisers and destroyers supported the landings. Seven Allied escort aircraft carriers, along with land-based fighter planes from Corsica, provided air cover.

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at the dawn of victory sat down to rest, and resting died"....

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