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Gold Beach; Lower Normandy; France

Frame details

Date: 06 June 1944
Location: Gold Beach; Lower Normandy; France
Coordinates (lat, lon): 49.346217, -0.531084
Description: Elements of 4/7 Dragoon Guards coming ashore on Gold Beach. Five amphibious Duplex-Drive Sherman tanks are visible in the image, along with a Sherman Flail mine-clearing tank and an armoured bulldozer, used to clear beach obstacles and construct exit ramps off the beach. Smoke is rising from burning gorse bushes, set ablaze as troops fight their way ashore.
Sortie: US7/1730
Frame: 8090
People: Shoop, Clarence A, Lt Col
Image type: Vertical
Scale: 8000