06 June 1944
Gold Beach; Lower Normandy; France
Coordinates (lat, lon): 49.346217, -0.531084
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.