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La Brèche-d’Hermanville; Lower Normandy; France

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Date: 06 June 1944
Location: La Brèche-d’Hermanville; Lower Normandy; France
Coordinates (lat, lon): 49.296519, -0.305193
Description: Armoured vehicles moving inland from SWORD Beach on D-Day. Elements of an engineer unit are visible in the column of vehicles just leaving the beach, while further ahead are several M4 Sherman tanks, some towing ammunition trailers. In the field to the west of the column, a battery of self-propelled artillery has deployed, ready for action, while a combat bridge has been dumped next to the road south.
Sortie: US7/1733
Frame: 4059
People: Hartwell, Norris, Maj
Image type: Vertical
Scale: 2500