OPERATION OVERLORD (THE NORMANDY LANDINGS): D-DAY 6 JUNE 1944: PERSONALITIES

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  • H 20697
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  • object name: Official photograph
  • object name: Portrait photograph (informal)
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Major General Sir Percy Hobart, commander of 79th Armoured Division, who was made responsible in March 1943 for the development of specialised armoured vehicles, known as 'funnies', to spearhead the assault phase of the invasion.

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Major General Sir Percy Hobart, 16 June 1942. In March 1943 he was made responsible for the development of specialised armoured vehicles, known as 'funnies', to spearhead the D-Day assault.

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