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  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    US Army camp beds are stacked in piles in the yard of a hotel, probably The Torcross Hotel at Torcross on Slapton Sands, whilst members of the Civil Defence Mobile Reserve arrive in their van to assess the damage to houses in the background. The area...

  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Churches and monuments were marked 'Out of Bounds' by the Range Commandant when the American army took over the area for training exercises prior to D-Day. This church, probably at Stokenham, has its gates padlocked, and barbed wire placed...

  • REOPENING OF THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON, AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1946

    REOPENING OF THE IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM, LONDON, AFTER THE SECOND WORLD WAR, 1946

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    A display at the newly-reopened Imperial War Museum relating to specialised armoured equipment used during the Second World War. Panels include information on the problems and obstacles faced by armoured vehicles on the Normandy beaches during the D Day...

  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    A view of Slapton Church in Devon, looking through the gate, past a sign which reads "Out of Bounds By Order Range Commandant". All churches and historic monuments in the area were padlocked, covered in barbed wire and designated as out of...

  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Damaged trees line the road overlooking Start Bay in Devon, looking south west towards Start Point in the distance. Slapton Ley is separated from the sea by the beach road.

  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    A quiet street in the village of Slapton in Devon. Piled outside many of the doors are US Army camp beds awaiting collection. These beds were used by GIs when they stayed in the area to take part in training carried out in preparation for the D-Day...

  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    A road in the village of Strete, Devon, showing the damage caused during training exercises in preparation for the D-Day Landings. The windows of the house on the left have no glass, and the buildings on the right, including the old Women's...

  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    Collapsed slate walls and badly damaged trees line the sunny coast road which runs alongside Slapton Sands, part of Start Bay, in Devon. This damage was caused during training exercises in preparation for the D-Day Landings.

  • REPATRIATION OF POLISH SERVICEMEN FROM BRITAIN TO POLAND, 1945-1948

    REPATRIATION OF POLISH SERVICEMEN FROM BRITAIN TO POLAND, 1945-1948

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer 1945-12-31

    A scene at Tilbury docks: on the dockside, the Guards band entertains thousands of Polish troops on board SS BANFORA, moored alongside, as they wait to depart from Britain, 31 December 1945. Many of them would face prosecution at the hands of communist...

  • US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    A pile of petrol cans and barbed wire litters the beach, probably at Slapton Sands (part of Start Bay) in Devon, following training exercises carried out in preparation for the D-Day Landings. It is described in the original caption as "invasion...

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