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  • PREPARATIONS FOR OPERATION OVERLORD (THE NORMANDY LANDINGS): D-DAY 6 JUNE 1944

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

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    C 4399

    Daylight bombing raid on the railway yards at Tourcoing, France by aircraft of 2nd Tactical Air Force. Photograph taken by an RAF cameraman flying in one of the attacking Boston aircraft.

  • Caen : St Pierre

    Caen : St Pierre

    (art) Made by: Bone, Stephen 1944-08-07

    Art.IWM ART LD 4367

    image: two figures, one pushing a bike, the other walking a dog, make their way along a road cleared through mounds of rubble amongst the ruins of the town. Amongst the few walls left standing is the damaged church spire.

  • St Etienne le Vieux, Caen

    St Etienne le Vieux, Caen

    (art) Made by: Bone, Stephen 1944

    Art.IWM ART LD 4386

    image: a view of a ruined church with a tree in the foreground. The church spire remains intact while only one wall remains standing on the left, with empty windows and no roof. On the right side the roof is badly damaged.

  • Bernières-sur-Mer : the church steeple after the German snipers had been killed

    Bernières-sur-Mer : the church steeple after the German snipers had been killed

    (art) Made by: Bone, Stephen

    Art.IWM ART LD 4366

    image: looking up at the church steeple from ground level. There are shell holes puncturing the masonry and much of the church roof is damaged.

  • Courseulles : the Hôtel de Paris and amphibian transport

    Courseulles : the Hôtel de Paris and amphibian transport

    (art) Made by: Bone, Stephen

    Art.IWM ART LD 4365

    image: a D.U.K.W and a jeep parked outside a bomb damaged Hotel de Paris on a French seafront where there are several soldiers walking around. On the left is a second ruined building with a pointed rooftop and anti-aircraft guns outside. In the...

  • Courseulles : a wrecked LCT (Landing Craft, Tank) on the beach

    Courseulles : a wrecked LCT (Landing Craft, Tank) on the beach

    (art) Made by: Bone, Stephen

    Art.IWM ART LD 4363

    image: the stern of an LCT lies rusting on the sand at low tide, watched by a soldier. In the background there are several other landing craft at sea with barrage balloons flying above.

  • THE ALLIED CAMPAIGN IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 6 JUNE 1944 - 7 MAY 1945

    THE ALLIED CAMPAIGN IN NORTH-WEST EUROPE, 6 JUNE 1944 - 7 MAY 1945

    part of "AMERICAN (US) EMBASSY SECOND WORLD WAR PHOTOGRAPH LIBRARY: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: United States Army Signal Corps photographer

    EA 29420

    An aerial oblique photograph showing the coastline and defences in and around Cherbourg, and the damage caused by the Allied naval and artillery bombardment which preceded the capture of the city and its port, June 1944.

  • Courseulles : a direct hit on a German gun. LBVs (Landing barges, vehicle) beyond.

    Courseulles : a direct hit on a German gun. LBVs (Landing barges, vehicle) beyond.

    (art) Made by: Bone, Stephen

    Art.IWM ART LD 4389

    image: a dented, rusting gun in a damaged gun emplacement in the foreground, in front of a row of landing craft and amphibious vehicles on the beach behind. The sky above is dotted with barrage balloons.

  • Ruined Villas by the Sea near Lion-sur-Mer, Normandy 1944

    Ruined Villas by the Sea near Lion-sur-Mer, Normandy 1944

    (art) Made by: Ardizzone, Edward Jeffrey Irving 1944

    Art.IWM ART LD 4435

    image: A view down a street of bomb-damaged villas. Outside one of the houses a group of British soldiers are resting.

  • PHOTOGRAPHIC INTELLIGENCE FOR OPERATION 'OVERLORD'

    PHOTOGRAPHIC INTELLIGENCE FOR OPERATION 'OVERLORD'

    part of "ARMY PHOTOGRAPHIC INTELLIGENCE SECTION (APIS)" (photographs)

    MH 24804

    Overhead aerial of the gun battery at Merville (3km east of Ouistreham) consisting of four medium casemates, after air bombardment, c May 1944. Bombing failed to penetrate the casemates and, because of the threat the battery posed to the landings on...

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