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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

    D 21980

    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

    D 21957

    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.

  • 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

    D 21973

    A sign on a beach, probably Slapton Sands, along Start Bay in Devon, reminds repair gangs and civilians that the beach is still dangerous following training exercises carried out in preparation for the D-Day Landings. The notice reads "Danger....

  • 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

    D 21964

    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...

  • 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

    D 21954

    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

    D 22000

    A pile of sandbags protects the pulpit of Slapton Church in Devon. These bags were installed to protect the church interior during training exercises carried out by the US Army in preparation for the D-Day Landings. The church was badly damaged by...

  • 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

    D 21997

    Damage to the interior of Slapton Church in Devon, caused by naval shelling which occurred during training exercises carried out in preparation for the D-Day Landings. The aisle is lined with rubble and the pews are badly damaged. According to the...

  • THE MULBERRY HARBOUR

    THE MULBERRY HARBOUR

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: War Office official photographer

    H 35379

    Construction in Britain: An early stage in the construction of a large concrete caisson, known as a Phoenix. The Phoenix units were fitted with flooding valves to allow sinking on site to form a breakwater.

  • AMERICANS IN BRITAIN, 1942 - 1945

    AMERICANS IN BRITAIN, 1942 - 1945

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

    EA 25369

    The United States Army in Britain: Final preparations for D Day. Beneath the prophetic lettering on the canvas of his tent ('This is it' and 'Worry here'), Private Clyde N Dunkle from Pennsylvania cleans his Springfield rifle.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE PARACHUTE PACKERS AT AN RAF GLIDER STATION IN BRITAIN, MAY 1944

    ROYAL AIR FORCE PARACHUTE PACKERS AT AN RAF GLIDER STATION IN BRITAIN, MAY 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR COLOUR TRANSPARENCY COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    TR 1782

    Royal Air Force parachute packers on an RAF glider station folding coloured parachutes for use by airborne troops during the Normandy invasion.

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