The Invasion Begins, 1944
- Collectible giclée fine art print;
- Hand-printed in England, with individual embossing;
- Ships with a Certificate of Authenticity;
- Guaranteed archival quality for over a century;
- Each sale directly supports the artisan;
- Global shipping available;
- Listed dimensions include a white border for easy framing
ABOUT THIS IMAGE
Taken Thursday 8th June, 1944, Omaha Beach, Normandy, France
(US National Archives and Records Administration)
"Taken two days after the initial assault on the 6th June, the Allied Expeditionary Force had gained a valuable beachhead into northern France. Photographed is a US LST ('Landing Ship, Tank'), unloading an M4 Sherman tank of the 66th Armoured Regiment, 2nd Armoured Division. The LST was a ship specially designed to carry tanks, vehicles, troops and other cargo which could deploy straight onto a beach without the use of a dock or pier. Seen in the background right behind the tank are large exhaust stacks, allowing the tank to operate in shallow water.
The chap standing in the foreground is most probably a British Royal Marine Commando of the 4th Special Service Brigade, indicated by the distinctive green beret and the oilskin overcoat. At least two brigades were operating within close proximity of Omaha Beach on the 8th June which accounts for his appearance."
– Jordan J. Lloyd
"An American tank moves from the gaping jaws of an assault craft onto the beachhead won early on D-Day. A continuous flow of these vehicles supports the land troops moving onto the continent. Omaha Beach, France. Original Field Number: ETO-HQ-44-4804. Photographer: Himes"
ABOUT OUR PRINTS
LISTED SIZESOur prints come in popular sizes with a white border for easy framing. Small prints will ship in a stiffened envelope rather than a postal tube.
S (A4) – 21 × 29.7 cm / 8.3 × 11.7 inches
M (A3) – 29.7 × 42 cm / 11.7 × 16.5 inches
L (A2) – 42 × 59.4 cm / 16.5 × 23.4 inches
XXL (A0) – 84.1 × 118.9 cm / 33.1 × 46.8 inches