Equipment For the Normandy Invasion

Equipment For the Normandy Invasion Famous Historical Events World War II Visual Arts

This photo depicts loading activities - and “weasels” - preparing for the Normandy invasion. 

Included in OMAHA Beachhead (6 June--13 June 1944), Chapter 3 (“D-Day:  The Landings”), at page 36, the image’s description there provides more details:

LOADING LST'S FOR THE INVASION. Southern ports of England were crowded with ships and craft in the weeks preceding D Day; the vehicles shown are "weasels" (cargo carrier M-29) towing loaded trailers. Enemy air was unable to interfere with this activity.

Media Credits

From the "American Forces in Action Series," OMAHA Beachhead (6 June--13 June 1944) was compiled by the Historical Division of the War Department. 

Of this series, General George C. Marshall (then Chief of Staff) said:


AMERICAN FORCES IN ACTION is a series prepared by the War Department especially for the information of wounded men. It will show these soldiers, who have served their country so well, the part they and their comrades played in achievement which do honor to the record of the United States Army.


Image described above, online, courtesy HyperWar Foundation and iBiblio - The Public's Library and Digital Archive at University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill).



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