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D-Day - Landing in France - Omaha Beach Featured Military Image

D-Day - Landing in France - Omaha Beach

American assault troops prepare to disembark their landing craft as it approaches the beach head, Omaha Beach. The smoke visible in the background attests to the massive naval artillery assault, supporting the landing. Snakes of troops wind their way up the beach. D-Day began on June 6th, 1944 at 6:30am and was conducted in two assault phases - the air assault landing of allied troops followed by an amphibious assault by infantry. The Normandy landings were the largest single-day amphibious actions ever undertaken, involving close to 400, 000 military and naval personnel"

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Tank Battle in Villers Bocage, France 1944 Featured Military Image

Tank Battle in Villers Bocage, France 1944

Illustration showing a battle between German Tiger tanks and British tanks and infantry in the village of Villers Bocage, Normandy, June 1944. A British tank (on left), which might be a Cromwell or Sherman, is shown knocking out one German Tiger (centre) by shooting through a hole in the corner house. Another Tiger tank (right) is coming under fire from British machine guns and PIAT's, some of whom can be seen extreme right. This illustration was drawn by Captain Bryan de Grineau, the Illustrated London New's artist, from a description given to him by an eye-witness, Mr. Tom Treanor of the Los Angeles Times'. Date: 1944

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Sinop - Turkey Featured Military Image

Sinop - Turkey

Sinop is a city Ince Burun (Cape Ince), by its Cape Sinop (Sinop Burnu, Boztepe Cape, Boztepe Burnu) which is situated on the most northern edge of the Turkish side of Black Sea coast, in the ancient region of Paphlagonia, in modern-day northern Turkey, historically known as Sinope. It is the capital of Sinop Province. In November 1853, at the start of the Crimean War, in the Battle of Sinop, the Russians, under the command of Admiral Nakhimov, destroyed an Ottoman frigate squadron in Sinop, leading Britain and France to declare war on Russia. Sinop Fortress Prison, was a state prison situated in the inside of the Sinop Fortress in Sinop, Turkey. As one of the oldest prisons of Turkey, it was established in 1887 within the inner fortress of the centuries-old fortification located on the northwestern part of Cape Sinop. The prison was closed down in 1997

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