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
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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Ancient Roman costume
Ancient Roman costume from the time of the late Roman Republic -- warriors, legionnaires (infantry soldiers), a cavalryman, a centurion, an emperor in purple (red), an ensign bearer, a standard bearer, gladiators (a murmillo, a thraex, a hoplomachus, a retiarius), personifications of Roma, and Horus.
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