The Invasion of Normandy: Beach Activity
An artist's study of various landing beach activities.
The great, gaping bow gates of U.S. Navy LSTs opened when the ships came to the landing beaches at high tide, enabling their cargoes of tanks, trucks, and other war materials and troops to easily get to the shore.
An LST waited on the beach after unloading for high tide, which would enable her to back away from the shore to take the wounded and prisoners back to England.
Men and supplies constantly poured inland from the beaches on D+2 (June 8, 1944).