Photo #: SC 192599
Normandy Invasion, June 1944
U.S. Army vehicles move inland from a Normandy invasion beach.
"American equipment, trucks, DUKWs, bulldozers, and jeeps, which aided troops in establishing the beachhead won in the initial assault on Orchard Beach, France. Telephone poles and lines, strung by Signal Corps men, established communications between the forward moving troops and the beachhead. 6 June 1944." (quoted from the original caption).
Despite the 6 June date, this photograph was probably taken after the post-"D-Day" buildup had progressed for at least a few days.
Photograph from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
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25 November 2003