Item #007893 A Second World War Official U.S. Navy photograph showing Allied landings in Normandy, France on D-Day, 6 June 1944
A Second World War Official U.S. Navy photograph showing Allied landings in Normandy, France on D-Day, 6 June 1944

A Second World War Official U.S. Navy photograph showing Allied landings in Normandy, France on D-Day, 6 June 1944

Normandy, France: U.S. Army Signal Corps, 1944. Photograph. This is an original Second World War Official U.S. Navy photograph of Allied landings on the beaches at Normandy in France on 6 June 1944. This image, with an armada of ships filing the view to the horizon and an incredible tide of soldiers and vehicles moving steadily onto and up the beach, conveys a staggering sense of the unprecedented marshalling of personnel and material. Everything in the image conveys a sense of the sheer scale of the endeavor, from the skies full of barrage balloons to the individual soldiers, dotted among the ships and vehicles.

The gelatin silver print measures 10.25 x 8 inches (26 x 20.3 cm). Condition is very good plus, the paper complete and the image clean, with no appreciable fading, toning, or scuffing, and only minor wear confined to the blank white margins. We cannot definitively decipher six characters inked in blue in the center of the blank bottom white margin. The verso features a four-line ink stamp at the lower left reading “OFFICIAL U.S. NAVY PHOTOS | ANTHONY F. WIN | 2439 NORTH FRANCISCO AVE | CHICAGO 47, ILLINOIS”. Two lines are written in pencil on the verso above and to the right of the ink stamp: "'D' Day in Normandy | June 6, 1944". The image is protected within a clear, archival sleeve.

Operation Overlord commenced on 6 June 1944, when the United States, Britain, and their WWII allies, under the command of General Dwight D. Eisenhower, launched the largest amphibious invasion in history. Allied landings on the beaches at Normandy, France, which came to be known as D-Day, began the campaign that ended with Germany’s unconditional surrender. The Allies celebrated their final victory over Germany less than one year later on V-E Day, 8 May 1945. Item #007893

Price: $200.00

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