The Vehicles of D-Day

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Allied planes prepped for the invasion
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Today is the 70th Anniversary of the invasion of Normandy, D-Day. I was thinking about my last trip to France and just how amazing a feat it was for those young men to have taken those beaches. When you are there looking out over the vast expanse of sand that separates the shoreline from the large gun emplacements where the Nazi's were so firmly entrenched, it boggles the mind that anyone made it.

So while reflecting on the Greatest Generation I thought I would look up some of the amazing vehicles that made D-Day possible.


Everyone was involved in the war effort (while this photo is earlier in the war, 1940) it shows a young Princess Elizabeth, aged 14, changing the wheel of a British military vehicle. 

US M4 Sherman



The largely unsuccessful DD Sherman tank.boat





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