D-Day - Supplies pour ashore
A stunning panorama photograph of a French invasion beach with the channel waters thick with US military shipping, as reinforcements and supplies are funneled ashore following the conquest of the Cherbourg peninsula. Barrage balloons protect the ships from enemy strafing. One balloon still rests on the deck of large landing vehicle. Trucks filled with supplies and troops head inland across 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"
© Robert Hunt Library/Mary Evans
Map: The Invasions of England and Ireland - 1627
Map: The Invasions of England and Ireland With al [sic] their Civill [sic] Wars since the Conquest' Corn Danckertsz sculpsit [London] George Humble, 1627 (c). Framed hand-coloured and engraved map by John Speed. Depicts the locations of various battles, invasions and naval engagements in the British Isles since 1066, including the Wars of the Roses (1455-1485) and the Spanish Armada (1586-1588). Date: circa 1627
© The National Army Museum / Mary Evans Picture Library
Cartoon, George Conquest outside the Eagle Tavern
Cartoon, George Conquest -- I wonder if I shall ever be back there! George Augustus Oliver Conquest (1837-1901), playwright, theatre manager, acrobat and pantomimist, looking across at the Eagle Tavern, also known as The Grecian Saloon, a public house and entertainment venue transformed into Salvation Army premises in 1882. William Booth, Salvation Army founder, stands in the doorway.
© Mary Evans Picture Library