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"
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Chapel Royal choristers
Seven Chapel royal boy choristers make their way along the street towards Buckingham Palace for an 11 o'clock service, on the occasion of the King's return to London. The Chapel Royal choir has existed since before the Norman Conquest -- the distinctive State uniforms seen in this photograph date from the reign of Charles II. The choir consists of six adult male singers and ten boys.
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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
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