D-Day - Glider reinforcement team
A team of paratroopers amuse themselves whilst awaiting the call to take flight in their glider to back up the initial assault phase on the Normandy coast. The chalk slogan reads: 'The Channel stopped you, but not us - now it's our turn. You've had your time you German Swinhunds'! 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
German gliders in Battle of Crete by G. H. Davis
Landing air troops: German gliders of the Battle of Crete during the Second World War. By the use of gliders, parachutes and mass-produced aeroplanes for crash landings, the German airborne troops obtained a foothold in Crete. Drawings showing the glider technique. Date: 1941
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
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Scouts with Elliotts Primary EoN Glider
One Scout of the 18th Walsall Group sits at the cockpit of a Elliotts Primary EoN Glider, demonstrating how to fly it, while two other scouts sit on the ground watching.
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