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
Normandy Invasion 1944
A depiction by C.E.Turner of a scene during the early morning of 6th June 1944 as British forces make an amphibious landing on one of the Normandy beaches during D-Day. The scene is a mass of men, landing craft, ships and all manner of tanks and other vehicles being offloaded onto the beach. To the lower left can be seen the important Beach Master (arm raised), issuing orders, sometimes conveyed by the morse code signaller behind him, his light powered by a pedalled dynamo.Though the artist was not present, his work was based on the eye-witness account of Commander Antony Kimmins of the Royal Navy. Date: 6 June1944
© Illustrated London News Ltd/Mary Evans
Altar of Domitius Ahenobarbus. Wedding of Poseidon and Amphi
Roman Art. Altar of Domitius Ahenobarbus or A?u?Statue Base of Marcus AntoniusA?u?, relief freize of a monumental statue group base. Sea thiasos for the wedding of Poseidon and Amphitrite, 2nd half of the 2nd century BC. (about 150 B.C.). Detail: Poseidon and Amphitrite in the bridal carriage, drawn by two Tritons playing music and Doris, mother of Amphitrite, carrying two torches to light the procession; Erotes (front panel). Glyptothek. Munich. Germany.
© Thaliastock / Mary Evans