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Landing craft stuck on an obstacle

This photograph was taken near Bernières sur Mer, on Juno beach, where the Canadians landed. It shows a LCVP (Landing Craft Vehicle and Personnel) holed by a German beach obstacle or 'hedgehog' and is one of a set of photographs taken mostly on the beaches just after the landings. Large numbers of landing craft were essential to the success of Overlord both during and after the assault. Shortages of these craft had caused planning difficulties well into 1944.

Catalogue reference: DEFE 2/430 (1944)

Landing craft stuck on an obstacle
 
 
 
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