Hutchinson's Pictorial History of the War, Series 24 No. 19

INVASION OF SOUTHERN FRANCE SHIPS A SSE M BLED A TAN ITAL IAN P O R TOn 15th August 1944 British French and American troops were landed in Southern France a t points along 100 miles of coast between Nice and Marseilles. More than 800 warships supported the invading forces some of which are seen here assembled at a port in Southern Italv to await the hour of sailin'?. DESCENT OF AIRBORNE TROOPS After hundreds of tons of bombs had been launched at the enemys beach defences thousands of airborne troops were landed some miles inland. The first of the parachutists some of whom are seen in the photograph making their descent were a task force comprising British and American units.
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