The Second Great War, Volume 7

ALLIED WAR SHIPS OFF THE NOR MANDY BEACHES H.M. ships and ships of the United States and other Allied Navies not only escorted the vessels carrying men and materials to the Normandy beaches from June 61944 onwards but also assisted the forces after they had got ashore by long-range shelling. 1. The Allied Naval C.-in-C., Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay watches the sailing of the great invasion fleet from the bridge of a torpedo boat. 2. The cruiser H.M.S. 'Glasgow during the three-hour bombardment of Cherbourg by nAan glo-A m erican naval force on June 25 :behind her lies the U.S. cruiser ‘Quincy. 3. The battleship H.M.S. ‘Rodney shelling enemy positions in the neighbourhood of Caen. 4. Fresh canisters of cordite and other ammunition being transferred to H.M.S. Glasgow heron return to a British port after her action off the French coast. Photos British Official British New asp per Pool
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