Juno Beach Pictures - Canada D-Day

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General Dwight D. Eisenhower
Supreme Allied Commander U.S. General Dwight D. Eisenhower addresses troops.

Troops Boarding a LCI
Troops boarding a LCI (Landing Craft Infantry). An LCI could tranpsort 200 soldiers. Infantry would descend from the decks using ramps located on either side of the bow. Some 250 LCI's participated in the Normandy Landings. (National Archives of Canada PA 132811)

LCT's with Shermans
Southhampton's port, like many in southern England, was crammed to over-flowing by hundreds of landing craft. This photo shows LCT's ( Landing Craft, Tank) with Shermans onboard. LCT's were built in a variety of sizes, the largest being 203 feet. An LCT could transport up to four Sherman tanks. Many LCT's were modified for close in fire support. Over 900 LCT's, in their various forms, participated on D-Day. (NAC, PA 132653)

Battleship watches over LCAs
Battleship watches over LCAs heading for the beaches.

RCN-Canadian invasion fleet
Royal Canadian Navy - Canadian invasion fleet.

Lt. R.R. Smith Briefs his NCO's
On June 4, Lieutenent R.R Smith briefed his Regina Rifles NCO's with a sketch of their objectives in Courseulles-sur-mer. Five of the men were killed in action. (DND PMR93-386)