It’s rare to see a photo captured from this angle — especially during such a momentous day. Here you can see British Commandos of the 1st Special Service Brigade, British Second Army, land from an LCI(S) (Landing Craft Infantry Small). In the distance, you can see the shores of “Queen Red” Beach, Sword Area as they land at 8:40 am. This spectacular shot of “Queen Red” Beach was caught during the infamous Allied D-Day landings and, even from behind, there’s such a strong sense of determination and purpose radiating from the soldiers. It’s a breathtaking image of a crucial moment at Normandy.
La Brèche d’Hermanville, Calvados, Normandy, France.
6 June 1944.