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Local Identifier: 111-SC-1247, “Trucks which will carry supplies to front line troops when the assault against Hitler’s Europe begins, are being loaded on an LST in a British port.” (US National Archives)

US Army CCKW 2 cargo truck with Browning machine gun preparing to be loaded aboard an LST prior to the Normandy invasion, southern England, Jun photo 1 of 2

Local Identifier: 111-SC-1237, “American troops at a British port descend into barges which will take them to troop ships from which they will launch the attack against Hitler’s Fortress Europe.” (US National Archives)

D-DAY - NORMANDY INVASION - American troops at a British port descend into barges which will take them to troop ships from which they will launch the attack against Hitler’s Fortress Europe.

June the 1st 1944. 6.45 pm. Embarking in Portland Harbour.

June the pm. Embarking in Portland Harbour.

June the 1st 1944. 6 pm. Last hot meal ashore...The American Red Cross takes collects the belts and neckties from the youngest fellas. These guys are scared, and it shows. The strongest drink they’ve ever had? Probably a milkshake!

June the 6 pm. Last hot meal ashore.The American Red Cross takes collects the belts and neckties from the youngest fellas. These guys are scared, and it shows. The strongest drink they’ve ever had? Probably a milkshake!

Local Identifier: 111-SC-1214, “Men and equipment are massed together in landing craft in preparation for the big assault on the European continent.  England.” (US National Archives)

Local Identifier: “Men and equipment are massed together in landing craft in preparation for the big assault on the European continent.” (US National Archives)

“American troops load onto LSIs at a port in Britain where barrage balloons have been anchored for protection against strafing and low level bombings.” (US National Archives 111-C-1169)

This week I’m highlighting color photographs taken as the Western Allies prepared for the invasion of Normandy (D-Day). The overwhelming majority of D-Day related color still film found in the Nati.

U.S. Soldiers march through Weymouth, Dorset, en route to board landing ships for the invasion of France, circa late May or early June 1944.

Soldiers march through a southern English coastal town, en route to board landing ships for the invasion of France, circa late May or early June (Army Signal Corps Collection/U.

Rangers of E Company 5th Ranger Battalion loading for the D-Day landings in Weymouth, England. 1) 1st Sgt. Sandy Martin who was KIA on 6 June, 1944 2) T/5 Joseph J. Markowitz 3) Cpl. John B. Loshiavo and 4) PFC Frank E. Lockwood

Rangers on a troop ship in an English port waiting for the signal to sail to the coast of Normandy. Clockwise, starting from far left, is First Sergeant Sandy Martin, who was killed during the.