|U.S. Maritime Commission. Bird's-eye view of landing craft, barrage balloons, and allied troops landing in Normandy, France on D-Day, 1944
Although this photograph shows only a small portion of the Normandy landing beaches, it clearly indicates the massive scale of the operation. Churchill was often frustrated by the scarcity of landing craft, such as those shown here. The overriding priority given to OVERLORD, together with the limited number of landing craft available, curtailed his options in planning for new amphibious operations in the eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans.
Photograph. New York World-Telegram & Sun Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (219.3)
World War II