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'Full Victory — Nothing Else': Iconic D-Day Images for Its 70th Anniversary

༻❁༺ ❤️ ༻❁༺American paratrooper James Flanagan Platoon, C Co, PIR), among the first to make successful landings on the continent, holds a Nazi flag captured in a village assault. Marmion Farm at Ravenoville, Utah Beach, France. 6 June 1944 ༻❁༺ ❤️ ༻❁༺


Private Frank Gardner, Captain Brian Priday and Lance-Corporal B. Lambley of D Company, 2nd Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. These men were part of the coup de main party designated to capture the river bridge over the Orne at Benouville (Pegasus Bridge), but their glider landed ten miles away from their objective close to the River Dives. It took several days for them to find their way through enemy territory to join up with their battalion.


"Captain Thomas Hewitt, 10th Regiment of Foot" by William Tate (1781) "The 'wings' on the shoulders of his uniform distinguish him as a member of a light company; his light infantry cap is held in his left hand. He carries a fusil or light musket - a weapon frequently carried by light company officers which was usually privately purchased. Portraits of officers carrying such a weapon are rare."


27 July 1916, Private Oliver A. Hellyer killed in action at Pozières, Somme. Unit: D Company, 18th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. © IWM


An Incident in the Rebellion of 1745, (attributed to) David Morier (1705-1770). Here a hand-to-hand combat between a party of Highland warriors and an officer, sergeant and privates of a Grenadier company of the 4th King's Own (Barrel's) Regiment, with a Battalion Company officer and drummer of the regiment behind.This probably belongs with a set of four battle pieces demonstrating the prowess of different nations in combat belonging to the Duke of Cumberland. | Royal Collection Trust