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British lance corporal in full pack with No.4 rifle

British lance corporal in full pack with No.4 rifle

British Sherman tanks and 6-pdr anti-tank guns of the 11th Armoured Division, advancing through the village of St Charles-de-Percy in Calvados, Normandy, on the N 177 road to Vire. 2nd of August 1944,

British Sherman tanks and 6-pdr anti-tank guns of the 11th Armoured Division, advancing through the village of St Charles-de-Percy in Calvados, Normandy, on the N 177 road to Vire. 2nd of August 1944,

Personnel with the Sherman tank "Bomb" of the Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment, which landed in France on D-Day and continued in action through to VE-Day. Zutphen, Netherlands, 8 June 1945 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Personnel with the Sherman tank "Bomb" of the Sherbrooke Fusiliers Regiment, which landed in France on D-Day and continued in action through to VE-Day. Zutphen, Netherlands, 8 June 1945 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

327th troopers, G Company at the Carentan railroad station. Tracks badly hit most likely bt naval bombardment on june 11, 1944.

327th troopers, G Company at the Carentan railroad station. Tracks badly hit most likely bt naval bombardment on june 11, 1944.

Italy (Misc.) - Canadian mortar troops fire in the vicinity of the Sangro River as part of Montgomery's renewed offensive.

Italy (Misc.) - Canadian mortar troops fire in the vicinity of the Sangro River as part of Montgomery's renewed offensive.

The British Commandos were formed during the Second World War in June 1940, following a request from the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, for a force that could carry out raids against German-occupied Europe. Initially drawn from within the British Army from soldiers who volunteered for special service, the Commandos' ranks would eventually be filled by members of all branches of the United Kingdom's armed forces and a number of foreign volunteers from German-occupied countries.

The British Commandos were formed during the Second World War in June 1940, following a request from the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, for a force that could carry out raids against German-occupied Europe. Initially drawn from within the British Army from soldiers who volunteered for special service, the Commandos' ranks would eventually be filled by members of all branches of the United Kingdom's armed forces and a number of foreign volunteers from German-occupied countries.

Rifleman R.A. Marshall, Queens Own Rifles of Canada, pointing out a hole in his helmet made by a German snipers bullet on D-Day. Bretteville-Orgueilleuse, France, 20 June 1944 by BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives, via Flickr

Rifleman R.A. Marshall, Queens Own Rifles of Canada, pointing out a hole in his helmet made by a German snipers bullet on D-Day. Bretteville-Orgueilleuse, France, 20 June 1944 by BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives, via Flickr

Universal carrier and mortar team of the Indian 6th Royal Frontier Force, between Lanciano and Osogna on the central sector of Eighth Army's front, 13 December 1943. NA 9785

Universal carrier and mortar team of the Indian 6th Royal Frontier Force, between Lanciano and Osogna on the central sector of Eighth Army's front, 13 December 1943. NA 9785

The British Army in the Normandy Campaign 1944 B7835 - Category:World War II forces of Britain in France - Wikimedia Commons

The British Army in the Normandy Campaign 1944 B7835 - Category:World War II forces of Britain in France - Wikimedia Commons

"THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA, 1943: THE DRIVE ON TUNIS. Sergeant Elms of 16/5 Lancers and his tank crew at El Aroussa; Trooper Bates, R...

"THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA, 1943: THE DRIVE ON TUNIS. Sergeant Elms of 16/5 Lancers and his tank crew at El Aroussa; Trooper Bates, R...

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