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The Merville Gun Battery taken on 28th May 1944 after several air raids.
A pre-war photo of the Troarn Bridge, probably the most important bridge that the 6th Airborne Division had to cut on D-Day.
A post-war photograph of the famous Pegasus Bridge. On the left, beyond the canal, the Cafe Gondree can be seen. To the right, behind the sign, the pillbox that was the very first objective of the Coup de Main Party can be seen.
At the Ecarde Crossroads below Amfreville, 7th June 1944. Private Durston of 'A' Company, 9th Parachute Battalion, guards a wounded prisoner. The skull and crossbones on his smock denote that he was a member of one of the assault gliders for the attack on the Merville Battery, in this case, Lieutenant Hugh Pond's men. This was one of a couple of stills that Neil Barber had produced back in 1998 from some Army Film Unit footage. Although one photo existed of a glider pilot featuring the skull and crossbones, this was the first image (and only one found so since) of a member of the 9th Battalion sporting it.
Fred Glover, 'A' Company, 9th Parachute Battalion
Sid Capon and Peter Bowden of 'C' Company, 9th Parachute Battalion with Ron McCaffrey, ex-Air Despatch
Tom Renouf, 5th Black Watch, 51st Highland Division
With his late uncle, Jeff Haward, 1/7th Middlesex Regiment, attached to the 51st Highland Division
Geoff Pattinson, 'A' Company, 9th Parachute Battalion
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