Sea Landing

Dragoon and Anvil II

France Germany Sea Landing 20 Min Read

Dragoon’s naval support The 8th Fleet was responsible for putting the Riviera assault force ashore and maintaining it there until such time as the French ports were secured. The Control Force was to look after supporting maritime operations while the Alpha, Delta and Camel attack forces were responsible for landing the 3rd, 45th and 36th US Infantry Divisions respectively. Vice-Admiral…

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Tulagi Part I

SURPRISE WAS IMPOSSIBLE in the bitterly contested Gavutu-Tanambogo landings as depicted in this overprint. The photograph itself was taken by Japanese aircraft early in 1942 prior to enemy seizure of the Tulagi-Guadalcanal area. Landings on and fighting across Tulagi. Landings on Gavutu and Tanambogo. The amphibious assault on Guadalcanal and…

British France Sea Landing 24 Min Read

INSHORE SQUADRON III

French troops wade through water during an amphibious landing. Official caption on front: “MM-44-1431.” Official caption on reverse: “Sig Corps photo-17-6-44. Elba invaded! French troops wading ashore from landing craft in the invasion of the tiny island of Elba. White smoke billowing from stern of ship caused by smoke pot.”…

Sea Landing Warship 5 Min Read

Higgins LCVP Wartime Service

LCVP No 22 from USS Dickman (APA-13) at Normandy. Note the safety lines hanging from the side in case someone falls overboard. During the Second World War the LCVP was used in almost all theatres, including North Africa, Sicily, mainland Europe, the Pacific and the Far East. As a result,…

British France Sea Landing Spain 31 Min Read

A Potential Invasion of Great Britain’s Home Islands – 1779

Combat between the French frigates Juno and Gentille against the English ship Ardent and the English frigate Fox, August 17, 1779. (Château de Versailles) Each new war expends a great deal of effort to undo the results of the previous one. D’Estaing could not return to the American coast until…

France Germany Sea Landing 24 Min Read

Dragoon and Anvil I

At the end of 1943 an Anvil planning group known as Force 163, headed by Brigadier-General Garrison H. Davidson, the US 7th Army Engineer, was established at the Ă©cole Normal at Bouzareah just outside Algiers. Force 163 included a French component under Colonel Jean L. Petit. Toulon became their focus,…

France Germany Sea Landing 20 Min Read

Dragoon and Anvil II

Dragoon’s naval support The 8th Fleet was responsible for putting the Riviera assault force ashore and maintaining it there until such time as the French ports were secured. The Control Force was to look after supporting maritime operations while the Alpha, Delta and Camel attack forces were responsible for landing…

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American LVTs

The LVT (Landing Vehicle Tracked), better known as the Alligator. It was a modification of…

INSHORE SQUADRON III

French troops wade through water during an amphibious landing. Official caption on front: “MM-44-1431.” Official…

A Potential Invasion of Great Britain’s Home Islands – 1779

Combat between the French frigates Juno and Gentille against the English ship Ardent and the…

Operation Shingle – The Landings I

On the evening of Friday 21 January 1944, Berthold Richter, a nineteen-year-old engineer in 29th…