Five pictures of D-Day and the preparations in Weymouth and Portland

Dorset Echo: Five pictures of D-Day and the preparations in Weymouth and Portland Five pictures of D-Day and the preparations in Weymouth and Portland

HUNDREDS of soldiers set off for the beaches of Normandy from the borough.

Along the south coast Allied forces prepared of what would become the largest seaborne invasion in history.

Many American GI’s destined for Omaha beach passed through Weymouth.

Here are just five pictures that captured the build up to D-Day and the invasion.

U.S. Troops marching along Weymouth Esplanade.

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British Army Sherman Tank rumbling down a street on its way to a south coast port prior to the Normandy landings.

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An American convoy heading for the south coast of England during the build-up to the Normandy Landings stop off for a mess tin of tea. 

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D-Day landings in Normandy.

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Allied forces beginning the D-Day landings.

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