Aware that the Normandy campaign would be a crucial step in the war, the Allies prepared to document it extensively through film and still photography. A column of landing craft proceed to Utah beach on D-day. Members of the Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) repair and pack parachutes in May 1944. Credit: © IWM (TR 1783)On top of that, the cameras that photographers worked with were very bulky. Credit: © IWM (B 5257)By the end of August, the Allies had suffered more than 226,000 casualties (with nearly 73,000 deaths) and the Germans more than 240,000. Top image: General Montgomery shows Winston Churchill the battle situation in Normandy on July 22, 1944.
Source: CNN June 06, 2020 08:02 UTC