British troops at Sword Beach, Normandy, 6 June 1944

Jimmy H Mapham

British troops at Sword Beach, Normandy, 6 June 1944
3 2 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 24cm

British troops land at Lion-sur-Mer, Sword Beach, Normandy, 6 June 1944.

Photograph by Sergeant Jimmy H Mapham of the British Army Film and Photographic Unit, World War Two, 1944.

This iconic photograph was voted the finest taken during the war by the American press. Mapham was a staff photographer on the 'Leicester Mercury' before the war. The British Army Film and Photographic Unit consisted of volunteer soldiers from a variety of units.

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