The World War II Photo of the Week
for 15 September 2003
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One of the hundreds of troop transports being loaded with soldiers in preparation for the Normandy landing is shown in an unidentified English harbor in early June 1944. The troops have been ferried out to the ship in the smaller landing craft and are climbing aboard on cargo nets slung over the transport's side. This process would be reversed on D-Day. U.S. Coast Guard photo, from the Webmaster's collection.