The D-Day Story Collection
An aerial photograph mosaic of the French coast, mounted on cloth, covering the area of map sheet 37/18 S.E. This includes part of Gold Beach including the towns of Arromanches and Le Hamel. On the reverse there are coastal silhouette photographs (taken from an aircraft flying at medium altitude) showing the coastline. It belonged to Mr Oliver H. Perks, who was a Forward Observation Officer with 90th Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, part of 231 Brigade, 50th Division. On D-Day his Landing Craft, Tank (LCT), got waterlogged while crossing the Channel, and had to return to Shoreham, so he did not land in Normandy until three days later. He served in North West Europe until the end of the war.
Location: On display at The D-Day Story