The D-Day Story Collection

photograph

A large format photograph mounted on card, showing US troops searching German soldiers who have just surrendered to become prisoners of war. The location is Cherbourg, in the former French arsenal, after the city's capture by the Americans (probably on 27.6.1944). It is part of a series of photographs, most of which were taken by Lieutenant Commander Fred Gerretson USNR and men of his unit, US Combat Photographic Unit 8, in Britain 1943-1944, showing D-Day training and rehearsals, troops loading for D-Day, etc (1997/183 to 1997/268/). Some were taken by other US units.

Location: In store, can be viewed by appointment

Reference: 1997/181