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After the initial landing

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COAST GUARD PARTICIPATED IN SINKING SHIPS TO FORM BREAKWATER FOR INVASION OF NORMANDY - Heavy seas, threatening to demoralize the Normandy landings soon after D-Day, beat against a barricade of sunken ships a half mile off shore. In a carefully planned operation carried through in the wake of liberation day landings, Coast Guard officers helped supervise the "scuttling" of 23 freighters, loaded with cement, to form an improvised breakwater behind which landing craft were unloaded on the Norman Beach. Here, the fury of the storm lashes at the bulwark as a barrage balloon hovers overhead.

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