PRELUDE TO THE INVASION OFF ENGLISH COAST - Coast guardsmen line the rails to give a hand to GI Joes coming up over the side of a Coast Guard-manned assault transport for last-minute invasion maneuvers somewhere off the coast of England. Helmeted and carrying fighting equipment, the American invaders are on their way to practice amphibious landing in preparation for the invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe. Coast Guardsmen manned these landing craft in the battle drills and in the D-Day assaults.
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On the Boats #1 On the Boats #2 Naval Vessels Inland Towns Practice Supplies #1 Supplies #2
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