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Horsa gliders and troops of the 6th Airborne Division prepare for take off from Harwell, Oxfordshire in the run-up to D-Day.

Horsa gliders and troops of the Airborne Division prepare for take off from Harwell, Oxfordshire in the run-up to D-Day.

Airborne troops of 6th Airlanding Brigade, 6th Airborne Division, hitching a trailer to a jeep which has just been off-loaded from a Horsa glider (LH344 'Charlie's Aunt') on DZ 'N' near Ranville, on the evening of 6 June 1944.

Airborne troops of Airlanding Brigade, Airborne Division, hitching a trailer to a jeep which has just been off-loaded from a Horsa glider ‘Charlie’s Aunt’) on DZ ‘N’ near Ranville, on the evening of 6 June

A scene at RAF Harwell, Oxfordshire, just before the start of the Airborne invasion of The Netherlands. British airborne troops wait to emplane by their Horsa glider.

A scene at RAF Harwell, Oxfordshire, just before the start of the Airborne invasion of Holland. British airborne troops wait to em- plane by their Horsa glider.

Paratroops of 6th Airborne Division climbing into an RAF Albemarle aircraft at RAF Harwell, 5 June 1944.

Paratroops of Airborne Division climbing into an RAF Albemarle aircraft at RAF Harwell, 5 June

Paras of 1st Battalion, Royal Ulster Rifles, 6th Airlanding Brigade, 6th Airborne Division, aboard a Jeep and trailer, past a crashed Airspeed "Horsa" glider, Landing Zone 'N', north of Ranville, Normandy, France. 6 June 1944.                                                                                                                                                                                 More

The Airborne Assault: Riflemen of Battalion Royal Ulster Rifles, Airlanding Brigade, Airborne Division, aboard a jeep and trailer, driving off Landing Zone 'N' past a crashed Airspeed Horsa glider on the evening of 6 June

82ª Divisão Aerotransportada embarcando um 75mm howitzer em um planador CG-4A durante treinamento em Oujda, Marrocos Francês, Norte da Africa um mês antes da invasão da Sicília, 11 Jun 1943. Pin by Paolo Marzioli

Airborne load a howitzer into a Troop Glider during training at Oujda, French Morocco, North Africa a month before the Sicily invasion, Jun 11

The British paratroopers and commandos meet – à Sword Beach, Normandie / Normandy.

Commandos of No. 4 Commando, Special Service Brigade, and troops of British Airborne Division in Bénouville after the link-up between the two forces, 6 June

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