Men of Cannon Company, 9th Infantry, US Army 2nd Infantry Division shelled Brest, France with their howitzer, 1944German prisoners of war, Saint-Malo, France, late Aug 1944The port of Brest, France after British aerial bombardment, circa late Aug 1944HMS Mauritius firing on German targets in Audierne Bay, France, 23 Aug 1944
Men of Cannon Company, 9th Infantry, US Army 2nd Infantry Division shelled Brest, France with their howitzer, 1944German prisoners of war, Saint-Malo, France, late Aug 1944The port of Brest, France after British aerial bombardment, circa late Aug 1944HMS Mauritius firing on German targets in Audierne Bay, France, 23 Aug 1944
Concrete U-boat pens at Brest, France showing damage sustained after bombing attacks by the British Royal Air Force, Aug 1944Two German prisoners being taken to the 6th Division Prisoner of War Encampment, Brest, France 28 Aug 1944US Army medics removing a casualty from the battlefield to an aid station in an air shelter, near Brest, France, 28 Aug 1944Men of Company I, 23rd Infantry Regiment, US Army 2nd Infantry Division advancing near Brest, France, 29 Aug 1944
Concrete U-boat pens at Brest, France showing damage sustained after bombing attacks by the British Royal Air Force, Aug 1944Two German prisoners being taken to the 6th Division Prisoner of War Encampment, Brest, France 28 Aug 1944US Army medics removing a casualty from the battlefield to an aid station in an air shelter, near Brest, France, 28 Aug 1944Men of Company I, 23rd Infantry Regiment, US Army 2nd Infantry Division advancing near Brest, France, 29 Aug 1944
An 8-inch US Army field gun in action during the bombardment of Brest, France, Aug-Sep 1944German officer prisoners being led back after talk with Allied officers near Brest, France, Sep 1944LST-1 (right) and LST-292 high and dry on the beach at Saint-Michel-en-Greves in the Brittany region of France, Sep 1944US Army soldiers fighting in the streets of Brest, France during the mop up operations, Sep 1944
An 8-inch US Army field gun in action during the bombardment of Brest, France, Aug-Sep 1944German officer prisoners being led back after talk with Allied officers near Brest, France, Sep 1944LST-1 (right) and LST-292 high and dry on the beach at Saint-Michel-en-Greves in the Brittany region of France, Sep 1944US Army soldiers fighting in the streets of Brest, France during the mop up operations, Sep 1944
LST-72 and LST-325 unloading directly onto trucks after being left Men of US Army 2nd Infantry Division advancing into Brest, France under German machine gun fire, 9 Sep 1944A forty-foot circle hole in the roof of a U-boat pen in Brest, France which had received a direct hit during the Allied bombardment, 18 Sep 1944
LST-72 and LST-325 unloading directly onto trucks after being left 'high and dry' by the tide at Morlaix, France, 5 Sep 1944Men of US Army 2nd Infantry Division advancing into Brest, France under German machine gun fire, 9 Sep 1944A forty-foot circle hole in the roof of a U-boat pen in Brest, France which had received a direct hit during the Allied bombardment, 18 Sep 1944
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