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Tolverne D-Day Loading Hard for Omaha Beach

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Tolverne D-Day Loading Hard for Omaha Beach

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Date Posted:September 30th, 2008
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Description: Tolverne is a small landing stage where members of the 29th Infantry left England to attack Omaha Beach. Tolverne is situated north of the King Harry Ferry crossing on the river Fal, again north of Falmouth, Cornwall.

The whole of Great Britain was a vast armed camp by 1944. For D-Day the British/Canadian's were held in camps from Bournemouth on the south coast all the way up to the north sea ports. The Americans used the west of Britain from Poole, Dorset all the way around the coast to Bristol, South Wales and Northern Ireland.

To load soldiers, their vehicles and equipment onto landing craft they needed 'Hard's' a place where LST's (Landing Ship Tanks) could drive bow first onto a HARD (beach) and open their doors and lower a loading ramp.


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