WW2 Photo. British Paratrooper with a Thompson SMG. Wearing Steel Studded Hobnail Ammo Boots. We used these boots on/for parades because they made a cracking noise! But we used to slip and slide all over the place! How these men fought in them for so long, I will never know!
Men of No 3 Platoon, R Company, 1st Parachute Battalion, 1st (British) Airborne Division armed with Bren gun and No. 4 rifles defend a large shell hole outside Arnhem, during Operation 'Market Garden', 17th September 1944.
Father (Major) Edward J Waters, a US Army Catholic chaplain, conducts a service on the quayside at Weymouth for army and navy personnel about to take part in the invasion of Europe, June 1944. Troops from Weymouth were destined for Omaha assault area.