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Troops crouch down on Sword Beach

Troops on Sword Beach

Photo show British troops crouching down on Sword Beach as they wait for the signal to advance. Most of these troops are wearing the Brodie steel helmet with the wide brim, although a few of the soldiers are wearing the newer turtle helmet. Note the Bren light machine gun in the lower left-hand corner of the picture. Source: IWM Collections IWM Photo No.: B 5090.