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Photograph of a String of Railroad Cars Loaded with Vital War Supplies in England and Delivered in France
Photograph of a String of Railroad Cars Loaded with Vital War Supplies in England and Delivered in France
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Original caption: The Coast Guard Links British and French Railroads- Out of the massive jaws of a U.S. Coast Guard-manned (LST) (landing ship, tanks) rolls a string of railroad cars, loaded with vital war supplies in England and delivered in France. The Coast Guard-manned ship ferries rolling stock from a British port to a French beach railhead, forming a floating link between the railroads of the two countries. Priceless hours, unloading and reloading, are saved by running packed cars into the track-equipped tank deck of the LST and carrying them across the English Channel to roll down a tracked ramp onto French rails. From this point, trainloads of war equipment and supplies move smoothly and swift off the fighting fronts.




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06/06/1944
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The U.S. National Archives
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