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US Army, Portstewart Strand, 1942

US Army 37mm anti-tank gun and crew, taken on Portstewart Strand, 1942. A considerable amount of barbed wire seems to have been used on this particular part of the beach, which was possibly part of anti-invasion measures. Portstewart Strand also had two hexagonally shaped pillboxes constructed to protect the Bann estuary.


Original caption: Members of the 168th Infantry USANIF, 37mm Anti-Tank Company, train in the use of their anti-tank gun on a beach, Portstewart, Ulster, 24 March 1942



US Army Signal Corps Photograph Collection

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Taken on January 16, 2014