D-Day in art and photographs at Gosport

To commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-Day today, our collections assistant, Ben Murrey, has looked through our wonderful fine art and photographic collections. These objects give a terrific glimpse into what the build-up to the landings looked like at Gosport, which was at the forefront of the preparations and embarkations on 6 June 1944.

GP1979.4.12- D-Day preparations at the Beach Street slipway, Gosport, 1944.
GP1979.5.6- HORSA gliders in pieces, being loaded onto a ship as part of D-Day preparations, Gosport, Hampshire, 1944.
GP1985.3- Vehicles being loaded as part of D-Day preparations, Beach Street, Gosport, 1944.
GP1979.5.8- Landing ship and barrage balloons at Gosport ahead of D-Day.
FA2010.166- 'Scene of preparation for the D-Day landings at Stokes Bay, Gosport, Hampshire' by Colin M Baxter. © Colin M. Baxter 2024.
GOS1986.125- 'D-Day Overture' by Laurence Bagley, 1983. © Laurence Bagley 2024.

Discover more about D-Day at Milestones Museum this June: https://www.hampshireculture.org.uk/event/d-day-commemoration

Come and visit Aldershot Military Museum to find out more about the D-Day landings at Juno Beach: https://www.hampshireculture.org.uk/event/d-day-juno-beach-display-game

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Ben Murrey

Collections Assistant who looks after objects and makes them accessible to the public.
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