The photographers were on the beachhead long before the Marines.
Sea King helicopters thundered overhead as the troops poured from amphibious landing craft and secured the beachhead on Aberdeen peninsula, three kilometers west of the capital.
It glides to a momentary stop over the edge of the enemy beachhead , then strafes its way across, shooting dangerously close to our own troops.
The beachhead stretched two thousand yards from Klandasan to Stalkudo, divided into sections designated Red, Yellow and Green beaches.
The Allies consolidated their beachhead positions and prepared to move inland.
A typical example of dropping or landing troops next to the target involves the seizing of a beachhead for subsequent amphibious landing.
Every artillery weapon on the beachhead fired thousands of rounds upon the enemy as fast as the gunners could load and shoot.
On the eastern flank of the Sword beachhead , Lieutenant Colonel Otway's paratroopers are dug in outside Amfreville which is heavily defended.
Making its way forward under heavy fire, the regiment secured the beachhead and dug in.
The division performed commendably throughout the campaign and was notably brilliant in the initial landings and defense of the beachhead .