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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.

National Archives and Records Administration1944-06-06

U.S. National Archives

U.S. National Archives

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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  • Title: 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.
  • Creator: National Archives and Records Administration
  • Date: 1944-06-06

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