Convoy To The Marshalling Area
Olin Dows

In 1944 U.S. Army camps covered the English countryside, providing temporary housing for units arriving from the United States. Here they would finish their training before joining the battle for France just across the English Channel. Convoys of trucks carrying troops from these camps to marshalling areas on the coast were a common sight. Here the artist records what he termed “a typical scene in the convoy as it swung through the deserted early morning streets of the small English towns on its route.”