An image claiming to show female Red Cross workers arriving to support troops during the Normandy landings has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook and across social media.
However, according to the American Red Cross, the photo was taken on 15 January 1945 in the French Riviera, seven months after the Normandy landings on D-Day. They confirm the passengers are Red Cross staff, and that that they were there to “carry out their duties and keep high the spirits of Yank fighting men.”
The image can also be found on Getty, titled “Ladies Day.”
The photo and the claim that it’s from Normandy has regularly been going viral for a number of years.