Stories are told of the early British and Canadian landings on the Normandy Beaches in 1944 being accompanied by a quantity of inflatable or collabsible boats, together with a matching number of British Seagull outboard motors. These were to afford a sporting chance of withdrawal to the ships offshore should it all go terribly wrong, on the assumption than the Wehrmacht would have clobbered all the landing craft. I'm researching the history of the aforementioned outboards with a view to publishing a small book, and I've looked in all the obvious places. National Archive, Web, etc, etc, etc. All to no avail. The original story seems to have come from British Seagull themselves. I'd like to think it was true - but does anyone out there have any evidence to support the tale? Any reminiscences, any documents, photos? And furthermore - I'm after references and photos of these noisy, oily, underpowered and ugly little motors in any theatre. Anything you've got most gratefully received!