The D-Day invasion of Normandy during World War II. U.S. flag on an LCI (Landing Craft, Infantry). Two columns of LCIs underway. LSTs (Landing Ship Tanks) underway at the sea. Barrage balloons airborne. Ships in a harbor. Soldiers sit along the railing of an LCI in the foreground. A column of LCIs underway. The starboard side of an LCI underway. A barge carrying trucks and bulldozers moves towards the beach. LSTs (Landing Ship Tanks) anchored in the background.
The D-Day invasion of Normandy during World War II. Columns of LCIs (Landing Crafts, Infantry) underway. American flag on an LCI in the foreground. A gun crew mans a 20 mm gun. USS Samuel Chase (APA-26) and DD (destroyer) underway.
The D-Day invasion of Normandy during World War II. Ships head for a beach. An AK (cargo ship) underway. A small boat in the foreground. The sun breaks through the clouds. Two columns of LCIs (Landing Crafts Infantry) underway.
The occupation and liberation of Paris during World War II. Germany occupies Paris in June 1940. A Nazi flag on the Eiffel Tower. Adolf Hitler with Nazi officers. Germans unfurl the Nazi flag on the Alsace-Lorraine Memorial. Hitler and his officers driven through the Place de la Concorde and past the Arc de Triomphe. Parisians close their shops. A man removes a Vichy poster and scribbles on a wall. Parisians listen to U.S. General Dwight Eisenhower's broadcast from London on June 6, 1944: The Allied task forces advance towards France on D-Day. Naval guns shell Normandy. Allied troops land on the beachhead and advance inland. Some fall to German gunfire. Headquarters of the Paris Underground. Members of the French Forces of the Interior (FFI) discuss, plan, document, prepare grenades, check guns, and wear badges of freedom with the FFI symbol. The French underground barricade streets. Men, women and children build barricades using various material. They inspect their guns and take their positions behind sand bag barricades on sidewalks. FFI soldiers honored. Burning vehicles on the roads. Street fighting between the FFI and the Germans. Corpses on the street. FFI men holding flags. Medics carry a wounded on stretcher. German tanks roam the streets. Wrecked vehicles and war equipment. FFI soldiers fire at German tanks. German snipers fire while French forces equipped by the U.S. are liberating the city. Explosions on the street. Civilians take cover. FFI fighters inspect a German soldier's corpse. They take German prisoners. French troops and military vehicles close in on Paris. Civilians watch and cheer as they enter the city. Barriers built by the FFI are pulled aside to let the troops pass. French forces in American tanks pass the Eiffel Tower. Explosions and machine gun fire during the street fighting. French soldiers fire at Germans hiding in buildings. Several German prisoners. German officers and soldiers surrender. Parisians watch as they are herded to prisons. Prisoners clean street.
Allied invasion of Normandy, France during World War II. U.S. General Joseph McNarney, Deputy Chief of Staff at a desk as he outlines the importance of June 6, 1944 the day Allied forces attacked the Germans in Normandy. He speaks about the decision to knock down the Nazis first and then the Japanese during the World War. He says that the invasion of Normandy was planned in November 1943. He also states how General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe, planned and executed the invasion. He also speaks about how the U.S. Army Air Forces and the Royal Air Forces aircraft bombarded the coasts of Normandy prior to the D Day invasion. Past events show American soldiers getting onto landing crafts in England as they leave for the invasion. The soldiers aboard the ships in the English Channel. The soldiers read the Bible and comics, sleep and cook aboard the ships. On June 5th , 1944 the ships head towards Normandy for the invasion. In England gliders carrying paratroopers take off from an airfield to bombard the German positions in Normandy. The soldiers receive ration and work on motorbikes. TNT ( trinitrotoluene )being loaded. The soldiers check their guns and other weapons prior to the invasion. Jeep and artillery being loaded onto aircraft.
Results of selective strategic bombing by the British Royal and U.S. Eighth Air Forces in German-occupied Paris and surrounding areas during Wolrd War II. September 1944: A bridge over the Seine. Eiffel Tower in the background. The Statue of Liberty near the Tower. Shell poked buildings and the Obelisk at Place de la Concorde. Cyclists and motorists at the Place. Military cars pass the Arc de Triomphe at Champs Elysees. Civilians around the Eiffel Tower. The French flag atop the undamaged tower. Unscathed Notre Dame de Paris. U.S. military vehicles in the square before the cathedral. GIs and Parisians mill about. An FFI (French Forces of the Interior) flag at Notre Dame.