Mission over secret enemy dispersal base: bombing in Beauvis, France. Bomb group in flight to hit bombs over target. Aerial views of targets in city. Smoke rises over targets.
An air ship disaster in Beauvais, France. Damaged steel frame structure of British airship R101 after it crashed in killing 48 people. Men search through the debris as they look for survivors. Caskets carrying the dead being carried away in a cart.
French soldiers and civilians pay tribute to the victims of R101 British rigid airship in Beauvais, France. The survivors of R101 British rigid airship crash stand with a French officer. Buildings and civilians in the background. French soldiers carry guns on their shoulders and march. Dead bodies of the victims on carriages. The soldiers march past the coffins on the carriages. A statue in the center. Civilians in a street and few carry umbrellas. The cavalry unit advances. Horse drawn carriages carrying the coffins of the dead. The civilians stand on either side of the street.
British R101 rigid airship crashes killing 48 members of crew during its maiden oversees voyage to India. Past events show Head of British Air Ministry Lord Thomson, Director of Civil Aviation Sir Sefton and other notable aircraft experts boarding R101 moored to mast in Cardington, England. French officials inspect the wreckage of the airship after its crash in Beauvais, France. French civilians look on.
U.S. Army soldier reads newspaper while listening to radio. Soldiers doing their respective chores, listen to AFN (American Forces Network) Radio. General Marshall and General Eisenhower announce the creation of AFN, in 1942. July 4, 1943, the first broadcast of AFN. General Eisenhower mingling with paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division, on the eve of D-day. U.S. B-26 aircraft in flight. United States soldiers aboard landing craft and wading ashore at Normandy, France, on D-day. United States Sherman tanks and infantry move along country road in France. Road sign points to St. Lo. Group of U.S. soldiers gathered around a jeep with a radio, listening to AFN, in Germany.
Results of air assaults by the British Royal and U.S. Eighth Air Forces over industrial areas in and around German-occupied Paris during Wolrd War II. The Renault Works plant at Billancourt after one aerial attack by the Royal Air Force (March 3, 1943) and two by the U.S. Eighth Air Force (April 4 and September 15, 1943). Workers clear the plant interiors. The damaged plant, collapsed roof, rubble and debris on the floor. Workers clear the debris. Damaged steel structures, pillars and walls. Buildings at the plant. Damaged walls, wrecked equipment and material. Allied officers and workers at the plant.