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Views of Southern France, under German occupation, in 1944, just prior to the Allied invasion in Operation Dragoon

Film opens with map showing lower France and Mediterranean areas.However, it shows images covering primarily the French Riviera (or Côte d'Azur) under German occupation. German infantry march along a road. A flight of German FW-190 Fighter airplanes flies inland from the Mediterranean Sea and crosses low above a harbor. Change of scene shows a single fighter plane buzzing the Marseille Port. (It looks like a P-47 with invasion stripes. But It does not draw any anti-aircraft fire.) Camera tracks it from vantage point at the Marseille Basilica, high above the harbor. Brief view of the Basilica as the aircraft passes. A glimpse of the Marseille Port below from the Basilica. View of the Marseille Transporter Bridge designed by Ferdinand Arnodin and built in 1905. (It was destroyed after these films were made, in 1944.) A German soldier peering through binoculars in front of a 2 cm Flak 30/38/Flakvierling, quad anti-aircraft gun position. Another one is seen in the background. Several more views of German anti-aircraft and other gun emplacements protecting the Marseille Port, including 88mm guns, heavy machine guns, and coastal defense guns. Scene shifts to German soldiers marching near the French Riviera beach and palm trees. Italian cavalry are seen riding in formation, ostensibly from Nice. Italian soldiers in trucks are being transported along the Riviera waterfront. A road sign points toward Toulon at 6.3 kilometers away. (So this location is probably near Sanary-sur-Mer.) View of the Toulon harbor, where the French battleship Provence, scuttled in 1942, is seen settled low in the water at a pier. (World War II period).

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Italian
 
 
Members of FFI (French Forces of Interior) decorated with Silver Star by General Patch in Southern France.

U.S. 7th Army forces moving in Army trucks in the French Riviera (or Côte d'Azur) , during Allied Operation Dragoon, in World War 2. French citizens on side of the roads cheering. A U.S. Army tank goes by the crowd. Members of FFI (French Forces of Interior) decorated with Silver Star by General Alexander Patch ("Sandy" Patch) and French General De Lattre de Tassigny, in Saint Tropez. Scenes of city and harbor of Toulon. Destroyed docks and ships of French fleet, scuttled in 1942, listing or partially sunk at harbor. Dead bodies. Large artillery guns on scuttled French warships.

Date: 1944, August 25
Duration: 1 min 21 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
German and Italian units mobilize and occupy Southern France.in World War II

A map shows countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. German and Italian motorized units occupy Southern France during World War 2. German and Italian tanks and artillery move along on a road. Many German Quad 20mm anti aircraft guns (Flakvierling 38) in the Port of Marseilles, including some by the Marseille Basilica, high above the port . Ocean liners in the port. Soldiers sit around a truck. Sailors prepare equipment and guns. French officers explain the port facilities to German officers. Civilians in the city. Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians on the streets. Sign for the town of Cerbere. Motorized columns including German tanks proceed to the Spanish border. German and Spanish troops fraternize. Soldiers greet each other and interact. Fortifications are constructed on the South France coast. Soldiers camouflage artillery on the beach.

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 17 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Romanian
 
 
The story of AFN ( American Forces Network) Radio. Founding announced in 1942. First broadcast in 1943; growth in 1944.

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, June 6, 1944. Soldiers tuning radios in the field. United States Sherman tanks and infantry move along country road in France. Audio includes portions from AFN broadcasts, including an announcer saying "You are listening to AFN Paris. This is the American Forces Network, on the road to Berlin." Road sign points to St. Lo. Group of U.S. soldiers gathered around a jeep with a radio, listening to AFN, in Germany. (World War II period).

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
The Allied invasion of Normandy, France, on D-Day (June 6, 1944) during World War II

Allied forces invading Normandy France, during World War 2. Formations of U.S. A-20 bombers from the 416th Bomb Group, in striped paint, fly over the Allied invasion task force in the English Channel. Allied warships begin bombarding the French coast. Allied troops climb down rope nets from their transport ships into landing craft, and head toward the beaches. A landing craft is struck and sinks with troops aboard. Troops on landing craft from the USS Bayfield (APA-33) hit the beach. U.S. soldiers on the beach being hit by German machine gun fire. Others seeking refuge under a cliff where they treat the wounded.

Date: 1944, June 6
Duration: 4 min 23 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
An Allied beachhead in the period after the D-day assault during the invasion of Normandy, France, June, 1944,in World War II

Allied invasion of Normandy France, during World War 2. About 15 German prisoners with hands on their heads, are lined up under guard on a sandy beach area, behind barbed wire, where they are being searched, one-by-one, by an American military policeman. Suddenly, they drop to the ground, as a low flying airplane passes overhead (unseen). They get back on their feet again. Next, a burning army truck is seen with a dead soldier lying nearby. (He wears an armband and is likely a medic.) American soldiers wade ashore from a landing craft tank (LCT) through surf, at what appears to be low tide. Another LCT (#587) is beached nearby. Larger landing ships are seen further offshore.

Date: 1944, June
Duration: 1 min 5 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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