U.S. 8th Air Force air attacks against France during World War II. Aerial view of U.S. Army Air Forces B-24 Liberator aircraft in formation flight. A gunner mans a gun. On June 5, 1944 a B-24 airccraft releases bombs over Calais. The bombs fall in the English Channel. B-24 aircraft drop bombs to strafe enemy beach defenses on the coast of Calais. Billows of smoke rises after the bombs detonate. A convoy of Allied ships underway in the English Channel.
Allied Invasion of Calais, Southern France during Operation Dragoon of World War II on 21 August 1944. At Calais French civilians root out persons accused of spying for the Germans, and walk them through streets. French town was liberated. Liberated civilians wave at the arrival of the soldiers loaded in trucks.
Dover, United Kingdom: The town of Dover in Kent. Men, women and children move to underground shelters. Women play cards and knit. German artillery fired. British soldiers amid ruins. Calais, France: Calais under the Canadians. Man cleans a room. Destroyed bridges. Canadians evacuated across the Calais Canal. Men, women, children, and wounded civilians helped across the canal by soldiers. Wounded lifted into military ambulances. A woman holds her wounded child. Allied airplanes drop bombs over enemy territory. Explosion and smoke due to bombardment. Soldiers examine German artillery and coastal guns. A white flag put up at a surrendered German post.
World War 2 invasion of Normandy, France. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Marshal Joseph Stalin, and Prime Minister Churchill, meeting at Tehran, Iran, in December 1943. U.S. Generals George Marshall and Hap Arnold, at conference table. Closeup of General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Map showing defense areas of the German 7th, 15th and 19th Armies in Europe. Map showing ports at Brest, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Dieppe, and Calais. Cherbourg is highlighted. U.S. Army trucks, tanks, and artillery, stockpiled in England. Railroad train carrying M3 Stuart tanks. U.S soldiers leaving troop ships and marching to their camps in Britain. Allied troops practicing amphibious assaults on Southern coast of England. Formation of B-26 bombers.View from Allied aircraft flying low over German-occupied area. B-17dropping bombs over Germany. German fighter planes attacking B-17 bombers beginning in February 1944. Gunner in turret of B-17 firing at them. A B-17 exploding in the air. German fighter downed by B-17 gunner. Gun camera footage of German Bf 109 attacked from rear by gunfire. American soldiers in trucks, DUKWs, M4 tanks, and M8 armored Cars. Troops receive gas masks, waist life belts, field rations, and French money. May 30, 1944, American soldiers board tanks, trucks and other vehicles bound for embarkation points in England. Seen are Stuart M3 light tanks, jeeps, and M7 Priest tanks. M7 tanks are seen, equipped with intake and exhaust ducts. (At TC:11:39, U.S. M7 Priest tanks,equipped for deep wading, are seen passing the base of the Jubilee clock on the beachfront at Weymouth, on their way toward Castle Town in Portland for embarkation.) Transport ships are loaded at the embarkation ports. Trucks being backed onto LCT-453. U.S. Army infantry marching and boarding transport ships. Troops marching into LST 376 at Plymouth, England. Higgins Boats, from the USS Samuel Chase (APA-26) bringing troops to board her. Troops on deck of Attack transport, USS Joseph T. Dickman (APA-13). Barrage balloons overhead. Soldiers shooting craps on a troop ship deck. Coastguardsmen playing with a puppy dog. Gun crews on U.S. Navy warship being briefed. Soldiers field-strip and check their weapons
Allied invasion and conquest of Western Europe during World War 2. Map shows coast of Europe with Cherbourg, Calais, and other places. German coastal defenses on English Channel and Atlantic shore. German officers inspect defenses. Map highlights Cherbourgh, Le Havre, and Caen. American workers building war machinery in defense plants and shipyards.
A military documentary on German 19th Army Tank Corps and Von Kleist group offensive against France during World War II. A map of France shows the Nazi advance into the country. Disrupted life in Calais and Boulonge in France. Wrecked cars and vehicles. Port, smoke rising from an area in distance. Prisoners of war march to the rear. German 19th Army Tank Corp advances further into France.