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Allied Infantrymen and military vehicles move inland from Normandy to Carentan, France, and build bridge at Carentan

10 days after D-Day. Allied Forces progressing with invasion of Europe through Normandy during World War II. Infantry troops march and military vehicles move inwards to Carentan, about 3 miles in land from Normandy and Omaha Beach. A native woman talks to soldiers in the town of Carentan. A wounded soldier laying on a U.S. Army jeep in the town square in front of the Carentan Church. Soldiers use girders and continue construction of a bridge at Carentan. (Note: This appears to be "Tucker Bridge" at Carentan. The bridge was so-named after Major John Tucker, commanding the 300th Combat Engineers, was hit by enemy fire and killed during the initial construction of the bridge. The bridge provided important access to Cherbourg, St. Lo, and Caen. It was replaced in 1996 by a stone and concrete structure but it remains the Major John Tucker Bridge.) Two soldiers stand on the bridge and talk to each other.

Date: 1944, June 16
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
American troops march towards Carentan, France

United States soldiers march towards Carentan, France during World War II. A sign on a board reads Carentan. German Prisoners of War march under United States Military Police guard.

Date: 1944, June 10
Duration: 1 min 40 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
General Maxwell D Taylor and Troy H Middleton award soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division in Carentan, France.

U.S. troops in Carentan, France during World War II. Officers and men of the 101st Airborne Division in a town square. Soldiers stand in formation. Buildings in the background. U.S. Army General Maxwell D Taylor delivers a speech. Major General Troy H Middleton pins a Silver Star on Brigadier General Anthony C McAuliffe. Children watch the soldiers. Soldiers stand at attention in a line. Civilians watch from the balcony of a building. A soldier shakes hands with the civilians. French civilians give flowers to the soldiers.

Date: 1944, June 20
Duration: 2 min 50 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Civilians watch U.S. soldiers as they are awarded in Carentan, France during World War II.

U.S. troops in Carentan, France during World War II. Officers and men of the 101st Airborne Division in a town square. Soldiers stand in formation. Buildings in the background. The soldiers are awarded medals. French civilians watch from the windows of a building.

Date: 1944, June 20
Duration: 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A supply jeep loaded with socks, clothing, bedrolls and other equipment pulls into a company rest area in Carentan, France.

Allied troops at a company rest area on the Periers front below Carentan, France during World War II. A supply jeep loaded with socks, clothing, bedrolls and other equipment pulls into the company rest area. The soldiers reach for socks.

Date: 1944, July 12
Duration: 1 min 11 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Allied soldiers shave, bathe and change clothing at a company rest area in Carentan, France.

Allied troops at a company rest area on the Periers front below Carentan in Normandy, France during World War II. A soldier fills a container with water. Infantrymen are issued shoes and new equipment. The soldiers in the rest area shave, bathe and change clothing.

Date: 1944, July 12
Duration: 2 min 15 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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