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Planning and execution of the Allied invasion of Normandy, France, in World War II.

View of a port in England, filled with Allied ships and boats to carry war materiel for Allied forces preparing to invade Europe during World War 2. A barrage balloon aloft overhead. Yards full of military rolling stock. Scene shifts to Whitehall Government buildings around the The Cenotaph war memorial in London, England. Inside the British military headquarters the Allied High Command is gathered to plan the invasion of Europe. Supreme Allied Commander, General Dwight D. Eisenhower is pointing at a wall map, as senior Allied commanders, including British Marshal Bernard Montgomery, look on. Next, Americam P-47 fighter planes, in D-Day paint stripes take off from an airdrome. Officers watch takeoffs from control tower porch. Views from Allied aircraft gun cameras show strafing from low altitudes destroying German ground targets, including railroads and airfields. A formation of American B-26 bombers in flight overhead. Lines of communication such as road junctions being destroyed by bombing. Glimpse of copilot at controls in a bomber. Scene shifts to June 6, 1944 and the Allied invasion fleet underway across the English Channel. Allied warships bombarding the shores of Normandy, France. Landing Craft Tank (Rocket) firing salvos of rockets. Animated mat shows the invasion forces striking the defenses of the German West Wall. View of British and American soldiers wading ashore from landing craft, and some falling to German gunfire at the shoreline. View of German defenders firing from inside a German fortification. German soldiers firing machine guns from protected places overlooking the beaches of Normandy. Trapped American soldiers firing upwards toward the German positions in cliffs overlooking the beach. Later views of Allied troops in combat further inland. Animated map shows area of allied penetration after 19 days of bitter fighting. Allied Armor, trucks, and supplies moving inland from the beachhead. Barrage balloon above the improvised ports. Allied troops heading toward the port of Cherbourg and guns firing in that battle. American M8 Greyhound armored personnel carriers proceeding into the town of cherbourg. closeup of American soldiers firing small arms. Soldiers firing a howitzer point blank. The last of the German garrison troops surrendering under a flag of truce, on June 27, 1944. Large group of German prisoners of war with hands clasped over their heads, being escorted under guard from Cherbourg. Docks and facilities needing repair to make the port serviceable. U.S. Army engineers welding port facilities. Closeup of a locomotive operated by French railroad men, moving in the restored port.

Date: 1944
Duration: 3 min 57 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American troops advance through hedgerows outside Cherbourg after D-Day landings in Normandy during World War II.

invasion of Normandy, France by Allied Force during World War 2. Improvised port facilities being erected in "Operation Mulberry." Ships carrying troops and supplies pull up to the Mulberry piers. Troops and vehicles moving on the piers toward the shore at Normandy. A severe storm on D+13 tears up the mulberry port facilities. War materiel moving on the Normandy beaches. View of Seaport at Cherbourg, France. Allied and German forces moving to battle over the cherbourg port.Large formation of Allied aircraft. U.S. troops battling Germans in hedgerows, on the way to Cherbourg. U.S. troops being welcomed by French residents. Meeting heavy resistance at outskirts of Cherbourg, the U.S. employs batteries of field artillery.Some infantry engaged in street fighting. German Generalleutnant Karl-Wilhelm von Schlieben, commander of the remnants of German defenders is seen capitulating at Cherbourg.

Date: 1944, June
Duration: 2 min 32 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Allied capture of Cherbourg France, during World War II.

Allied capture of Cherbourg, France, on June 25th, 1944, in World War 2. German prisoners of war marching under guard, with hands on their heads. Aerial vies of the Cherbourg harbor, extensively sobotaged by the Germans. Allied engineers working to repair the port. Power shovels, welders, and divers seen at work. Troops moving up the peninsula from Cherbourg. Weapons being distributed to Frenchmen, in Allied occupied areas.French irregulars firing against German forces in mountains, and sabotaging German facilities. Numerous bodies of civilian villagers, slain by a Battalion of the Nazi 4th SS Panzer Grenadier Regiment ("Der Führer"), and destroyed buildings in the French village of Oradour-sur-Glane. Temporary stakes marking their graves.

Date: 1944, June 25
Duration: 1 min 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Preparations in England for the D-Day invasion of Normandy in World War II

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

Date: 1944, June
Duration: 15 min 13 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Vice Admiral John Wilkes and British Admiral Bertram Ramsay in Cherbourg, France near the Place Napoléon.

Allied occupation of Cherbourg, France during World War II. British Admiral Bertram Ramsay and U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Wilkes with other officers walking on town streets of Cherbourg and they arrive at the Hôtel de ville de Cherbourg for a conference. French, British and American flags on the Hotel de ville de Cherbourg. U.S. Army trucks loaded with men and towing covered trailers seen moving on roads and partially destroyed ferry terminal seen in the background. Admiral Wilkes and Admiral Ramsay at the town center with the equestrian statue of Napoleon mounted on a horse (the Place Napolean) designed by Armand The Véel. A bunker fortification is seen beside the statue, and the Place Napoléon statue is surrounded by a decorated iron gate. The partially bombed ferry terminal can be seen behind the Place Napoléon. Vide Admiral Wilkes and Admiral Ramsay stand in a building balcony and look at a map while in discussion. Admirals along with other officers in an amphibious jeep.

Date: 1944, July 6
Duration: 1 min 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
After D-Day, Allies advance and take Port of cherbourg in France, during World War II

Aerial view of ruined French towns and villages destroyed by the fighting as Allied forces advance from the beachheads of Normandy to take the port of Cherbourg. U.S. troops moving along the road to Cherbourg. French civilians give refreshments to U.S. troops. U.S. field artillery firing. German troops surrendering under a flag of truce, leaving a fortified building. One of the U.S. soldiers guarding them has a bloodied head and face and wears bandages. U.S. airplanes bomb a fortress at Cherbourg, as Lieutenant General Omar Bradley and Major General Lawton Collins watch. Cherbourg falls to the Allies.

Date: 1944, July
Duration: 1 min 35 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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