Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe General Dwight D. Eisenhower in Cherbourg, France during World War II. General Eisenhower steps off a railroad train in Cherbourg, France, and salutes. He gets into a car. General Eisenhower boards the U.S. Army Hospital Ship, Jarrett M. Huddleston, docked at Cherbourg harbor. At the conclusion of his visit, he walks off the ship, accompanied by Major General Henry Aurand. They walk across the dock and look at ships on the other side. They walk past large artillery shell stacked up on the dock.
View of smiling American troops of 2nd Armored Division eligible for redeploy and discharge on April 21, 1945. They stand next to a captured Nazi flag in Cherbourg France. One soldier wraps the Nazi flag around himself. Soldiers at rail of a large troop transport ship at a pier. Soldiers take a wounded man aboard ship on a stretcher. Soldiers and officers at the American cemetery. Soldiers raise their guns to pay respect to the graves. They salute. Wreath on a grave with cross marked "unknown". Soldiers and a few nurses boarding transport ship at dock.
Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe General Dwight D. Eisenhower in Cherbourg, France during World War II. General Eisenhower walks with Major General Henry Aurand, across railroad tracks in port area of Cherbourg, France. Steam locomotives and railroad trains in the background. Eisenhower walks along the docks, past a ship being offloaded to a railroad box car. General Eisenhower and Major General Henry Aurand, step from staff car upon arrival at 165th General Hospital. They are escorted along established paths lined with post and rope fencing. The large hospital tents display red crosses. General Eisenhower gives some soldiers his autograph. He and his party stand by a large pressure tank, as a soldier uses a wrench to adjust a control. Eisenhower chats pleasantly with U.S. Navy personnel at the camp. General Aurand stands by Eisenhower as he talks with an Army Colonel. His staff car and driver are in the background. Eisenhower warmly greets Naval and Marine officers on board a ship in port, where supplies are being offloaded. He looks down into the ship's hold from the deck above.
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.
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.
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.