Loading of a U.S. LST (Landing Ship, Tank) at Polgwidden (A.K.A Trebah) beach , Helford River, near Falmouth, Cornwall, England during World War 2. (From the superstructure visible this is probably LST 532, USS Chase County.) A jeep pulls a trailer aboard the LST. Two jeeps on the elevator of the LST as it rises to upper deck. The upper deck of the LST shows a truck backing up on a ramp. (Note:This footage was taken on June 1, 1944, as the troops and equipment embarked for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. They spent the next 5 days very uncomfortably aboard due to stormy weather that delayed the landings until June 6th.)
Loading of U.S. LSTs (Landing Ship, Tank) at Polgwidden (a.k.a. Trebah) Beach, Helford River, near Falmouth, Cornwall, England, on 1st June 1944.in World War 2. U.S. LST 27, operated by the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Navy LST 532 (the USS Chase County) are loading vehicles in readiness for the invasion of Normandy. A truck pulls a trailer up the ramp of LST 27. A jeep enters the LST. Some sailors and troops seen on the deck of the LST. A barrage balloon in the sky. U.S.Army vehicles travel through the village of Mawnan Smith on their way to embarkation at Trebah (Polgwidden).
American troops in England during World War 2. A convoy of American military trucks and jeeps proceeding on English country road. Convoy setting temporary camp near Truro, Cornwall, England. Trucks and jeeps lined up. Tents in a field along the road. Convoy being directed down Station Hill past Grammar School. At 00:24 Cornish engine house shown.
Landing Ship, Tank No. 532, The USS Chase County, at Polgwidden (AKA Trebah) on the Helford River, near Falmouth, Cornwall, England during World War 2. The LST moves up the river at Trebah. The USS Chase County is seen docked and ready for troops and equipment to embark. (Note: Later this same day, Allied troops and equipment did embark on the USS Chase County for the D-Day invasion of Normandy. However, they spent the next 5 very uncomfortable days afloat in bad weather that actually delayed the operation.)
Allied invasion task force loading tanks, vehicles, troops and equipment on ships,at British ports, in readiness for the D-Day invasion of Normandy, in World war 2. Armored vehicle seen loaded onto USS Boone County (LST-389) at Falmouth in Cornwell, England on June 2, 1944, as troops load various ships. Troops near anchored craft USS LCI(L)-84 and another vessel (possibly marked 48 or 49). Tanks, bulldozers, and heavy equipement being loaded. View of Landing Ship Tank LST-621 and then LST-317 being loaded. DUKW vehicles in queue to load. A U.S. Army soldier is hoisted aboard a British Royal Navy ship in a special harness. British sailors around him and another U.S. Army soldier on the deck. Invasion troops from England and the United States spending their waiting time aboard ships. Three seen playing musical instruments: Accordion, guitar, and violin. Several play cards. Two practice gymnastics. Some prepare weapons and ammunition (view of LST-506 or LCI-506 in background). Navy sailors and U.S. Army troops huddled together in tight groups as they are briefed by their respective officers regarding the invasion mission.
Medical aid to contaminated birds in Cornwall, England. People holding cartons enter a wild bird hospital. Holland Bird Authority members provide medical aid to the birds who have been contaminated by floating crude oil which leaked from a ground tanker in the sea. Emergency clinics are set up for sick birds. Members use a chemical detergent to clean thick oil smearing. View of pollution at a beach.