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.
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.
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.)
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.)
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).
A group of men roll the Bellanca high wing monoplane, "Columbia,"from a hangar at Harbour Grace, Newfoundland, Canada. Pilot,Captain Erroll Boyd, and navigator,Harry Connor, stand in front of the airplane, discussing their aeronautical chart. Camera focuses on the airplane's rudder, displaying: "NR 237" A picture of of a woman dressed in the U.S. flag, and the word: "Columbia." vertical stabilizer displays a stylized diamond forming letters: "CAL." With engine running, a well wisher shakes hands with Erroll Boyd through the plane window and then steps back as the "Columbia" taxis ahead. The aircraft begins takeoff on a rough, rocky field. (It didn't succeed and they had to try again with manual help to keep the airplane's tail from digging into the ground.) Scene shifts to the aircraft airborne overhead. (Note: fuel problems forced them to make an emergency landing at Tresco, the Scilly Islands, off Cornwall, England, before finally arriving at Croydon.)