Preparations for invasion of Western Europe by Allied Force during World War 2. Conference at Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force in London. U.S. Generals George Marshall, Henry H. Arnold and British Field Marshal Bernard L. Montgomery meet at SHAEF (Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force). Montage of war scenes: British Lancaster bombers taking off. Monitors working in a British Command Post. U.S. B-17 bombers in daylight missions over Germany.Allied pilots and crew members in warplanes. B-17s at high altitudes leaving contrails behind. Bombs bursting on German industrial targets. Allied agents being airdropped over France. Allied one-man submarines, torpedo boats and Commandos sampling French beaches and soil conditions for ability to support 30-ton tanks. British airman loading reconnaissance cameras into an aircraft. Arms and equipment being airdropped to indigenous resistance forces in Nazi-occupied Europe. Mulberry floating harbor segments to create invasion ports. Allied landing craft training in Devon, England. Allied aircraft strafing a German ship. Meteorological equipment assessing weather along the invasion coast. Wire netting to pave the beaches. Underwater pipelines to carry petrol to France. Allied armored vehicles bearing the White Star. Troops being inoculated. New ship going down the ways at an Allied shipyard.British intelligence officers and personnel monitoring German broadcasts.. Soviet Embassy in Tehran, Iran, where the Big Three, met to finalize plans. Stalin, Roosevelt, and Churchill sitting on the porch of the Embassy building, in 1943.General Eisenhower and Allied Military leaders planning the D-Day invasion. General Omar Bradley, sitting with a British admiral. General Bernard Law Montgomery U.S. B-17 bombers in formation, flying through Flak bursts. Pilots in B-17 cockpit.Bombs striking German targets. Polish, Czech, and British in Spitfire aircraft striking German railroads and marshaling yards.B-26 bombers and gunner hitting Me-109
A joint amphibious training of the United States Army and the Navy at Crow point at the assault training center in Devon, England during World War II. United States troops huddled up on a hill at the beach. Soldiers lounge on the hill. Two soldiers walk away as they move down the hill. Some of the soldiers in a fox hole. A U.S. Army Sherman tank being loaded onto an LCM ( Landing Craft Mechanized ). Another Sherman tank rolls on the beach. The tank backs into the LCM. The tank aboard the LCM as a ramp is raised.
A joint amphibious training of the United States Army and the Navy at Crow Point in Devon, England during World War 2. A Landing Craft Mechanized ( LCM ) underway at sea as it approaches the beach. United States troops walk past the RR towards the LCM. Men embark onto the LCM. The troops loaded onto the craft and a ramp being raised. All the LCMs carry markings beginning with "NATB."
A joint amphibious training of the United States Army and the Navy at Woolacombe Beach in Devon, England during World War II. A view of the harbor as the sun sets behind the clouds. Troops disembark from a landing craft and wade through water to reach the beach. Explosions occur in the foreground. Smoke rises due to the explosions. Soldiers lying down on the beach to escape the explosions. SHS ( Kingdom of Yugoslavia) troops approach barbed wires. A United States Army jeep at the beach as the soldiers try to climb up a slope. The soldiers carry a machine gun on a tripod.
A joint amphibious training of the United States Army and the Navy at Woolacombe Beach in Devon, England during World War II. A Landing Craft Mechanized ( LCM ) comes onto the beach. A U.S. Army Sherman tank unloads from the LCM. An explosion occurs in the foreground. Smoke billows up due to the explosion. An LCM loaded with SHS (Kingdom of Yugoslavia) troops approaches the beach. The ramp of the LCM being lowered and the troops get off. Soldiers wade through water to reach the shore. A jeep passes on the beach.
Ship Mayflower II arrives in the United States having sailed from Plymouth, Devon, England. The replica was built by shipwrights at Uphams Shipyard, Brixham, Devon, England. Mayflower II underway at sea off Plymouth, Massachusetts. A U.S. Navy blimp floats over Mayflower II. A crowd at Plymouth Rock cheers the arrival of Mayflower II. Native American Indians cheer the ship's arrival. Captain Alan Villiers of Mayflower II at Plymouth Rock.