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Landing craft, tanks, munitions, and gasoline supplies assembled in England for D-day invasion in World War II

Preparations in year 1943 for the June 1944 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 aircraft. B-17 aircraft 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 air dropped to indigenous resistance forces in Nazi-occupied Europe. Mulberry floating harbor segments being designed and built 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 gasoline or petrol to France. Allied armored vehicles bearing the White Star. Troops being inoculated or vaccinated. Newly built ship going down the ways at an Allied ship yard that builds Navy warships. View of British intelligence officers with headsets at radio equipment, and personnel monitoring German broadcasts. Soviet Embassy in Tehran, Iran, where the Big Three are seen meeting to finalize invasion 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 Aerial view of formation of U.S. Army Air Force B-17 aircraft, flying through Flak bursts. Pilots in B-17 cockpit .Bombs striking German targets. Polish, Scenes including gun camera footage of Czech, and British in Spitfire aircraft striking German railroads and marshaling yards. B-26 bombers and gunner attacking German Luftwaffe Me-109 aircraft.

Date: 1943
Duration: 3 min 26 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Allied troops undergo training in Devon, England,before Allied invasion of Western Europe during World War II.

Allied troops undergo training during World War 2, in North Devon, England. Sign reads ‘War Department - Danger - Keep Out’. Allied troops train on an obstacle course. Troops fire guns in prone position and scale cliffs during the training. Men row a boat in rough sea. In Germany, Nazi Generals confer and plan strategies.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 55 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
General Dwight D. Eisenhower inspects troops of 320th Regiment of 35th Infantry Division in England during World War II.

U.S. General Dwight Eisenhower visits United States 35th Infantry Division troops in England during World War 2. General Eisenhower arrives at Exeter St Davids rail road station in the city of Exeter, Devon county, South West England. He gets into a car with a sign above that reads ' Great Western Railway ' General Eisenhower on a podium as he salutes to 320th Regiment troops of United States 35th Infantry. Troops lined up as General Eisenhower, along with General George S. Patton and Major General Paul W. Badde, review the soldiers. Soldiers in formation as General Eisenhower reviews them. (The 320th Regiment were based at Topsham Barracks in Exeter.)

Date: 1944, June 26
Duration: 1 min 44 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. soldiers in England, install wire cutters on U.S. jeeps before shipping them to France, during World War II.

U.S. soldiers of the 87th Chemical Battalion (mortar) make field modifications by installing wire cutters on army jeeps, at the D-Day Marshalling Area Camp in Shiphay, Torquay, (Devon) England during World War 2. U.S. soldier paints an angle iron vertical post (wire cutter) fastened on bumper of a jeep. He pastes U.S. flag on the windshield and writes OK in chalk on the front bumper. Line of modified jeeps travel along road after completing check ups. Soldiers use hack saws to cut pieces of metal and hand drills to put holes in bumpers where angle iron wire cutters will be fastened. They use files to take sharp edges off the angle irons. A soldier slips washers and bolts on an angle iron and tightens them with an adjustable wrench. (Note: These angle iron vertical rods, mounted on a vehicle front bumper, were meant to cut wires that might be strung across roads to injure or kill otherwise unprotected drivers of open vehicles, such as Jeeps.)

Date: 1944, May 30
Duration: 3 min 6 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
British and American troops practice amphibious assaults at a beach near Dartmouth, England

Allied troops practice amphibious landing at Blackpool Sands, a beach near Dartmouth, Devon, England during World War II. Smoke on the beach. Landing Craft Vehicles (LCVs) beached at the coast. British and American soldiers on the beach. Allied officers watch amphibious landing practice. A radio operator with equipment. A loud speaker system is dug in on the beach as the operator observes the advancing troops. American soldiers with helmets and packs pour out of LCV boats and advance across the beach. Some soldiers hit the ground as shells explode near the beach. The soldiers advance on the beach. They crawl.

Date: 1944
Duration: 2 min 52 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
American troops practice loading and handling of vehicles aboard concrete landing craft in France during World War II.

American troops practice in the military training area at Braunton Burrows North Devon, England, in preparation for the D-Day landings in Normandy, during World War 2. They practice handling and loading of 105mm Howitzers, trucks and vehicles aboard concrete landing craft mock ups Vehicles being unloaded from one of the mock ups.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 39 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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