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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
 
 
A crowd cheers as ship Mayflower II arrives in Plymouth, Massachusetts ending an Atlantic voyage.

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.

Date: 1957, June 13
Duration: 1 min 18 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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