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U.S. LCMs and LCVPs heading for a beach in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland.

Maneuvers prior to D-Day landings in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. U.S. LCMs (Landing Crafts, Mechanized) and LCVPs (Landing Crafts, Vehicle, Personnel) move towards a beach. Other vessels in water. The shoreline of Scotland in the background. A cargo ship at a harbor. Snow covered hills in the background. Bow of USS Bayfield (APA-33) underway. A stern view of an LCM heading towards a beach. A man uses the flag semaphore system on the stern of a leading vessel.

Date: 1944, March 4
Duration: 3 min 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. soldiers aboard LCMs (Landing Crafts, Mechanized) head for a beach in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland.

Maneuvers prior to D-Day landings in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. A U.S. soldier sits on the stern of a landing craft underway. Many LCMs (Landing Crafts, Mechanized) underway. French LCMs underway. A French flag flying from the craft. The soldier sends a semaphore signal from an LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel). The coastline of Scotland in the background. (World War II period).

Date: 1944, March 4
Duration: 2 min 10 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. troops come on the deck of USS Bayfield (APA-33) in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland.

Maneuvers prior to D-Day landings in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. U.S. troops come onto the deck of USS Bayfield (APA-33). An LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Mechanized) pulls alongside USS Bayfield. The troops come up a cargo net. USS Bayfield in a harbor. Amphibious crafts in the foreground.

Date: 1944, March 4
Duration: 1 min 56 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. troops aboard USS Bayfield (APA-33) during pre-invasion maneuvers in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland.

Maneuvers prior to D-Day landings in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. Landing crafts heading for a beach as seen from USS Bayfield (APA-33). U.S. troops come onto the deck of USS Bayfield. An LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Mechanized) alongside USS Bayfield. The deck of USS Bayfield showing troops. A boat crewman secures a line from an accommodation ladder. The troops walk up the ladder.

Date: 1944, March 4
Duration: 2 min 27 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Various ship launchings on firth of Clyde in Scotland.

Close-up views of several different ships launching on firth of Clyde in Scotland. Closeup view of dirt or coal smeared faces of boys wearing hats and watching expectantly and with excitement as a ship readies for launch. British flag decorated on the deck of a ship. Dignitaries on grandstand including a woman (the sponsor) who smashes a bottle of champagne against the ship, christening it as it launches. Close views of the ship sliding down skids stern-first into the water. Change to view of a ship named "Rinovia" being launched from dry dock to water by tipping it to the side off dry dock. It slides off skids into the water and quickly rights itself. View of a medical ship named "Herdubreid " being launched. White cross symbol seen on the bow and the flag of Iceland waving on the bow, with sailors gathered around it. Clip includes several close up views of ship hulls and skids, anchors, propellers and areas of the lower stern of ships being launched.

Date: 1950, December 27
Duration: 1 min 20 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. troops in Scotland rehearse for amphibious invasion of Normandy, France during World War II

Higgins Boats (landing craft) from the USS Bayfield (APA-33) are seen heading toward the shore on the River Clyde in Scotland, where they carried out amphibious landing exercises from 14 March, through 21 March,1944, in preparation for the Allied invasion of Normandy during World War 2.. Snow-covered mountains dominate the background. View of a U.S. Coast Guardsman standing in one of the boats. Several landing craft are seen near the shore in the background. Snow extends almost as low as the beach. Several landing craft moving in loose formation across the water, with rising moon low on horizon in background. View of one Higgins Boat plowing through the water, towards the camera. The moon is now higher in the sky. American troops wading ashore through surf, in the moonlight. Some stars are visible high in the background sky. Troops coming ashore along a wide stretch of beach. Clouds obscure the sky.

Date: 1944, March
Duration: 29 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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