Missile 'Berenice' being launched from a French island Levant in France. Girls sun bathe near the sea. Men work in an aeronautics research center near the beach. Missile 'Berenice' being prepared for launch. Men work on control panel and look through a telescope. Missile being launched. A woman in bikini walks with a dog.
French Army General Beynet in Beirut, Lebanon of Levant States near end of World War 2. Delegate General and Plenipotentiary Army General of France in Levant States. He receives local press and war correspondents. He addresses the correspondents and gives an account of events. Correspondents stand around his desk. The correspondents ask him questions.
From a 1952 U.S. Army television program titled The Big Picture. U.S. troops in a fox hole in Korea. A U.S. tank carrying many GIs in Germany.US ski troops in Alaska. Amphibious training on beach in Puerto Rico. United States Army Sergeant James Mansfield introduces the story of United States Seventh Army in the Allied Invasion of Southern France, "Operation Dragoon." Army Colonel William Wilson Quinn seated in office, with army rifle on his desk. He refers to the "Blue Badge" which is the Army infantryman's badge. Then he introduces the story of the Seventh United States Army: On 14 August 1944 Bay of Naples is seen as an open air Marshalling area. Barrage balloons float above the area. Large landing ships sit at dock with their front loading doors open. 3rd,45th and 36th division combined into 7th United States Army. Mechanized war equipment being loaded and checked off the loading chart. 7th army soldiers march through streets. Red Cross workers distribute donuts. Soldiers board ships. Ships leave harbor to join convoy. Ships docked at the West Coast of Corsica. Officers meet for conference aboard ship. Men attend last minute details. Some pray. Animated map depicts the route of the advancement by the troops. Port Cros and Levant : French commandos landed on these islands. U.S. B-25 bombers in flight drop bombs. Fighting ships take their positions. Navigators, gunners and signal men alert. Soldiers prepare for fight. Army Air Forces C-47 aircraft fly in formation. A B-24 bomber over mountains. B-25s in flight.509th Parachute Infantry Battalion being inspected at airport. Paratroopers get into aircraft. Aircraft taxis and takes off. United States Army Air Force C-47 Skytrain and C-54 Skymaster military transport aircraft in flight toward Southern France. Paratroopers descend to ground and advance. Gliders land. Soldiers unload and ready artillery. Aerial view of rugged terrain. Ships underway at sea. Officers look through binoculars aboard ship.
View of Sports cars on the Le Mans race track in France. Crowd cheers. Cars running on race track to start the 24 Hours of Le Mans annual race. More than a dozen cars crack up in the race. One man is killed in a four-vehicle smash up as the Italian made Ferraris grabs the first six places in the 24-hour grind.
The D-Day assault on Normandy by the Allies, against Germany's conquest in World War 2. Troops of infantry, artillery and tanks, warplanes ready assembled in south of England for attack at Normandy in France on June 06, 1944. Supreme Commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower and British General Montgomery in discussion with each other. B-17 bombers on mission to Nazi bases. Soldiers move from warships to landing crafts, and land on the coast of Normandy under enemy fire. Parachute troops jump from aircraft landing behind enemy lines. Surrendered German soldiers march, guarded by Allied soldiers. From a June 13, 1963 newsreel recounting events years earlier.
On 26th May 1940, Over 300,000 allied troops evacuate beaches in Dunkirk, France during World War II. A beach at Dunkirk. Smoke rises due to bombardment. Allied British and French troops being taken aboard British ships. Smoke rises due to attack by German forces. Troops evacuating in small boats. Allied troops are taken aboard a ship by British troops. The troops in boats underway approaching a ship. Buildings burning in the background. The troops wade through water and approach a ship. British troops help other Allied troops aboard a ship. Smoke in the sky. Evacuated troops aboard the ship. A soldier looks at the smoke rising from the beach. Barrage balloons in flight. The troops climb up a ladder. Allied troop are greeted by British troops in Britain. The troops disembarking from the ship. Two soldiers help a wounded. The troops help the injured in disembarking from the ship. A soldier eats food. The evacuated Allied troops look out from the windows of a train. The troops smiling and eating. The troops smoke cigarettes. Evacuees at a railroad station. Clip is from a UN newsreel dated May 9, 1963, recounting events years earlier.