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Views of Southern France, under German occupation, in 1944, just prior to the Allied invasion in Operation Dragoon

Film opens with map showing lower France and Mediterranean areas.However, it shows images covering primarily the French Riviera (or Côte d'Azur) under German occupation. German infantry march along a road. A flight of German FW-190 Fighter airplanes flies inland from the Mediterranean Sea and crosses low above a harbor. Change of scene shows a single fighter plane buzzing the Marseille Port. (It looks like a P-47 with invasion stripes. But It does not draw any anti-aircraft fire.) Camera tracks it from vantage point at the Marseille Basilica, high above the harbor. Brief view of the Basilica as the aircraft passes. A glimpse of the Marseille Port below from the Basilica. View of the Marseille Transporter Bridge designed by Ferdinand Arnodin and built in 1905. (It was destroyed after these films were made, in 1944.) A German soldier peering through binoculars in front of a 2 cm Flak 30/38/Flakvierling, quad anti-aircraft gun position. Another one is seen in the background. Several more views of German anti-aircraft and other gun emplacements protecting the Marseille Port, including 88mm guns, heavy machine guns, and coastal defense guns. Scene shifts to German soldiers marching near the French Riviera beach and palm trees. Italian cavalry are seen riding in formation, ostensibly from Nice. Italian soldiers in trucks are being transported along the Riviera waterfront. A road sign points toward Toulon at 6.3 kilometers away. (So this location is probably near Sanary-sur-Mer.) View of the Toulon harbor, where the French battleship Provence, scuttled in 1942, is seen settled low in the water at a pier.

Date: 1944
Duration: 1 min 39 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: Italian
 
 
An Allied convoy underway as soldiers eat and play aboard ships in the Mediterranean Sea during World War II.

An Allied invasion convoy underway in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Italy during World War II. Allied soldiers aboard LSTs ( Landing Ship Tanks) and LCIs ( Landing Crafts Infantry) underway at sea. Barrage balloons in flight overhead. The coast of Capri in the background. Sudanese soldiers aboard a ship play checkers and write letters. British soldiers eat chow on a ship's deck. A convoy of Allied vessels underway at sea.

Date: 1944, January 21
Duration: 1 min 41 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
General Dwight Eisenhower and General Montgomery on a British warship in Mediterranean Sea.

Allied Forces invade France on D-Day. British warship in Mediterranean Sea. British flag on mast. Officers observe and look through binoculars. General Dwight Eisenhower stands with other officers. General Eisenhower and General Montgomery stand with an officer. General Montgomery climbs down rope ladder to his ship. The ship pulls away.

Date: 1944, June
Duration: 1 min 48 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Officers aboard LST-358 as religious services are being conducted in the Mediterranean Sea during World War II.

Allied troops head towards Anzio, Italy during World War II. LST -358 (Landing Ship Tank) underway in the Mediterranean Sea with U.S. General William Campbell and Colonel Karl F. Glos on the bridge of the LST. The two officers talk to each other. General Campbell, Colonel Glos and the Captain of the LST F.E. Clerk look at a map. A chaplain conducts catholic services aboard the LST. Soldiers with their heads lowered as they pray during the service.

Date: 1944, January 22
Duration: 2 min 28 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
An Allied invasion convoy underway in the Mediterranean Sea towards Anzio, Italy during World War II.

Allied landings at Anzio, Italy during World War II. Allied troops aboard vessels head for Anzio. Two soldiers aboard a ship talk to each other. A soldier cleans a 30 caliber machine gun aboard a Higgins boat. A U.S. Army Major plays chess with a navy officer on the deck of a ship. A destroyer underway in the Mediterranean Sea.

Date: 1944, January 21
Duration: 1 min 55 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A U.S. officer of 3rd Division briefs soldiers on the deck of a ship underway in Mediterranean Sea during World War II.

Invasion troops of U.S. Army aboard ship en-route to Saint-Tropez, France during World War II. A U.S. officer of 3rd Division briefs soldiers on the deck of a ship. The briefing map.

Date: 1944, August 14
Duration: 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
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