Former U.S. war correspondents in Normandy, France to mark the 25th anniversary of Allied invasion of France during World War II. Correspondents outside a cafe near Normandy as they prepare to leave a luncheon. Retired General J. Lawton Collins is escorted by a uniformed U.S. Army officer to a waiting car. View of the Normandy coastline from a moving car. American flag on the bonnet of a car as it drives along the road. Graves at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. Wife of a correspondent walks amidst graves at the cemetery. Grave of Wesley J. Rubenstein with a Star of David Jewish headstone. An F-4E Phantom aircraft in flight overhead. American and French flags hoisted at the cemetery. Correspondents tour the cemetery. View of a plaque ad time capsule unveiled by the correspondents and presented that day. It says, "In memory of General Dwight D. Eisenhower and the forces under his command, this sealed capsule containing news reports of the June 6, 1944 Normandy Landings is placed here - by the newsmen who were there. June 6, 1969." A man with a baby tied to his back. Correspondents speak during the ceremony. A photographer clicks pictures.
A U.S. delegation of former war correspondents visits Normandy, France, 25 years after the Allied invasion of France during World War II. Uniformed United States Honor Guard lined up as officials arrive. Military officers and elected officials along with their wives arrive for a commemoration ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. They include General Omar Bradley and his wife, Esther Buhler Bradley, General J. Lawton Collins, Robert Sargent Shriver (then U.S. Ambassador to France) and his wife Eunice Kennedy Shriver. French and British military generals are also present. Officials and their wives stand at attention. Military officers salute. Officials place wreaths at a memorial, including Shriver, Bradley, and Collins. A U.S. General speaks at a podium addressing the audience. U.S. Army soldiers and U.S. Air Force airmen lined up. Officers salute as officials stand before them. Honor Guards carry an American flag at the ceremony. A sign on a wreath of flowers reads 'From U.S. D Day correspondents' . A correspondent places flowers at the memorial. View of American cemetary filled with white headstones behind crowd at the ceremony.
A U.S. delegation visits Normandy, France, 25 years after the Allied invasion of France during World War II. Soldiers and Honor Guard lined up. Military band plays. A cameraman records as a correspondent speaks. Children carrying American flags lined up along a path. Military officers seated in chairs. Civilians stand behind barricades. French officers at the ceremony. A helicopter in flight. A French Breton woman wearing a traditional hat of the Concarneau region. American officials including General Omar Bradley and his wife, along with General J. Lawton Collins. U.S. Ambassador to France Robert Sargent Shriver is also seen. Close views of General Bradley and General Collins seated side by side. British and American flags raised at the ceremony. A sign on a memorial reads 'In memory of our dead 1st Engineer Special Brigade'. A French flag raised. British, American, French and Canadian flags near the memorial at Utah Beach in Normandy. Military Honor guards standing at attention. Two U.S. Army soldiers in a small tank vehicle near the officials. The turret revolves. General Collins assists a soldier in lighting a flame torch. The soldier gets onto the tank. General Collins places flowers at the memorial.
A delegation of former war correspondents from the United States visits Normandy, France, 25 years after the Allied invasion of France during World War II. The correspondents gather around a display depicting the beaches and landing sites during the invasion. A military helicopter parked on a nearby field. The helicopter lifts off and flies away over a beach.
Former American war correspondents in France to mark the 25th anniversary of Allied invasion of Europe in World War II. Correspondents arrive at a seaside dining room near the beaches of Normandy. American flags along a stairway. Cooks prepare food. The correspondents greet dignitaries. Dignitaries including British and American military officers climb up the stairs. The correspondents and dignitaries seated around a table as they eat. A man kisses a woman. Retired U.S. General J. Lawton Collins seen with the group near end of clip.
Activities of Allied troops during the invasion of Normandy, France during World War II. A swastika sign on an animated map shows German occupied area in France and as a target for Allied troops to invade. American, Canadian and British troops prepare for the invasion. French soldiers of democracy board boats and leave the shore of England. British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and South African Prime Minister Jan Christian Smuts wish luck to Allied troops boarding a landing craft. A map shows Allied landing on Normandy coast. Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower delivers the news about the victory of Allies over Normandy which is broadcast to the French people. A radio operator and towers shown. French people listen to Eisenhower's speech. A man gives the news of Normandy invasion by Allied troops on a microphone. People applaud. Streets in London. People of London read newspapers stating 'Allied invaded in France'. Aircraft on the ground. Airborne paratroops board the aircraft. A general talks to the troops during the airborne operation. The aircraft in flight. Ships underway at sea. The navy and the air force blast Normandy shore positions.